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Westminster Symphonic Choir: Ives: A Symphony: New England Holidays

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American composer Charles Ives was a pioneer of 20th century classical music. A highly innovative musician, Ives expreminted freely with dissonances, tone clusters and polymetric constructions. This rare performance of Charles Ives' four symphonic poems, A Symphony: New England Holidays, is an example of the intimate relationship between his music and American culture and experience, most prominantly that of New England. The four pieces coincide with the seasons: winter, spring, summer and fall, and recall the sounds of Ives' childhood in Danbury, Connecticut. 

One of today's foremost Ives interpreters, Michael Tilson Thomas conducts. A winner of eleven Grammy Awards, Mr. Tilson Thomas appears on more than 120 recordings. His discography includes The Mahler Project, a collection of the composer’s complete symphonies and works for voice and orchestra performed with the San Francisco Symphony; pioneering recordings of music by Charles Ives, Carl Ruggles, Steve Reich, John Cage, Ingolf Dahl, Morton Feldman, George Gershwin, John McLaughlin and Elvis Costello; and many additional releases spanning the orchestral repertoire, from Bach and Beethoven to Debussy and Stravinsky.

Performers

Westminster Symphonic Choir
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Ticket Information 

Philadelphia: 215-893-1999
Online: philorch.org

Event Schedule
Date / Time Registration Location
Thursday, March 25, 2021

7:30pm

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center
300 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA, 19102
United States
Friday, March 26, 2021

2:00pm

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center
300 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA, 19102
United States
Sunday, March 28, 2021

2:00pm

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center
300 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA, 19102
United States