New World Symphony teams up with other arts groups for “New Work” program

Posted on: April 15, 2013

In Friday’s (4/12) Miami Herald, Jordan Levin writes, “Two young artists are at the center of the adventurous ‘New Work’ program the New World Symphony will present April 20. Choreographer Justin Peck, 25, created a pas de deux for Miami City Ballet for the occasion, and Zosha Di Castri, 28, composed a piece the orchestra will premiere. Rather than a traditional night at the symphony, ‘New Work’ will be a whirlwind tour of the contemporary arts world, with a fresh palette of commissioned dance, poetry, music and video works. ‘The inspiration was those evenings like the ones you have in Wynwood or [the New York gallery district] Chelsea, when you know the galleries will all be open and you know it will be all new work in lots of different areas,’ says NWS artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas. The show is another major step for Tilson Thomas and the symphony as they flex the creative possibilities of architect Frank Gehry’s multi-tiered, multimedia-friendly New World Center. … [Di Castri] is the first artist selected for New Voices, a collaborative project with NWS, the San Francisco Symphony, where Tilson Thomas is also artistic director, and music publishers Boosey and Hawkes, to commission new works from young composers.”

Posted April 15, 2013