Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Dvořák's Cello Concerto

  • The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD, 20852 United States

Marin Alsop, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
Kwame Kwei-Armah, narrator

Jonathan Leshnoff: Dancin' Blue Crabs (BSO Centennial Celebration Commission, World Premiere)*
Barber: Symphony No. 1
Copland: Lincoln Portrait 
Dvořák: Cello Concerto

American Classics. Marin Alsop, a champion of American music, pairs Samuel Barber’s unabashedly Romantic First Symphony with Copland’s dramatic evocation of the nation’s 16th President, narrated by Baltimore’s own Kwame Kwei-Armah. And the greatest concerto in the cello literature, an exquisite tribute to a dying first love, was also written in America, after the Czech composer Antonin Dvořák moved here from his native Moravia. Johannes Moser brings this concert to a rousing conclusion.