Melodies Pour Out of Me


Lyrical Reality

When describing his 8th Symphony, Dvorak wrote “melodies pour out of me.” This concert explores melodies across three different times and spaces. We begin with Dominican composer José Cerón’s nostalgic “A la caída de la tarde” (At the End of the Afternoon), followed by a new violin concerto by Washington Heights Orchestra Music Director Chris Whittaker. We end the concert with Dvorak’s indelibly melodic 8th Symphony.
We conclude the concert with a beverage tasting for Friends of the WHCO.

Two Performances:

Friday, February 7, 2020
Location: TBD

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Fort Washington Collegiate Church


In Detail


José Cerón(1897 - 1969) As a composer, Cerón is best known for his symphonic poems, such as A la Caida de la Tarde (In the Late Afternoon), IguanonaEnriquillo and Las Virgens de Galindo (Galindo’s Virgins). In regards to his music - Dominican singer and musicologist Inchaustegui Aristides wrote: “Cerón was one of the finest melodists the country had.” (Source: Music Art of Caribbean Latin America)