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DSO at Carnegie Hall: Tickets on Sale Tomorrow


by Anne Bothwell 16 Feb 2011

The DSO premiered the LBJ oratorio ‘August 4, 1964.’ Now it takes the commissioned work to Carnegie Hall on May 11.

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As we mentioned oh…about two years ago… the DSO will play Carnegie Hall this May. Wednesday May 11, to be precise. And now comes word that, if you happen to want to see this performance, tomorrow at 11 a.m. you can buy tickets for $25.

The orchestra, led by Jaap Van Zweden and accompanied by the Dallas Symphony Chorus, performs Steven Stucky’s August 4, 1964. The DSO commissioned and premiered the work here in Dallas in September 2008 to mark the 100th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s birth.  The “both highly dramatic and subtle” performance caused critic Olin Chism to remark: “Devoting an entire concert to a single, brand-new work takes guts. It’s becoming clear that Van Zweden isn’t your ordinary music director.” Here’s Olin’s  review .

Press release follows

SPRING FOR MUSIC

Uncommon concerts for $25 at Carnegie Hall

2011 SPRING FOR MUSIC PROGRAMS REVEALED

Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 17 at 11am

for 2011 Festival only!

All Tickets $25

(CarnegieHall.org / Carnegie Hall Box Office / CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800)

ORCHESTRAS CHOSEN FOR 2013 FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED

The inaugural festival of SPRING FOR MUSIC (www.springformusic.com) will take place at Carnegie Hall from May 6 – May 14, 2011, with seven concerts in nine days, all starting at 7:30pm. Spring for Music is a new and innovative festival of concerts by North American symphony and chamber orchestras built around adventurous and creative programs at affordable prices: tickets are $25 (limited number of tickets at $15).

The “Spring for Music” 2011 concerts will be broadcast live by Classical 105.9 FM WQXR in New York City and distributed nationally by American Public Media as part of their new series, “Classical Live.”

SPRING FOR MUSIC 2011

Complete programs for seven 2011 concerts

Tickets at $25 available February 17 at 11am

1.      Friday, May 6, 2011

ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

“THE NEW BRANDENBURGS”

Aaron Jay Kernis: Concerto with Echoes

(Inspired by Brandenburg No. 6)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Commission

Melinda Wagner: Little Moonhead

(Inspired by Brandenburg No. 4)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Commission

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Sea Orpheus

(Inspired by Brandenburg No. 5)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Commission

Christopher Taylor, piano

*****

Christopher Theofanidis: Muse

(Inspired by Brandenburg No. 3)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Commission

Stephen Hartke: A Brandenburg Autumn

with world premiere fourth movement

(Inspired by Brandenburg No. 1)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Commission

Paul Moravec: Brandenburg Gate

(Inspired by Brandenburg No. 2)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Commission

2.      Saturday, May 7, 2011

TOLEDO SYMPHONY

Stefan Sanderling, music director

Dmitri Shostakovich:  Symphony No. 6

*****

André Previn/Tom Stoppard:  Every Good Boy Deserves Favour

Director:       Cornel Gabara

Cast:           Pete Cross – Alexander

David de Christopher – Ivanov

Yazan “Zack” Safadi – Sasha

Kevin Hayes – Colonel

Benjamin Pryor – Doctor

Pamela Tomasetti – Teacher

New York City premiere of full orchestra version

3.      Tuesday, May 10, 2011

ALBANY SYMPHONY

David Alan Miller, music director

“SPIRITUALS RE-IMAGINED”

George Tsontakis:  “Let the River be Unbroken

“The Spirituals Project:”

John Harbison:  “Ain’t goin’ to study war no mo’

Donal Fox: “Hear de’ lams a-cryin’

Bun Ching Lam: “Sometimes I feel Like a Motherless Child

Tania León: “Didn’t my Lord Deliver Daniel

Daniel Bernard Roumain: “Harvest

Kevin Beavers:  “Deep River

Richard Adams: “Stan’ Still, Jordan”    

Stephen Dankner: “Wade in de’ Water

Albany Symphony Commissions

Nathan De’Shon Myers, baritone

*****

Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring – complete ballet

4.      Wednesday, May 11, 2011

DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jaap van Zweden, music director

Steven Stucky: August 4, 1964

Indira Mahajan, soprano

Kristine Jepson, mezzo-soprano

Vale Rideout, tenor

Rod Gilfry, baritone

Dallas Symphony Chorus (prepared by Don Krehbiel)

New York premiere

(Dallas Symphony Orchestra commission first performed in September 2008 to commemorate the 100th birthday of President Johnson.)

1.      Thursday. May 12, 2011

OREGON SYMPHONY

Carlos Kalmar, music director

Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question

John Adams: The Wound-Dresser

Sanford Sylvan, baritone

Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem

*****

Ralph Vaughan Williams:  Symphony No. 4

2.      Friday, May 13, 2011

THE SAINT PAUL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in D for Strings

Maria Schneider: Carlos Drummond de Andrade Stories

for soprano and chamber orchestra

SPCO Commission

Maria Schneider, conductor

Dawn Upshaw, soprano

*****

Béla Bartók: Five Hungarian Folk Songs

(arranged for strings by Richard Tognetti)

Dawn Upshaw, soprano

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 104 “London

3.      Saturday, May 14, 2011

ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE MONTRÉAL

Kent Nagano, music director

“THE EVOLUTION OF THE SYMPHONY”

Giovanni Gabrieli: Excerpts from Symphoniae Sacrae for brass

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sinfonias 1 to 5 (for keyboard)

Anton Webern: Symphony, Op. 21

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sinfonias 8 & 9 (for keyboard)

Igor Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sinfonias 11, 12, &15 (for keyboard)

Angela Hewitt, piano

*****

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

2012 ORCHESTRAS

(repertoire to be announced in May 2011)

Spring for Music 2012 features SIX orchestras

consecutively from May 7 – 12, 2012 (Monday – Saturday)

Houston Symphony / Hans Graf, music director (May 7, 2012)

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra / William Eddins, music director (May 8, 2012)

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra / Jacques Lacombe, music director (May 9, 2012)

Alabama Symphony Orchestra / Justin Brown, music director (May 10, 2012)

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra / Edo de Waart, music director (May 11, 2012)

Nashville Symphony / Giancarlo Guerrero, music director (May 12, 2012)

2013 ORCHESTRAS ANNOUNCED FOR THE FIRST TIME

Spring for Music 2013 features SIX orchestras

consecutively from May 6 – 11, 2013 (Monday – Saturday)

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / Marin Alsop, music director

(May 6, 2013)
ALBANY SYMPHONY / David Alan Miller, music director

(May 7, 2013)

BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA / JoAnn Falletta, music director

(May 8, 2013)

OREGON SYMPHONY / Carlos Kalmar, music director

(May 9, 2013)

CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with the MAY FESTIVAL CHORUS

James Conlon, music director of May Festival (May 10, 2013)

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / Christoph Eschenbach, music director

(May 11, 2013)

NOTE:  While orchestras selected are not eligible to apply for consecutive years, please note that the Albany Symphony and Oregon Symphony have been selected in 2011 and again in 2013.

Leadership gifts for Spring for Music have been provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Marguerite G. and H. F. Lenfest, and Jan and Daniel R. Lewis. Major funding for “Spring for Music” 2011 is provided by MetLife Foundation. Additional funding for the inaugural season is being provided by Irving Harris Foundation and The Edgemer Foundation, among others.

The festivals are presented by Spring for Music in partnership with Carnegie Hall.

www.springformusic.com

http://twitter.com/spring4music
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spring-For-Music/137853052924676

CONTACT:   M.L. FALCONE, Public Relations    212-580-4302     [email protected]

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