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Chicago, IL (Ifé, Three Yorùbá Songs)
Bruckner Orchester Linz / Angélique Kidjo / Dennis Russell Davies
Three-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo is one of the greatest artists in international music today, a creative force with twelve globally acclaimed albums. As a performer, Angélique Kidjo’s striking voice, stage presence and fluency in multiple cultures and languages have won respect from her peers and expanded her following across universal borders.
The Bruckner Orchester Linz looks back on more than two hundred years of history and tradition, and over the past few decades it has become one of Central Europe’s leading orchestras. With 110 musicians, The Bruckner Orchester Linz fulfils a number of prominent tasks, including participation in the Bruckner Festival, the Ars Electronica Festival, the Linzer Klangwolke and the voestival. In the last few decades the Orchestra has earned an outstanding reputation for itself both in Austria and abroad.
In 2002 Dennis Russell Davies became the Chief Conductor of the Bruckner Orchester Linz and the Opera Director of the Landestheater Linz. He and the orchestra have extended their devotion to Bruckner’s music to include a wide range of international composers with a significant focus on new works. Highly respected in the US, Maestro Davies has returned to his country to conduct performances with the Symphony Orchestras of Chicago, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Cleveland. He is a frequent guest conductor with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Dresdner Philharmonie, the Filarmonica della Scala Milano and the Münchner Philharmoniker
Gershwin Porgy & Bess (Suite-arr. Morton Gould)
Zemlinsky Symphonische Gesänge op. 20 Baritone and Orchestra “Africa Sings” (songs after poems by Langston Hughes)
Martin Achrainer, Baritone
Philip Glass Ifé, Three Yorùbá Songs
Angélique Kidjo, Vocalist