Jeffrey Milarsky, esteemed conductor of contemporary music returns to NWS for a night of modern blockbusters. John Luther Adams has had a rippling success with Become Ocean. As winner of both the 2014 Pulitzer Prize and a 2015 Grammy Award, the work has been hailed “the loveliest apocalypse in musical history.” Though not inspired by Miami’s waters, it speaks timely of rising sea levels as “we humans find ourselves facing the prospect that once again we may quite literally become ocean.” Charles Wuorinen, the youngest composer at the time to win a Pulitzer Prize, dazzles with his piece for orchestra and electronics, while Milton Babbitt’s All Set fuses easy jazz with strict serialism.

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