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Saturday Matinee: Sibelius's Symphony No. 5

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$33-77

Date & Times

14

Oct, 2017

Saturday, 2:00 PM

Event Info

Enjoy a beautiful fall afternoon when the Philharmonic performs Sibelius’s late-Romantic Fifth Symphony, with a finale inspired by a flight of 16 swans. (“God, what beauty!” the composer wrote in his diary.) Our very own Artist-in-Residence, Concertmaster, and Principal Cello open the concert with trios by Grieg and Shostakovich, and the afternoon wraps up with a lively Q & A with Philharmonic musicians.

Program To Include

Grieg

Andante con moto, for piano trio

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Shostakovich

Piano Trio in E minor

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Sibelius

Symphony No. 5

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Artists

Paavo Järvi

Conductor

Paavo Järvi

Conductor

Paavo Jarvi

Conductor

Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi is opening his third season as chief conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, which presents repertoire ranging from Mozart to Bernstein. Their acclaimed Richard Strauss recording project continues with the second album, featuring Don Quixote, Till Eulenspiegels Merry Pranks, and Der Rosenkavalier Suite. As artistic director of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, he continues the critically acclaimed Brahms symphony cycle and launches its Schubert project touring in Europe. Beginning in the 2019–20 season, Mr. Järvi will be chief conductor and music director of Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra. He is also conductor laureate of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, music director laureate of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and former music director of the Orchestre de Paris.

Mr. Järvi is in much demand as a guest conductor, appearing regularly with the Berlin Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Berlin Staatskapelle, and Dresden Staatskapelle. Recent and upcoming highlights include Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala Milan, and NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, in addition to the New York Philharmonic.

Paavo Järvi is a dedicated supporter of Estonian composers and artistic adviser to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. Each season concludes with a week of performances and master classes at Estonia’s Pärnu Music Festival, which he founded in 2010. As a festival celebrating the orchestra at its heart, Mr. Järvi created the Estonian Festival Orchestra, which he will take to Europe’s major capital cities for a tour that coincides with the 100th anniversary of Estonian Independence in January 2018. He was awarded the Order of the White Star by the President of Estonia in 2013 for his outstanding contribution to Estonian culture.

With an extensive discography, Paavo Järvi has won a Grammy Award for his recording of Sibelius’s Cantatas and was named Artist of the Year by both Gramophone and Diapason magazines. He has also been appointed Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture for his contribution to music in France.

Born in Tallinn, Estonia, Paavo Järvi studied percussion and conducting at the Tallinn School of Music. He moved to the United States in 1980 and continued his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music and at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute with Leonard Bernstein.

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Frank Huang

Violin

Frank Huang

Violin

Frank Huang

Violin

Frank Huang article

 


Frank Huang joined the New York Philharmonic as Concertmaster, The Charles E. Culpeper Chair, in September 2015. The First Prize Winner of the 2003 Walter W. Naumburg Foundation’s Violin Competition and the 2000 Hannover International Violin Competition, he has established a major career as a violin virtuoso. Since performing with the Houston Symphony in a nationally broadcast concert at the age of 11 he has appeared with orchestras throughout the world including The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of Hannover, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, and the Genoa Orchestra. He has also performed on NPR’s Performance Today, ABC’s Good Morning America, and CNN’s American Morning with Paula Zahn. He has performed at Wigmore Hall (in London), Salle Cortot (Paris), Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), and the Herbst Theatre (San Francisco), as well as a second recital in Alice Tully Hall (New York), which featured the World Premiere of Donald Martino’s Sonata for Solo Violin. Mr. Huang’s first commercial recording — featuring fantasies by Schubert, Ernst, Schoenberg, and Waxman — was released on Naxos in 2003. He made his New York Philharmonic solo debut in June 2016 leading and performing Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, as well as leading Grieg’s The Last Spring. In October–November 2016 he performed Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, led by Pablo Heras-Casado.

Mr. Huang has had great success in competitions since the age of 15 and received top prize awards in the Premio Paganini International Violin Competition and the Indianapolis International Violin Competition. Other honors include Gold Medal Awards in the Kingsville International Competition, Irving M. Klein International Competition, and D’Angelo International Competition.

In addition to his solo career, Mr. Huang is deeply committed to chamber music. He is a member of the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, established in the 2016–17 season, and has performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia’s Steans Institute, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and Caramoor. He frequently participates in Musicians from Marlboro’s tours, and was selected by The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to be a member of the prestigious CMS Two program. Before joining the Houston Symphony as concertmaster in 2010, Frank Huang held the position of first violinist of the Grammy Award–winning Ying Quartet and was a faculty member at the Eastman School of Music.

Frank Huang was born in Beijing, China. At the age of seven he moved to Houston, Texas, where he began violin lessons with his mother. He commenced study with Fredell Lack at the University of Houston and at 16 he enrolled in the pre-college program at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) where he studied with Donald Weilerstein. He continued studies with Weilerstein in college and earned his bachelor of music degree from CIM in 2002. He subsequently attended The Juilliard School in New York City, studying violin with Robert Mann. He is an alumnus of the Music Academy of the West, now a partner in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy, and serves on the faculties of The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, also a New York Philharmonic Global Academy partner, and the University of Houston.

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Carter Brey

Cello

Carter Brey

Cello

Carter Brey

Cello

Carter Brey was appointed Principal Cello, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Chair, of the New York Philharmonic in 1996. He made his official subscription debut with the Orchestra in May 1997 performing Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations under the direction of then Music Director Kurt Masur. He has since appeared as soloist almost every season, and was featured during The Bach Variations: A Philharmonic Festival, when he gave two performances of the cycle of all six of Bach’s cello suites. Most recently, he was the soloist in performances of Schumann’s Cello Concerto on the Orchestra’s CALIFORNIA 2016 tour, led by then Music Director Alan Gilbert.

He rose to international attention in 1981 as a prizewinner in the Rostropovich International Cello Competition. The winner of the Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Prize, Avery Fisher Career Grant, Young Concert Artists’ Michaels Award, and other honors, he also was the first musician to win the Arts Council of America’s Performing Arts Prize.

Mr. Brey has appeared as soloist with virtually all the major orchestras in the United States, and performed under the batons of prominent conductors including Claudio Abbado, Semyon Bychkov, Sergiu Comissiona, and Christoph von Dohnányi. He is a member of the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, established in the 2016–17 season, and has made regular appearances with the Tokyo and Emerson string quartets as well as The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and at festivals such as Spoleto (both in the United States and Italy), and the Santa Fe and La Jolla Chamber Music festivals. He and pianist Christopher O’Riley recorded Le Grand Tango: Music of Latin America, a disc of compositions from South America and Mexico released on Helicon Records.

Mr. Brey was educated at the Peabody Institute, where he studied with Laurence Lesser and Stephen Kates, and at Yale University, where he studied with Aldo Parisot and was a Wardwell Fellow and a Houpt Scholar. His violoncello is a rare J.B. Guadagnini made in Milan in 1754.

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Leif Ove Andsnes

Piano

Leif Ove Andsnes

Piano

Leif Ove Andsnes by Ozgur Albayrak

Piano

Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes is the 2017–18 Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic. Acclaimed for his commanding technique and searching interpretations, he performs recitals and concertos in the world’s leading concert halls and with its foremost orchestras, and is an active recording artist. An avid chamber musician, he is the founding director of the Rosendal Chamber Music Festival, was co-artistic director of the Risør Festival of Chamber Music for almost two decades, and served as music director of California’s 2012 Ojai Music Festival. Mr. Andsnes was inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame in 2013, and received honorary doctorates from New York’s Juilliard School and Norway’s University of Bergen in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

Mr. Andsnes now records exclusively for Sony Classical. His earlier discography comprises more than 30 discs for EMI Classics — solo, chamber, and concerto releases, many of them bestsellers — spanning repertoire from J.S. Bach to the present day. He recently completed Beethoven Journey with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, in which he led the orchestra from the keyboard in Beethoven’s five concertos in residencies around the world, a multiple-season project recorded for Sony Classics.

A frequent collaborator with the New York Philharmonic, as Artist-in-Residence Mr. Andsnes will perform chamber music, a solo recital, Britten’s Piano Concerto led by Antonio Pappano, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4 led by Paavo Järvi, and Debussy’s Fantaisie led by Edward Gardner. These concertos figure prominently in his 2017–18 programming: he plays the Britten with orchestras including Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra, Vienna Symphony, and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Rachmaninoff with the Bavarian Radio Symphony and Bergen Philharmonic orchestras; and Debussy with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Oslo Philharmonic, and New World Symphony. He embarks on an extensive European recital tour with a program featuring selected pieces by Sibelius, whose rarely performed solo piano oeuvre is also the focus of his upcoming Sony Classical release.

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