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NWS Archive+

NWS Archive+. MTT with fellows.

NWS Archive+ is NWS’s new web-based series. Michael Tilson Thomas will moderate discussions with NWS Fellows, alumni, guest artists and visiting faculty about recorded performances from our archives. Their personal reflections will offer unique insights into the streamed concerts.

Knight Foundation and New World Symphony: Reimagining Classical Music in the Digital Age.


Episode 7: Britten and Sibelius


MTT discusses Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and Jean Sibelius’ Third Symphony with members of the New York Philharmonic: NWS visiting faculty Cynthia Phelps (Principal Viola) and Anthony McGill (Principal Clarinet), and NWS alumnus Ryan Roberts (English horn). NWS’s performances of both works follow their discussion. For more information on this program, click here.



Episode 6: Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8


MTT discusses Antonín Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony with NWS visiting faculty member Joseph Conyers (Assistant Principal Bass, The Philadelphia Orchestra); NWS alumnus Francisco Joubert Bernard (Second Bassoon, Louisville Orchestra) and NWS Fellow Johanna Gruskin (flute). NWS’s February 2019 performance of the Symphony follows their discussion. For more about the work, click here.



Episode 5: Harold in Italy


MTT discusses Steven Mackey’s reimagining of Hector Berlioz’ Harold in Italy with Mr. Mackey, violist Tabea Zimmermann, NWS alumnus and faculty Anthony Parce and NWS Oboe Fellow Joo Bin Yi. NWS commissioned the work for its 2019 Viola Visions festival. NWS’s world premiere performance with MTT and Ms. Zimmermann follows their discussion. For more about the work, click here.



Episode 4: Music by John Cage


MTT shares reflections on the music of John Cage with pianist Marc-André Hamelin and NWS alumni Evan Epifanio (bassoon), Grace Browning (harp), Grace An (cello), Alex Wadner (timpani) and Rajesh Prasad (percussion). Following their discussion are selected performances from NWS’s 2013 festival Making the Right Choices: A John Cage Centennial Celebration. Click here for more information on this program and the festival.



Episode 3: Berlioz’ Romeo and Juliet


MTT discusses Hector Berlioz’ Romeo and Juliet with NWS alumni Philip Payton (NYC Freelance Artist, NWS Fellow 1998-02), and current NWS Fellows Stephanie Block (viola) and Arno Tri Pramudia (trombone). A performance of selections from Berlioz’ work follows. For more about the work, click here.



Episode 2: The Firebird


MTT discusses Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird with NWS alumni Eugene Izotov (Principal Oboe of the San Francisco Symphony, NWS Fellow 1994), Adèle-Marie Buis (National Association of Schools of Music and Freelance Musician, NWS Oboe Fellow 2015-18) and Brenton Foster (Freelance Musician, NWS Bassoon Fellow 2015-18). For more about the work, click here.



Episode 1: Schumann’s Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish”


MTT discusses Robert Schumann’s Third Symphony with NWS visiting faculty member Sarah Willis of the Berlin Philharmonic and Horn Fellows Roy Femenella and Corbin Castro. For more about the work, click here.



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