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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$109.00 - $295.00

Duration

2 hours with intermission

Date & Times

31

Dec, 2014

Wednesday, 7:30 PM

Event Info

It’s New York’s classiest New Year’s Eve. The Philharmonic serves up an all-Gershwin celebration with a special appearance by the “astonishing”* jazz superstar Dianne Reeves, all conducted by Bramwell Tovey, “whose personality is as ebullient as this music.”* *The New York Times

To ring in the New Year, our friends at Lincoln Center Kitchen are offering a Champagne Prix Fixe menu, including three courses, non-alcoholic beverages, and Champagne — all for just $70. Lincoln Center Kitchen is located in the lobby of Avery Fisher Hall. For more information or to make a reservation, visit lincolncenterkitchen.com or their page on opentable.com.

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Program

Gershwin/Arr. Rose

"Strike Up the Band" from Strike Up the Band

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Gershwin

Catfish Row: Suite from Porgy and Bess

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Gershwin/Arr. B. Tovey

"A Foggy Day"

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Gershwin/Arr. B. Tovey

"They Can't Take That Away From Me"

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Gershwin

Cuban Overture

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Gershwin

Lullaby for String Orchestra

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Gershwin/Arr. V. Mendoza

"Nice Work If You Can Get It"

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Gershwin/Arr. B. Childs

“Fascinating Rhythm”

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Gershwin/Arr. B. Childs

"Embraceable You"

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Gershwin/Arr. V. Mendoza

"S'Wonderful"

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Artists

Bramwell Tovey

Conductor

Bramwell Tovey

Conductor

bramwell tovey

Conductor

Grammy and Juno Award–winning conductor/composer Bramwell Tovey was appointed music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) in 2000. Under his leadership the VSO has toured to China, South Korea, the U.S., and across Canada. Mr. Tovey is also the artistic adviser of the VSO School of Music, a state-of-the-art facility and recital hall that opened in downtown Vancouver in 2011. His tenure has included complete symphonic cycles of works by Beethoven, Mahler, and Brahms, as well as the establishment of an annual festival dedicated to contemporary music. In 2018, the VSO’s centenary year, he will become the orchestra’s music director emeritus. 

Mr. Tovey’s 2015–16 season guest appearances include the Montreal, Melbourne, Pacific, and New Zealand symphony orchestras and The Philadelphia Orchestra and New York Philharmonic, reprising programs with the latter two at Bravo! Vail. The summer of 2016 also includes returns to the Blossom Music Center, Ravinia Festival, and Hollywood Bowl. In the winter of 2016 he conducted Korngold’s Die Tote Stadt with Calgary Opera. As a composer, Bramwell Tovey won the 2003 Juno Award for Best Classical Composition for his choral and brass work Requiem for a Charred Skull, and he has received commissions from the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, and Calgary Opera, which premiered his first full-length opera, The Inventor, in 2011. A recording of the work by the VSO with the University of British Columbia Opera and the original cast was made for Naxos and will be released this season. In 2014 his trumpet concerto, Songs of the Paradise Saloon, was performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Alison Balsom as soloist, who performed the work again with The Philadelphia Orchestra in December 2014. Bramwell Tovey has appeared as piano soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Royal Scottish Orchestra, and the Sydney, Melbourne, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Toronto symphony orchestras. In the summer of 2014 he played and conducted Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and in Saratoga with The Philadelphia Orchestra. He has performed his own Pictures in the Smoke with the Melbourne and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestras and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 

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Dianne Reeves

Vocalist

Dianne Reeves

Vocalist

Dianne Reeves Credit: Jerris Madison

Vocalist

Dianne Reeves, one of the world’s preeminent female jazz vocalists, has recorded with Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim, was a featured soloist with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, and has recorded and performed extensively with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. She received the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings — a Grammy first in any vocal category. Ms. Reeves was the first Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the first singer ever to perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Featured in George Clooney’s Academy Award–nominated film Good Night, and Good Luck, her sound track recording garnered Ms. Reeves’s fourth Grammy Award. In addition to appearing in concert halls throughout the world, she has performed at the Olympics, was featured in American Voices — the nationally broadcast program curated by Renée Fleming at the Kennedy Center — and sang at The White House on numerous occasions. Dianne Reeves recently released her first album in five years, Beautiful Life, a captivating collection of covers and originals; produced by Terri Lyne Carrington, this release also features Richard Bona, Gerald Clayton, George Duke, Robert Glasper, Lalah Hathaway, Gregory Porter, and Esperanza Spalding.

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Norm Lewis

Vocalist

Norm Lewis

Vocalist

Norm Lewis Credit Peter Hurley

Vocalist

Norm Lewis made history in May 2014 as the first African-American Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. His most recent television appearances include CBS’s Blue Bloods and his recurring role as Senator Edison Davis on ABC’s drama Scandal. He received Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for his performance as Porgy in the Broadway production of The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess. Mr. Lewis had a year-long run in London as Javert in the West End production of Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Les Misérables, and he performed in that role in the Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert, broadcast by PBS from London’s O2 Arena. Mr. Lewis’s solo debut album, This Is the Life, is available on Amazon.com and cdbaby.com. His other Broadway credits include Sondheim on Sondheim with Vanessa Williams and Barbara Cook, Alan Menken’s The Little Mermaid (as King Triton), Les Misérables (Javert, for which he received Drama League Nomination), Kander & Ebb’s Chicago (Billy Flynn), Michel Legrand’s Amour (Painter), Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (Eddie), Bill Russell’s Side Show (Jake), Claude-Michel’s Schönberg’s Miss Saigon (John), and The Who’s Tommy (The Specialist). Off-Broadway, Mr. Lewis has performed in Stephen Flaherty’s Dessa Rose (Drama Desk nomination, AUDELCO Award), Shakespeare in the Park’s The Tempest and Two Gentlemen of Verona (Drama League nomination), Frederick Freyer’s Captains Courageous, and William Finn’s A New Brain. Regionally, he has been seen in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (A.R.T.), Ragtime, Dreamgirls, First You Dream, Sweeney Todd, and The Fantasticks. Norm Lewis’s film credits include Winter’s Tale, Sex and the City 2, Confidences, and Preaching to the Choir.

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Peter Martin

Piano

Peter Martin

Piano

Piano

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Reuben Rogers

Bass

Reuben Rogers

Bass

Bass

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Terri Lyne Carrington

Drums

Terri Lyne Carrington

Drums

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