The Other Fifth
The old and new in classical music collide under conductor Alasdair Neales baton in the preseason, full-orchestra performance of Tchaikovskys Fifth Symphony at the New World Center Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Music aficionados will be familiar with the piece and its mixed reception over the years (frequently rising and falling in critical stature), while others might recognize it from the seminal 1986 Corey Haim film Lucas, or perhaps from confusing it with Beethovens Fifth Symphony. Regardless, it remains a must-listen for those whose only Tchaikovsky experience comes from Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. If your musical tastes lean more modern, composer Nico Muhlys (who is known for collaborations with bands such as Grizzly Bear and Antony and the Johnsons, as well as his score for the film The Reader) has Wish You Were Here on the program, in addition to selections from 19th-century French composer Claude Debussy.
Sat., Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., 2011
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