Saturday Matinee

The New York Philharmonic

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Saturday Matinee: Selections from Dardanus

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$33-77

Date & Times

24

Nov, 2018

Saturday, 2:00 PM

Event Info

Looking for an entertaining way to unwind after the Thanksgiving holiday? Join us for a taste of Dardanus — a colorful, imaginative Baroque gem by Rameau that’s full of monsters, magicians, trickery of all kinds, and, of course, a love triangle. Musicians from the Orchestra also play chamber music and engage with you in an entertaining post-concert Q & A.

Program To Include

Fauré

Piano Quartet No. 1

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Rameau

Selections from Dardanus

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Artists

Emmanuelle Haïm

Conductor

Emmanuelle Haïm

Conductor

Emanuelle Haim by Marianne Rosenstiehl

Conductor

Emmanuelle Haïm is highly acclaimed as a performer and champion of Baroque repertoire, both as a keyboard player and conductor. This season she makes her debuts with the New York Philharmonic and The Philadelphia Orchestra. She also conducts a new production of Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie at Zurich Opera. Her recent debuts have included the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra as well as the Vienna Philharmonic, with performances in Vienna and at the Lucerne Festival. She regularly conducts both the Berlin Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

In 2000 Ms. Haïm founded Le Concert d’Astrée, which has quickly established an international reputation. During the 2018–19 season the ensemble’s performances include new productions of Handel’s Rodelinda at Lille Opera and Rameau’s Les Boréades in Dijon. They also undertake a major European tour with a Handel program, with Sandrine Piau and Tim Mead, titled Desperate Lovers, with performances in Paris, Vienna, Geneva, and Barcelona. Le Concert d’Astrée has its residency in Lille, and its musicians are passionate and active ambassadors for this region.

Ms. Haïm has conducted regularly at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, including Handel’s Theodora and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, and has performed Rodelinda with Glyndebourne Touring Opera. She was the first woman to conduct at Lyric Opera of Chicago, leading a production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare.

With Le Concert d’Astrée, Ms. Haïm has a very extensive discography with Erato / Warner Classics. Their recordings have won numerous awards including Victoires de la Musique Classique (for Lamenti and Carestini), the Echo Deutscher Musikpreis, and Grammy Award nominations. Their most recent releases are DVDs of Mozart’s Mitridate and Handel’s Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno.

Emmanuelle Haïm is a Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur, an Officier des Arts et des Lettres, an Officier de l’ordre national du Mérite, and an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music.

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Sheryl Staples

Violin

Sheryl Staples

Violin

Sheryl Staples

Violin

Violinist Sheryl Staples joined the New York Philharmonic as Principal Associate Concertmaster, The Elizabeth G. Beinecke Chair, in September 1998. She made her solo debut with the Philharmonic in 1999 performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, led by Kurt Masur. She has since been featured in more than 25 performances, playing concertos by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Haydn, Bach, and Vivaldi with conductors including Alan Gilbert, Lorin Maazel, Kent Nagano, Jeffrey Kahane, and Sir Colin Davis. In addition she has performed as soloist with more than 45 orchestras nationwide, including The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego and Richmond Symphony Orchestras, and Louisiana Philharmonic. Most recently, she performed Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3, led by Concertmaster Frank Huang, in May–June 2018.

The New York Times wrote that “she is a perceptive musician, who plays with great rhythmic integrity and a lucid sense of phrase structure. ... she draws a wonderful array of vibrant and luminous colors ... interpretive honesty and unmannered elegance.” The Los Angeles Times said she has a “tantalizing mix of qualities. ... refinement and boldness, polish and fire. ... big, rich, sweeping tone, lacking nothing in warmth and evenness.” The Cleveland Plain Dealer praised her “aristocratic artistry coupled with violinistic mastery ... pinpoint accuracy and daring that took the breath away.”

An active chamber musician, Ms. Staples is a member of the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, established in the 2016–17 season, and frequently performs in the New York area in venues including David Geffen Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, 92nd Street Y, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ms. Staples has performed chamber music for U.S. Ambassadors in London, Paris, Berlin, Beijing, and Hong Kong, and in 2013 she toured Mexico, Brazil, and Chile. Recent summer festival appearances include La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest, Boston Chamber Music Society, and Salt Bay Chamberfest. She has also collaborated and performed at the chamber music festivals of Santa Fe, Mainly Mozart, Seattle, Aspen, Sarasota, Martha’s Vineyard, Strings Music Festival, and Brightstar Music Festival. She appears on three Stereophile compact discs with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

Sheryl Staples is a native of Los Angeles, where she developed her love for ensemble work at an early age. She began studying the violin at age five, and her major mentors were Robert Lipsett and Heiichiro Ohyama. Before finishing studies at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Thornton School of Music, Ms. Staples was appointed concertmaster of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra and other professional ensembles in Los Angeles. She then became concertmaster of the Pacific Symphony in 1994 while enjoying a varied career consisting of solo appearances, chamber music, teaching (at USC’s Thornton School of Music and the Colburn School of Performing Arts), and Hollywood studio recording work for numerous major motion pictures.

At the age of 26 Ms. Staples joined The Cleveland Orchestra as associate concertmaster, a position she held for three years. In addition, she taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Encore School for Strings, and Kent/Blossom Music Festival, and she was a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Piano Trio. Currently she is on the violin faculty at the Manhattan School of Music and Juilliard Pre-College Division. She also serves on the faculty of The Juilliard School working with students aspiring toward orchestral careers.

Ms. Staples resides in New Jersey with her husband, percussionist Barry Centanni, and children, Michael and Laura. Mr. Centanni and Ms. Staples premiered William Kraft’s Concerto a Tre for piano, violin, and percussion, written for them, at Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society’s summer festival and recorded it for release on the Albany Records label in 2008. They also premiered David Sampson’s Black River Concerto for solo violin, percussion, and orchestra in April 2011 with the Montclair State University Symphony.

Ms. Staples performs on the “Kartman” Guarneri del Gesu, ca. 1728, previously on loan from private collector Peter Mandell and now in the collection of the New York Philharmonic.

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Cynthia Phelps

Viola

Cynthia Phelps

Viola

Cynthia Phelps New York Philharmonic

Viola

Cynthia Phelps is the New York Philharmonic’s Principal Viola, The Mr. and Mrs. Frederick P. Rose Chair. Highlights of her solo appearances with the Orchestra have included the New York Premiere–Philharmonic Co-Commission of Julia Adolphe’s Unearth, Release, in 2016; performances on the 2006 Tour of Italy, sponsored by Generali; Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante in 2010 and 2014; and Sofia Gubaidulina’s Two Paths, which the Orchestra commissioned for her and Philharmonic Associate Principal Viola Rebecca Young and which they premiered in 1999 and reprised both on tour and in New York, most recently in 2011. Other solo engagements have included the Minnesota Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao, and Hong Kong Philharmonic.

Ms. Phelps is a member of the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, established in the 2016–17 season, and performs with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Jupiter Chamber Players, and the Santa Fe, La Jolla, Seattle, Chamber Music Northwest, and Bridgehampton festivals. She has appeared with the Guarneri, Tokyo, Orion, American, Brentano, and Prague Quartets, and the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. She has given recitals in the major music capitals of Europe and the U.S. She is also a founding member of the chamber group Les Amies, a flute-harp-viola group with Philharmonic Principal Harp Nancy Allen and flutist Carol Wincenc.

Ms. Phelps is a first-prize winner of both the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition and the Washington International String Competition, and is a recipient of the Pro Musicis International award. Under the auspices of this philanthropic organization, she has appeared as soloist in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Rome, and Paris, as well as in prisons, hospitals, and drug rehabilitation centers worldwide. Her recording Air, for flute, viola, and harp on Arabesque, was nominated for a Grammy Award. Her television and radio credits include Live From Lincoln Center on PBS; St. Paul Sunday Morning on NPR; Radio France; Italy’s RAI; and WGBH in Boston. Ms. Phelps has served on the faculties at The Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music. She is married to cellist Ronald Thomas.

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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,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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Shai Wosner

Piano

Shai Wosner

Piano

Piano

Pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity, and creative insight. His performances of a broad range of repertoire — from Beethoven and Schubert to Ligeti and the music of today — communicate his imaginative programming and intellectual curiosity. He has been widely praised for his interpretations of Schubert’s works, both in concert and on recording. With the launch of Schubert: The Great Sonatas (a new recital series) and Impromptu (his latest album, on Onyx, which features an eclectic mix of improvisationally inspired works by composers spanning centuries, including Schubert) he builds on a career-long engagement with that composer’s music. Mr. Wosner has appeared with orchestras in major cities including Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and San Francisco; is a recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award; was a BBC New Generation Artist; and toured as soloist with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra led by Daniel Barenboim. Born in Israel, Shai Wosner studied piano with Emanuel Krasovsky and, at The Juilliard School, with Emanuel Ax.

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