Beethoven’s "Symphony No. 7," Paul Hindemith’s "Symphony: Mathis der Maler," and Claude Debussy’s "Danses sacrée et profane" are among the works to be performed by the NYU Symphony during its final concert of the season, May 6.

Alix Raspé

The NYU Symphony wraps up its 2015/2016 season with a concert at Frederick Loewe Theatre on Friday, May 6. Maestro Adam Glaser will conduct the program, which includes Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, Paul Hindemith’s Symphony: Mathis der Maler, and Claude Debussy’s Danses sacrée et profane, featuring alumna harpist Alix Raspé, winner of the 2015 NYU Steinhardt String Competition.

Glaser made his NYU debut in the fall, conducting the NYU Symphony in its annual concert at The Church of St. Joseph in Greenwich Village. During the academic year, Maestro Glaser conducts the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra and serves as Director of Orchestras at Hofstra University; in the summers, he serves as Resident Principal Conductor of the Usdan Center for the Arts.

Alix Raspé graduated from NYU Steinhardt in May 2015 and is currently a graduate student at New England Conservatory (NEC), where she was awarded both individual and ensemble fellowships, has served as principal harp for the NEC Philharmonia, and was awarded first runner-up in the NEC Lower Strings Concerto Competition.

Throughout this program, audiences will be able to enjoy music’s relation to other art forms: the Beethoven is remembered for its dance-like rhythms, while the Debussy is, by name, inspired by dance. The Hindemith, on another note, is constructed such that every movement corresponds to a section of the Isenheim Alterpiece, which was painted by Matthias Grünewald in the sixteenth century and is now on display at the Unterlinden Museum at Colmar, France.

The concert if free and open to the public and will take place at 8 p.m. Registration is not required. Loewe Theater is located at 35 W. 4th Street, between Green Street and Washington Square East. For more information about this and future NYU Symphony performances, contact

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