Join the International Percy Grainger Society in its presentation Performing Percy Grainger: the man, the music, and the mishaps - a conversation with Sir Andrew Davis. This pop up webinar will take place live at 11 am, (central US time) on Friday, 14 August, 2020. While this event is arranged as a membership meeting of the Society, it is free and open to all. Prior registration, which is limited, is necessary.
After you register, a link and a password will be sent, via email. Please make a note of both.
Orchestrating with dazzling virtuosity, Percy Grainger is well known for his compositions, often investing the music of British and American folk traditions with intensely original realizations. But such originality presents unique challenges. There are few conductors performing today who are is quite so familiar with the opportunities that Grainger’s virtuosity presents in performance.
Sir Andrew Davis is currently music director and principal conductor of Lyric Opera of Chicago. He is conductor laureate of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra having been chief conductor 2013-2019. He is also conductor laureate of both the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
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