Thursday, March 03, 2011

New Under Sun -- Sir Harrison Birtwistle Violin Concerto

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Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (2010)
World Premiere, March 3, 2011, Boston, United States

The commission was extended by the BSO through the generous support of the New Works Fund established by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Boston Symphony Orchestra Program Notes by Robert Kirzinger

Image credits: James McNeill Whistler, Symphony in White & Red and Detail, Qi Kun Pavilion in the Winter Mountains Freer Gallery of Art Copyright © 2011 Smithsonian Institution


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