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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Roberto Díaz — Violist

Cynthia Phelps — Violist

Tabea Zimmermann — Violist

New World Symphony

Christopher Rountree — Conductor

Michael Tilson Thomas — Conductor

Program notes

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.

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