New York-based One World Symphony has devoted their entire 14th season to the world of television
“The world we live in is constantly changing, our culture, tastes, interests. If opera and symphony music is going to survive, it needs to adapt to become relevant to contemporary culture,” said Adrienne Metzinger, Managing Director of One World Symphony. “Throughout history composers have been inspired by plays, paintings or literature that have captured the public’s imagination at the time. Why should that be any different today?”
The season opened with an evening devoted to FOX’s “New Girl,” focusing on pieces of music that featured leading ladies, such as Mozart’s “Le Nozze de Figaro” and symphonic arrangements of popular pop songs by Katy Perry and the “New Girl” herself, Zooey Deschanel. After the “Game of Thrones” symphony in February, the season will wrap up with the premiere of Hong’s “Hannibal,” an opera based on the NBC series of the same name.