The final concert of Capital City Symphony’s 50th season is a global exploration of national identity as expressed through music. The program opens with Shostakovich’s powerful Symphony No. 5, a multi-layered work expressing both nationalism and oppression under Stalin’s regime. This will be followed by Russell Peck’s Peace Overture, a programmatic tone poem about the struggle for peace that has been performed around the world. In an expression of cultural identity, Danzón No. 2 by Mexican composer Arturo Marquez celebrates the danzón, a musical form which originated in Cuba and became an important part of the national identity of Mexico. The concert concludes with Joan Tower’s Made in America, a work centered around the melodic theme of America the Beautiful; while there are underlying musical struggles, the melody remains resilient. Join us for this powerful conclusion to our 50th season.
PLEASE NOTE: The venue for this performance has changed and will no longer be at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. It will now be at The Church of the Epiphany, located at 1317 G Street NW in Washington, D.C. The church is located near the intersection of G Street and 13th Street. It is half a block from Metro Center on the red, orange, and blue lines. Paid parking is available in PMI Garage, located directly to the left of the church on G Street.
See you there!
Special thanks to the Capitol Hill Community Foundation for their support of this concert.