On April 20 MTT conducts New World Symphony all-premiere concert

Apr 13, 2012

On April 20, Michael Tilson Thomas leads the New World Symphony in a program comprised exclusively of premieres. NWS alumnus Alex Orfaly will premiere his Divertissement No. 2 for Solo Timpani and Ensemble. Orfaly’s first Divertissement won a Percussive Arts Society award in 2001. MTT and the NWS will also premiere Samuel Carl Adams‘s Drift and Providence, a large-scale work for orchestra and electronics. The concert will also feature Little Alice for String Quartet by the recent Guggenheim fellow, singer-songwriter, poet, and composer Amy Beth Kirsten. Marcos Balter‘s Wind Octet, On Floating Bodies rounds out the evening.

Also included will be a poetry reading by Malachi Black in collaboration with National Poetry Month and O, Miami, the biennial Miami-Dade poetry festival, and an excerpt from Street by filmmaker James Nares. Street will also be shown Monday, April 16 through Friday, April 20 at 8:00 PM and 9:30 PM on the New World Center’s exterior projection façade (excluding Wednesday, April 18, when it will only be shown at approximately 10:15 PM).

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