JOYCE DiDONATO IN MACHOVER PREMIERE AT ALICE TULLY HALLEditors Choice
Joyce DiDonato stars in the world premiere of “Overstory Overture,” a new work by composer, inventor and head of the MIT Media Lab Tod Machover this Tuesday (March 7) at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center.
Machover, says The New York Times, is a “musical visionary.” “America’s most wired composer,” declares The Los Angeles Times. His Overstory Overture is drawn from Richard Powers’ 2019 Pulitzer prize-winning novel, a bold vision of humanity and our relationship to the natural world surrounding us.
Joyce DiDonato, in the role of Patricia Westerford, is the visionary and beleaguered scientist who finds vast networks of “social” interaction in nature. “It is hard to focus on anyone else when DiDonato is onstage, often standing magnetically still. A freedom that allowed her to sculpt long lines with unparalleled warmth and elegance…” The New York Times
The commission of Overstory Overture was made possible by a generous gift from So-Chung Shinn and Tony W. Lee. This world premiere is presented by Sejong Soloists, “A top-notch conductor-less string orchestra.” (The Washington Post) “One of the top ensembles of today.” (CNN) Earl Lee conducts.
The concert also features works of Michael Haydn and Anton Webern. Stephen Kim, winner of numerous violin competitions, is the soloist in the D minor Violin Concerto of the 13-year-old Felix Mendelssohn.
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Earl Lee, conductor
Stephen Kim, violin
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano
MICHAEL HAYDN Notturno
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in D minor
WEBERN Langsamer Satz
TOD MACHOVER Overstory Overture (NY Premiere)