Julia Wolfe: Big, Beautiful, Dark, and Scary*
Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”
The universal popularity of Dvorák’s “New World” Symphony lies in the perfection of its expressive melodies, feeling immediately familiar and stirring a sense of nostalgia. Similarly, Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta is so masterfully constructed that every note seems inevitable, start to finish. André de Ridder conducts.
*evening performances only