Perspectives artist Michael Tilson Thomas’s brilliance as conductor and composer are showcased. His Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind takes its text from a Carl Sandburg poem and was composed for soprano Measha Brueggergosman. This unique song cycle—scored for three singers, chamber orchestra, and cabaret band—is a fascinating fusion of art song and bebop. Tilson Thomas’s mastery of Mahler is featured in a performance of the composer’s string orchestra arrangement of Schubert’s powerful string quartet. Fellow Perspectives artist Yuja Wang is also on hand for the New York premiere of a Tilson Thomas work for solo piano.
New World Symphony
America’s Orchestral Academy
Michael Tilson Thomas, Artistic Director and Conductor
Measha Brueggergosman, Soprano
Yuja Wang, Piano
Kara Dugan, Vocals
Kristen Toedtman, Vocals
MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS Whitsett Avenue/Sunset Soliloquy for Solo Piano (NY Premiere)
MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind (NY Premiere)
SCHUBERT String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden" (arr. for string orchestra by Mahler)
$63.00 - $75.00
Carnegie Hall - Zankel Hall
57th Street and Seventh Avenue , New York , NY
Newly restored in 2003, a flexible space located beneath the main hall. Avoid seating near the west wall, as subway sound can sometimes bleed through.
members' rating of venue:
B/D to 7th Avenue
Patrons in wheelchairs must confirm seating access in advance by calling the House Manager's office at (212) 903-9605. Infrared available.