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American Symphony Orchestra Presents
Apollo and Dionysus
Sunday, May 09, 2010

A timeless theme that contrasts the rational with the emotional. Find out which side you’re on in this afternoon program.

Length: 2 hrs 20 mins
Intermission: Yes
Seating: Assigned by SmartTix
Seat assignments are assigned by SmartTix, based on the best seat at the time the order is completed.

Arthur Bliss - Hymn to Apollo (1926/65)(New York Premiere)
Luigi Dallapiccola - Frammenti Sinfonici from ballet Marsia (1947)
Hans Werner Henze - Symphony No. 3 (1950)
Albert Roussel - Bacchus et Ariane, Op. 43, Suites 1 & 2 (1931)

Philosophers from Plato to Nietzsche used these mythological figures to represent human nature at war with itself: torn between reason, discipline, formal beauty—and sensuality, earthly pleasure, desire. Find out which god you follow in this concert of music inspired by the god of enlightenment and the god of wine.

Enjoy an illuminating pre-concert discussion with Maestro Leon Botstein
75 minutes prior to performance at the Avery Fisher Hall Mainstage
Please select "will call" when purchasing tickets. Tickets to this event will be mailed by American Symphony Orchestra up to two weeks prior to the performance date (at no additional cost). Purchases made within two weeks of the date of performance will be held under the purchaser's name at the Avery Fisher Hall Box Office and available after 6pm day of show.
 


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