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Mark Russell Smith Conducts the Quad City Symphony in Piping the Earth
11/05/2023 @ 2:00 pm
Mark Russel Smith conducts the Quad City Symphony in a performance of Piping the Earth on Masterworks II: An American Tapestry, which also features music by Aaron Copland, Amy Beach, John Adams and Sergei Rachmaninoff. At the time of its premiere by the Women’s Philharmonic, conducted by JoAnn Falletta, the San Francisco Chronicle said: “The evening’s high point came midway through the second half, with the premiere of Judith Shatin’s exuberant and captivating Piping the Earth. Vividly orchestrated and bursting with imaginative detail, the piece grabs a listener’s attention right from the opening moment…”