The Delaware Symphony Orchestra performs its second installment of its Classical Series with Wilmington-born flutist Amy Porter, critically acclaimed as an “inspiring American artist.” A graduate of The Julliard School in New York, and Professor of Flute at the University of Michigan, she has won countless international competitions, including the Kobe International Flute Competition in Japan.
The DSO will accompany Porter as she performs Michael Daugherty’s Trail of Tears for Flute and Orchestra, one of four world premiere pieces that have been written for her. Michael Daugherty is a previous A.I. du Point award winner. Since Daugherty’s Metropolis Symphony debuted at Carnegie Hall in 1994, he has been considered one of the most sought after and respected composers in today’s American music industry.
Also included in this performance is Carter Pann’s Slalom for Orchestra, which debuted in London and has since been performed extensively on the international stage. The orchestra closes with Ludwig van Beethoven’s famous Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” a piece originally written for Napoleon Bonaparte, but, upon his self coronation, was dedicated to simply, “a great man.”
Tickets ($27-$57) to this concert can be purchased by calling the Grand Opera House Box Office at 302.652.5577 or 800.374.7263, or online at www.ticketsatthegrand.org. For additional information, visit the Delaware Symphony Orchestra online at www.delawaresymphony.org, or contact Chris van Bergen in the Orchestra’s administrative offices at 302.656.7442.