New World Symphony 2008-09 Season

By Lawrence A. Johnson

 

 CONCERT CALENDAR

Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, 7:30 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

Wind Ensemble Concert:

GRACEFUL GUSTS AND SCANDALOUS SONORITIES

Timothy Weiss, conductor

WEIR:  Musicians Wrestle Everywhere  

HARTMANN:  Serenade for Winds, Cello and Double Bass 

STRAVINSKY:  Octet  

VARÈSE: Déserts  

Tickets: Free performance, ticket required     

 

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, 7:30 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

String Orchestra Concert:

LYRIC STRINGS

Scott Yoo, conductor / violin

WALKER:  Lyric for Strings

VIVALDI:  Autumn and Winter from The Four Seasons  

BARTÓK:  Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste  

Tickets: Free performance, ticket required

 

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, 7:30 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

Pre-Season Orchestra Concert

IMAGINATION, VARIATION AND GRACE

Alasdair Neale, conductor

SIERRA:  Carnaval for Orchestra  

GINASTERA:  Variaciones concertantes  

RACHMANINOFF:  Symphonic Dances  

Tickets: Free performance, ticket required

 

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, 1:30 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

THE SYMPHONY AT SEA, featuring music from

“Pirates of the Caribbean”

Steven Jarvi, conductor

KORNGOLD:  Overture to Captain Blood  

KORNGOLD:  Overture to The Sea Hawk  

ROSSINI:  Storm Scene from Overture to William Tell 

HANDEL:  Hornpipe from Water Music Suite  

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS:  March from Sea Songs  

GLIÈRE:  Russian Sailor’s Dance from The Red Poppy  

BADELT:  Music from “Pirates of the Caribbean”  

DEBUSSY:  Dialogue of Wind and the Sea from La Mer  

Arrive early and meet the musicians at our Instrument Petting Zoo, where children can see and play the instruments.

Tickets: $10

 

Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, 7:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

INSIDE THE MUSIC

NWS Fellows give you the inside scoop on their craft in these intímate presentations.  Take part in the informal discussions and brief performances that make this series a unique exploration of music, art and beyond.

Free presentation, no ticket required.

 

Friday, Oct. 17, 7:30 P.M.; Saturday, Oct. 18,, 7:30 P.M.; Sunday, Oct. 19, 3:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

STRAVINSKY’S FIREBIRD

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Yuja Wang, piano

RAVEL: Rapsodie espagnole  

RAVEL: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand  

STRAVINSKY: Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra  

STRAVINSKY: Suite from The Firebird (1919 version)   

Tickets: $84-$28

 

Saturday, Oct. 25, 8:00 P.M. at Arsht Center

HEROES AND PHILOSOPHERS

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

R. STRAUSS: Also sprach Zarathustra  

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” 

Tickets*: $161, $107, $82, $56, $40, $19

*All ticket prices include $3.50 facility fee

 

Saturday, Nov. 1, at Lincoln Theatre

$2.50

7:30 PM

COPLAND: Music for the Theatre

8:30 PM

IBERT: Three Short Pieces for Wind Quintet

BARBER: Summer Music

9:30 PM

RAVEL: String Quartet

Tickets: All tickets $2.50

 

Sunday, Nov. 2, 3:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

HAUNTING HARMONIES: SCHUBERT AND BARTÓK

Carter Brey, cello

SCHUMANN: Andante and Variations

BARTÓK: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

SCHUBERT: Cello Quintet

Tickets: $12

 

Monday, Nov.3, 7:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

INSIDE THE MUSIC

NWS Fellows give you the inside scoop on their craft in these intímate presentations.  Take part in the informal discussions and brief performances that make this series a unique exploration of music, art and beyond.

Free presentation, no ticket required.

 

Saturday, Nov. 8, 7:30 P.M; Sunday, Nov. 9, 3:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

COPLAND AND THE AMERICAN SOUND

Alasdair Neale, conductor

Vadim Gluzman, violin 

PUTS: Hymn to the Sun  

KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto  

COPLAND: Symphony No. 3   

Tickets: $78-$27

 

Saturday, Nov. 15, 7:30 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

MUSICAL XCHANGE

Program TBA

Get to know our Fellows and the music they love with this fun, informal series. 

Tickets: Free admission, ticket required    

 

Monday, Nov. 17, 7:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

MUSICIANS’ FORUM

Program TBA

Join our Fellows as they create, present and perform their own diverse and unusual programs. 

Tickets: Free admission, ticket required

 

Saturday, Nov. 22, 7:30 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

ACCENTS FROM THE BRITISH ISLES

Thomas Adès, conductor/composer

Barbara Hannigan, soprano

ADÈS: These Premises Are Alarmed   

BARRY: The Stronger (U.S. premiere)   

BARRY: Diner (U.S. premiere)   

ADÈS: Tevot    

Tickets: $15

 

Monday, Dec. 8, 7:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

INSIDE THE MUSIC

NWS Fellows give you the inside scoop on their craft in these intímate presentations.  Take part in the informal discussions and brief performances that make this series a unique exploration of music, art and beyond.

Free presentation, no ticket required.

 

Friday, Dec. 12, 7:30 P.M.; Saturday, Dec. 13, 7:30 P.M. / Sunday, Dec. 14, 3:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

VIENNESE MUSICAL TRADITIONS:

BEETHOVEN AND BRAHMS

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Emanuel Ax, piano

TOCH: Bunte Suite  

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3   

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1   

Tickets: $84 – $28

 

Monday, Dec. 15, 7:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

MUSICIANS’ FORUM

Program TBA

Join our Fellows as they create, present and perform their own diverse and unusual programs. 

Tickets: Free admission, ticket required

 

Sunday, Dec. 21, 3:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

HORN LEGACIES

Jennifer Montone, horn

MOZART: Horn Quintet   

LIGETI: Horn Trio   

BRAHMS: Piano Quartet No. 1  

Tickets: $12

 

Friday, Jan. 9, 7:30 P.M. / Saturday, Jan. 10, 7:30 P.M. / Sunday, Jan. 11, 3:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

FRENCH IMPRESSIONS

Robert Spano, conductor

Reid Harris, viola

DUTILLEUX: The Shadows of Time   

DEBUSSY: Iberia   

BERLIOZ: Harold in Italy 

Tickets: $78 – $27

 

Monday, Jan 12, 7:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

INSIDE THE MUSIC

NWS Fellows give you the inside scoop on their craft in these intímate presentations.  Take part in the informal discussions and brief performances that make this series a unique exploration of music, art and beyond.

Free presentation, no ticket required.

 

Saturday, Jan 17, 7:30 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

HOT LATIN DANCES

Alondra de la Parra, conductor

COPLAND: Danzón cubano

PIAZZOLLA: Tangazo 

MÁRQUEZ: Danzón No. 2 

The evening begins with a complimentary happy hour, followed by a one-hour performance featuring a video introduction and live commentary from the stage.

Tickets: $25    

 

Saturday, Jan. 24, 8:00 P.M. at Arsht Center

THE TITAN

Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

Joshua Bell, violin

SAINT-SAËNS: Violin Concerto No. 3   

MAHLER: Symphony No. 1, “Titan”   

Tickets: $161, $107, $82, $56, $40, $19

*All ticket prices already include $3.50 facility fee

 

Monday, Jan. 26, 7:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

MUSICIANS’ FORUM

Program TBA

Join our Fellows as they create, present and perform their own diverse and unusual programs. 

Tickets: Free admission, ticket required

 

Friday, Jan. 30, 7:30 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

MUSICAL XCHANGE

Program TBA

Get to know our Fellows and the music they love with this fun, informal series. 

Tickets: Free admission, ticket required    

 

Sunday, Feb. 1, 3:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

MAGNIFICENT MENDELSSOHN

Corey Cerovsek, violin

Paavali Jumppanen, piano

All Mendelssohn program:

Piano Trio No. 2   

String Quintet No. 2   

Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra 

Tickets: $12

 

Friday, Feb. 6, 7:30 P.M. / Saturday, Feb. 7, 7:30 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

CONCERTO SHOWCASE

 Alasdair Neale, conductor

Soloists from the New World Symphony

Program TBA

An all-concerto concert featuring NWS musicians as soloists.

Tickets: $78 – $28

 

Monday, Feb. 9, 7:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

INSIDE THE MUSIC

NWS Fellows give you the inside scoop on their craft in these intímate presentations.  Take part in the informal discussions and brief performances that make this series a unique exploration of music, art and beyond.

Free presentation, no ticket required.

 

Friday, Feb. 20, 7:30 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

NWS IN-CONTEXTTM FESTIVAL:

CHARLES IVES: AN INTRODUCTION

Michael Tilson Thomas, moderator

James Sinclair, conductor

Jeremy Denk, piano

Kazem Abdullah, conductor

Edward Abrams, conductor

Steven Jarvi, conductor

An all-Ives Program:

Piano Trio  

Three Places in New England for chamber orchestra

Additional works TBA

Tickets: $20

 

Saturday, Feb. 21, 7:30 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

NWS IN-CONTEXTTM FESTIVAL:

IVES AND THE AMERICAN VERNACULAR

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor and moderator

University of Miami Frost Chorale, Joshua Haberman, director

Kazem Abdullah, Edward Abrams, Steven Jarvi, conductors

All-choral first half

IVES: Holidays Symphony

                  Washington’s Birthday

                   Decoration Day

                   Fourth of July

                   Thanksgiving

Featuring the UM Frost Chorale, American hymns, rags and folk tunes from which Ives drew inspiration.  Followed by a discussion and multi-conductor performance of his Holidays Symphony. 

Tickets: $59, $48, $35

 

Sunday, Feb. 22, 7:30 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

IVES THE VISIONARY

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor and moderator

Jeremy Denk, piano

IVES: Piano Sonata No. 2, “Concord , Mass., 1840-60″

IVES/BRANT: A Concord Symphony

Tickets: $15

 

Saturday, Feb. 28, 7:30 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

SENTIENT WEATHER

Michael Linville, conductor

Rinnat Moriah, soprano

TAKEMITSU: Rain Tree

MARTA: A Doll’s House Story for Percussion Ensemble

DRUCKMAN: Animus II for Soprano, Two Percussion and Tape

NAIDOO: Sentient Weather for Percussion Ensemble (world premiere)

Tickets: $10

 

Sunday, Mar. 1, 3:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

A PAPA HAYDN PRIMER

Todd Phillips, violin / leader

All -Haydn program:

Trio in D major for Flute, Cello and Piano

String Quartet in G major

Symphony No. 31, “Horn Signal”

Tickets: $12

 

Saturday, Mar. 7, 7:30 P.M. / Sunday, Mar. 8, 3:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

GEORG FRIDERICH  HANDEL,

SACRED AND SECULAR

Bernard Labadie, conductor

David Hansen, countertenor

Richard Paré, organ

All-Handel program:

Overture and Minuet from Samson

“Oh Lord, whose mercies numberless” from Saul

Organ Concerto No. 1

“Mighty love now calls to arm” from Alexander Balus

Sinfonia from Act III of Julius Caesar

“Dall’ondoso periglio…Aure, deh, per pieta” from Julius Caesar

Prelude and Ciaccona from Terpsichore

“Va tacito” from Julius Caesar

Suite from Alcina (14)

“Vivi, tiranno” from Rodelinda

Tickets: $78 – $27

 

Monday, Mar. 9, 7:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

INSIDE THE MUSIC

NWS Fellows give you the inside scoop on their craft in these intímate presentations.  Take part in the informal discussions and brief performances that make this series a unique exploration of music, art and beyond.

Free presentation, no ticket required.

  

Sunday, Mar. 15, 1:30 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

THAT’S ALL FOLK

Edward Abrams, conductor

 Program to include music by J.S. Bach, Copland and Bartók.

 Arrive early and meet the musicians at our Instrument Petting Zoo, where children can see and play the instruments.

Tickets: $10

 

 Saturday, Mar. 21, 7:30 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

SYMPHONY WITH A SPLASH

Benjamin Shwartz, conductor

 PROKOFIEV: Suite from Cinderella

 The evening begins with a complimentary happy hour, followed by a one-hour performance featuring a video introduction and live commentary from the stage.

Tickets: $25    

 

 Monday, Mar. 23, 7:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

MUSICIANS’ FORUM

Program TBA

Join our Fellows as they create, present and perform their own diverse and unusual programs. 

Tickets: Free admission, ticket required

 

Saturday, Mar. 28, 7:30 P.M. / Sunday, Mar. 29, 3:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

MOZART’S 40TH AND BARBER’S ADAGIO

Peter Oundjian, conductor

 BARBER: Adagio for Strings

MOZART: Symphony No. 40

NIELSEN: Symphony No. 5

Tickets: $78 – $27

 

 Friday, Apr. 3, 7:30 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

MUSICAL XCHANGE

Program TBA

Get to know our Fellows and the music they love with this fun, informal series. 

Tickets: Free admission, ticket required    

 

 Saturday, Apr. 4, 7:30 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

SIDE BY SIDE CONCERT

Edward Abrams, conductor

Program TBA

Tickets: Free admission, ticket required

 

Sunday, Apr. 5, 3:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

A FRENCH MENAGERIE

Paula Robison, flute

DOPPLER: L’Oiseau des bois

DEBUSSY / SCHOENBERG: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

GOUNOD: Petite symphonie

RAVEL: Piano Trio

Tickets: $12

 

Monday, Apr. 6, 7:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

INSIDE THE MUSIC

 NWS Fellows give you the inside scoop on their craft in these intímate presentations.  Take part in the informal discussions and brief performances that make this series a unique exploration of music, art and beyond.

 Free presentation, no ticket required.

 

 Friday, Apr. 10, 7:30 / Saturday, Apr. 11, 7:30 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Marin Alsop, conductor

Alisa Weilerstein, cello

LISZT: Les Préludes

GOLIJOV: Azul for Cello and Orchestra

DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 7

Tickets: $78 – $28

 

Monday, Apr. 13, 7:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

MUSICIANS’ FORUM

Program TBA

Join our Fellows as they create, present and perform their own diverse and unusual programs. 

Tickets: Free admission, ticket required

 

 Saturday, Apr. 18, 7:30 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

DUTCH MASTERS AND SPIRITUAL JOURNEYS

Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor

 STRAVINSKY: Symphonies of Wind Instruments  (1947 Version)

CRAWFORD: Andante for String Orchestra

ANDRIESSEN: Vermeer Pictures (U.S. Premiere)

VIVIER: Siddhartha

Tickets: $15

 

Sunday, Apr. 26, 3:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

AMERICAN VOICES: RIFFS AND STREET SONGS

IVES: Largo for Violin, Clarinet and Piano

TILSON THOMAS: Street Song for Symphonic Brass

HARRISON: Concerto for Violin and Percussion Orchestra

CRUMB: Voice of the Whale

BERNSTEIN: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs

Tickets: $12

 

Monday, Apr. 27, 7:00 P.M. at Lincoln Theatre

INSIDE THE MUSIC

NWS Fellows give you the inside scoop on their craft in these intímate presentations.  Take part in the informal discussions and brief performances that make this series a unique exploration of music, art and beyond.

Free presentation, no ticket required.

 

Saturday, May 2, 8:00 P.M. at Arsht Center

THE TCHAIKOVSKY CONCERT

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Vladimir Feltsman, piano

All-Tchaikovsky program:

Piano Concerto No. 1

Symphony No. 5

Tickets: $161, $107, $82, $56, $40, $19

*All ticket prices include $3.50 facility fee

 

Call 306-673-3331, 800-597-3331 or go to www.nws.edu.

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