Philharmonia Northwest: Dancing in the Sun
In person: $30 ($20 student/senior) | Online: $15
- Demarre McGill, flute
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major, K. 313
Felix Mendelssohn — Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian"
The first African-American woman composer to earn national recognition, Florence Price focused her compositions on the Black American Experience. The title of her Dances in the Canebrakes refers to the wild cane cleared from marshes by the enslaved to make way for cotton, and to the music they made to lift each other’s spirits. Mozart's exuberant Flute Concerto was written when the young composer traveled to Mannheim, soaking up the new possibilities of a great orchestra of his time and falling in love for the first time. Mendelssohn's quintessential sunshine symphony – the "Italian" – will close the program.
Our two Town Hall concerts, Reinvention (Oct. 9) and Dancing in the Sun (Nov. 20), will be available for livestreaming. Access to these livestreams will be included with each in-person 2022-23 Season subscription.
COVID-19 Protocols: Philharmonia Northwest is no longer checking vaccination status or COVID tests. However, masks will be required at all concerts, and distancing is encouraged.
About Demarre McGill, flute
One of the world’s leading flutists, Demarre serves as Principal Flute of the award-winning Seattle Symphony as well as Associate Professor of Flute, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His many appearances span the continent and include concerto, recital, chamber festival, and National Flute Society Featured-Artist engagements. As an educator, Demarre has performed, coached, and presented master classes in South Africa, Korea, Japan, Quebec, and throughout the United States; appeared as speaker and performer at the 2018 League of American Orchestras Conference with his brother, clarinetist Anthony McGill; and has served on the faculties of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States, the National Orchestral Institute (NOI) at the University of Maryland, the Orford Music Festival, and Summerfests at the Curtis Institute of Music. Mr. McGill is a graduate of Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School. https://www.demarremcgill.com/