James Ross, conductor
Stephen Seifert, mountain dulcimer
Dawn Avery: Tsenacomoco (ASO at 80 commission – sponsored by Classical Movements)
Margaret Bonds: Excerpts from Montgomery Variations
Conni Ellisor: Blackberry Winter
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9
Sweet tones of Appalachia imbue Conni Ellisor’s concerto for mountain dulcimer featuring Stephen Seifert. America’s beauty and diversity inspired Czech composer Antonín Dvorák’s New World Symphony. The program opens with a surprise guest artist.