Saturday, November 23, 2019 5:00 PM
Pre-concert “Meet the Composer” Q&A James Lee III exploring his new work Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula, featured on the CSO’s subscription program that also includes Holst’s The Planets and Barber’s Two Scenes from Antony and Cleopatra.
Recent premieres and performances of Dr. Lee’s music include: Papa Lapa by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Wilkins conducting in 2001; A Place for God’s People, an orchestral work premiered at Andres University in 2002, as well as Through the Eyes of Time for orchestra, commissioned by the Alabama All-State Festival Orchestra. Recently, Maestro Leonard Slatkin began championing Dr. Lee’s work.
In May 2010 James Lee III was also commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestras to compose a work about the life of Harriet Tubman. Winner of the Sphinx Commissioning Consortium for the 2011-2012 season, Mr. Lee composed a new work called Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula that was premiered by Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony Orchestra on October 15-16, 2011 in Miami Beach, FL.