Friday 15th October 2021
Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield
All tickets priced £18 per performance; Under 12's tickets are free
Price - Ethiopia’s Shadow in America
Barber - Violin Concerto
Dvorák - Symphony No.9, 'From the new World'
James Ehnes, violin
In this American-themed programme, Hallé Assistant Conductor Delyana Lazarova is excited to be ‘bringing to life again the music of the inspiring composer Florence Price’. She was the first African-American woman to gain recognition as a symphonic composer. For Delyana, Ethiopia’s Shadow in America combines ‘melodies of pure beauty, imaginative use of orchestral colours and an evocative musical language’ drawn from the spirituals of African-American slaves.
A favourite Hallé guest artist, James Ehnes performs Barber’s Violin Concerto, its full-bloodied, soaring lyricism creating a 20th-century American classic.
It was Dvořák in the New York Herald who pinpointed spirituals as the way forward for American composers. Spirituals also influenced his own Ninth Symphony, its soubriquet ‘From the New World’ aiming to convey his vivid impressions of the USA.
Pre-Concert Talk at 6pm
Join Trisha Cooper and special guest Delyana Lazarova for insight into the program and pieces that make this wonderful concert.
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