JOSÉ SEREBRIERS SYMPHONY NO.3 SYMPHONIE MYSTIQUE
WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE
American Composers Orchestra to Perform Piece from GRAMMY-Nominated
Naxos Recording in New York and Philadelphia
On November 11th, the American Composers Orchestra will perform the world premiere
live performance of José
Serebriers Symphony No. 3 Symphonie Mystique--a work that has been
released already on a CD of music by Serebrier from Naxos--at Zankel Hall at
Carnegie Hall. The performance will be repeated on November 13th at the Zellerbach
Theater at the Annenberg Center for the Arts in Philadelphia.
Recorded in 2003, the GRAMMY-nominated Naxos disc of Symphony No. 3 with the
Toulouse Chamber Orchestra (8.559183)
also includes Serebriers Passacaglia and Perpetuum Mobile, Variations
on a Theme from Childhood, Elegy for Strings, Momento psicologico, Fantasia,
Dorothy and Carmine!, and George and Muriel.
Symphony No. 3 Symphonie Mystique for chamber orchestra is marked by a Slavic-sounding
melody that reappears throughout the piece in several disguises, more as a memory
of things past than as a leitmotiv. The work includes a rhapsodic fantasy in
the second and third movements interrupted by a sad, cryptic obsessively returning
waltz. Symphonie Mystique then returns to its original haunting undercurrent,
with the texture of the entire work enhanced by an off-stage soprano voice;
on both the Naxos recording and in the upcoming performances, this vocal part
will be performed by Carole Farley.
As a conductor, Serebrier has recorded extensively for Naxos, including his
recent disc of Leopold Stokowski transcriptions. His recording of Ned Rorems
Symphonies Nos. 1-3 (8.559149)
was nominated for three GRAMMY Awards in 2004 and his CD of William Schumans
Violin Concerto with Philip Quint (8.559083)
was nominated for two GRAMMY Awards.
JOSÉ SEREBRIER: Symphony No. 3, etc.
Toulouse Chamber Orchestra, Serebrier; Carole Farley, Laurent Le Chenadec,