On April 14, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra presented the orchestral world premiere performance of Flutronix’s Black Being. The powerful work centered newly commissioned text by North Carolina’s Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Greene, and featured Flutronix as soloists. This orchestration, was an expansion of the original duo version that premiered in Fall 2021 at The Arts Club of Chicago – a concert lauded by the Chicago Tribune as ““the most stunning live performance” and listed among Chicago’s Top 10 Classical Music shows of 2021. Black Being was co-commissioned by The Arts Club of Chicago and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
See photos from the Cincinnati performance in the gallery below. (Photos by Tyler Secor)