The theme of the 32nd Focus! festival will be the music of Milton Babbitt (1916-2011) who served on the Composition Faculty at the Juilliard School from 1972 to 2008. The Juilliard weeklong event will take place from January 22nd through the 29th. The New Juilliard Ensemble will open the festival with the world premiere of Babbitt’s Concerti for violin, orchestra, and synthesized sound on January 22nd at Alice Tully Hall. Monday the 25th though Thursday the 28th will feature four chamber concerts at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater. The festival will end on January 29th at Alice Tully Hall with the Juilliard Orchestra playing a program comprised of Babbitt’s favorite composers as well as his Piano Concerto No. 2 played by alumnus pianist Conor Hanick. Programs will feature many of Babbitt’s chamber and larger ensemble pieces but will also feature Charles Wuorinen’s Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Mario Davidovksy’s Synchronisms No.12, and Ursula Mamlok’s Concerto for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra.
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