NSO: Joseph Young conducts 'Romeo & Juliet' | Michelle Cann plays Florence Price
Florence Price — Piano Concerto in One Movement (Michelle Cann, piano)
Sergei Prokofiev — Suite from Romeo and Juliet (extended suite)
Two of today's brightest classical stars make their NSO debuts! Michelle Cann performs Florence Price's Piano Concerto in One Movement—a work she's championed to great acclaim. Alongside references to Brahms and Beethoven, listeners will recognize allusions to African American spirituals, call-and-response song, and the syncopated juba dance rhythms.
Then, Music Director of the Berkeley Symphony Joseph Young conducts Shakespeare's tale of star-cross'd lovers in selections from Prokofiev's masterful ballet score.
This program will receive performances on Thu. Jun. 8 at 7pm; and Sat. Jun 10 at 8pm.
Washington, DC 20566