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Carnegie Hall Preview: MTT's Playthings

Classical, Orchestral

Share in the excitement as MTT and the NWS Fellows give a sneak peek of their upcoming Carnegie Hall performance. MTT appears as both conductor and composer in Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind, his setting of Carl Sandbergís poem about civilization and fate. Featuring dynamite soprano Measha Brueggergosman, backup vocalists, a bar band of jazz musicians and a chamber orchestra, it pays homage to MTTís musical influences, including Igor Stravinsky, Sarah Vaughan, James Brown and more. Piano Fellow John Wilson will also give voice to MTT's own soliliquy for solo piano. MTT then leads the String Fellows in Mahlerís haunting take on Schubertís famed quartet. Get ready to send off the orchestra with this preview of MTTís Perspectives Artist Series grand finale.