SAVANNAH, GA – February 27, 2020 – Savannah Philharmonic is slated to present Germanic Passion at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts, located at 32 Abercorn Street. Guest conductor, Daniel Black, and baritone, Ryne Cherry, will join the Philharmonic as they perform this powerful concert featuring some of the most passionate, dramatic and inspiring works of Beethoven, Schubert and Mahler. #SavPhil
Said to be “vital and engaging” and “with a droll sense of humor on the podium,” Canada-based American conductor Daniel Black has attracted attention as a conductor who “makes music in a way that is meaningful to audiences in the 21st Century.” While serving as the Associate Conductor of the Florida Orchestra, Daniel’s 2019-20 engagements also included guest-conducting debuts with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra. Previous guest-conducting engagements have included the St. Petersburg (Russia) State Academic Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Basically Beethoven Festival, the Owensboro Symphony, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Wichita Falls Symphony, and the Rockford Symphony. Daniel is on both the IMG Artists and Columbia Artists list of approved conductors for film concerts with orchestra, having conducted very successful performances of Home Alone and The Wizard of Oz in recent years with the Florida Orchestra and the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, respectively. He is also an accomplished composer and was the composer-in-residence for the International Horn Society’s 2014 Southeast Horn Workshop and a finalist and diploma winner of the International Prokofiev Composition Contest in 2008.
“We are thrilled to welcome Daniel Black to lead our orchestra,” said Savannah Philharmonic Executive Director Terri O’Neil. “This is a concert not to be missed!”
Music reached its pinnacle as an expressive, evocative medium with the German romantic composers, and this stirring program is set to feature some of their best works. Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72a and Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder will demonstrate passion at its most dramatic and refined, while Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C major, D 944 “The Great” will distinctly reveal the composer’s remarkable and graceful inspiration.
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