Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers joins the NSO's first performances of a violin concerto by new Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates. The program also includes Barber's The School for Scandal Overture and Ives's Symphony No. 2.
As the top-selling instrumentalist on Billboard's 2014 classical charts, American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers brings "playing that flows from the heart" (The New York Times). She gives the first NSO performances of an innovative violin concerto, inspired by ancient animals, by new Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates, "whose cheerful disregard for stylistic boundaries is a godsend" (San Francisco Chronicle).
Conductor Hugh Wolff, who "brings out the best in the NSO" (The Washington Post), leads a program that also includes Barber's The School for Scandal Overture and Ives's Symphony No. 2.
Performance Timing: Part One - 33 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 37 min.
Note: Mason Bates and Anne Akiko Meyers will sign CDs following the concert on Saturday, Apr. 16, in the Grand Foyer outside of the Concert Hall.