The Cleveland Orchestra
Thomas Adès, conductor
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
ADÈS The Tempest Symphony
SIBELIUS Six Humoresques*
SIBELIUS Prelude and Suite No. 1 from The Tempest*
Shakespeare’s plays have provided a limitless source of inspiration, and this evening pairs two particularly evocative responses to his comedy The Tempest. First Thomas Adès, in his Cleveland Orchestra conducting debut, leads the world premiere of his Tempest Symphony, based upon the music from his 2012 opera. This is followed by Jean Sibelius’s Prelude and Suite that was assembled from incidental music he wrote for a Danish production of the play. Through this pairing, Adès explores the boundless nature of creativity and vast range of ingenuity.
*Certain selections will not be part of the Friday Matinee concert.