Lexington Symphony – Discover New Worlds – April 1
One of the things that excites Music Director Jonathan McPhee about this program is the fact that all of the music evokes strong visual imagery and emotions through very different styles. Sibelius was a master at writing brooding tone poems that call to mind his Finnish homeland. Turkish composer Baris Perker, who now resides in the U.S., brings a compelling voice to his tone poem that is brimming with style and movement. Dvořák’s New World Symphony — his description of America through the eyes of a visitor immersed in our culture in the late 1800s — needs no further introduction.