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LATEST NEWS 

 

On May 13 & 15, Paul will conduct Mahler's Symphony No. 2 in C minor, "Resurrection", with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Symphonic Chorus. The vocal soloists in the Mahler are soprano Esther Tonea and alto Malin Fritz Walrod. On May 1, Esther Tonea, an Adler Fellow at SF Opera, was selected as one of six winners of this year's Metropolitan Opera Annual Laffont Competition, and these will be her first performances since the competition. Malin Fritz Walrod has performed at the Metropolitan Opera in The Magic Flute (Mozart), Die Walküre (Wagner), and Moses und Aron (Schoenberg), and with numerous orchestras and opera companies throughout the US and abroad. Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed (in memoriam Martin Luther King, Jr.) by Adolphus Hailstork will open the concert.

 

On May 21, Paul will conduct Stanford Philharmonia's Spring Concert in a program featuring music by Cherubini, Reinecke, Schubert, and Hailstork. Flutist Kristie Park '24, a winner of the 2022 Stanford Concerto Competition, will perform Reinecke's Flute Concerto in D Major, op. 283. Soprano Joelle Lamarre will end the concert with the California premiere of Tulsa 1921: Pity These Ashes, Pity This Dust, composed by Hailstork in 2020 to commemorate the infamous Tulsa Race Massacre. 

 

On May 25, the Stanford University Department of Music will present CARNIVAL: Festival for Black Art @ Stanford. Paul has organized this event with Akwasi Papa Abrefa and will conduct two works by Adolphus Hailstork, Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed (in memoriam Martin Luther King, Jr.) and Tulsa 1921: Pity These Ashes, Pity This Dust, on a concert taking place that evening at 7:30pm in Dinkelspiel Auditorium.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

STANFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & STANFORD SYMPHONIC CHORUS with soprano Esther Tonea and mezzo-soprano Malin Fritz Walrod

Friday, 13 May 2022 at 7:30pm  •  Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University

Sunday, 15 May 2022 at 2:30pm  •  Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University

Program: ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed (in memoriam Martin Luther King, Jr.) • GUSTAV MAHLER  Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection"

STANFORD PHILHARMONIA with flute soloist Kristie Park '24, 2022 Concerto Competition Winner 

Saturday, 21 May 2022 at 7:30pm  •  Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University

Program: LUIGI CHERUBINI   Medea Overture CARL REINECKE   Flute Concerto in D major, op. 283 ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK  Tulsa 1921: Pity These Ashes, Pity This Dust FRANZ SCHUBERT  Symphony No. 4 in C minor, D. 417, “Tragic”    

STANFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & STANFORD PHILHARMONIA • CARNIVAL: Festival for Black Art @ Stanford

Wednesday, 25 March 2022  •  Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University     

Program to include: ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK  Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed (in memoriam Martin Luther King, Jr.) • Tulsa 1921: Pity These Ashes, Pity This Dust 

STANFORD SUMMER SYMPHONY with violin soloist Lisa Saito and alto saxophone soloist David Henderson

Friday, 29 July 2022 at 7:30pm  •  Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University

Program: FLORENCE PRICE  Dances in the Canebrakes (arr. W.G. Still) • CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS  Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 61 (1st mvt) • MAURICE RAVEL  Pavane pour une infante défunte • CLAUDE DEBUSSY  Rapsodie for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra (arr. R. Roger-Ducasse) • RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  Symphony No. 5 in D Major