Apollo's season opener marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with the live world premiere of With Malice Toward None by Vietnam veteran composer J. Kimo Williams. Juxtaposing the Enlightenment philosophies of Ludwig van Beethoven and President Lincoln, this new work weaves storytelling and social contradictions with calls to action and good old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll. World-renowned electric violinist Tracy Silverman joins Apollo for a program aspiring to heal and to “bend the arc of the moral universe towards justice for all”.
“[Silverman is] the greatest living exponent of the electric violin.” BBC Radio
“[Kimo’s music] is unfailingly vital.” The New York Times
J.Kimo Williams: With Malice Toward None, for string quartet and electric violin. LIVE WORLD PREMIERE
Beethoven/Tracy Silverman: Fantasia on Symphony No. 7 WORLD PREMIERE
Beethoven: String Quartet Op.18 No.6
With: Tracy Silverman, electric violin
With Malice Toward None generously underwritten by Donald & Rhonda Sweeney