Avner Dorman will be the Saykaly Garbulinska Composer-in-Residence, continuing the Philharmonic’s joint program with the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington. His world premiere composition will be featured in the April 2016 concert along with his percussion and orchestra work Frozen in Time. Other contemporary composers in the lineup include John Adams, John Corigliano and Eric Whiteacre.
Unlike the season in progress, the coming season’s subscription series of concerts will all take place at the Singletary Center for the Arts for one night only. This season, the orchestra has tried some multi-night stands at the Lexington Opera House.
The highest profile change is the annual December Messiah performance will be replaced by a concert featuring selections from Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria and works by John Taverner and Whiteacre with guest artists the Lexington Chamber Chorale at the Cathedral of Christ the King. That will be a special concert outside of the subscription series along with another New Year’s Eve concert at the Lexington Opera House, this time with the Brubeck Brothers Quartet. Last year saw a successful first attempt at a New Year’s Eve show with soloist Ute Lemper.
The subscription season will open Sept 12 with a massive work, Gustav Mahler’s Resurrection symphony, and close with one of the most iconic works in history, Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.
Here’s the complete 2015-16 lineup:
Sept. 18: 7:30 pm, Singletary Center for the Arts
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”
Oct. 23: 7:30 pm, Singletary Center for the Arts
Aaron Copland: Our Town
George Gershwin: Catfish Row, symphonic suite from Porgy and Bess
Chris Brubeck: Travels in Time for Three
Guest artists: Time for Three: Zach De Pue, violin; Nick Kendall, violin; Ranaan Meyer, double bass
Nov. 13: 7:30 pm, Singletary Center for the Arts
Felix Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1
Guest artists: Fei-Fei Dong, piano; Stephen Campbell, trumpet
John Corigliano: Voyage
Soloist: Pei-San Chiu, flute
W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 40
Feb. 5: 7:30 p.m., Singletary Center for the Arts
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Beyond the Score multi-media program featuring projected images, live-acting, and narration, produced by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
April 15: 7:30 pm, Singletary Center for the Arts
Avner Dorman: world premiere
Avner Dorman: Frozen in Time
Guest artist: Simone Rubino, percussion
Antonin Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 “New World”
May 13: 7:30 p.m., Singletary Center for the Arts
John Adams: Lollapalooza
Félix Alexandre Guilmant: Organ Symphony No. 1
Guest artist: Paul Jacobs, organ
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Dec. 12: 8 p.m., Cathedral of Christ the King
Guest artists: Lexington Chamber Chorale
Dec. 31: 7:30 p.m., Lexington Opera House
Take Five at New Year’s Eve! featuring the Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Tickets are available now for current subscribers and go on sale to the general public May 1. Call (859) 233-4226, or visit the Philharmonic website.