VSONMF06: (Re)Composed

VSONMF06: (Re)Composed

Tickets

  • 16 Jan 2020

    Thu 7:30 pm

    Orpheum

Wave

Artists

Bramwell Tovey

Bramwell Tovey Conductor

Nicholas Wright

Nicholas Wright Concertmaster

Tickets

  • 16 Jan 2020

    Thu 7:30 pm

    Orpheum

Program

Thomas Adès

Luxury Suite from Powder Her Face - Suite No. 2

Max Richter

Recomposed: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

Approx. 90 Minute Performance

With his 1995 opera, Powder her Face, British composer, Thomas Ades, made a splash on the world scene. A virtuoso orchestrator full of melodic fantasy and harmonic invention known for tackling ambitious topics in highly theatrical fashion, Ades has had since had is works performed by most major orchestras and opera companies around the world. The Luxury Suite from Powder Her Face (2017) is a symphonic suite weaving together the opera’s main musical material, recounting the true story of an aristocratic woman who scandalised British society in the 1960s.

The famous Four Seasons are re-cast for solo violin, strings and electronics in Max Richter’s immensely successful 21st Century Vivaldi update, Recomposed. Described by Gramophone Magazine as “Vivaldi-goes-clubbing”, VSO Concertmaster Nicholas Wright, Music Director Emeritus Bramwell Tovey and the VSO invite you to chill out to this bold and beautiful re-creation.

6:45PM – 7:05PM  Join Maestro Bramwell Tovey and Nicholas Wright for a pre-concert chat on stage.

9:00PM  Following the concert, join us for a closing night party in the Orpheum Lobby.

This concert is part of the 2020 VSO New Music Festival: (re)creations.