Romeo & Juliet with JoAnn

JoAnn Falletta returns to conduct one of her favorites—Prokofiev’s powerful and passionate music for Romeo & Juliet. Plus, Hampton Roads’ own Adolphus Hailstork, hailed as “the Dean of African-American composers,” brings us a brand new piano concerto in its local premiere, featuring Lara Downes – Performance Today’s 2022 Classical Woman of the Year.

 

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Lara Downes, piano

Joaquin Turina: Danzas Fantasticas
Adolphus Hailstork: Piano Concerto No. 2, “The Peaceable Kingdom”
Scott Joplin/Buck: Magnetic Rag
Scott Joplin/Buck: Maple Leaf Rag
Sergei Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet

Free benefit with every ticket:
Behind the Notes with Music Director Laureate JoAnn Falletta and piano soloist Lara Downes!

Behind the Notes is a unique opportunity to hear JoAnn Falletta and Lara Downes provide insights to better understand and appreciate the concert program. Learn more about the journey of the Orchestra and artists working to make the performance come together. Join us from 6:30-7pm in the concert hall!

 

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