Aug 17, 2013
Michael Tilson Thomas looks ahead to a new season at the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy. MTT leads the NWS 2013-2014 season opening weekend on October 5 and 6 with pianist Yuja Wang in Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F, Gershwin’sCuban Overture and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite. The opening weekend also sees the world premiere of a video work by artist and filmmaker Tal Rosner made to accompany Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludesfrom Peter Grimes. Celebrate the New World Symphony’s opening weekend by attending the October 5 WALLCAST of this program.
On October 17 MTT leads the NWS in a program that comprises Berio’s Violin Duets, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, and Niccolò Castiglioni’s Inverno in-ver, which will include the world premiere of a real-time video installation created by Netia Jones – a collaborative effort between Ms. Jones and MTT. This program will be presented in Chicago by the Chicago Harris Theater.
MTT returns to Miami on Saturday, February 15, to lead a concert of contemporary classical works that include Lukas Foss’ Phorion, which will be accompanied by the world premiere of a NWS commissioned video created by Adam Larsen, and Berio’s Sinfonia, featuring Synergy Vocals.
On Saturday, April 26, in a program titled New Work, MTT conducts the NWS in Stravinsky’s Huxley Variations along with the world premiere of an animation by artist Emily Eckstein, produced in creative collaboration with MTT. The program also includes Eckstein’s animation for Stravinsky’s Circus Polka, a 2011-2012 NWS commission.
For this seasons’ final performances on May 3 & 4 ten of the NWS’s nearly one thousand alumni will join current Fellows for a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 conducted by MTT. In the week preceding the performance, returning alumni will coach and lead master class sessions with current Fellows and local Miami musicians.