Spring for Music
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Spring for Music, a new and innovative festival of concerts by North American symphony and chamber orchestras presented annually at Carnegie Hall to broad music-loving audiences, is being presented through a unique marketing structure built around adventurous and creative programs. The festival is designed to allow chosen orchestras to showcase their artistic philosophies through distinctive and creative programming in one of the world's most competitive musical environments.
Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 7 p.m. on Classical MPR stations
Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal
Kent Nagano, music director
"The Evolution of the Symphony"
Giovanni Gabrieli: Excerpts from Symphonia 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
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra "The New Brandenburgs"
Aaron Jay Kernis: Concerto with Echoes
Melinda Wagner: Little Moonhead
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Sea Orpheus
Christopher Theofanidis: Muse
Stephen Hartke: A Brandenburg Autumn
Paul Moravec: Brandenburg Gate
Stefan Sanderling, music director
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6
Andre Previn/Tom Stoppard: Every Good Boy Deserves Favor
Director: Cornel Gabara
Cast: Pete Cross - Alexander
David de Christopher - Ivanov
Yazan "Zack" Alquadi - Sasha
Kevin Hayes - Colonel
Benjamin Pryor - Doctor
Pamela Tomasetti - Teacher
New York City premiere of full orchestra version
David Alan Miller, music director
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 Leon: "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"
Copland: Appalachian Spring - complete ballet
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, music director
Steven Stucky: August 4, 1964
Indira Mahajan, soprano
Kristine Jepson, mezzo
Vale Rideout, tenor
Rod Gilfry, baritone
Dallas Symphony Chorus (prepared by Don Krehbiel)
New York premiere
Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 9 p.m.
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
Friday, May 13, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in D for Strings
Maria Schneider: Carlos Drummond de Andrade Stories
for soprano and chamber orchestra
Maria Schneider, conductor
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Bela Bartok: Five Hungarian Folk Songs
(arranged by Richard Tognetti)
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 104 "London"