April 2, 2023 5:00 pm
Based in his reimagining of Native American folklore, Longfellow’s Songs of Hiawatha has inspired music across time and place, each composer and piece offering a unique perspective on the theme. Our journey begins with Delius’s passionate Hiawatha, which transports us through longing, fulfillment, loss, and hope. Afro-British composer Coleridge Taylor’s “lucious, rich, and sensual” Hiawatha Overture follows, paving the way for Dvorak’s beloved New World Symphony which tantalizes us with influences from spirituals and indiginous music, as well as Longfellow’s poem.
Capital City Symphony
The Capital City Symphony strives to make great orchestral music approachable by presenting affordable concerts to the public, performing creative programs in a relaxed concert format, and providing a musical outlet for talented amateur as well as professional players.