Known for his innovative programming, conductor Stefan Asbury presents a program of musical pioneers and their groundbreaking knockouts. Dive into Helen Grimes’ A Cold Spring where you’ll find a boisterous duet for clarinets, a singing lullaby-like mini-concerto for horn and much more. No stranger to NWS, Thomas Adès creates a triptych of spheres and cycles which “overlap and clash toward resolution.” Its soaring lines sing in the hands of Anthony Marwood, hailed for his “gold tone and surefire musicianship.” Expect to hear all of the familiar elements of a large-scale symphony in Michael Tippett’s inventive one-movement magnum opus, his “birth to death” work beginning and ending with a single breath.