The Evolution of the Symphony

The Evolution of the Symphony

May 10 and 11 in Montreal and May 14 at New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, music director Kent Nagano and pianist Angela Hewitt present an intriguing program exploring the evolution of the symphonic form.

The program ranges from antiphonal works for brass by Giovanni Gabrieli through Bach, Webern, Beethoven and Stravinsky, and “showcases the different faces that the symphony has assumed over the past four centuries,” culminating in Beethoven’s Symphony #5. The New York performance concludes the innovative (and first-ever) Spring for Music Festival, an event that celebrates creative programming by an eclectic array of outstanding North American orchestras.

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