Through Tuesday, November 19th: The New York Philharmonic Performs the Theme from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

New York Philharmonic Space Oddessey

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The New York Philharmonic recreates the sonic wonder of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, with their stirring live version of Richard Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra, adapted as the theme to the classic film. Maestro Alan Gilbert’s exciting program also features the orchestra’s award-winning oboist Liang Wang on the New York premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Oboe Concerto. Rouse is the Philharmonic’s composer-in-residence, and describes his new work as having a “genial … romantic quality.” The concert builds to a climax with Strauss’ 1888 tone poem, Don Juan. The composer was only 24 when he wrote it, but it’s known for its distinctive and difficult horn calls.

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