Michael Tilson Thomas and Christopher Rountree conduct Higdon, Feldman and Berlioz/Mackey — With Roberto Díaz, Cynthia Phelps and Tabea Zimmermann
Viola Visions: New Classic Viola
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Viola Visions closes with an epic concert celebrating the power and beauty of the viola! With Michael Tilson Thomas and Christopher Rountree at the helm of the New World Symphony, a trio of guest artists join the ensemble to perform works for viola and full orchestra.
After Roberto Díaz takes on Jennifer Higdon's stirring, Grammy Award-winning Viola Concerto, Cynthia Phelps gives us a moment suspended in time with Morton Feldman’s The Viola in My Life - IV. For the week-long festival’s grand finale, Tabea Zimmermann presents the world premiere of Steven Mackey’s reimagining of Hector Berlioz’s beloved concerto-symphony hybrid: Harold in Italy. Mackey, who will be in attendance, depicts Harold in a new light, elaborating on Berlioz’s colorful themes and adding a new cadenza.