New World Symphony’s starry 2014-15 season to feature Mutter, Hampson, Bronfman and a return to Carnegie Hall

By Lawrence A. Johnson

Anne-Sophie Mutter will be featured in a "Perspectives" series in Carnegie Hall's 2014-15 season.

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter will perform music of Berg and Moret in the New World Symphony’s 2014-15 season.

Celebrated violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter will make her first South Florida appearance in decades in the New World Symphony’s 2014-15 season, which features a return to Carnegie Hall and several starry guests appearing with the Miami Beach training orchestra.

In the closing concert of next season, April 25, 2015, Mutter will perform two works with Michael Tilson Thomas and the orchestra: Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto and Norbert Moret’s En reve, which she will take to Carnegie Hall with MTT and the orchestra.

Artistic director Tilson Thomas will open the season October 11 and 12 with a program featuring Stravinsky’s Scherzo a la Russe and Symphony in C, George Antheil’s Jazz Symphony and the Monn/Schoenberg Cello Concerto with Tamás Varga as soloist.

Yefim Bronfman will be heard in October in two programs. He will perform Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 October 17 and 18 in a program that will alternate Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 with “Dawn and Siegfried’s Journey” from Wagner’s Götterdämmerung. Bronfman will also perform a recital Oct. 19 that will feature Beethoven’s “Archduke” Trio with NWS members.

Composer John Adams will conduct the first Sounds of the Times program Dec. 6 leading soloist Timothy McAllister in his Saxophone Concerto along with Copland’s El Salon Mexico and Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements.

After an absence of several seasons, baritone Thomas Hampson will return to perform a vocal recital February 15 where he will also be joined by MTT and the orchestra for a performance of Adams’ The Wound Dresser.

Former NWS conducting fellow Teddy Abrams will make his New World subscription debut in March with Joshua Bell performing Glazunov’s Violin Concerto, along with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Barber’s Second Essay for Orchestra.

Conductor-harpsichordist Jeanette Sorrell makes her NWS debut with a Baroque program in March spotlighting music of Bach, along with Handel and Vivaldi.

Tilson Thomas will lead two Sounds of the Times events, including an April program featuring music of Péter Eötvös, which will include the composer as co-conductor and feature the U.S. premiere of his da capo featuring cimbalom soloist Chester Englander.

MTT will also lead performances of Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1 with Paula Robison as soloist in Kirchner’s Music for Flute and Orchestra in February.

Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos makes his NWS debut with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 on a program that features de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain with piano soloist Ingrid Fliter.

James Conlon will lead NWS in Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in January with the Arsht Center performance on the 10th also featuring James Ehnes in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Stephane Deneve returns for a French program in April featuring Saint-Saens “Organ” Symphony, with music of Honegger and Poulenc.

Robert Spano will come to town Nov. 8 and 9 to lead Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra, along with Mozart’s “Jupiter” symphony and Brahms’ Tragic Overture.

NWS also released details of its chamber music programs. More programing details for the rest of the 2014-15 season are to be announced.

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