Open Rehearsal Apr 04

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Open Rehearsal

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$22

Date & Times

4

Apr, 2018

Wednesday, 9:45 AM

Event Info

All Open Rehearsals are “working” rehearsals and therefore the program may not be played in its entirety. Additionally, we cannot guarantee the appearance of any soloist at an Open Rehearsal.

Program To Include

Anna Thorvaldsdottir

Metacosmos (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)

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Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 3

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Beethoven

Symphony No. 3, Eroica

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Artists

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Conductor

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Conductor

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Conductor

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s restless innovation drives him constantly to reposition classical music in the 21st century. He is currently the principal conductor and artistic advisor of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra and the conductor laureate of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. This is his final of three seasons as The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic and his second of five as artist-in-association at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. Additionally, Mr. Salonen is artistic director and cofounder of the annual Baltic Sea Festival, now in its 16th year, which invites celebrated artists to promote unity and ecological awareness among the countries around the Baltic Sea. He serves as an advisor to the Sync Project, a global initiative to harness the power of music for human health.

Mr. Salonen’s compositions move freely between contemporary idioms, combining intricacy and technical virtuosity with playful rhythmic and melodic innovations. The Los Angeles Philharmonic performs all of Mr. Salonen’s concertos in February 2018, with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Yefim Bronfman, and violinist Leila Josefowicz — the musicians for whom the works were written. The Violin Concerto won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award and was featured in a 2014 international Apple ad campaign for iPad. The Barbican Centre in London has a season-long focus on Mr. Salonen’s music, including the European Premiere of a new work for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Mr. Salonen and the Philharmonia have experimented in groundbreaking ways to present music, with the first major virtual-reality production from a U.K. symphony orchestra; the award-winning RE-RITE and Universe of Sound installations, which have allowed people all over the world to conduct, play, and step inside the orchestra through audio and video projections; and The Orchestra, the much-hailed app for iPad that allows users unprecedented access to the internal workings of eight symphonic works.

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Benjamin Grosvenor

Piano

Benjamin Grosvenor

Piano

Benjamin Grosvenor

Piano

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor — the inaugural recipient of the New York Philharmonic’s the Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize — is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and insightful interpretations. His virtuosic command over the most strenuous technical complexities underpins the remarkable depth and understanding of his musicianship. Mr. Grosvenor first came to prominence as the outstanding winner of the Keyboard Final of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition at the age of 11. Since then, he has become an internationally regarded pianist, performing with orchestras across the world and in venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Centre, Singapore’s Victoria Hall, The Frick Collection, and Carnegie Hall.

A BBC New Generation Artist from 2010 to 2012, Mr. Grosvenor has appeared at the BBC Proms on a number of occasions and in 2015 starred at the Last Night, performing Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop. In 2011 he signed to Decca Classics, becoming the youngest British musician ever to sign to the label and the first British pianist to sign to the label in almost 60 years. Benjamin Grosvenor’s other honors include Gramophone’s Young Artist of the Year and Instrumental Award, Classic Brits Critics’ Award, UK Critics’ Circle Award for Exceptional Young Talent, Diapason d’Or Jeune Talent Award, and Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Music.

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Special Thanks

Esa-Pekka Salonen is The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence.

Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s commission is made possible with the generous support of The Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for Emerging Composers.

Benjamin Grosvenor is the inaugural recipient of the Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize at the New York Philharmonic.

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