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Anne Akiko Meyers plays the World Premiere of Daugherty’s Blue Electra |
Noseda conducts La Mer

Wind & Wave: Superstar violinist Anne Akiko Meyers gives flight to the world premiere of Blue Electra, Grammy-winning composer Michael Daugherty’s new work inspired by American icon Amelia Earhart. Noseda closes the program with Debussy’s La Mer—a depiction of dawn’s early light upon the sea.

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A light-skinned woman in a red strapless evening gown plays a violin in front of a starry sky over a mountain range

Anne Akiko Meyers (photo by David Zentz)

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

Richard Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) – Overture
Michael Daugherty: Blue Electra** (World Premiere)
Samuel Barber: Night Flight
Claude Debussy: La Mer

Internationally-renowned superstar violinist Anne Akiko Meyers gives flight to the world premiere of Blue Electra, Grammy® Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty’s new work inspired by American icon Amelia Earhart.

Also on the program: The Flying Dutchman overture, a perennial favorite, surrounds the audience in the fury of an ocean lashed by gale-force winds; Night Flight evokes the calm of being above it all; and Debussy’s La Mer depicts dawn’s early light upon the sea…the frolicsome play of the waves…and the dynamic dialogue between wind and water.

**First performance by the NSO

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