Superheroes and Supervillains

Superheroes and Supervillains

James Coleman Young People’s Concert

Dmitri Shostakovich: from Symphony No. 10
(Portrait of Stalin)

Michael Daugherty:
 The Metropolis Symphony 
(Red Cape Tango, Lex Luthor, Oh Lois)

John Williams: from Superman

After its triumphant concert held at New York City's The Town Hall to capacity audiences, One World Symphony returns to embrace eclecticism in music. Infused by classical, rock, and pop culture, Michael Daugherty's Metropolis Symphony celebrates one of America's most beloved superheros and his arch-nemesis Lex Luthor. Considered to be a "portrait of Stalin," Dmitri Shostakovich's monumental Tenth Symphony may have been a profoundly personal expression what life was like, not just for Shostakovich himself, but for millions of individuals during Stalin's regime. Even today, the debate continues: is Stalin a hero, villain, or beyond categorization? Elementary violin students from The Promise Academy at the Harlem Children's Zone will join One World Symphony in performing John Williams' soaring and heroic score from Superman. This thrilling program is both a tribute and a remembrance for an outstanding musician and friend, James Coleman.

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All net proceeds go towards James Coleman Young Artists' Project (JCYAP). To learn more about James Coleman, please click here.

Friday, May 25, 2007
St. Ann and the Holy Trinity
Brooklyn Heights

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