Classical music review

New World serves up bracing modernist program

 
 
 <span class="cutline_leadin">Synergy Vocals:</span> Simon Grant, left, Michael Dore, Tom Bullard, Heather Cairncross, Rachel Weston, Gerry O’Beirne, Amanda Morrison and Micaela Haslam.
Synergy Vocals: Simon Grant, left, Michael Dore, Tom Bullard, Heather Cairncross, Rachel Weston, Gerry O’Beirne, Amanda Morrison and Micaela Haslam.

South Florida Classical Review

Luciano Berio’s masterpiece Sinfonia was the bait for the New World Symphony’s sold-out Sounds of the Times concert, but it was uncompromising music by another Italian composer, Giacinto Scelsi, that graced the first half.

Scelsi (Count D’Alaya Valva), who suffered a mental breakdown and was hospitalized from 1949 to 1952, found solace in meditatively playing a single note repeatedly on the piano. After traveling in Asia and converting to Zen Buddhism, he used a team of musicians to explore new colors from single notes.

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