Future Live Events


Virtual Hangout:
Choosing the Right Music School for You

Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 PM EDT

First-year Fellows Kathryn Bradley (bass), Ryan Roberts (oboe) and Michael Turkell
(violin) discuss conservatories v. universities and how to choose the degree and teacher that
are right for your path.


Flute Forum with MTT:

Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30 PM EDT
On Tuesday, October 23, from 7:30 - 9:00 PM (Eastern) / 6:30 – 8:00 PM (Central),

Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony (NWS) will convene an online Flute
Forum, a gathering of flutists from around the country, with the opportunity to connect and explore
topics related to the flute. In the first hour, Michael Tilson Thomas will teach a flute master class with
three performers in different locations – one each at the New World Center in Miami, Berklee College
of Music in Boston, and Northwestern Bienen School of Music in Chicago – followed by a half hour or
so of discussion. He will be assisted by three NWS alumni emcees, one in each location:

Ebonee Thomas in Miami;
Marisela Sager, formerly of the Cleveland  Orchestra, in Boston;
and John Thorne, Associate Professor of Flute at Northwestern University, in Chicago.

This event will be streamed on Facebook Live, to encourage participation from many people in
different locations, and to invite others to watch. The Facebook event will allow you to confirm
your participation, and easily share the event with others. If you don’t use Facebook, you can
also join the event on MUSAIC.
Use the hashtag #MTTMasterclass on Twitter to submit questions for the discussion in advance
or post them in the discussion for this event to have them answered during the broadcast!

The Flute Forum with MTT is supported in part by the Robert and Diane Moss Fund for New Ventures.


Inside the Music:
Song of the Birds: The Expressive Range of the Cello

Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 PM EST

The cello is said to have the same range as the human voice. This feature gives it the
power to evoke instinctual emotions. Songs can be transcribed from voice to cello, and the voice
can find itself even within the sound of steel strings. Cello can awaken feelings of ease and joy,
such as in the Bach and Britten solo suites; it can also bring out the sorrow and struggle of the
human spirit, as demonstrated through the Bloch, Casals, and Villa-Lobos. A cello can be lonely,
it can be sad, it can be gratuitous and brave, or wandering for something better; it can be low
and high, soft and loud, urging and calm, colorful and bland.

Almost every piece on this program was written with a specific cellist in mind. In this concert,
Cello Fellow Chava Appiah will open your ears to the varied voices of these cellists and composers
as well as highlight the expressive range of the instrument itself.


Virtual Hangout: Music School Application Process
Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 PM EST

Bring your application questions to the NWS Fellows before application deadlines get
any closer! (Cassidy will send me participants and more info soon…)


Virtual Hangout:
Topic TBD

Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00 PM EST


Solo Spotlight:
Harp Virtuosity and Versatility

Monday, December 10 at 7:00 PM

The modern harp, patented in Paris in the 19th century, was favored by the French
Impressionist masters in the orchestral repertoire, with its signature angelic sound. However,
this evening's repertoire goes far beyond that. This sampling is an array of show-stopping solo
works, drawing from Spanish, jazz, and symphonic influences. The harp also has a chance to
prove its versatility in this program with fresh re-imaginations of pieces originally composed for
piano.


Inside the Music

Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 PM EST


Virtual Hangout:
The Audition Process

Tuesday, January 15 at 7:00 PM EST


Inside the Music:

Tuesday, January 22 at 7:00 PM EST


Solo Spotlight:

Chamber Music for Flute in the 20th Century
Monday, January 28 at 7:00 PM

This concert is a panorama of sounds and styles of the 20th century, and an exploration of the
range of expression of the flute. Performing music by Gaubert, Villa-Lobos, Berio, and Liebermann,
Flute Fellow Johanna Gruskin and her colleagues present some of the masterpieces of chamber
music from the past 100 years.


Virtual Hangout:
Topic TBD

Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 PM EST


Inside the Music:
Puerto Rican Folk Music: Bomba, Plena, and Danza

Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 PM EST

From Africa to Spain, join me to discover Puerto Rico´s most popular folkloric music
styles their origins and race connotations. Emphasis will be placed on how race and social status
shaped these genres. In addition, throughout the lecture, myths, such as where salsa originally
comes from or where the reguetón rhythym came from, will be debunked.


Solo Spotlight MUSAIC
Young at Heart! New Music for Tuba
Monday, March 4 at 7:00 PM

All of us have had unique experiences in our lives, but there are common threads for
everyone: the innocence, mystery, and discovery that comes with childhood, adolescence, and
young adulthood. The works on this program reflect and comment on these ideas.


Virtual Hangout:
Auditions are Over, Now What?

Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 PM EDT


Town Hall Master Class

Friday, April 12 at 7:30 PM EDT

Join NWS for a celebration of talented young musicians from South Florida and around the country.
MTT will serve as host for a Town Hall Master Class featuring long distance learning experiences and
traditional master class coaching. LOLA, a low-latency video software, will enable this event to transcend
the boundaries of geographical distance and bring student communities together. The Town Hall
Master Class is a NWS Connect event.


Side-by-Side Concert:

Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 PM EDT

The Side-by-Side Concert is an extraordinary opportunity for young instrumentalists (grades 7-12) to perform
alongside the New World Symphony Fellows. The students share the New World Center’s stage and
develop musical relationships with the Fellows as they rehearse and perform music of the highest caliber.


Solo Spotlight:

Breaking Through the Iron Curtain: Russian Composers during the Cold War
Monday, April 15 at 7:00 PM

Imagine if your artistic voice was banned from being heard by audiences? Come hear
the controversial beauty of some of the most beloved works for cello and piano by Russian
composers Myaskovsky, Stravinsky and Prokofiev.


Inside the Music

Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 PM EDT


Virtual Hangout:
Topic TBD

Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 PM EDT


Education Concert Webcast

Monday, May 20, 2019
Every Hour 9:00 AM EDT – 3:00 PM EDT