An evening of tabla in celebration of the life and legacy of the late Pandit Sharda Sahai, one of India's greatest tabla virtuosos.
Tabla solo performances by Shawn Mativetsky and students Sebastian Buhts, Maxime Daigneault, Ravi Dwivedi-Leng, Kingsley Gordon, and Brendan Ko.
Accompanists: Eliana Zimmerman, India Gailey, Mark Nybo, Julien Oberson
Simon Holoweiko, conductor
Musique 21 is a project-based ensemble with a “Theatre of Music” style presentation, featuring new works and unique instrumentation.
The concert will feature the muisc of Pulitzer Prize winner Jacob Druckman, an American composer from Philadelphia and graduate of the Juilliard School. He studied with Vincent Persichetti, Peter Mennin, and Aaron Copland and has taught composition at the Juilliard School, the Aspen Music Festival, and Tanglewood.
Works include “Come Round” by Jacob Druckman “Maggies” by Mathew Rosenblum and “The Sound of the Light” by Mazzol
Children's Concert including selections from the following works:
Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro: Overture
Williams, Star Wars: Main Theme
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4
Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite No. 1: In the Hall of the Mountain King
Rossini, The Barber of Seville: Overture
- Leonard Bernstein | Overture to Candide
- Fazil Say | Violin Concerto “1001 Nights in the Harem” Michigan Premiere (Jason Mellow, violin)
- Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov | Scheherazade, op. 35
The JSO kicks off its 68th season with music inspired by the ancient folk tales from One Thousand and One Nights. Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to Candide leads off followed by Turkish composer Fazil Say’s 2007 Violin Concerto subtitled 1001 Nights in the Harem. The work showcases Jason Mellow, a New York City violinist who frequently performs on Broadway. The evening concludes with Rimsky-Korsakov’s most famous work, Scheherazade.