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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