September 23, 2017


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 at 8:00 PM

First Baptist Church in Newton
Kevin Rhodes, Principal Conductor
Narration by Rev. Alicia Johnson
Price Range: $20 – $70

Concerto Grosso (2017)

New Morning for the World

Symphony No. 3, “Scottish Symphony”

Kick off Pro Arte’s 40th Anniversary Season with Principal Conductor Kevin Rhodes! We open the season with the world premiere of a musical “anniversary card” from Boston-based composer Thomas Oboe Lee.  Joseph Schwantner’s stirring New Morning for the World “Daybreak of Freedom” was commissioned for Pro Arte in 1982 as a majestic musical frame for the noble words of Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring a live, spoken word performance by Rev. Alicia Johnson, Assistant Pastor at the historic Myrtle Baptist Church in West Newton.  We conclude our opening concert with Felix Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony No. 3, which unmistakably evokes the landscape, music, and dance of northern Britain.