Polaris

(2010)

by Thomas Adès

Description
voyage for orchestra
Duration
14
Genres
Full Orchestra
Instrumentation
3(II=picc.III=picc+afl).3.3 in A (III=bcl).2.contraforte(or cbsn with low A) - 4 (optionally 8 horns).picc tpt.3.3.1 (contrabass if possible) - timp - perc(6): mar/vib/glsp/t.bells/crot/wood chimes/shell chimes/tam-t/BD - 2 hp - pno(=cel) - strings
Commission
Commissioned by the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, for the opening of the New World Symphony concert hall. Partnered by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra (Alan Gilbert, Music Director), the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, The Barbican, London, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony
First Performance
26.1.2011, New World Centre, Miami, FL, USA: New World Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas
Availability

Score on sale 0-571-53682-4, parts for hire. For the video installation, please contact the hire library for a referral to the video artist.

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'Polaris' reviews

‘I’ve written the piece so that members of the brass have these big, mobile phrases that are played over everything else. It’s very much built to show off the space, so you can hear the hall to its fullest advantage.’ The Miami Herald (Thomas Ades), 23, January 2011 Read more

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