Thomas Adès

Polaris - 2010

Voyage For Orchestra

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


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

Past Performances

  • January 28 2011
    Lincoln Theatre, Miami Beach, USA
    New World Symphony
  • April 8-9 2011
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, USA
    Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Nicolas Hodges
  • June 17 2011
    Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland Festival, Netherlands
    Concertgebouw Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • September 29 2011
    Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, USA
    Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
  • January 5 & 7 2012
    Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, USA
    Alan Gilbert, New York Philharmonic Orchestra
  • January 28 2012
    Grande Auditório da Culturgest, LISBON, ,
    Thomas Adès (Piano), Gulbenkian Orchestra
  • February 17 2012
    Barbican Centre, London, London, United Kingdom
    New York Philharmonic
  • August 12 2012
    Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, USA
    Festival Orchestra
  • October 10 & 12 2013
    Boston Symphony Hall, Boston, USA
    Thomas Adès (Conductor), Boston Symphony Orchestra

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