Erina Yashima Conductor
Time for Three
Mazzoli Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)
Puts Contact, for string trio and orchestra—First PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE
Dvořák Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”)
Highlighting the program on Thursday, July 28, is the East Coast premiere of Contact by Pulitzer Prize–winner Kevin Puts featuring Time for Three. The new work was co-commissioned by SPAC and draws inspiration from Time for Three’s extraordinary energy and spontaneity as a boundary-breaking ensemble. The work was originally planned as part of SPAC’s 2020 season.
Also featured is the SPAC premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres), which, in the composer’s words is “a piece that churns and roils, that inches close to the listener only to leap away at breakneck speed” and Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony, one of the most beloved works in the repertoire with its lush melodies and majestic conclusion.