Joseph Schwantner is one of this country’s most prominent composers. Revered as a gifted orchestral colorist, his dramatic and unique music is admired for its deft implementation of luminous color and fluctuating rhythms. Several of his concert pieces have become classics and some of the most-performed large ensemble works of the last forty years. Shenandoah New Music welcomes and celebrates Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Joseph Schwantner with two concerts featuring works ranging from intricate chamber pieces to evocative classic masterworks for large ensembles.
Friday, November 2 at 8PM
Bright Box Theater
Discover Joseph Schwantner’s distinctive voice in an intimate performance of his classic masterpiece Sparrows, Velocities for solo marimba, and Taking Charge for flute, piano and percussion.
Saturday, November 3 at 8PM
Armstrong Concert Hall
Shenandoah Conservatory’s premier instrumental and vocal ensembles perform Schwantner’s world-renowned large ensemble works, including classic explorations of instrumental sound, such as …and the mountains rising nowhere and more.