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Alexandria, VA (Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists)

October 6

DAI WEI: The Dancing Moonlight
LEOŠ JANÁČEK: Fantasy from Jenůfa
JOSEF SUK: Scherzo Fantastique
PHILIP GLASS: Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra

featuring timpanists Scott Christian & Glenn Paulson                                    

Embark on a musical journey through the whimsical realms of imagination with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic’s opening concert of the 2024|2025 Season, “Fantastical Explorations.” Leading the audience through a landscape of wonder, the program features compositions that vividly paint fantastical landscapes. Female composer, Dan Wei, sets the stage in her new work “The Dancing Moonlight” with its rich tapestry of orchestral colors inviting listeners into a world of boundless thought and creativity. Continuing the exploration, Leoš Janáček’s “Symphony Fantasy” from his opera Jenůfa, delves into the emotional depths of fantasy.  Josef Suk’s “Scherzo Fantastique” evokes a sense of playful enchantment through his innovative use of sonic parameters and expressive melodies. The mesmerizing concert finale “Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra” by Philip Glass showcases the virtuosity of timpanists Glenn Paulson and Scott Christian in a dazzling display of rhythmic intensity and prowess.


October 6


The George Washington Masonic National Memorial
101 Callahan Dr
Alexandria, VA United States