MATT JACKFERT– Foggy Moon Over the Gorge, side-by-side piece with WV Youth Symphony, World Premiere
FLORENCE PRICE – Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major MELISSA WHITE, violin
MODEST MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL – Pictures at an Exhibition
American violinist Melissa White has enchanted audiences and critics around the world as both a soloist and a chamber musician.
Her February 2020 performance with the National Philharmonic was deemed “absolutely breathtaking” by Maryland Theatre Guide critic Katie Gaab, who cited the “grace, precision, and warmth” of her playing in Florence Price’s Violin Concerto No. 1; reviewing the same concert for The Washington Post, Matthew Guerrieri called her “an excellent advocate, prioritizing ease and fluency over intensity, suiting the music’s lyric and episodic nature.”