GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard, internationally renowned choreographer Rennie Harris and Dallas-based visual artist Andrew Scott team up for an interdisciplinary world-premiere performance that explores the ability of music and art to bring about racial healing.
This powerful oratorio for Bang on a Can All-Stars and Verdigris Ensemble by Julia Wolfe evokes Pennsylvania coal-mining life around the turn of the 20th Century and won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Called “unforgettably haunting” by the LA Times, this one-hour piece is set to a film by Jeff Suggs comprised of archival footage of coal country, providing context for the dreamlike commission.
FABIO LUISI CONDUCTS THE DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
MORTON H. MEYERSON SYMPHONY CENTER
Fabio Luisi makes his first appearance on the podium following the announcement of his position as Music Director Designate. Experience the raw power and drama of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony along with works by Frank Martin and “the Dean” of African-American composers, William Grant Still.