CSO School Concerts — New Voices: World’s Greatest Synth

Mar 26

10:15 AM

Thursday, March 26, 2020

World’s Greatest Synth is a virtuosic concerto for orchestra and animated film. The piece zooms inside orchestral instruments to discover how sound is made and brings the instrument families together in a spectacular, pulsing finale.

Mason Bates World’s Greatest Synth (CSO Co-commission — World Premiere)


Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Edwin Outwater conductor
Gary Rydstrom writer, director & sound designer
Jim Capobianco story & animation supervisor
Mason Bates writer, music & electronica

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Commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, Riccardo Muti, Zell Music Director. Made possible through the generous support of Helen Zell.