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Nu Deco at New World Center ft. Robert Glasper

Mar 13 - 14, 2020. 8:00pm

Nu Deco returns to New World Center for our annual commission project. The concert will feature the world-premiere orchestral work by Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer, Robert Glasper. The performance will also include the second movement of Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5, Terry Riley’s In C, and a new suite of music of James Brown. Program SERGEI PROKOFIEV – SYMPHONY NO. 5, MVMT. … +

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New World Center in one-night-only: Carnegie Hall’s NYO2

Sat Jul 27, 2019

Carnegie Hall’s NYO2 makes its anticipated return to New World Center alongside Grammy Award-winning pianist Gabriela Montero and NWS Fellows and alumni for an exclusive one-night-only event—the orchestra’s only public performance before its finale at Carnegie Hall on July 30.  Under the baton of conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto, the ensemble zips from Spanish music to Russian ballet music, performing selections from Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat and … +

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Dranoff 2 Piano presents “The Ocean’s Soul – Songs of the Sea & Civilization”

Sunday, January 13 at 3:00 PM

Maarten van Veen & Ralph van Raat will play Classical & Contemporary composers including Stravinsky & John Luther Adams in a program of music inspired by & forecasting humanity’s relationship to our oceans. The concert will use New World Centers top technology to present videos of the ocean past & present by top film makers and scientists. Maarten van Veen, piano Ralph … +

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Alexander Fiterstein: Such Different Paths at New World Symphony

Sun Dec 16, 2018

Explore a myriad of chamber music alongside NWS Fellows as they tackle styles spanning over 200 years! The clarinet has a rich history and concert artist Alexander Fiterstein will make sure we experience all of it, joining Fellows for a performance of one of Mozart’s best-known chamber works, the Clarinet Quintet. In Paul Schoenfeld’s wildly virtuosic and fun Trio, the clarinet celebrates … +

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New World Symphony presents Chloe Tula: Harp Virtuosity and Versatility

Mon Dec 10, 2018

The modern harp, patented in Paris in the 19th century, was favored by the French Impressionist masters in the orchestral repertoire, with its signature angelic sound. However, this evening’s repertoire goes far beyond that. This sampling, presented by Harp Fellow Chloe Tula, is an array of show-stopping solo works, drawing from Spanish, jazz, and symphonic influences. The harp also has a chance … +

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New World Symphony: Sound of the Times: Harmony and Understanding

Sat Dec 8, 2018

One night only on December 8, be there and experience what he created for you – the audience – which is music so inclusive and interactive that it blurs the lines between performers and audience. Lang designed this unusual and exciting work to bring us together as human beings, to play and create and enjoy creating the music together. Also featured is … +

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Percussion Consort: GOLDEN AGE at New World Center

Sat Sep 29, 2018

Percussion Consort: GOLDEN AGE is part of the Sounds of the Times Series. Visionary artists and NWS Percussion Fellows present leading-edge contemporary music—including two U.S. premieres—in the intimate, state-of-the-art New World Center. The Program will include New York (2010) by Gavin Bryars; an intermission and …del color a la materia… (2002) by Martin Matalon. The concert will be conducted by Michael Linville. Michael Linville enjoys a varied … +

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Carnegie Halls’s NY02 and Gil Shaham in concert at New World Center

Sat Jul 21, 2018

Carnegie Hall’s NYO2 makes its New World Center debut alongside Grammy Award-winning violinist Gil Shaham and NWS Fellows and alumni for an exclusive one-night-only event—the orchestra’s only public performance before its finale at Carnegie Hall. NYO2 is joined by conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto for Mexican and Russian masterpieces, including the vibrant suite from Revueltas’s Redes, Prokofiev’s rich First Violin Concerto and Shostakovich’s … +

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Nu Deco Ensemble featuring violinist Kishi Bashi plays at New World Center

Fri Apr 20, 2018 - Sat Apr 21, 2018

Nu Deco kicks off their multi-year commissioning series at the New World Center with multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and violin looper Kishi Bashi. This catalyst of this performance will be the world-premiere of Bashi’s multimedia piece, Improvisations on EO 9066, based on Executive Order 9066, the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. The concert will also include music of Mason Bates, Shostakovich, … +

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New World Symphony: Maurice Ravel’ Musical Journey with conductor Stéphane Denève

Sat Apr 14, 2018

French music authority and Music Director-Designate of the St. Louis Symphony, Stéphane Denève makes his anticipated return to lead an in-depth exploration of the music of Maurice Ravel, one of the most extraordinary composers of the 20th century. Discover Ravel’s rich body of work in a three-part event that highlights his style and influences, from childlike charm to American jazz to glittering exoticism. Writer … +

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New World Symphony: Orchestra Concert PINES OF ROME

Sat Apr 7, 2018 - Sun Apr 8, 2018

Global conducting phenom Stéphane Denève conjures a vibrant, sun-dappled Italy seen through the lens of French and homegrown musical giants. No composer captured the spirit of Italy quite like its own Ottorino Respighi, whose Pines of Rome is a breathtaking ode to nature and the iconic landscapes of the Eternal City. From climbing pine trees and mysterious catacombs to vivid bird calls, this … +

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Sounds Of The Times: John Adams and the Sounds of America at New World Center

Sat 31 Mar, 2018

John Adams, today’s contemporary American music icon returns to lead his own music, as well as that of a younger generation. Quietly heralding the evening’s start is Adams’ spatial fanfare Tromba lontana. Samuel Adams pushes to the extreme in his many words of love, finding inspiration in Schubert and Japanese pop. Hailed for his “playful intelligence and individuality,” Timo Andres creates a … +

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New World Symphony: Concerto Showcase

Sat 24 Mar, 2018 - Sun 25 Mar, 2018

In a popular all-concerto program—a staple of the NWS program—select Fellows take the coveted spotlight as winners of this season’s concerto competition, an intense contest where Fellows compete head-to-head armed with their favorite solo work. The concert opens with lush, cascades by the harp in Reinhold Glière’s dream-like Concerto featuring Chloe Tula. Rewind over 130 years for the classical cheerfulness and regal … +

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A Return to Bach’s Coffeehouse at New World Center

Sat 10 Mar, 2018 - Sun 11 Mar, 2018

Long before Starbucks appeared on every corner there was Leipzig’s Café Zimmermann, where the original jam sessions were taking place regularly by musical mastermind J.S. Bach and his student orchestra. With libations flowing, Bach would take the stage to perform his own works, as well as those by his admired friends Vivaldi and Telemann. Recreate the magic with two of Bach’s renowned … +