Ever heard a timpani concerto? Probably not – they are rare. But on February 28th and March 1st, the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra will be performing a rare and rousing timpani concerto to celebrate their new timpani. The energy and percussion will, indeed, raise the roof!
In this podcast interview, BSO conductor Wes Schultz tells BCB host Channie Peters about the exciting modern American pieces that will be part of BSO’s upcoming concert. Through the generous support of the Fletcher Bay Foundation, the orchestra will be showcasing their brand new set of timpani in American composer Michael Daugherty’s thrilling concerto, Raise the Roof!, performed by Gunnar Folsom.
Pulitzer Prizewinner Kevin Puts’ Millennium Canons will have its Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra debut, and closing the performance in grand fashion is Beethoven’s Chorale Fantasy featuring the BSO, Mark Salman on piano, and Anne Pell and the Amabile Choir. Singing of strength, unity and joy, this masterpiece is the perfect end to this unique program.
There will only be two performances at Bainbridge Performing Arts: Saturday February 28 at 7:30 pm and Sunday March 1 at 3pm, with a pre-concert chat Sunday starting at 2:15. Tickets are on sale now at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
Credits: BCB host and audio tech Channie Peters; BCB audio editor Tim Bird; BCB publishers Diane and Chris Walker.