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(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

Upcoming Performances

  • January 26 2017
    Harpa, Reykjavík, Iceland
    Iceland Symphony Orchestra (Sinfóníuhljómsveit Íslands), Daniel Bjarnasson
  • August 4 2017
    Symphony Hall, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Past Performances

  • January 26 2011
    New World Center, Miami Beach, USA
    Michael Tilson Thomas, New World Symphony
  • 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 27 2012
    Grande Auditório, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
    Gulbenkian 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 9-10 2012
    Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Markus Stenz, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • August 12 2012
    Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, USA
    Festival Orchestra
  • December 6-7 2012
    Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
    Gulbenkian Orchestra, Krzsystof Urbanski
  • February 8 2013
    Auditorium della RAI 'Arturo Toscanini', Turin, Italy
    Daniel Kawka, Orchestra Sinfonica RAI
  • May 1-2 2013
    Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
    Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • October 10 2013
    Boston Symphony Hall, Boston, USA
    Thomas Adès (Conductor), Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • October 11 2013
    Symphony Hall, Boston, USA
    Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • October 12 2013
    Boston Symphony Hall, Boston, USA
    Thomas Adès (Conductor), Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • August 9 2014
    Granada Theatre, Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, USA
    Music Academy of the West
  • October 16 2014
    Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Canada
    Alex Pauk, Esprit Orchestra
  • October 30-31, November 1 2014
    Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, United Kingdom
    Britten Sinfonia, Claire Booth, Thomas Gould
  • June 30 2015
    Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, United Kingdom
    Orion Orchestra, Toby Purser
  • November 20-21 2015
    Lincoln Center, New York City, USA
    Calder Quartet, Orchestra of St Luke's, Thomas Gould
  • November 22 2015
    Lincoln Center, New York City, USA
    Anna Dennis, Calder Quartet, Orchestra of St Luke's, Thomas Gould
  • January 22 2016
    Grosser Sendesaal des Hessischen Rundfunks, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Lawrence Power
  • January 23 2016
    Stadttheater, Giessen, Germany
    Lawrence Power
  • March 9 2016
    Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London, United Kingdom
    London Symphony Orchestra, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Samuel Dale Johnson
  • April 16-17 2016
    Kosmos, Berlin, Germany
    Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Gijs Leenaars
  • June 9-10 2016
    Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, USA
    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop
  • June 11 2016
    The Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, USA
    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop
  • August 13 2016
    BBC Radio 3, , United Kingdom
    Berlin Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Hebrides Ensemble, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Steven Isserlis, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

© Thomas Adès 2014