The Broadway star who turned Stephen Sondheim’s song of survival
If you're not out on Halloween, tune in for a lovely program of Beethoven, Mackey, Mozart, and Copland. Other highlights include Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho performed by the BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra.
Known for his Pulitzer-prize winning Second Concerto for Orchestra, Steven Stucky wrote his first 4 symphonies before he was 30 but withdrew all of them. Now in his late 60’s, his first symphony was premiered by the LA Philharmonic in 2012. He describes the piece as being “a single expanse of music that travels through a series of emotional landscapes, depositing us at the end of our journey in a different place from where we set out.” The piece airs on 10/12.
A new work from composer Andrew Norman is featured on the 10/7 broadcast. Norman, 35, is a young and budding composer, definitely someone to keep on your radar. Note: October ends the LA Philharmonic season. The San Francisco Symphony begins on 10/28.