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  • Pick-Staiger Concert Hall (map)

Mallory Thompson conductor

Our season of Musical Journeys concludes with an international tour featuring rustic folk music. We celebrate the 100th anniversary of Australian composer Percy Grainger’s American citizenship with a pairing of stirring pastoral works — the sentimental Irish Tune from County Derry and rousing Shepherd’s Hey. American composer Leonard Bernstein draws inspiration for this Jeremiah symphony from Hebrew chant and scripture. Profanation, the second movement of this symphony, musically illustrates the prophet’s premonition of Jerusalem’s destruction. Our travels move to the British Isles as we perform dances past and present: Ron Nelon’s medieval-inspired Courtly Airs and Dances and Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances. Haydn Wood’s enchanting tone poem Mannin Veen brings our journey to an end. Gaelic for “Dear Isle of Man,” this noble work is based on four Manx folk songs, beautifully representing the picturesque island where Wood lived as a youth.


BERNSTEIN Profanation
Arranged by Frank Bencriscutto
NELSON Courtly Airs and Dances
GRAINGER Irish Tune from County Derry
GRAINGER Shepherd’s Hey!
100th Anniversary of Compositions
ALFORD Army of the Nile
ARNOLD English Dances, Set I
Arranged by Maurice Johnstone
WOOD Mannin Veen

Earlier Event: May 9
Free Outreach Concert
Later Event: November 3