At Kennedy Center, Slatkin and National Symphony Give World Premiere of James Lee III's Beyond Rivers of Vision

Classic Arts News   At Kennedy Center, Slatkin and National Symphony Give World Premiere of James Lee III's Beyond Rivers of Vision
 
Tonight at 7 pm at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Leonard Slatkin conducts the National Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Beyond rivers of vision by James Lee III.

Composed as the dissertation for Lee's doctorate from the University of Michigan, the three-movement Beyond rivers of vision is inspired by the visions of two Biblical figures: the prophet Daniel (who was in Babylon, along the Tigris River) and St. John the Evangelist.

Tonight's program, which also includes Dvoršk's Cello Concerto (with soloist Lynn Harrell) and Ravel's complete ballet score Daphnis et Chlo_, will be repeated tomorrow at 1:30 pm and Saturday (Oct. 21) at 8 pm in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. For more information, visit www.kennedy-center.org/nso.


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