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Joshua Bell and a New Piece by Christopher Rouse

Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Hear the program Thursday at 8:00 PM.

“When the music history of the late 20th century is written, I suspect the explosive and passionate music of Rouse will loom large.”

–Baltimore Sun

The New York Philharmonic is off to Europe this week with a program that’s deeply personal; honoring that orchestra’s long association with Leonard Bernstein, Joshua Bell will solo in Bernstein’s Serenade. To open the program, Christopher Rouse, the Philharmonic’s composer-in-residence and one of the most sought-after composers of our own time offers a new piece, Prospero’s Rooms. The evening finishes with Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique Symphony.

This concert can be heard on WFMT Thursday night at 8:00 PM on The New York Philharmonic This Week.

View the program notes to Prospero’s RoomsRouse Program Notes

Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winning composer Christopher Rouse was in Chicago last winter for the premiere of his trumpet concerto, Heimdall’s Trumpet, which featured the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and principal trumpet Chris Martin.

Violin virtuoso Joshua Bell recently assumed leadership of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields more.

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