NEW WORLD CENTER CONCERT
MMF Honors Ida Haendel
Also Sprach Zarathustra, Richard Strauss
Two Poems of Hyam Plutzik, Jeffrey Briggs
Concertos – TBA
MMF Concerto Competition Winners
Michael Rossi, conductor
Alberto Carvalho, narrator
MMF Symphony Orchestra
MMF honors legendary international violinist Ida Haendel and her illustrious career as one of history’s great musicians in this best-of festival concert with the festival’s reprise visit to South Beach’s New World Center. Orchestral student winners of the MMF Concerto Competition will perform in honor of Ms. Haendel. The concert will also feature the MMF Symphony Orchestra in Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra, as well as the MMF Piano Institute’s Concerto Competition winner.
Inspired by Nietzsche's novel of the same name, Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus spoke Zarathustra) is a tone poem that evokes the vastness and philosophical posturing of Nietzsche. The iconic opening five note theme of the “Sunrise” fanfare is among the most recognized in classical music, and featured in the Stanley Kubrick film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.