John Storgårds, conductor
Christopher Lamb, percussion
Baltimore Choral Arts Society Women's Chorus, Tom Hall, director
Tan Dun: Water Concerto
Libby Larsen: EARTH Holst Trope (BSO Centennial Commission, World Premiere)*
Holst: The Planets
The natural world — on this planet and beyond — is on full musical display with Tan Dun’s Water Concerto and Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Part composer, part shaman, Chinese-American composer Tan Dun uses the elemental force of water as both the subject matter and the instrument in this strikingly original concerto.
Strathmore Pre-concert Lecture: Sat, May 21, 6:30 pm
The appearance of the guest artists is made possible through the major support of the Ruth Blaustein-Rosenberg Guest Artist Fund.
*Commissioned for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Marin Alsop by Classical Movements, Inc. as part of the Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program. Also made possible by a grant from New Music USA through a generous contribution from Thomas Brener and Inbal Segev, and additionally supported by the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the Randolph S. and Amalie R. Rothschild Endowed Fund for New Music.