The Law of Mosaics with the Oregon Symphony brings together four centuries of music and considers the ways in which artists, by engaging with each other across time, help us to better understand ourselves, and the world. Framing the program is a “classical symphony,” stitched together from the work of four composers from the past: C.P.E. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, W.A. Mozart, and Louise Farrenc. Interspersed between each movement are four pieces from some of the most imaginative composers of our time which explore a musical collage in a variety of ways, mining memory, madcap humor, and ghostly nostalgia.
Hearne: “Palindrome for Andrew Norman” from The Law of Mosaics Bach: First movement from Symphony in D Major, Wq. 183/1 Montgomery:Records from A Vanishing City Beethoven: Third Movement from Symphony No. 7 in A Major Ligeti:Poème symphonique (“Symphonic Poem”) Mozart: Second movement from Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major Norman:Try Farrenc: Finale from Symphony No. 2 in D Major
Deanna Tham, Conductor Oregon Symphony Gabriel Kahane, Curator and Host