Seamless Symphony is a project created by conductor John Devlin and composer Evan Meier. The product is a continuous concert experience where living composers write pieces that “seamlessly” connect movements of famous symphonic music. The composers write in three distinct styles: that of the composer that proceeds the new piece; their own voice; and finally in the voice of the next composer. In this way, audiences do not necessarily know where one voice ends and the next begins.
The first version of the concept was premiered by the Capital City Symphony in Washington DC. It features pieces built around the first movement of Brahms’ Fourth Symphony, the second movement of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony and the final movement of Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony. Check out the video of the premiere!