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Hemingway & Bolero - March 20, 21 & 22

Event Details

Classical Series

2020 - 2021

About the Concert

Ernesto Lecuona’s Malagueña captures the fiery excitement and sultry allure of flamenco. Our endlessly inventive First Symphony Project Composer-in-Residence Gabriella Smith offers her eagerly awaited First SymphonyZuill Bailey returns with Grammy Award-winning Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway, a riveting work for cello and orchestra, which draws inspiration from several soulful works of the American writer. Ravel’s hypnotic fandango of seduction caps off this Spanish-infused celebration.
"Cello soloist Bailey [created] ethereal poignancy, purifying rapture and sustaining compelling intrigue." — The Boston Musical Intelligencer

This is the second season of the First Symphony Project. This four-year project with four world premieres by American composers is commissioned by the Santa Rose Symphony, the Eugene Symphony and nine patron households including Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong.

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We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions from the following:

Sponsored by Jim Lamb                                                                  
Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong underwritten by David and Corinne Byrd
Guest Artist Zuill Bailey underwritten by Jamei Haswell and Richard Grundy
World Premiere underwritten by First Symphony project commissioners: Nancy and David Berto, Gordon Blumenfeld, Chuck and Ellen Wear, Creighton White in loving memory of Dorothy Bristow White, and Chloe Tula and Francesco Lecce-Chong
Discovery Open Rehearsal Series sponsored by The Stare Foundation and David Stare of Dry Creek Vineyard
Pre -Concert Talks Sponsored by Jamei Haswell and Richard Grundy

Banner photo by Susan and Neil Silverman Photography
Photo of Zuill Bailey by Lisa Marie Mazzucco

by: Steven Ledbetter

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