- Event dates: November 13 & 14
- Showtimes: Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3:00pm
- Featured Artist:
Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
Randall Goosby, Violin
Jonathan Perry, Narrator/Singer
Kristin Watson, Vocals
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A three-masted ship, battered by the North Atlantic winds, sails into a natural harbor, sheltered by the hooked shape of the land. Their arrival on Cape Cod changed the history of America. We honor the 401st anniversary of the Mayflower’s arrival, and look beyond with hope as we continue to strive towards the ideals of democracy and equality.
In partnership with the Plymouth Philharmonic, we commissioned two phenomenal works for this event: “Mayflower” commemorates the journey of the Pilgrims and the creation of the Mayflower Compact. “Wampanoag: Stories For All Time” features native singer and storyteller Jonathan Perry sharing beautiful and meaningful stories of the indigenous people who thrived here for centuries long before the arrival of the Mayflower.
To continue this reflective journey to today, we also commissioned Emmy-award winning composer John Wineglass to create another extraordinary work: “#elijah” in memory of Elijah McClain, who loved playing the violin and sharing his joy with all people and creatures. Randall Goosby, a virtuosic Juilliard student of legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman, will premiere this powerful and moving piece.
We will conclude the evening with a performance of Anton Dvorak’s famous "New World" Symphony, a celebration of American potential, highly influenced by the multicultural music he discovered here. One of Dvorak's students, William Arms Fisher, put words to the longing melody (“Goin’ Home) from the symphony’s second movement, creating a popular song evocative of a spiritual.
NEW WORLD SYMPHONY
WAMPANOAG: STORIES FOR ALL TIME
Tonya Wind Singer