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SUPER SONIC MUSIC BOX: “Melody Transformed”

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$12.00 - $38.00

Duration

1 hour, no intermission

Date & Times

15

Nov, 2014

Saturday, 2:00 PM

Event Info

Super Sonic Music Box: “Melody Transformed”
What happens when a beautiful melody is transported to a new setting? How does its meaning change? And what is a melody anyway? Investigate one of the most mysterious but essential aspects of music in works of Debussy, Prokofiev, and others.

Starting at 1:00 p.m., attendees may meet Philharmonic musicians and take part in other pre-concert activities, such as works by Very Young Composers inspired by the YPC’s thematic content performed live by ensembles of Philharmonic musicians, and videos projected on screen above the stage.

Listen to the "Melody Transformed" podcast
Read the TuneUp! program

Program

Ives/Orch. Schuman

Variations on America

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Mahler

Selections from Symphony No. 1

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Debussy

Selection from Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

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Prokofiev

Selections from Symphony No. 5

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Artists

Courtney Lewis

Conductor

Courtney Lewis

Conductor

Courtney Lewis

Conductor

The 2016–17 season marks Courtney Lewis’s second as music director of the Jacksonville Symphony. Previous appointments have included Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic (2014–16); associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, where he made his subscription debut in the 2011–12 season; and Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he debuted in 2011. From 2008 to 2014, Mr. Lewis was the music director of Boston’s acclaimed Discovery Ensemble, a chamber orchestra dedicated not only to giving concerts of contemporary and established repertoire at the highest level of musical and technical excellence, but also bringing live music into the least privileged parts of Boston with workshops in local schools.

In the 2016–17 season he makes his debuts with the Dallas Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, and returns to the Colorado Symphony. Highlights of his 2015–16 season included debuts with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, and Colorado Symphony, as well as assisting Thomas Adès at the Salzburg Festival for the World Premiere of Mr. Adès’s opera The Exterminating Angel.

Courtney Lewis made his major American orchestral debut in November 2008 with the St. Louis Symphony, and has since appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, and the Atlanta, National, Detroit, Vancouver, and Houston symphony orchestras.

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Courtney Lewis studied music at the University of Cambridge, during which time he studied composition with Robin Holloway and clarinet with Dame Thea King. After completing a master’s degree with a focus on the late music of György Ligeti, he attended the Royal Northern College of Music, where his teachers included Mark Elder and Clark Rundell.

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Theodore Wiprud

Host

Theodore Wiprud

Host

Ted Wiprud

Host

Theodore Wiprud, Vice President, Education, The Sue B. Mercy Chair, has overseen the New York Philharmonic’s wide range of in-school programs, educational concerts, adult programs, and online offerings since 2004. He hosts both the School Day Concerts and the Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concerts. Previous to his tenure at the New York Philharmonic, Mr. Wiprud created educational and community-based programs at the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the American Composers Orchestra and worked as a teaching artist and resident composer in a number of New York City schools. Earlier, he directed national grant-making programs at Meet the Composer, Inc. An active composer, Mr. Wiprud holds degrees from Harvard and Boston Universities and studied at Cambridge University as a visiting scholar.

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Tom Dulack

Scriptwriter and Director

Tom Dulack

Scriptwriter and Director

Scriptwriter and Director

Tom Dulack is an award-winning playwright, novelist, and director whose new play, The Road to Damascus, opens Off-Broadway in January 2015. His play Incommunicado won a Kennedy Center Prize for New American Drama, and Friends Like These won the Kaufman and Hart Prize for New American Comedy. Among his other plays, which have appeared on and Off-Broadway as well as in leading regional theaters around the country, are Breaking Legs, Diminished Capacity, Francis, York Beach, Just Deserts, Solomon’s Child, 1348, Shooting Craps, The Elephant, and Mrs. Rossetti. His novels include The Stigmata of Dr. Constantine and The Misanthropes. He is also the author of the theater memoir In Love With Shakespeare. He has written and directed the scripts for the YPCs since 2005. He is also professor of English Literature at the University of Connecticut.

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Allan McCormick

Dancer

Allan McCormick

Dancer

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Special Thanks
MetLife Foundation is the Lead Corporate Underwriter for the New York Philharmonic's Education Programs. Additional support by The Theodore H. Barth Foundation.

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