MTT conducts San Francisco Symphony in West Coast premiere of New Voices composer Cynthia Lee Wong’s Carnival Fever
Jan 21, 2015
Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony in the West Coast premiere of Cynthia Lee Wong’s Carnival Fever—a co-commission that is part of the San Francisco Symphony’s New Voices project with the New World Symphony and Boosey & Hawkes—January 21-23 in Davies Symphony Hall. The program also features pianist Yefim Bronfman in Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, as well as Berg’s Three Pieces for Orchestra.
New Voices is a creative partnership between MTT, the San Francisco Symphony, the New World Symphony, and music publisher Boosey & Hawkes that annually commissions works from an emerging composer. Each New Voices composer writes one chamber work and one orchestral work that are further developed and premiered with MTT and the New World Symphony, followed by the West Coast premieres performed by the San Francisco Symphony. Publisher Boosey & Hawkes also provides New Voices composers with professional development and guidance that are essential to a young composer’s career. Cynthia Lee Wong is the second New Voices composer, following Zosha di Castri as the inaugural recipient in May 2012. In April 2014, Ted Hearne was announced as the third New Voices composer.