DAUGHERTY: Tales of Hemingway for Cello and Orchestra (Virginia premiere)
ELGAR: Enigma Variations
Zuill Bailey, a Virginia native and widely considered to be one of the best cellists in the world, takes the stage for the Virginia debut of Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway for Cello and Orchestra. Elgar’s Enigma Variations explores a theme and variations that illustrate, according to Elgar, “the idiosyncrasies of 14 of my friends, not necessarily musicians.” Under the direction of JoAnn Falletta, the VSO performed this well-known work during a concert at Carnegie Hall in 1997. Also on the program is Ibert’s naval-inspired Ports of Call, which can be found on the VSO’s Seascapes CD.
This performance is presented by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra