American composer Eric Moe inspired the theme for this fun program with his 2006 composition, Super Hero produced by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and led by Gil Rose. The program explores the music created by a variety of composers to celebrate, mock, or pay tribute to others. You’ll hear John Tavener’s Song of Athene, a choral work sung at Princess Diana’s funeral; David Del Tredici’s Song for Baritone honoring Matthew Shepherd, Sergei Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé Suite composed for a film which never got made about a hero who never was, plus works by Charles Wuorinen, John Corigliano, Michael Torke, Aaron Copland, and Richard Stauss. There’s lots of great music from today and the past hundred years in store for you performed by such luminaries as Simon Rattle, Jeffrey Tate, Neville Marriner, and the Kronos Quartet.
Join Joe Truskot for 20♪21, A Showcase of Contemporary Classical Music, every Tuesday evening from 7 to 9:30.