Old | New
JASON MAX FERDINAND, CONDUCTOR
Guest conductor Jason Max Ferdinand leads a program that sees contemporary composers breathing new life into traditional melodies and texts. Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs blur the line between historic and contemporary. Originally written for baritone William Warfield and tenor Peter Pears, the Old American Songs dress traditional tunes in 20th-century clothing. Masterpieces by modernist Betty Jackson King and Renaissance man Thomas Tomkins meld with arresting contemporary gems by Ken Burton and Stacy Gibbs, sparkling against a backdrop of bedrock works by William Dawson, Moses Hogan, and Hal Johnson.
PROGRAM TO INCLUDE:
Aaron Copland: Old American Songs
Joel Thompson: Hold Fast To Dreams
Roland Carter: Lift Every Voice and Sing
Betty Jackson King: Psalm 57
Join us 1 hour before each concert for a Pre-Concert Conversation!
Thu, Jan 19, 7:00pm | Naples
Fri, Jan 20, 8:00pm | Coral Gables (Little Flower)
Sun, Jan 22, 4:00pm | Miami Beach