poster for Michael Daugherty: Dreamachine, Trail of Tears, Reflections on the Mississippi

TRAIL OF TEARS (2010)* for flute and chamber orchestra 1. where the wind blew free 2. incantation 3. sun dance AMY PORTER, FLUTE

DREAMACHINE (2014)* for solo percussion and orchestra 4. Da Vinci's Wings 5. Rube Goldberg's Variations 6. Electric Eel 7. Vulcan's Forge DAME EVELYN GLENNIE, PERCUSSION

REFLECTIONS OF THE MISSISSIPPI (2014) for tube and orchestra 8. Mist 9. Fury 10. Prayer 11. Steamboat CAROL JANTSCH, TUBA


GRAMMY® Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty explores the relationships between machines, humanity and nature in three unique concertos. Dreamachine for solo percussion and orchestra is a colorful tribute to the imagination of inventors who dreamed of new machines, both real and surreal. The flute concerto Trail of Tears dramatizes the tragic governmental forced relocation of Native Americans in 1838 and meditates on how the human spirit discovers ways to deal with adversity. Reflections on the Mississippi for tuba and orchestra is a musical voyage down the legendary Mississippi River from Iowa to Louisiana. The Albany Symphony, conducted by David Alan Miller, delivers mesmerizing performances by three outstanding women soloists: GRAMMY® Awardwinning percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, flutist extraordinaire Amy Porter, and Carol Jantsch, the remarkable principal tuba of The Philadelphia Orchestra.