Peter Eötvös is a foremost Hungarian composer and conductor. Alongside his theatrical Chinese Opera, da capo—in its U.S. premiere— deftly reimagines themes by Mozart while featuring a cimbalom. Nicknamed “the national instrument of Hungary,” the stringed cimbalom is cousin to the dulcimer and has gained its resurgence from contemporary composers and film scores. Avant-garde visionary Karl Stockhausen produced a half-century of influential and sometimes controversial works. In its U.S. premiere, his groundbreaking Points embraces amplification as singular spots become swarms of sound.

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