Polaris

(2010)

by Thomas Adès

Description
voyage for orchestra
Duration
14
Genres
Full Orchestra
Instrumentation
3(II=picc.III=picc+afl).3.3(III=bcl).2.contraforte(or cbsn with low A) – 4 (or 8).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 harp – 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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