Our maestro is often asked, "What works written today will be played in 100 years?" This concert is his answer! Missy Mazzoli's tribute to the city of Detroit, River Rouge Transfiguration, and Michael Daugherty's piece in memory of his father, Reflections on the Mississippi for Tuba and Orchestra, will leave you in awe during the first half of the concert. For the finale, Mason Bates' The Anthology of Fantastic Zoology will showcase every section of the orchestra as he musically illustrates the fantastical creatures of Jorge Luis Borges' 1957 Book of Imaginary Beings. This music is unforgettable and an instant masterpiece of our time.
Matthew Wardell, Music Director and Conductor
River Rouge Transfiguration – Missy Mazzoli
Reflections on the Mississippi for Tuba and Orchestra – Michael Daugherty
Anthology of Fantastic Zoology – Mason Bates