Mark-Anthony Tournage's Frieze was commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society, requesting a work to sit alongside their most famous commission, the climactically hysterical behemoth that is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. We'll hear it on the October 27th program.
Turnage’s new work, Frieze, bears little connection to Beethoven’s Ninth. Turnage’s 20-minute response is cast in four movements, the first of which primes the canvas with broad, arching primordial shapes based on the interval of a fifth (a reference to the opening of the Beethoven). Learn more about the work at http://5against4.com/2013/08/13/proms-2013-mark-anthony-turnage-frieze-world-premiere/
10/6 Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello, Symphony No. 2 (Glenn Dicterow, v; Alisa Weilerstein, c; Kurt Masur, cond)
10/13 Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 (Yefim Bronfman, p; Lorin Maazel, cond)
10/20 Ravel: Alborada del gracioso Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Yefim Bronfman, p; Alan Gilbert, cond)
10/27 Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 Mark-Anthony Turnage: Frieze (Julianna Di Giacomo, s; Kelley O’Connor, ms; Russell Thomas, t; Shenyang, bs; Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus, Kent Tritle, dir; Alan Gilbert, cond)