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This show closed on November 10, 2019

About Gemma New Conducts Debussy's La Mer

Making her debut as Principal Guest Conductor, Gemma New leads two iconic Impressionist works: "Afternoon of a Faun," in all its dreamy, voluptuous splendor and "La Mer," an evocative seascape of glistening sounds from light dancing on tranquil waters to the elemental power of the waves. DSO Principal Timpani Brian Jones takes center stage in the world premiere of Grammy Award-winner Steven Mackey’s Timpani Concerto. New Zealand composer Salina Fisher’s "Rainphase" makes its Dallas premiere under New’s baton.

Gemma New, Conductor

Brian Jones, Timpani


Debussy: "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun"

Steven Mackey: Timpani Concerto (World Premiere)

Salina Fisher: "Rainphase" (Dallas Premiere)

Debussy: "La Mer"

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With clear, coaxing gestures, [New] drew superb playing from the orchestra in a performance of fine musical integrity.
Chicago Classical Review

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

2301 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

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