August 13, 2018
Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony Announce 2018-19 Year
Left: Michael Tilson Thomas works with Cello Fellow Meredith McCook. Right: New World Center and SoundScape Park.
Left: Michael Tilson Thomas works with Cello Fellow Meredith McCook. Right: New World Center and SoundScape Park.

Highlights include:

Performances and community engagement in New York, including two Carnegie Hall concerts led by NWS Co-Founder and Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas as part of his 2018-19 Perspectives series

Classical music experiences designed, planned and executed by NWS Fellows—from events at the New World Center like Double Take and Inside the Music, to initiatives outside the concert hall like NWS Community Projects

World, U.S., and New York premieres of works by Gavin Bryars, David Lang, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Julia Wolfe 

Continued commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including through the recently launched National Alliance for Audition Support in partnership with the Sphinx Organization and League of American Orchestras

Visiting faculty of more than 120 professional musicians and administrators from leading orchestras and conservatories in the U.S., Canada, and Europe

Third year of entrepreneurial curriculum in partnership with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and Colorado-based Blue Wing Consulting

Collaborations connecting musicians via distance-learning technology, such as Global Audition Training, the Nashville Symphony’s Accelerando initiative, and the Atlanta Symphony’s Talent Development Program

First trip to Cuba by NWS Fellows, who perform at the Festival Mozart-Habana while also serving as educators in the community 

Community and youth engagement, including Side-by-Side Concert and Town Hall Master Class

Signature concert series including WALLCAST® concerts; PULSE: Late Night at the New World Symphony, lounge-style concerts featuring DJ sets alongside traditional and contemporary repertoire; and Sounds of the Times contemporary music series

Orchestral performances, chamber music concerts, and master classes, with guest artists to include violinists Renaud Capuçon, Augustin Hadelich, Christian Tetzlaff, Itamar Zorman, and Pinchas Zukerman; pianists Emanuel Ax, Inon Barnatan, Hélène Grimaud, Gabriela Montero, and Yuja Wang; clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein; tenor Matthew Polenzani; and conductors Roberto Abbado, James Conlon, Joshua Gersen, Bernard Labadie, Peter Oundjian, Matthias Pintscher, Osmo Vänskä, and Mark Wigglesworth

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA (August 13, 2018) — Led by Co-Founder and Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), is the nation’s most innovative training ground for the next generation of classical musicians, and this 2018-19 year NWS takes its curriculum beyond Miami to include community engagement in New York City and performances at Carnegie Hall. These activities are part of an experiential curriculum that each year immerses NWS’s resident Fellows in hands-on training, live performance, and audience interaction.

“With last year’s 30th anniversary celebrations now past, we at the New World Symphony look ahead to another 30 years of preparing our Fellows to be leaders and influencers in the field of classical music,” said Michael Tilson Thomas. “Next spring, I have the special pleasure of conducting our orchestra at Carnegie Hall as part of my second Perspectives series, and I am greatly looking forward to this opportunity for more people to experience the Fellows’ artistic excellence and devotion to their audience and community.”

“New World Symphony honors the past and shapes the future,” said President and CEO Howard Herring. “Our return to Carnegie Hall gives our Fellows a chance to touch history. In the South Florida community, we are redefining the relevance of symphonic music in the performance hall and across Miami, as our Fellows share the traditions of classical music with as many people as possible.”

As part of the NWS curriculum each season at the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center in Miami, Fellows develop their musical skills through a wide variety of performance activities and master classes, including with MTT and world-class guest artists. Central to this training is participation in NWS’s signature orchestral performances, including the WALLCAST® Concert SeriesSide-by-Side Concert, and PULSE: Late Night at the New World Symphony, among others. Performance opportunities also include solo and chamber concerts throughout the season. In addition to developing their skills as orchestral musicians, Fellows have numerous opportunities to perform solo and in chamber ensembles throughout the season.

The NWS performance curriculum also extends beyond Miami via distance-learning technology, which allows Fellows to participate in Global Audition Training master classes with professional musicians around the world. Through this program, Fellows receive performance critique from an international perspective, so that they understand and can adapt to the artistic values and nuances of audition and performance practices in different cultures.

In addition to learning through performances and master classes, Fellows participate in a wide range of professional development activities, from attending workshops and classes to planning and executing their own classical music experiences. Key initiatives this season include the Community Projects program, through which Fellows develop their own initiatives that engage with the public, whether digitally or in-person in South Florida, outside of the New World Center; and an entrepreneurial curriculum in partnership with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and Colorado-based Blue Wing Consulting, designed to equip Fellows with music business, collaboration, innovation, and leadership skills, as taught by experts in various fields.

NWS also fosters a spirit of inclusion and diversity in classical music through programs that provide access and training to musicians in underrepresented or underserved communities. Continuing this season is the recently launched National Alliance for Audition Support, a partnership with The Sphinx Organization and the League of American Orchestras that aims to increase diversity in orchestras through a series of programs and funding for Black and Latinx musicians. NWS also increases opportunities for musicians internationally through its cross-cultural exchange programs that bring musicians in Brazil and Colombia to the New World Center.

This past season, 25 NWS Fellows acquired positions with professional orchestras, including the Washington National Opera Orchestra; Calgary, Colorado, Los Angeles, and Naples Philharmonics; Baltimore, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Quebec, San Antonio, Utah, and Toronto Symphonies; and The Florida Orchestra. In the past three seasons, Fellows have also accepted positions with the New York Philharmonic; Louisville and Minnesota Orchestras; Houston Grand and San Francisco Opera Orchestras; and Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Colorado, Columbus, Detroit, Milwaukee, National, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver Symphonies, among many other orchestras.

 

CARNEGIE HALL PERFORMANCES AND PARTNERSHIPS

The New World Symphony returns to Carnegie Hall in spring 2019 for two programs conducted by MTT as part of his 2018-19 Carnegie Hall Perspectives series, which reflects his multifaceted career and commitment to shaping the future of classical music. These two performances, on May 1 and 2, conclude the series and feature pianist and fellow 2018-19 Perspectives artist Yuja Wang. The orchestra, conducted by MTT, last performed at Carnegie Hall in April 2015. MTT was previously honored over a two-season period as a Perspectives artist during Carnegie Hall’s 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons. Click here to hear him discuss NWS and his 2018-19 Perspectives series.

On Wednesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m. at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, in celebration of his commitment to contemporary music, MTT conducts NWS in the New York premiere of an NWS / Carnegie Hall co-commission by composer Julia Wolfe. The program also includes Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with Ms. Wang. The world premiere of Ms. Wolfe’s piece is given by MTT and NWS the week prior, when the program is performed as NWS’s season finale at the New World Center on Friday, April 26 and as a WALLCAST® concert on Saturday, April 27.

The Zankel Hall program on Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. celebrates MTT’s work as a composer, opening with the New York premiere a new solo piano work written by him and performed by Ms. Wang. MTT then conducts NWS in the New York premiere of his Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind, a jazz-infused setting of Carl Sandburg’s eponymous poem.

The song cycle is scored for three singers, chamber orchestra, and cabaret band, and the Carnegie Hall performance features soprano Measha Brueggergosman as lead soloist, joined by vocalists Mikaela Bennett and Kara Dugan. All three singers performed in the 2016 world premiere conducted by MTT at the New World Center. Following MTT’s compositions, the evening ends with Mahler’s string orchestra arrangement of Schubert’s String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810 (“Death and the Maiden”). Prior to the Carnegie Hall performance, MTT’s song cycle and the Schubert arrangement will be performed at the New World Center on Saturday, April 20.

MTT conducts the world premiere of his Four Preludes on 
Playthings of the Wind at the New World Center, 2016.

To learn more about MTT’s 2018-19 Carnegie Hall Perspectives series, click here.

Fellows of the New World Symphony were most recently at Carnegie Hall this summer serving as coaches and mentors to the middle- and high-school musicians of Carnegie Hall’s NYO2 program, which was held in partnership with NWS this year. NYO2 brings together outstanding young American instrumentalists ages 14-17 for a summer orchestral training program with a particular focus on attracting talented students from groups underserved by and underrepresented in the classical orchestral field. The program is an extension of Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), which MTT led this year to launch his Perspectives series.

In addition to the coaching and mentoring of NYO2 musicians by NWS Fellows and alumni during the annual NYO residency at Purchase College, the partnership with Carnegie Hall included a six-day residency (July 16-21, 2018) for NYO2 hosted by NWS at the New World Center. The residency included not only Fellow and alumni coaching in group and individual settings, but also a WALLCAST® Concert performed by the young musicians side-by-side with NYO2-participating Fellows. Carlos Miguel Prieto conducted, joined by violinist Gil Shaham as soloist. Fellows will then returned to New York with NYO2 to provide additional coaching for the Carnegie Hall performance, in which they also performed side-by-side with NYO2.

To learn more about the NWS / Carnegie Hall NYO2 collaboration, click here. To learn more about NYO2’s residency at the New World Center, click here.

 

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR AUDITION SUPPORT

In April 2018, the New World Symphony joined The Sphinx Organization and the League of American Orchestras in announcing their new partnership, the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), which is a field-wide initiative with the long-term goal of increasing diversity in American orchestras. Supported by a four-year, $1.8 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Alliance offers a holistic and personalized array of support to Black and Latinx musicians to develop their audition skills, increase their participation in auditions, and ultimately, increase their representation in orchestras.

One of NWS’s key contributions to the initiative is its expertise in the area of audition training. Honed over decades of preparing NWS Fellows for the audition process with professional orchestras, NWS’s unique curriculum in this area informs the training offered through NAAS, including peak-performance psychology training, mock auditions, and individual lessons.

Utilizing these and other educational strategies, NAAS formally launched with a three-day Audition Intensive at the New World Center, June 6-8, 2018. The eighteen pre-to-early professional Black and Latinx string musicians selected to participate had the opportunity to work in group and individual settings with professional musicians who understand the audition process, including members of the Dallas and Seattle Symphonies and faculty of The Juilliard School and Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.

During the 2018-19 season, NWS continues to strategize with its NAAS partners and will be involved in NAAS-related activities both at the New World Center and in Detroit at the annual SphinxConnect conference. Held in February 2019, the conference includes the Sphinx Orchestral Partners Auditions (SOPA), through which the June 2018 Audition Intensive participants were selected.

To learn more about NAAS, visit auditionalliance.org.

 

FELLOW-LED CONCERTS AND INITIATIVES

Clarinet Fellow Zach Manzi speaks at Transmuse, which he organized as his
Community Project in support of the transgender community.

Throughout each season, New World Symphony Fellows are presented with numerous opportunities to develop their own projects with the guidance and support of NWS, all of which help to cultivate Fellows’ self-sufficiency, audience awareness, and professional skills. Through NWS’s recently launched Community Projects and Double Take initiatives and longstanding formats like Inside the MusicSolo Spotlight, and Musicians’ Forum, Fellows are able to pursue everything from planning lecture-recitals at the New World Center to organizing musical outreach activities around Miami.

Now entering its second season, NWS’s Community Projects program allows Fellows to pursue musical activism with their own original initiatives in the South Florida community, beyond the New World Center. All Fellows participate each year, and each is free to create a project on their own or in collaboration with other Fellows, outside organizations, or both. Building on NWS’s entrepreneurial curriculum with Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management (see below), in which all first-year Fellows participate, the initiative demonstrates music's ability to have a positive impact on the community and benefit South Florida community programs and businesses.

The program launched with 21 different Community Projects in April and May 2018. Projects included an interview podcast with WALLCAST® concert attendees, a performance at Everglades National Park, music education activities in Miami public schools, a set of recitals at independent- and assisted-living communities, and musical collaborations with Miami-Dade County Animal Services, the South Florida Cares program for at-risk youth, and transgender advocacy groups TRANSSOCIAL and Pridelines, in support of their respective missions.

Though Fellows may plan their projects for any part of the season, NWS sets aside time in the spring to ensure that their plans can be executed comfortably within the yearly curriculum. This timing also allows Fellows to draw upon lessons learned through the NWS / Kellogg School entrepreneurial curriculum over the course of the academic season.

To learn more about the NWS Community Projects program, click here.

Now entering its second season is NWS’s two-night Double Take series, each event curated by a small group of Fellows, who explore different themes through music and discussion. Double Take broadens the Fellows’ professional skill set to include not just preparing, rehearsing, and performing concerts, but also creating and producing them, guided by the full-time faculty and production staff of NWS, from concept to execution. Held at the New World Center for a paying audience, each Double Take concert targets a specific audience chosen by the producing Fellow, who is encouraged to make full use of the orchestra and the technological and aesthetic resources of the New World Center. In producing these events, the Fellows receive coaching and mentorship at each stage of artistic production, including in the areas of programming, library, marketing, public relations, production, corporate development, front-of-house, and audience evaluation.

Double Take events this season take place on Saturday, January 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Heldat the New World Center’s SunTrust Pavilion, Inside the Music events are hour-long, Fellow-led mini-seminars that explore a particular theme, mixing chamber music performance with on-stage presentation. Audience members are also encouraged to participate by asking questions and taking part in post-performance discussions. This season, these events take place on November 6, December 11, February 19, and April 16.

Solo Spotlights afford the Fellows the opportunity to curate their own solo recital programs at the SunTrust Pavilion. In addition to performing, Fellows may also incorporate lectures on the music into the program. In 2018-19, Solo Spotlights are scheduled for December 10, January 28, March 4, and April 15.

In addition to developing full-length programs, the Fellows may also reserve time to perform a single work at a NWS Musicians’ Forum, a showcase-style event allowing multiple Fellows to demonstrate their musicianship as well as deliver a short introductory overview of the work prior to their performance. Four Musicians’ Forums are held each year at the New World Center, and this season, they are scheduled for November 12, January 14, February 25, and April 8.

With the exception of the Double Take series and certain Community Projects, all of the above are free, ticketed events.

All of the above events at the SunTrust Pavilion will be live-streamed and subsequently archived via NWS’s online MUSAIC platform (musaic.nws.edu), which offers free, 24/7 access to an extensive video catalog of classical musical instruction, advice, and insight.

 

ENTREPRENEURIAL CURRICULUM WITH 
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY AND BLUE WING CONSULTING

Gregg Latterman, entrepreneur and faculty member at
Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, works with NWS Fellows.

Among the many opportunities for musical and professional growth offered to New World Symphony Fellows are special initiatives in partnership with prominent educational institutions across the nation, including the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. While also working with Larry Dressler, his Colorado-based Blue Wing Consulting and partners in numerous NWS educational initiatives over the years, NWS partnered with the Kellogg School to develop an entrepreneurial program, now in its third season, which combines workshops and lectures with team-based development of an event, concert, online initiative, or small business. Areas of focus are open-ended, with teams able to pursue anything from the launch of a reed-making company to the formation of a genre-bending chamber group. Select proposals are granted funding from NWS, allowing Fellows the opportunity to turn their entrepreneurial ideas into reality.

The workshop portion of the curriculum takes place from September to March. Led by NWS staff and leadership, Kellogg School professors, and special guest instructors—including notable NWS alumni—these sessions cover a range of topics including project development, leadership and relationships, promotion and marketing, negotiations, financials, and funding. All first-year Fellows participate in the program.

The course was co-designed by teams at NWS, led by Executive Vice President and Provost John Kieser and Board member Carolina Piña, and at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, led by faculty member Gregg Latterman.

“The mission of the New World Symphony is to prepare Fellows for ‘leadership roles in orchestras and ensembles,’” said Mr. Kieser. “Part of being a leader includes being able to act and think independently in this rapidly evolving world. This program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills through hands-on experiences that will enable our Fellows to excel as leaders in their ensembles, orchestra and communities.”

“There has never been a better time than now to become an entrepreneur. Thanks to the growth of the Internet and the power of technology and global connectivity, a great product or idea can come from anywhere, anyone, at any time,” said Mr. Latterman. “The New World Symphony is a home for Fellows to incubate. Through this course, we helped them approach classical music with an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset beyond how well they play their instrument, reaching outside the box to provide them an edge to pursue the career of their dreams.”

In addition to Mr. Kieser and Mr. Latterman, faculty have included New York-based accountant Richard L. Koenigsberg (Partner at Spielman Koenigsberg & Parker); Miami-based financial advisor Matthew J. Ferrara (Northwestern Mutual); and NWS alumni Gary Ginstling (Chief Executive Officer, National Symphony Orchestra), Rebekah Heller (bassoonist and Individual Giving Manager, International Contemporary Ensemble), and Mark Niehaus (Executive Director, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra).

For more information about the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, visit kellogg.northwestern.edu.

For more information about Blue Wing Consulting, visit bluewingconsulting.com.

ADDITIONAL COLLABORATIONS, INCLUDING 
DISTANCE-LEARNING PARTNERSHIPS

MTT with Iberacademy musicians.

In the 2011-12 season, the New World Symphony partnered with Academia Filarmónica de Medellín, now called Iberacademy, in Medellín, Colombia, to launch the Medellín Musical Exchange. As part of the program, NWS Fellows travel to Medellín to offer instrumental coaching, private lessons, master classes, and side-by-side performances with the young musicians of Iberacademy, while multiple times during the season, Iberacademy musicians travel to the New World Center in Miami Beach for several days of additional coaching, lessons, chamber music sessions, and performances with NWS Fellows. With the support of Skype and Internet2 connectivity, supplemental work with the Medellín musicians occurs throughout the season in collaboration with the Universidad EAFIT. This cross-cultural exchange puts NWS Fellows in the roles of 21st-century musical ambassadors, advocates, and engaged teachers.

MTT with student musicians from Brazil.

Another cross-cultural exchange program, the Brazil Initiative, was launched by NWS during the 2016-17 season. The Initiative brings three student musicians from Brazil for a week of mentoring, musical coaching, master classes and rehearsals. Their visit culminates in NWS’s annual Side-by-Side Concert. The Initiative has been aided by NWS alumni, who are members of the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo.

NWS is one of five institutional partners of Global Audition Training (GAT), a program that pairs student musicians at renowned institutions of higher learning with some of the world’s foremost orchestral performers. GAT reveals an international perspective on cultural and historical nuances of audition and performance experiences. NWS Fellows learn of these diverse orchestral traditions as they perform live for a panel of judges who span three continents.

Using Internet2, Fellows perform a predetermined list of popular audition excerpts and one solo piece, and the judges are then asked to offer comments, especially indicating where technique or musical approach diverges from the artistic values of the ensemble or geographical area each judge represents.

NWS Fellow uses distance-learning technology.

Alongside NWS, other GAT program partners are the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, The Royal Danish Academy of Music, and Royal College of Music.

The Sphinx Organization, NWS’s partner in the NAAS initiative (see above), returns for its annual residency at NWS in the week of September 24, including a performance by The Sphinx Virtuosi at the New World Center on Sunday, September 30 at 2:00 p.m. NWS has partnered with Sphinx for over a decade, seeking to share the organization’s mission and message with the Miami community. Since 2004, NWS has featured the winner of the Sphinx Junior Division competition in its annual education concerts, attended by nearly 3,000 school children throughout Miami-Dade County and webcast to an additional 4,000 children. NWS also waives its application fee for Sphinx alumni who are auditioning for NWS fellowships. Since 2008, NWS and Sphinx have also co-commissioned new works as part of an effort to bring more music by Black and Latino composers into the concert hall—and for three of those years, Miami was the site of the world premiere. Another co-commission this year, from NWS, Sphinx, and Carnegie Hall, is a work by Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard. Titled Dance for a New Day, the work receives its world premiere at the September 30 concert.

During its residencies, members of The Sphinx Virtuosi work with students at Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor Elementary School, Miami Beach Senior High School, and Miami Northwestern Senior High School, among other local schools. These schools are members of NWS’s annual MusicLab program, in which Fellows work with music students in the school throughout a 26-week period, developing musical, teamwork, and interpersonal skills with the students and culminating in a performance by each school on the stage of the New World Center.

Further collaborations include a Concert for Kids (NWS’s hour-long, interactive programs for children ages 4-9) with the Miami City Ballet School, and a trip by Percussion Fellows to perform at Festival Mozart-Habana 2018 in Havana, Cuba, where the Fellows are also planning a master class and local school outreach.

 

SIDE-BY-SIDE CONCERT AND TOWN HALL MASTER CLASS

NWS Side-by-Side Concert rehearsal.

Held every spring and led by MTT, the Side-by-Side Concert and Town Hall Master Class are central to NWS’s efforts to engage young people with classical music, both as performers and listeners.

MTT conducts this season’s Side-by-Side Concert on April 13, leading an orchestra of young instrumentalists (grades 7-12) performing alongside NWS Fellows as part of the WALLCAST® Concert Series. Approximately 50 students share the New World Center stage and develop musical relationships with the Fellows by rehearsing and performing a wide range of repertoire together. A single student musician is also chosen each year to perform in a concerto on the program.

Reflecting on the Side-by-Side Concert, MTT says, “These young people are dealing with music of great sophistication, and their level of performance is astonishing. I’m excited to see the success of this program and the passion that the Fellows bring to it.” One student participant adds, “It was inspiring to be next to the NWS Fellows. They had so much advice, were so kind, and it was incredible to work with such great musicians, ultimately what we want to become.”

NWS’s Town Hall Master Class, traditionally led by MTT within days of the Side-by-Side Concert, is an open forum master class that uses technology to bring together NWS Fellows and middle- and high-school student performers from around the country. Scheduled for April 12, the 2019 master class explores the future of online music education, with young musicians in Atlanta, Nashville, and other cities connecting and performing in live video via Internet2 distance-learning technology. Participants in Atlanta are part of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Talent Development Program®, while those in Nashville are involved in the Nashville Symphony’s Accelerando initiative Both programs are designed to prepare gifted young students of diverse backgrounds to pursue music at the collegiate level and beyond. According to MTT, the goal of the Town Hall Master Class and other NWS coaching initiatives is to foster “a larger community, a network through which musicians look out for one another and share their experiences.”

The Side-by-Side Concert and Town Hall Master Class will be live-streamed and subsequently archived via NWS’s online MUSAIC platform (musaic.nws.edu), which offers free, 24/7 access to an extensive video catalog of classical musical instruction, advice, and insight.

 

WALLCAST® CONCERT SERIES

Now in its ninth year, the WALLCAST® Concert Series, presented by Citi, offers 1010 free outdoor simulcasts of live concerts performed inside the New World Center. Live video from the concert hall is projected onto the Center’s 7,000-square-foot front façade and viewed from adjacent SoundScape Park, which was designed as an extension of the Center and is equipped with over 160 Meyer Sound speakers for an immersive sound experience. Through the WALLCAST® Concert Series, NWS Fellows play a central role in NWS’s broad effort to reach new listeners, reaching more diverse audiences than those at traditional concerts in terms of age, ethnicity, and income (click here for WolfBrown’s study of the WALLCAST® series’ impact and demographics).

Highlights of the 2018-19 WALLCAST® Concert Series include the MTT-led season opener with pianist Gabriela Montero; a world premiere orchestral work by Julia Wolfe, co-commissioned by NWS and Carnegie Hall; and the U.S. premiere of David Lang’s harmony and understandingfor orchestra and audience (2018), conducted by Brad Lubman and co-commissioned by NWS, the Kantonsschule Alpenquai, and the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester. harmony and understanding will be performed during the international art fair Art Basel Miami Beach.

In the David Lang premiere, the audience itself is a participant, both in the concert hall and from SoundScape Park. For this reason, the composer describes the work as “a piece that has no audience,” since there is no passive listener. The concert opens with Mr. Lubman teaching the audience its part, followed by a performance of the work.

Additional concerts are led by guest conductors Roberto Abbado, NWS alumnus Joshua Gersen, Bernard Labadie, and Peter Oundjian, and feature soloists Augustin Hadelich (violin), Matthew Polenzani (tenor), Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Yuja Wang (piano), and NWS Fellows.

Attendance at SoundScape Park is free and does not require a ticket, and special accommodations are available for concertgoers with Sensory Processing and Autism Spectrum Disorders through NWS’s Sensory-Friendly Environment initiative (click here to learn more).

 

PULSE: LATE NIGHT AT THE NEW WORLD SYMPHONY

Launched in January 2011, PULSE: Late Night at the New World Symphony, NWS’s alternative concert format mixing lounge-style lighting, art videos, and alternating DJ sets with performances by the orchestra of both older repertoire and more recent works, continues in the 2018-19 season with events at the New World Center on November 9 and February 1, conducted by NWS Conducting Fellow Dean Whiteside. The atmosphere at PULSE is casual, and guests are encouraged to stay “plugged in” to the digital discourse via social media as the event unfolds. DJ sets, spun by guest Miami DJs, are interspersed around and in between the traditional and contemporary orchestral programs, culminating each night with the premiere of a work composed for full orchestra and DJ. With ensembles around the nation increasingly seeking to reach a younger and more diverse audience, participation in PULSE prepares Fellows for this important aspect of being an effective 21st-century musician.

SOUNDS OF THE TIMES

Left: David Lang. Right: Gavin Bryars.

The Sounds of the Times concert series underscores the New World Symphony’s dedication to engaging its Fellows and audiences with contemporary and newly commissioned repertoire by today’s leading artists. The 2018-19 series comprises three programs and includes U.S. premieres of works by Gavin Bryars and David Lang.

On September 29, NWS Dean of Chamber Music and Fellow Development Michael Linville conducts the U.S. premiere of Gavin Bryars’s New York (2004), a concerto for solo percussion quintet and chamber orchestra. The work reflects the composer’s conviction that “the family of keyboard percussion is as important as, say, the string family, and a great percussion ensemble … [is] as musically subtle and expressive as a well-seasoned string quartet.” The program also features selections from Martin Matalon’s Le Scorpion (2002), for percussion sextet, piano, and electronics, a contemporary soundtrack to Luis Buñuel’s 1930 film L’âge d’or, selections from which will be screened during the performance.

The series continues with the December 8 WALLCAST® concert in which Brad Lubman conducts the U.S. premiere of David Lang’s harmony and understanding(2018), an NWS co-commission. For details, see WALLCAST® Concert Series above. The program also includes John Adams’s Harmonielehre (1985), and occurs during the international art fair Art Basel Miami Beach.

Composer-conductor Matthias Pintscher leads the orchestra in the final, February 16 performance of the series. The program features Ligeti’s San Francisco Symphony (1974), Olga Neuwirth’s Masaot/Clocks without Hands (2013), and Mr. Pintscher’s own work, mar’eh (2011), featuring violinist Renaud Capuçon as soloist.

 

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES

Each season, New World Symphony Fellows benefit from the experience of performing in a variety of orchestral and chamber music concerts. In addition to gaining in-depth exposure to the traditional and modern repertoire, Fellows grow as musicians and professionals by working alongside—and under the baton of—MTT and NWS’s world-class guest artists, whether in concert or in master classes.

MTT leads NWS’s season opener, featuring works by Britten and Bruckner, as well as Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 14 featuring Gabriela Montero, on October 20 and 21. MTT also conducts “Israel at 70,” a program marking the nation’s 70th anniversary with performances of Joseph Rumshinsky’s Overture to Khantshe in amerike (originally included in MTT’s The Thomashefskys, an homage to his grandparents, both major figures in Yiddish Theater), Avner Dorman’s Jerusalem Mix,Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with Itamar Zorman, and the first movement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 (“Titan”) on October 27; Wagner’s Overture to The Flying Dutchman and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring Emanuel Ax, first on November 2 at NWS’s Student Night concert at the University of Miami, which also features Mr. Ax in Stravinsky’s Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra, then on November 3 at the Adrienne Arsht Center in a program also featuring Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5; works by Smetana and Dvořák, as well as Ligeti’s Violin Concerto featuring Christian Tetzlaff, on February 23 and 24; the NWS Gala on March 2; the Side-by-Side Concert on April 13; an April 20 preview of the May 2 Carnegie Hall program; the world premiere of NWS and Carnegie Hall’s co-commission from Julia Wolfe, as well as Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 5, featuring Yuja Wang, and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, as at Carnegie Hall on May 1; and the Carnegie Hall concerts on May 1 and 2 (see above).

In addition to the Sounds of the Times concerts (see above), performances led by guest conductors include Roberto Abbado conducting Fauré’s Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande, Vaughan Williams’s song cycle On Wenlock Edge with tenor Matthew Polenzani, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 on November 16 and 17; Peter Oundjian conducting Copland’s An Outdoor Overture, Britten’s Violin Concerto with Augustin Hadelich, and Brahms’s Symphony No. 2 on December 1 and 2; James Conlon conducting Liszt’s symphonic poem Orpheus, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with Pinchas Zukerman, and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra on January 12; NWS alumnus Joshua Gersenconducting the NWS Concerto Showcase, featuring selected Fellows as soloists, on January 26 and 27; Osmo Vänskä conducting Saariaho’s Winter Sky, Schumann’s Piano Concerto with Inon Barnatan, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 (“Scottish”) on March 8 and 9; Mark Wigglesworth conducting Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major with Hélène Grimaud, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 (“Titan”) on March 16; and Bernard Labadie conducting Haydn’s Sinfonia concertante, Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, and selections from Handel’s Ariodante on April 6 and 7.

NWS Fellows also perform in the season’s Chamber Music Series, including a program of works by Kodály, Janáček, Dvořák, and Bartók, featuring pianist Anne-Marie McDermott.

 

About New World Symphony

The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), prepares graduates of music programs for leadership roles in professional orchestras and ensembles. Since its co-founding in 1987 by Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas and Lin and Ted Arison, NWS has helped launch the careers of more than 1,100 alumni worldwide.

A laboratory for the way music is taught, presented, and experienced, the New World Symphony consists of 87 young musicians who are granted fellowships lasting up to three years. The fellowship program offers in-depth exposure to traditional and contemporary repertoire, professional development training, and personalized experiences working with leading guest conductors, soloists, and visiting faculty. Relationships with these artists are extended through NWS’s extensive distance-learning via the Internet.

NWS Fellows benefit from the innovative performance facilities and state-of-the art practice and ensemble rooms of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center, the campus of the New World Symphony.

In the hopes of joining NWS, more than 1,500 recent music school and conservatory graduates compete for about 35 available fellowships each year. The Fellows are selected for this highly competitive, prestigious opportunity based on their musical achievement and promise, as well as their passion for the future of classical music.

For more information about the New World Symphony, visit nws.edu.

 

For ticketing and subscription information, visit the New World Symphony's Events & Tickets web page or contact the New World Symphony Box Office by phone via 305-673-3331 or email at tickets@nws.edu.

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NEW WORLD SYMPHONY — 2018-19 CALENDAR

All performances take place at the New World Center (concert hall or SunTrust Pavilion) except where noted otherwise.

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM 
PRE-SEASON BRASS ENSEMBLE: OPENING FANFARE

Ian Bousfield, conductor 
Paul Merkelo, trumpet (NWS Alumnus)

Arnold: Fanfare for a Festival 
Turnage: Set To 
J.S. Bach / arr. Ruelle: Concerto in D major (after Antonio Vivaldi) 
Prokofiev / arr. Tarkman: Suite from Romeo and Juliet

Tickets: Free, ticket required

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM 
PRE-SEASON STRING ORCHESTRA

Eric Jacobsen, conductor

Boccherini: Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid 
Adams: Shaker Loops 
Schoenberg: Transfigured Night (1943 revision)

Tickets: Free, ticket required

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM 
PRE-SEASON WIND ENSEMBLE: SWEET SERENADES

Joseph Peters, conductor (NWS Alumnus)

Enescu: Dixtuor for Winds 
A. Schoenberg: Winter Music  
Ippolitov-Ivanov: An Evening in Georgia 
Dvořák: Serenade for Wind Instruments

Tickets: Free, ticket required

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM 
PRE-SEASON ORCHESTRA CONCERT

Joshua Weilerstein, conductor

Price: Symphony No. 3 
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

Tickets: Free, ticket required

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at 7:30 PM 
PERCUSSION CONSORT: EMPIRE STATE OF MIND

Michael Linville, conductor

Bryars: New York (U.S. premiere) 
Matalon: …del color a la materia

Tickets: All tickets $10

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at 7:30 PM 
UNANSWERED QUESTIONS: A LEONARD BERNSTEIN MUSICAL JOURNEY

Edwin Outwater, conductor 
Jamie Bernstein, host
Michael Tilson Thomas, special appearance

All-Bernstein Program TBA

Tickets: From $35

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM 
THE INTIMATE VIOLIN

Anthony Marwood, violin

Cerrone: Recovering 
Tartini: Violin Concerto in B minor 
Frank: Canto de Harawi: “Amadeoso” 
Chausson: Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet

Tickets: All tickets $15

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM 
SEASON OPENER WITH MTT 
(WALLCAST® concert, presented by Citi)

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor 
Gabriela Montero, piano

Britten: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra  
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 14 
Bruckner: Symphony No. 6

Tickets: From $44

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM 
SEASON OPENER WITH MTT

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor 
Gabriela Montero, piano

Britten: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra  
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 14 
Bruckner: Symphony No. 6

Tickets: From $38

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM 
ISRAEL AT 70

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor 
Itamar Zorman, violin

Rumshinsky: Overture to Khantshe in amerike 
Dorman: Jerusalem Mix (for piano and woodwind quintet) 
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto 
Mahler: Mvt. I from Symphony No. 1

Tickets: From $45

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 at 7:30 PM 
NWS COLLEGE NIGHT WITH MTT AND EMANUEL AX

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor 
Emanuel Ax, piano

University of Miami, Gusman Concert Hall

Wagner: Overture to The Flying Dutchman 
Stravinsky: Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra 
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1

Tickets: Free with university student ID

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at 8:00 PM 
EMANUEL AX PLAYS BEETHOVEN

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor 
Emanuel Ax, piano

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall

Wagner: Overture to The Flying Dutchman 
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

Tickets: From $16

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM 
INSIDE THE MUSIC

Join the Fellows at SunTrust Pavilion for an intimate glimpse into their craft with these mini behind-the-scenes presentations on topics ranging from music appreciation to the historic contexts of composers and more.

Tickets: Free, ticket required

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at 9:00 PM 
PULSE: LATE NIGHT AT THE NEW WORLD SYMPHONY

Dean Whiteside, conductor 
DJ TBA 
Sam Hyken, composer 
Bandoneon soloist TBA

The New World Center transforms into a late-night lounge—complete with club-style lighting and video projections—during this innovative event. A DJ spins electronic grooves alongside performances by the New World Symphony of contemporary and classical works for orchestra and ensembles.

Zequinha de Abreu/arr. De Oliveira: Tico Tico 
Moncayo: Huapango 
Piazzolla: Mvt. I (Introcution) from Suite Punta del Este 
Mvt. IV (Danza: Miudinho) from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4 
Márquez: Danzón No. 2 
Lecuona/arr. TBA: Andalucia (excerpt) 
Gershwin: Cuban Overture (excerpt) 
Sierra: The Phoenix from Carnaval 
Ginastera: Malambo from Estancia 
Hyken: Work for DJ and orchestra (world premiere) 
Chávez: Mvt. IV (Presto scherzando) from Sextet 
Villa-Lobos: O canto do cisne negro (Song of the Black Swan) 
Piazzolla/arr. J. Bragato: Oblivion 
Roldán: Ritmico 5

Tickets: From $35

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM 
CONCERT FOR KIDS: DAY AT THE BALLET

Dean Whiteside, conductor 
Dancers from the Miami City Ballet School

Tchaikovsky: Selections from Sleeping Beauty

The fairy tale comes to life as NWS Fellows are joined on stage by dancers from the Miami City Ballet School. Concerts for Kids are designed with young ones – ages four to nine – in mind. Arrive early to experience a variety of activities by Miami Children’s Museum and other partners.

Tickets: All tickets $20

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM 
MUSICIANS’ FORUM

Curated and produced by the NWS Fellows, Musicians’ Forums come alive through musical spontaneity and unique artistic partnerships. Join the Fellows for this inspired performance.

Tickets: Free, ticket required

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM 
BEETHOVEN’S SEVENTH

Roberto Abbado, conductor 
Matthew Polenzani, tenor

Fauré: Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande 
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Tickets: From $38

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM 
BEETHOVEN’S SEVENTH
(WALLCAST® concert, presented by Citi)

Roberto Abbado, conductor 
Matthew Polenzani, tenor

Fauré: Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande 
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Tickets: From $40

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at 7:30 PM 
BRAHMS AND BRITTEN 
(WALLCAST® concert, presented by Citi)

Peter Oundjian, conductor 
Augustin Hadelich, violin

Copland: An Outdoor Overture  
Britten: Violin Concerto 
Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Tickets: From $40

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM 
BRAHMS AND BRITTEN

Peter Oundjian, conductor 
Augustin Hadelich, violin

Copland: An Outdoor Overture 
Britten: Violin Concerto 
Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Tickets: From $37

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at 7:30 PM 
SOUNDS OF THE TIMES: HARMONY AND UNDERSTANDING

Bradley Lubman, conductor

Lang: harmony and understanding (U.S. premiere, NWS co-commission) 
Adams: Harmonielehre

Tickets: From $20

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM 
SOLO SPOTLIGHT 

Presented in the intimate SunTrust Pavilion, Solo Spotlights feature one or two Fellows in recital programs they design.

Program TBA

Tickets: Free, ticket required

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM 
INSIDE THE MUSIC

Join the Fellows at SunTrust Pavilion for an intimate glimpse into their craft with these mini behind-the-scenes presentations on topics ranging from music appreciation to the historic contexts of composers and more.

Tickets: Free, ticket required

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM 
SOUNDS OF THE SEASON

Conductor TBA

The New World Symphony presents a festive program celebrating the holiday season, offering audience members an opportunity to gather and share music with friends and family. Enjoy selections from a variety of cultural heritages, certain to delight audiences of all ages.

Program TBA

Tickets: From $25

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM 
SOUNDS OF THE SEASON 
Presented by the City of Miami Beach (WALLCAST® concert, presented by Citi)

Conductor TBA

The New World Symphony presents a festive program celebrating the holiday season, offering audience members an opportunity to gather and share music with friends and family. Enjoy selections from a variety of cultural heritages, certain to delight audiences of all ages.

Program TBA

Tickets: Free, ticket required (for City of Miami Beach residents; non Miami Beach residents are welcome to experience the outdoor WALLCAST® concert, presented by Citi)

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM 
SUCH DIFFERENT PATHS

Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet

Harbison: Music for Eighteen Winds 
Tabakova: Such Different Paths 
Schoenfield: Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano 
Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings

Tickets: All tickets $15

Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM 
DOUBLE TAKE

Dean Whiteside, conductor

Experience radical one-night-only events personally developed by selected Fellows. Their wildly creative imaginations and immense talent will be on display as they utilize the New World Symphony’s state-of-the-art technology and collaborate with NWS’s production and administrative staff for these one-of-a-kind events!

Tickets: All tickets $35

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at 8:00 PM 
PINCHAS ZUKERMAN PLAYS BRUCH

James Conlon, conductor 
Pinchas Zukerman, violin

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall

Liszt: Orpheus 
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

Tickets: From $16

Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM 
MUSICIANS’ FORUM

Curated and produced by the NWS Fellows, Musicians’ Forums come alive through musical spontaneity and unique artistic partnerships. Join the Fellows for this inspired performance.

Tickets: Free, ticket required

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 at 10:30 AM & 12:00 noon 
NWS EDUCATION CONCERTS

Conductor TBA 
Soloist TBA

Program TBA

Tickets: Special Event

Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at 10:30 AM & 12:00 noon 
NWS EDUCATION CONCERTS

Dean Whiteside, conductor 
Levi Powe, cello

Program TBA

Tickets: Special Event for schools and classes of the Miami-Dade County School System

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM 
CHAMBER MUSIC MASTERS

Haydn: String Quartet in D major 
Hindemith: Octet 
Schumann: Piano Quintet

Tickets: All tickets $15

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM 
CONCERTO SHOWCASE 
(WALLCAST® concert, presented by Citi)

Joshua Gersen, conductor (NWS alumnus) 
NWS Fellows as soloists

This all-concerto program features New World Symphony Fellows as winners of this season’s concerto competition. Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of these talented Fellows.

Tickets: From $40

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM 
CONCERTO SHOWCASE

Joshua Gersen, conductor (NWS alumnus) 
NWS Fellows as soloists

This all-concerto program features New World Symphony Fellows as winners of this season’s concerto competition. Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of these talented Fellows.

Tickets: From $37

Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM 
SOLO SPOTLIGHT

Presented in the intimate SunTrust Pavilion, Solo Spotlights feature one or two Fellows in recital programs they design.

Program TBA

Tickets: Free, ticket required

Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 at 9:00 PM 
PULSE: LATE NIGHT AT THE NEW WORLD SYMPHONY

Dean Whiteside, conductor 
DJ TBA 
Sam Hyken, composer

The New World Center transforms into a late-night lounge—complete with club-style lighting and video projections—during this innovative event. A DJ spins electronic grooves alongside performances by the New World Symphony of contemporary and classical works for orchestra and ensembles.

Program TBD

Tickets: From $35

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM 
ROYAL PORTRAITS

Kelvin Thomas, baritone

Purcell: Chacony in G minor 
Purcell: Fantasia Upon One Note 
Beethoven: Piano Trio, “Archduke” 
Maxwell Davies: Eight Songs for a Mad King

All tickets $15

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM 
SOUNDS OF THE TIMES: TURBULENCE

Matthias Pintscher, conductor 
Renaud Capuçon, violin

Ligeti: San Francisco Polyphony 
Pintscher: mar’eh for Violin and Orchestra 
Neuwirth: Masaot/Clocks without Hands

Tickets: Tickets from $20

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM 
INSIDE THE MUSIC

Join the Fellows at SunTrust Pavilion for an intimate glimpse into their craft with these mini behind-the-scenes presentations on topics ranging from music appreciation to the historic contexts of composers and more.

Tickets: Free, ticket required

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM 
MTT AND CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF: FROM BACH TO LIGETI 
(WALLCAST® concert, presented by Citi)

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor 
Christian Tetzlaff, violin

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (without conductor) 
Ligeti: Violin Concerto 
Smetana: Overture to The Bartered Bride 
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8

Tickets from $44

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM 
MTT AND CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF: FROM BACH TO LIGETI

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor 
Christian Tetzlaff, violin

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (without conductor) 
Ligeti: Violin Concerto 
Smetana: Overture to The Bartered Bride 
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8

Tickets from $38

Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM 
MUSICIANS’ FORUM 

Curated and produced by the NWS Fellows, Musicians’ Forums come alive through musical spontaneity and unique artistic partnerships. Join the Fellows for this inspired performance.

Tickets: Free, ticket required

Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019 at 6:00 PM 
NWS GALA

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor 
NWS Fellows 
Soloist TBA 
Gala chairs TBA

Monday, Mar. 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM 
SOLO SPOTLIGHT

Presented in the intimate SunTrust Pavilion, Solo Spotlights feature one or two Fellows in recital programs they design.

Program TBA

Tickets: Free, ticket required

Friday, Mar. 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM 
MENDELSSOHN AND SCHUMANN

Osmo Vänskä, conductor 
Inon Barnatan, piano

Saariaho: Winter Sky 
Schumann: Piano Concerto 
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”

Tickets: From $38

Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019 at 7:30 PM 
MENDELSSOHN AND SCHUMANN

Osmo Vänskä, conductor 
Inon Barnatan, piano

Saariaho: Winter Sky 
Schumann: Piano Concerto 
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”

Tickets: From $40

Saturday, Mar. 16, 2019 at 8:00 PM 
HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD AND MAHLER

Mark Wigglesworth, conductor 
Hélène Grimaud, piano

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall

Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute 
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major 
Mahler: Symphony No. 1, “Titan”

Tickets: From $16

Friday, Mar. 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM 
DOUBLE TAKE

Experience radical one-night-only events personally developed by selected Fellows. Their wildly creative imaginations and immense talent will be on display as they utilize the New World Symphony’s state-of-the-art technology and collaborate with NWS’ production and administrative staff for these one-of-a-kind events!

Tickets: All tickets $35

Sunday, Mar. 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM 
THE ACES OF AUSTRIA

Tamás Varga, cello

Korngold: String Sextet 
Haydn: Flute Trio No. 17 
Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 2

Tickets: All tickets $15

Friday, Mar. 29, 2019 (Times TBD) 
FELLOW-LED COMMUNITY CONCERT PROJECTS

Fellows TBA 

Sites TBA

Programs TBA

Tickets: TBA

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 at 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM 
CONCERT FOR KIDS

Dean Whiteside, conductor

Program TBA

Tickets: All tickets $20

Saturday, Apr. 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM 
MAKING MOZART 
(WALLCAST® concert, presented by Citi)

Bernard Labadie, conductor

Handel: Selections from Ariodante 
Haydn: Sinfonia concertante 
Mozart: Symphony No. 40

Tickets: From $40

Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM 
MAKING MOZART

Bernard Labadie, conductor

Handel: Selections from Ariodante 
Haydn: Sinfonia concertante 
Mozart: Symphony No. 40

Tickets: From $40

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 at 7:00 PM 
MUSICIANS’ FORUM

Curated and produced by the NWS Fellows, Musicians’ Forums come alive through musical spontaneity and unique artistic partnerships. Join the Fellows for this inspired performance.

Tickets: Free, ticket required

Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2019 at 7:30 PM 
TOWN HALL MASTER CLASS

Michael Tilson Thomas, host

Participants and Program TBA

Tickets: Streams live on MUSAIC

Saturday, Apr. 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM 
SIDE-BY-SIDE CONCERT
(WALLCAST® concert, presented by Citi)

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Soloist and Program TBA

The Side-by-Side Concert is an extraordinary opportunity for young instrumentalists (grades 7-12) to perform alongside the Fellows of the New World Symphony. The students share the New World Center’s stage and develop musical relationships with the Fellows as they rehearse and perform music of the highest caliber.

A limited number of tickets will be available inside the concert hall, in order to accommodate the students, their families and support networks. Contact the Box Office at (305) 673-3331 for more information.

Tickets: Free, ticket required

Sunday, Apr. 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM 
VOICES OF CENTRAL EUROPE

Anne-Marie McDermott, piano 
Fellows of the New World Symphony

Kodály: String Quartet No. 2 
Janáček: Concertino 
Dvořák: Silent Woods 
Bartók: Piano Quintet

Tickets: All tickets $15

Monday, Apr. 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM 
SOLO SPOTLIGHT

Presented in the intimate SunTrust Pavilion, Solo Spotlights feature one or two Fellows in recital programs they design.

Program TBA

Tickets: Free, ticket required

Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM 
INSIDE THE MUSIC

Join the Fellows at SunTrust Pavilion for an intimate glimpse into their craft with these mini behind-the-scenes presentations on topics ranging from music appreciation to the historic contexts of composers and more.

Tickets: Free, ticket required

Saturday, Apr. 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM 
CARNEGIE HALL PREVIEW: MTT’S PLAYTHINGS

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor 
Measha Brueggergosman, soprano 
Mikaela Bennett and Kara Sainz, vocalists

Opening Work TBA 
Tilson Thomas: Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind 
Schubert / arr. Mahler: Death and the Maiden

Tickets: From $40

Friday, Apr. 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM 
SEASON FINALE: MTT AND YUJA WANG

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor 
Yuja Wang, piano

Wolfe: Work for orchestra TBA (world premiere; NWS and Carnegie Hall co-commission) 
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 5 
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Tickets: From $38

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 at 8:00 PM 
SEASON FINALE: MTT AND YUJA WANG 
(WALLCAST® concert, presented by Citi)

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor 
Yuja Wang, piano

Wolfe: Work for orchestra TBA (NWS and Carnegie Hall co-commission) 
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 5 
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Tickets: From $44

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 8:00 PM 
CARNEGIE HALL: MTT AND YUJA WANG

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor 
Yuja Wang, piano

Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium, Perelman Stage

Wolfe: Work for orchestra TBA (New York premiere; NWS and Carnegie Hall co-commission) 
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 5 
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 8:00 PM 
CARNEGIE HALL: MTT’S PLAYTHINGS

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor 
Measha Brueggergosman, soprano 
Mikaela Bennett and Kara Sainz, vocalists 
Yuja Wang, piano

Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall

Tilson Thomas: Work(s) for solo piano TBA 
Tilson Thomas: Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind 
Schubert / arr. Mahler: Death and the Maiden

All programs, artists, dates, and times subject to change.

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Press contacts:

Shuman Associates
(212) 315-1300 | shumanpr@shumanassociates.net

Craig Hall, Vice President for Communications | New World Symphony
(305) 428-6740 | Craig.Hall@NWS.edu

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