Critic’s Choice

By Lawrence Budmen

The New World Symphony’s first “New Works” program last year was an absorbing evening that included film and poetry as well as recent scores by gifted young composers. This year’s edition, to be presented Saturday at New World Center with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting, sounds just as intriguing.

There will be a poetry reading, courtesy of the “O, Miami” poetry festival and New York City Ballet choreographer Justin Peck will premiere his new pas de deux, set to Britten’s String Quartet No. 1, performed by members of Miami City Ballet. A new video will accompany a rare performance of 1960′s and 70′s avant garde icon Morton Feldman’s Structures for Orchestra.

Two world premieres bookend the multimedia event. Ian Dickie’s O Bury Me Not opens the evening, which concludes with Zosha Di Castri’s Lineage. The Canadian born Di Castri is the first recipient of New Voices, a joint project of the New World Symphony, San Francisco Symphony and music publisher Boosey & Hawkes. The program gives composers hands-on experience working with orchestras, artists and publishing executives in creating new works. Lineage is Di Castri’s first orchestral score.

New World Symphony presents “New Works” 7:30 p.m. Saturday at New World Center. 305-673-3331; nws.edu.

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