In his search for a musical idiom for the ‘new world’, e.g. America, Antonín Dvořák had conservatory student Harry Burleigh sing him some spirituals. You can clearly hear their influence in Dvořák’s symphony From The New World.
Harry Burleigh, praises for his beautiful baritone voice, left an oeuvre of mostly songs. Sylvia Maessen arranged his composition Goin’ Home for orchestra and vocals for this concert specially. Shirma Rouse, who got her start as a backing vocalist for big names like Alain Clark and Anouk, lets her powerful and soulful voice shine.
Acclaimed trumpetist Matilde Lloyd kicks off the concert alongside Sinfonia Rotterdam, led by Conrad van Alphen, performing Haydn’s most well-known solo concerto for trumpet.
Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat | Burleigh Goin' Home, edit. Sylvia Maessen | Dvořák Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”
Sinfonia Rotterdam | Conrad van Alphen conductor | Matilda Lloyd trumpet | Shirma Rouse vocals