Copland’s Third Symphony, with its rousing Fanfare for the Common Man, adds a distinctly American strain to the grand symphonic tradition. The Symphony premieres the new cello concerto by one of the most feted of all young American composers, written for the remarkable Johannes Moser.
The French conductor Ludovic Morlot has been Music Director of the Seattle Symphony since 2011. Amongst the many highlights of his tenure, the orchestra has won two Grammy Awards and gave an exhilarating performance at Carnegie Hall in 2014, as reported in the The New York Times: “The performance Mr. Morlot coaxed from his players was rich with shimmering colors and tremulous energy.”
Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as "one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists," German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser has performed with the world’s leading orchestras. Moser is gaining increasing renown for his efforts to expand the reach of the classical genre, as well as his passionate focus on new music, and is committed to reaching out to young audiences, from kindergarten to college and beyond.
Cello Concerto (World Premiere)
The commission by Andrew Norman is generously underwritten by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting.