Bionic Symphony

Come experience the magic as Sympho deconstructs—and then rebuilds—The Symphony from its individual parts. Using symphonic movements from the 18th-century Classical and 20th-century Neoclassical periods, we create four “bionic” symphonies that together form the backbone of an evening-length “super-symphony,” fleshed out with some of the most haunting and evocative music written in recent decades.

Premiere

New York City
June 6, 2012 at 8 pm
Angel Orensanz Center
172 Norfolk Street

SymphoNYC, Chamber Orchestra
Nurit Pacht, Concertmaster
Paul Haas, Conductor

Program

PRELUDIO
Tüür | Passion (A)

PART I
Haydn | Symphony no. 104 “London” (Adagio)
Prokofiev | Classical Symphony (Allegro)
Haydn | Symphony no. 101 “Clock” (Andante)
Stravinsky | Tarantella Haydn | Symphony no. 104 “London” (Finale: Spiritoso)

INTERLUDIO
Tüür | Passion (B)

PART II
Mozart | Symphony no. 35 “Haffner” (Allegro con spirito)
Prokofiev | Classical Symphony (Larghetto)
Stravinsky | Concerto in D (Rondo: Allegro)

INTERLUDIO
Tüür | Passion (C)

PART III
Bizet | Symphony in C (Allegro vivo)
Paul Haas | Body
Prokofiev | Classical Symphony (Gavotta – non troppo allegro)
Mozart | Symphony no. 41 “Jupiter” (Molto allegro)

INTERLUDIO
Tüür | Passion (D)

PART IV
Stravinsky | Concerto in D (Arioso: Andantino)
Prokofiev | Classical Symphony (Finale: Molto vivace)

POSTLUDIO
Rameau | L’entrée de Polymnie