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Friday, October 9, 2020 12:00am

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This performance is available on demand now through November 22, 2020.

Opening Night of the 2020-2021 Season began with a program pairing Beethoven’s “Eroica” with Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst and works for voice and orchestra. “Charismatic bass-baritone” Davóne Tines (New York Times) joins the orchestra for Samuel Barber’s Dover Beach, two songs from Caroline Shaw’s By and By, and the orchestral premiere of Tines’s own composition VIGIL. Paying tribute to Louisville native Breonna Taylor, whose death has sparked an international outcry, VIGIL was created in collaboration with Dutch-French producer Igee Dieudonné, and arranged, on commission from the Louisville Orchestra, by Matthew Aucoin.

Jessie MONTGOMERY:  Starburst
Samuel BARBER:  Dover Beach
          Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
Caroline SHAW:  By and By
   IV.  I’ll Fly Away
III.  O Death
       Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
          Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 3, (“Eroica”)
   I.  Allegro con brio Allegro con brio

DAVÓNE TINES, bass-baritone
TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor

All dates, programs, and artists are subject to change

Presented by Brown-Forman Foundation
Sponsored by Kindred Healthcare

Introducing DAVÓNE TINES

Heralded as ‘a singer of immense power and fervor’ by The Los Angeles Times, Davóne Tines appears this season with Ilan Volkov conducting the BBC Symphony, Louis Langrée and the Cincinnati Symphony, David Robertson and the Houston Symphony, and with Stéphane Denève and the Saint Louis Symphony.  He joins The Dover Quartet for numerous North American performances and is presented by Carnegie Hall, Celebrity Series of Boston, Da Camera Society of Houston, and Vocal Arts DC in his first American recital tour with pianist, Adam Nielsen.

Davóne Tines was co-creator of The Black Clown, a music theater experience inspired by Langston Hughes’ poem of the same name that animates a black man’s resilience against America’s legacy of oppression by fusing vaudeville, opera, jazz, and spirituals to bring Hughes’ verse to life on stage.  The world premiere was given by the American Repertory Theater in autumn 2018 and presented by Lincoln Center in summer 2019.

Highlights of past seasons include performances at Dutch National Opera, Opéra national de Paris, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, San Francisco Opera, and Teatro Real as well as symphonic collaborations with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vladimir Jurowski conducting the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Royal Swedish Orchestra, and Michael Tilson Thomas leading the San Francisco Symphony.

Davóne Tines is the recipient of the 2018 Emerging Artists Award given by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.  He was graduated from Harvard University and received a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School.

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