Superman Symphony

There aren’t many who can lay claim to writing a symphony inspired by Superman, but Michael Daugherty has done just that with his Metropolis Symphony. Daugherty is known for writing evocatively titled concert pieces, such as Ghost Ranch, Shaken Not Stirred, and Dead Elvis. In tonight's selection, try to make sense of his title, MXYZPTLK, a piece for two flutes and chamber orchestra, if you can. (A vague hint: it's from that Superman piece!). Also tonight, music of Derek Bermel and Philip Glass.

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