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Voodoo Dolls inspire a composition on SymphonyCast, June 25th

Composer Jessie Montgomery
Composer Jessie Montgomery

This month we'll hear a composition by Jessie Montgomery Voodoo Dolls that was commissioned in 2008 and choreographed by the JUMP! Dance Company of Rhode Island. Each dance represents a different traditional children’s doll: Russian dolls, marionettes, rag dolls, Barbie, voodoo dolls… The piece is influenced by west African drumming patterns and lyrical chant motives. We hear it June 25th @ 8pm.

6/4       Gabriela Lena Frank: Walkabout Lutoslawski: Celle concerto Beethoven” Symphony No. 5 (Johannes Moser, c; Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar, cond)

6/11      Wang Jie: Symphony No. 1, Awakening Sibelius: Violin Concerto Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (Elina Vähälä, v; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, cond)

6/18      Adams: Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (Yuja Wang, p; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Gustavo Dudamel, cond)

6/25      Montgomery: Voodoo Dolls, Source Code Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, Italian (James Ehnes, v; Minnesota Orchestra; Juraj Valcuha, cond)