Apr 21, 2014
This spring Michael Tilson Thomas leads the New World Symphony in an event devoted to new artistic creations and two sold-out performances of Mahler’s Seventh Symphony.
The NWS Artistic Director and the orchestra present a program of new works—spanning music, literature, drama, and visual art—April 26 at the New World Center. The evening features the world premieres of New Voices composer Cynthia Lee Wong’s orchestral work Carnival Fever, Adam Larsen and MTT’s video installation for Lukas Foss’s Phorion, Sean Friar’s Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp, and a micro-play by Joe Tracz, performed with music by John Cage. In addition, the event sees the world premiere of an expanded version of Re: **** Sitruuna ja meduusa, an installation artwork by audio artist James Andean and visual artist Merja Nieminen. And in collaboration with O, Miami, Joshua Mehigan reads new and recent poetry.
On May 3 and 4, MTT conducts Mahler’s Seventh Symphony at the New World Center. Ten NWS alumni return to join the orchestra for the sold-out performances. The May 3 performance will also be transmitted live as a WALLCAST™ allowing the outdoor audience to enjoy the concert at Miami Beach SoundScape on the New World Center’s 7,000-square-foot projection wall. Each WALLCAST™ concert is free to the public and does not require a ticket.