New on SymphonyNOW: Program Notes from ’Bama

Posted on: May 4, 2012

Start with some well-loved classics, stir in some daring new works, add a dash of star power. Programming an orchestra concert might seem like creating a stew, but finding the right balance is only the beginning. In anticipation of the Alabama Symphony’s performance at Carnegie Hall next week as part of the Spring for Music festival, Music Director Alan Brown discusses his programming philosophy and motivations behind the orchestra’s rhythmically-charged Carnegie concert, which will include Paul Lansky’s Shapeshifters, an ASO commission.

Also this week, we preview the Charlotte Symphony’s upcoming “Bolero Comes Alive” program, featuring the classic Ravel score set to a new commissioned video by Matthew Weinstein.

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Posted May 4, 2012