Music can tell stories more directly than words. This chamber music program presents contemporary works by Ellen Reid, Thea Musgrave, Jacob Druckman, and John Luther Adams that tell tales — two bewitched by water, two wrapped in the ephemera of dreams.
Philharmonic musicians perform chamber works by six contemporary composers who chose to spend time living and working in America. Taken together, these works weave together influences from all over the world to form a uniquely American tapestry of sound.
Schubert’s gifts as master of both song and instrumental music enriches this string quartet, with reinterpretations of some of his own songs — including Gretchen am Spinnrade and Schöne Welt, wo bist du — to form a new, beautiful whole.
SCHUBERT (1797 –1828)
String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, ...
Music’s ability to examine social, political, and personal events wordlessly is explored through Caroline Shaw’s lilting clarity, David Lang’s economical emotionality, Gabriella Smith’s viscerality, Judd Greenstein’s brazen optimism, and Steve Reich’s combination of recorded recollections and st...
Going Dutch: Music by Louis Andriessen and His Protégés
This celebration of the ebullient sound worlds of Dutch composer Louis Andriessen and two of his accomplished protégés, Martijn Padding and Vanessa Lann, concludes with the master’s Symphony for Open Strings, with melodies formed by bouncing from player to player like pinballs.
Leading Voices: Vocal Works Exploring the Nature of Time
Five contemporary vocal works that explore ideas of timeliness and timelessness. There’s Lizée’s pastiche of karaoke tapes and Crumb’s iconoclastic response to Apollo 11. La Barbara’s litany on American history and Prestini’s intimate portrait of the author of Silent Spring. Berio’s bravura cycle...