“The New World Symphony’s 2017-2018 season will open on October 14-15 with artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas conducting Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol and excerpts from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet,” writes Lawrence Budman in Thursday’s (4/6) South Florida Classical Review. “Yuja Wang will be soloist in two rarely played works: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2. On May 5 and 6 Tilson Thomas closes the season with Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 9. The orchestral academy will offer three Friday night concerts, eight Saturday evening and seven Sunday afternoon performances at its Miami Beach campus plus a three-concert series at the Arsht Center in downtown Miami. Six Sunday afternoon chamber music programs and three Sounds of the Times contemporary music evenings are also on the agenda. … the annual Concerto Night will spotlight members of the ensemble in solo works. … the Sounds of the Times series presents the East Coast premiere of Mnemosyne’s Pool by Steven Mackey, a New World Symphony commission, under the baton of Jeffrey Milarsky (December 9). Composer John Adams conducts his own Tromba lontana, his son Samuel Adams’ many words of love, and Timo Andres’ The Blind Banister with piano soloist Jonathan Biss (March 31).”

Posted April 10, 2017