Our season closer kicks off with award-winning, young French-Canadian American cellist, Romain-Olivier Gray’s performance of Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor. We’ll then embark on a musical voyage through iconic rivers with Smetana’s The Moldau and Florence Price’s The Mississippi River. Smetana’s symphonic poem immerses us in the heart of Bohemia as it depicts the flowing waters of the Moldau River. We close the season by diving deeply into the mighty Mississippi with Florence Price’s soul-stirring composition that pays homage to the River’s long journey through the US from dawn in Native American lands to New Orleans, echoing Black American Spiritual Music, hints of Jazz, and Price’s own experience. Her poignant musical themes capture the spirit, history, and community that surround the Mississippi.
ABOUT CAPITAL CITY SYMPHONY
Based at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in the H Street Corridor, Capital City Symphony (CCS) serves both audience members and orchestra members. By engaging with CCS, our audience members support our musicians, hear high-quality live music at a reasonable price, and enjoy our concerts in a fun, intimate environment. Our orchestra members volunteer with our orchestra in order to have the opportunity to engage with the joy of symphonic music-making. CCS draws over 80 orchestra members annually from Washington, D.C.’s unique pool of talented amateur musicians – many of whom have extensive training through the college or conservatory level – providing them with an opportunity to reconnect with their passion for music-making. Under the leadership of Artistic Director and Conductor Victoria Gau, the orchestra performs fun, challenging, and exciting repertoire from the 18th century to today!
Calendar for Capital City Symphony: Take Me to the River