Spokane Symphony Masterworks 3: Points North
James Lowe, conductor
Inbal Segev, cello
Grammy-nominated composer Anna Clyne has taken the music world by storm in the last decade. She studied at the University of Edinburgh at the same time as our music director, and her work from 2019, DANCE, a cello concerto in all but name, is full of deep expression and melodic invention. We open our exploration of the North with Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, written after a trip to the Scottish Highlands, and include a lost gem by Nikolai Tcherepnin. Every Sibelius symphony ends remarkably, but the ending of his Fifth symphony is one of the most astonishing by any composer—a flight of swans gives way to crashing chords surrounded by silence.
Felix Mendelssohn - The Hebrides Overture, Op.26
Anna Clyne - DANCE
Nikolai Tcherepnin - Prelude to The Distant Princess
Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 5, Op.82, E-flat major
THE GUEST ARTIST
Inbal Segev is “a cellist with something to say” (Gramophone). Combining “thrillingly projected, vibrato-rich playing” (Washington Post) with “complete dedication and high intelligence” (San Francisco Classical Voice), she makes solo appearances at leading international venues and with preeminent orchestras and conductors worldwide. With former New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and violist Karen Dreyfus, the Israeli American cellist is also a founding member of the Amerigo Trio. Celebrated for her fresh insights into music’s great masterworks, she is equally committed to reinvigorating the cello repertoire, and has commissioned and premiered major new works from an international who’s who of today’s foremost contemporary composers, including Timo Andres, Anna Clyne, Avner Dorman, Gity Razaz and Dan Visconti. She has co-curated the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival since its inception in 2017.
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