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Sunday, January 17, 2016 Permalink

New York Philharmonic: Program Details 17 January 2016

Eric Owens | photo: Dario Acosta

Eric Owens | photo: Dario Acosta

Bass-baritone Eric Owens curates and hosts the program “In Their Footsteps: Great African American Singers and Their Legacy.”


Conductor: Thomas Wilkins (debut)


Joplin: Treemonisha Overture

Joplin: Selections from Treemonisha:
“The Sacred Tree”
“Wrong Is Never Right (A Lecture)”

Mahler: Selections from Songs of a Wayfarer:
“Ging heut’ Morgens” (“I Went This Morning“)
"Die zwei blauen Augen” (“The Two Blue Eyes”)

J.S. Bach/arr. Gounod: “Ave Maria”

Traditional/Arr. H.T. Burleigh & Orch. J. Joubert; “On Ma Journey Now’

Traditional/Arr. W. Dawson: “Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit”

Traditional/Arr. H. Johnson & Orch. J. Joubert: “My God is So High”

Gershwin: Selections from Porgy and Bess:
“I've Got Plenty O' Nuttin'”
“Bess, You Is My Woman Now”

Verdi: “Ingemisco” from Messa da Requiem

Kern: “Ol' Man River” from Show Boat

Copland: “Simple Gifts” from Old American Songs

Plus selections from NYP Archives TBD and interview clips featuring commentary from Eric Owens, George Shirley, Morris Robinson, Simon Estes, Florence Quivar, Donnie Ray Albert, Jubilant Sykes, Martina Arroyo, Harolyn Blackwell, and Denyce Graves.

Eric Owens co-host, curator, and bass-baritone
Janai Brugger, soprano (debut)
Laquita Mitchell, soprano (debut)
Marietta Simpson, mezzo-soprano
Russell Thomas, tenor
Dorothy Maynor Singers of the Harlem School of the Arts