Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists

Thu, Jan 11, 2018 8:00 PM
Sun, Jan 14, 2018 3:00 PM

Marin Alsop, Music Director
James Wyman and Jauvon Gilliam, timpani
Lura Johnson and Michael Sheppard, piano
Wordsmith, narrator

Saint-Saëns // Carnival of the Animals (with hip-hop narration) Listen Now
Philip Glass // Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists Listen Now
Debussy // La Mer Listen Now
Ravel // La Valse Listen Now

Marin Alsop brings Carnival of the Animals into the 21st century with Baltimore hip-hop artist, Wordsmith. Baltimore native Philip Glass creates rhythmic power with his Concerto Fantasy in the hands of Principal Timpanists James Wyman of the BSO and Jauvon Gilliam of the National Symphony Orchestra.

Hear the stories behind the music in Off The Cuff.