Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2014-2015: Beyond Labels

MARCH 7 at 8 PM

Roberto Diaz
Robert Spano

Coolidge Auditorium

Robert Spano, music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, leads the Curtis Chamber Orchestra in an exclusive Washington, DC appearance. Sensational violist Roberto Díaz premieres a new concerto by Jennifer Higdon, commissioned by the Library of Congress and the Curtis Institute, and Spano puts on his composer hat for a performance of his Hölderlin-Lieder. Known for playing with “great elegance and style” (The Washington Post), the orchestra rounds out the program with works by Prokofiev and Mozart.

PROKOFIEV

Symphony No. 1 in D major (“Classical”), op. 25

HIGDON

Viola Concerto WORLD PREMIERE
Library of Congress co-commission

SPANO

Hölderlin-Lieder

MOZART

Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 (“Jupiter”)

Songs of America

Presented in association with Songs of America
PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION with Jennifer Higdon
6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)