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Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater
1941 Broadway (on 65th St between Broadway & Amsterdam)

Avery Fisher Hall
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
(Columbus Ave at 65th St)

Varèse: (R)evolution
The complete works of Edgard Varèse

Part I
Monday, July 19 at 8:00

Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater

International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
Steven Schick
, conductor
So Percussion
Anu Komsi, soprano
Alan Held, bass baritone
Mika Rännäli, piano
Jonathan Golove, cello theremin
Natasha Farny, cello theremin
Claire Chase, flute
Musica Sacra
Kent Tritle, chorus master

Part I Program:
Poème Électronique, Un Grand Sommeil Noir, Hyperprism, Offrandes, Integrales, Ecuatorial, Dance for Burgess, Etude pour Espace, Density 21.5, Deserts

Part II
Tuesday, July 20 at 8:00

Avery Fisher Hall

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Anu Komsi, soprano
Oratorio Society
Kent Tritle, chorus master

Part II Program:
Ionisation, Octandre, Tuning Up,
Arcana, Nocturnal, Ameriques

“The performance was brilliant, an unabashed, heady assault on listeners.”
The New York Times on the New York Philharmonic performing Amériques

Discover the fourth dimension of music by experiencing the entire repertoire of Edgard Varèse in two consecutive evenings. Varèse was a unique character in the progressive classical music scene and embodied the technical advancements that characterized the 20th century. He flourished among the urban sounds of New York, experimenting with unusual orchestrations, atonality, new uses of electronics and percussion, complex rhythms and meters, and other elements that came to define his compositional style of “organized sound.”

Performances feature the New York Philharmonic under its new music director Alan Gilbert, the dynamic International Contemporary Ensemble under the skilled direction of Steven Schick, the incredible rhythms of So Percussion, Musica Sacra led by Kent Tritle, Finnish soprano Anu Komsi, who gave a thrilling performance at Lincoln Center Festival 2007, and many more.

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