To Awaken The Sleeper

To Awaken The Sleeper

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The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra revisits Adolphus Hailstork’s reverent memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. (a work it premiered in 1980), and it touches the visceral hurt in Alvin Singleton’s 1994 reaction to police brutality. Joel Thompson, a young composer who is revolutionizing concert music with his deeply moving stands on race and justice, adds a gripping meditation on the words of James Baldwin. Artistic Advisor James Conlon concludes with a fresh look at the self-reflective symphony Shostakovich wrote in the aftermath of Stalin’s reign of terror.

James Conlon, conductor
Rodrick Dixon, narrator


HAILSTORK Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed
JOEL THOMPSON To Awaken the Sleeper (BSO Co-Commission)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10

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Date And Time

06-17-2023 @ 08:00 PM


The Music Center at Strathmore

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