Michael Daugherty: This Land Sings, Inspired by the Life and Times of Woody Guthrie
1.Overture 2.The Ghost and Will of Joe Hill 3.Perpetual Motion Man 4.Marfa Lights 5.Hear the Dust Blow 6.Graceland 7.Forbidden Fruit 8.Hot Air 9.Bread and Roses 10.This Land Sings 11.Silver Bullet 12.This Trombone Kills Fascists 13.Don’t Sing Me a Love Song 14.My Heart is Burning 15.I’m Gonna Walk That Lonesome Valley 16.Mermaid Avenue 17.Wayfaring Stranger / 900 Miles
World Premiere Recording Annika Socolofsky, Soprano John Daugherty, Baritone DOGS OF DESIRE - DAVID ALAN MILLER
In This Land Sings, GRAMMY Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty has created an original musical tribute to the singer-songwriter and political activist Woody Guthrie (1912-1967). Traveling the backroads of America from coast to coast with a guitar and harmonica, Woody Guthrie performed folk songs of love, wandering and social justice during the Great Depression and the Second World War. Daugherty has composed his own original songs and instrumental interludes that give haunting expression, ironic wit and contemporary relevance to political, social and environmental themes from Guthrie's era. Under the baton of GRAMMY Award-winning conductor David Alan Miller, the Albany Symphony's new music ensemble Dogs of Desire, joined by soprano Annika Socolofsky and baritone John Daugherty, give a poignamt and rousing performance.