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San Francisco Symphony – MTT, Stravinsky, and Haydn

Igor Stravinsky is a giant among composers—not because he pioneered a new sound that revolutionized music, but because he did it more than once. Insatiably curious, Stravinsky reinvented himself again and again. And so it was that he shocked the disciples of the avant-garde by setting aside his bad boy image to find new ideas in classic structures. Using a style that came to be called Neoclassicism, Stravinsky found new freedom in economy, balance, clarity, and restraint—all hallmarks of Joseph Haydn, the standard bearer of eighteenth-century Classicism.

In an inspired pairing of the Classical and the Neoclassical, Michael Tilson Thomas presents Stravinsky and Haydn together. The superb SF Symphony Chorus joins the Orchestra in Stravinsky’s kaleidoscopic three-movement choral masterpiece, Symphony of Psalms. A tireless advocate for young musicians, MTT welcomes cellist Oliver Herbert, an alumnus of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, as soloist in Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2.

San Francisco Symphony – MTT, Stravinsky, and Haydn

Igor Stravinsky is a giant among composers—not because he pioneered a new sound that revolutionized music, but because he did it more than once. Insatiably curious, Stravinsky reinvented himself again and again. And so it was that he shocked the disciples of the avant-garde by setting aside his bad boy image to find new ideas in classic structures. Using a style that came to be called Neoclassicism, Stravinsky found new freedom in economy, balance, clarity, and restraint—all hallmarks of Joseph Haydn, the standard bearer of eighteenth-century Classicism.

In an inspired pairing of the Classical and the Neoclassical, Michael Tilson Thomas presents Stravinsky and Haydn together. The superb SF Symphony Chorus joins the Orchestra in Stravinsky’s kaleidoscopic three-movement choral masterpiece, Symphony of Psalms. A tireless advocate for young musicians, MTT welcomes cellist Oliver Herbert, an alumnus of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, as soloist in Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2.

San Francisco Symphony – MTT, Stravinsky, and Haydn

Igor Stravinsky is a giant among composers—not because he pioneered a new sound that revolutionized music, but because he did it more than once. Insatiably curious, Stravinsky reinvented himself again and again. And so it was that he shocked the disciples of the avant-garde by setting aside his bad boy image to find new ideas in classic structures. Using a style that came to be called Neoclassicism, Stravinsky found new freedom in economy, balance, clarity, and restraint—all hallmarks of Joseph Haydn, the standard bearer of eighteenth-century Classicism.

In an inspired pairing of the Classical and the Neoclassical, Michael Tilson Thomas presents Stravinsky and Haydn together. The superb SF Symphony Chorus joins the Orchestra in Stravinsky’s kaleidoscopic three-movement choral masterpiece, Symphony of Psalms. A tireless advocate for young musicians, MTT welcomes cellist Oliver Herbert, an alumnus of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, as soloist in Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2.

San Diego Symphony – Matt’s Playlist: Echoes of the Future

San Diego Symphony – Matt’s Playlist: Echoes of the Future

REICH – Excerpt from It’s Gonna Rain
ADÈS – These Premises Are Alarmed
HAYDN – “Introduction” from The Creation
BEETHOVEN – Mvt. I from Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
AUCOIN – “Prologue” from Crossing Suite
SIBELIUS – Mvt. IV from Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63
SAARIAHO – Spins and Spells
RAMEAU – “Entrée de Polymnie” from Les Boréades
MAHLER – “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” from Rückert Lieder
NORMAN – Play: Level 1
STRAVINSKY – “The Shrove-Tide Fair” from Petrushka (1947 version)
AUCOIN – “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” from Crossing Suite

Matthew Aucoin, conductor
Rod Gilfry, baritone
Coleman Itzkoff, cello

Los Angeles Opera’s first ever “Artist-in-Residence” Matthew Aucoin (b. 1990) has some music he wants to share with you – from the past, from the present and predicting the future. This playlist includes music by Beethoven, Schubert, Stravinsky, Lili Boulanger and others. Internationally acclaimed baritone Rod Gilfry make a special appearance to sing selections from Aucoin’s own opera, Crossing, based on the poetry of Walt Whitman.

San Diego Symphony – Matt’s Playlist: Echoes of the Future

San Diego Symphony – Matt’s Playlist: Echoes of the Future

REICH – Excerpt from It’s Gonna Rain
ADÈS – These Premises Are Alarmed
HAYDN – “Introduction” from The Creation
BEETHOVEN – Mvt. I from Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
AUCOIN – “Prologue” from Crossing Suite
SIBELIUS – Mvt. IV from Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63
SAARIAHO – Spins and Spells
RAMEAU – “Entrée de Polymnie” from Les Boréades
MAHLER – “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” from Rückert Lieder
NORMAN – Play: Level 1
STRAVINSKY – “The Shrove-Tide Fair” from Petrushka (1947 version)
AUCOIN – “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” from Crossing Suite

Matthew Aucoin, conductor
Rod Gilfry, baritone
Coleman Itzkoff, cello

Los Angeles Opera’s first ever “Artist-in-Residence” Matthew Aucoin (b. 1990) has some music he wants to share with you – from the past, from the present and predicting the future. This playlist includes music by Beethoven, Schubert, Stravinsky, Lili Boulanger and others. Internationally acclaimed baritone Rod Gilfry make a special appearance to sing selections from Aucoin’s own opera, Crossing, based on the poetry of Walt Whitman.

San Diego Symphony – Rush Hour Playlist

San Diego Symphony – Rush Hour Playlist

REICH – Excerpt from It’s Gonna Rain
ADÈS – These Premises Are Alarmed
HAYDN – “Introduction” from The Creation
BEETHOVEN – Mvt. I from Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
AUCOIN – “Prologue” from Crossing Suite
SAARIAHO – Spins and Spells
RAMEAU – “Entrée de Polymnie” from Les Boréades
MAHLER – “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” from Rückert Lieder
STRAVINSKY – “The Shrove-Tide Fair” from Petrushka (1947 version)
AUCOIN – “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” from Crossing Suite

Matthew Aucoin, conductor
Rod Gilfry, baritone
Coleman Itzkoff, cello

Los Angeles Opera’s first ever “Artist-in-Residence” Matthew Aucoin (b. 1990) has some music he wants to share with you – from the past, from the present and predicting the future. Internationally acclaimed baritone Rod Gilfry make a special appearance to sing selections from Aucoin’s own opera, Crossing, based on the poetry of Walt Whitman.