Sounds of the Times: Night Walkers

Sounds of the Times: Night Walkers

Master of modern music Reinbert de Leeuw returns to the New World Symphony for the U.S. premiere of one of his own works and an explosive violin concerto. With a name exposing a clash of sacred and profane, Kaija Saariaho’s Graal théâtre is inspired by writings of King Arthur and the Grail, and spectacularly tackled by contemporary music advocate and consummate violinist Joseph Puglia. In his sweeping symphonic poem Der nächtliche Wanderer, de Leeuw creates a magical world that has been described as “a bath of beauty” and “a high-density monument in music.”

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