From his first conducting forays with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe to his chief conducting post with Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra before landing as music director of Utah Symphony, Thierry Fischer has always been at home before large-scale orchestras.
His upcoming program of chamber works for the Nova Chamber Music Series sees him in unfamiliar waters, in front of a chamber symphony of 15 players. In fact, it marks the first time Fischer will conduct chamber works in Utah, but with scores he's no doubt more than capable of navigating.
The program is an omnibus of compositions ranging from the late romantic, with selected songs for mezzo soprano and piano by Richard Strauss, to the expansive minimalist ethos of John Adams' "Chamber Symphony." In between you'll also get a hearty taste of the Second Viennese School of "atonal" Arnold Schoenberg"Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E Major, Opus 9"and the modernist flavors of Charles Ives' "Selected Songs for Baritone and Piano."