Pianist/Composer Jeffrey Biegel spoke to Opera Joe about his journey to creating this musical tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the anniversary of her passing and the tremendous feelings it brought about for him last year in the time of Covid-19 and a world out of balance. A true musical tribute of heart and soul bringing together a talented group of musicians to sing and play to the Honorable Notorious RBG.
A concert featuring the world premiere of a new work by distinguished American composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich paying homage to and remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the first anniversary of her passing in September 2020. This new composition – featuring Denyce Graves (mezzo-soprano) and Jeffrey Biegel (pianist and project coordinator), with the DSO – is co-commissioned by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, with the generous support of the Norma and Don Stone New Music Fund, and the Billy Rose Foundation and the American Composers Forum.
LIDIYA YANKOVSKAYA conducts
DENYCE GRAVES mezzo-soprano
JEFFREY BIEGEL piano
ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH composer
JEFFREY BIEGEL: Reflection of Justice: An Ode to Ruth Bader Ginsburg
ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH: Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg | World Premiere
The Dallas Symphony
Thursday, October 7th, 2021 at 7:30 PM