Alabama Symphony Pairs New York Premieres with Beethoven

« previous episode | next episode »

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Justin Brown Conducting the Alabama Symphony (Alabama Symphony)

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Justin Brown, makes its Carnegie Hall debut with works by two of its recent composers in residence: Avner Dorman’s Astrolatry and Paul Lansky’s Shapeshifters for two pianos and orchestra, both in their New York premieres. The piano duo Quattro Mani is featured in the latter work.

The program, which also features Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, is hosted by Elliott Forrest and Naomi Lewin.


Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Justin Brown, Music Director
Quattro Mani
AVNER DORMAN: Astrolatry (New York Premiere)
PAUL LANSKY: Shapeshifters for Two Pianos and Orchestra (New York Premiere)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7



Comments [1]

Diane from NJ

Though I seldom enjoy listening to anything composed after about 1900 I was pleasantly surprised w Dorman's Astrolatry making its NYC debut last night.However,I doubt I could have appreciated it w/o Dorman's intro, so thanks for that, too. Evocative, ethereal. Congrats to the composer and AL Symphony.
Wonderful sense of urgency in the Beethoven, also.
Thanks again WQXR for bringing Carnegie Hall to us. Great series.

May. 11 2012 11:22 AM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

The WQXR e-newsletter. Show highlights, links to music news, on-demand concerts, events from The Greene Space and more.