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HVP: BEHIND THE MUSIC #3
The Bardavon is pleased to announce our third episode of HVP: Behind the Music: a new series on YouTube @BardavonPresents.
Behind the Music introduces you to our guest conductors who will lead the orchestra in our 21-22 season. The series also features interviews with upcoming soloists and in-depth conversations with featured composers from each concert; many of whose works will be performed for the first time by the HVP this season.
The next episode will explore our March 5th concert which shines a spotlight on female composers while focusing on the broader title theme of Underground Figures. In this episode, composer (and friend of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic) Nkeiru Okoye discusses the creation of her moving Songs of Harriet Tubman; a work about the life of the legendary figure of the underground railroad. We hear the story of Florence Price who went from being the first African American woman to have a symphony performed by a major US orchestra to being nearly forgotten as an American composer and the chance discovery that brought her back from obscurity. Composer Julia Wolfe discusses the inspiration behind her Pulitzer Prize winning piece Anthracite Fields which explores the life of coal miners literally working underground for a living. And we talk with our next guest conductor Dr. Anne Lundy about her influences and her career including being Houston Symphony’s first African American conductor. Don’t miss it and don’t forget our pre-concert talk on March 5th with Dr. Anne Lundy where we will continue the conversation.
If you can’t make the premiere, you can watch anytime leading up to the concert.
Date & Time
Saturday, February 19 2022
Streaming on YouTube