The final concert of the In Concert series on May 4, “The Wrestler,” features the world premiere of Erberk Eryılmaz’s Wrestling Airs for Two Davuls and Chamber Orchestra (in memory of Koca Yusuf). Koca Yusuf is an internationally famous, 19th century Turkish wrestler who instigated a riot when he threw an opponent out of a ring during a match at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York in 1898. Conductor David Danzmayr brings one of his favorite pieces, Jocelyn Morlock’s Solace, into the mix, while organ soloist Paul Jacobs returns for Samuel Barber’s Toccata Festiva.
The Church of St. John the Divine
2450 River Oaks Boulevard
Houston, TX, USA
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