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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$75.00 - $250.00

Duration

1 hour 15 minutes, no intermission

Date & Times

16

Sep, 2014

Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Event Info
THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic
La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema

Join us for a Gala on Tuesday, September 16, which includes a pre-concert reception, concert, and post-concert seated dinner with the artists. For more information, click here.

8½, La Dolce Vita, Cinema Paradiso — these classics of Italian cinema are beloved not only for their storytelling, but also for their unmistakable music. And when that gorgeous music is performed by the Philharmonic and soloists Josh Groban, Joshua Bell, and Renée Fleming — accompanied by animated graphics and film clips — it truly becomes an evening in cinema paradise.

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Program

John Stafford Smith

The Star-Spangled Banner

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Rossini

Overture to The Barber of Seville

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Rota/Arr. and Orch W. Ross

Theme from Amarcord

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Stelvio Cipriani/Arr. and Orch. W. Ross

Suite from The Anonymous Venetian

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Rota/Orch. R. Gurian

Valzer del Commiato from The Leopard

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Ennio Morricone/Arr. and Orch. W. Ross

"Your Love" from Once Upon a Time in the West

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Rota/Arr. and Orch W. Ross

Suite from La Dolce Vita

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Ennio Morricone/Arr. and Orch. W. Ross

"Non Penso a Te" from Incontro

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Nicola Piovani

Buongiorno Principessa from Life is Beautiful

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Andrea and Ennio Morricone/Arr. and Orch. W. Ross

"Se" from Cinema Paradiso

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Rota/Arr. and Orch W. Ross

Suite from 8 1/2

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Rossini

William Tell Overture

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Luis Bacalov/Arr. and Orch. W. Ross

"Mi Mancherai" from Il Postino

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Artists

Alan Gilbert

Conductor

Alan Gilbert

Conductor

Alan Gilbert

Conductor

New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert began his tenure in September 2009. The first native New Yorker to hold the post, he has sought to make the Orchestra a point of pride for the city and country. As The New Yorker wrote, “Gilbert has made an indelible mark on the orchestra’s history and that of the city itself.”

Mr. Gilbert and the Philharmonic have forged artistic partnerships, introducing the positions of The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence and The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence — held in the 2015–16 season by Esa-Pekka Salonen and bass-baritone Eric Owens, respectively — as well as Artist-in-Association, currently held by pianist Inon Barnatan, who inaugurated the role in the 2014–15 season; an annual festival, which this season is Rachmaninoff: A Philharmonic Festival, featuring pianist Daniil Trifonov; CONTACT!, the new-music series; and the NY PHIL BIENNIAL, an exploration of today’s music by a wide range of contemporary and modern composers. During his tenure the Philharmonic launched the New York Philharmonic Global Academy, partnerships with cultural institutions to offer training of pre-professional musicians, often alongside performance residencies. These include the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership and collaborations with Santa Barbara’s Music Academy of the West and The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.

In the 2015–16 season Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic in R. Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben to welcome newly appointed Concertmaster Frank Huang; Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night Gala; premieres by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Magnus Lindberg, Franck Krawczyk, William Bolcom, and Marc Neikrug; Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde; works by Sibelius in celebration of his 150th anniversary; and an all-Mozart program. He also co-curates the second NY PHIL BIENNIAL — during which he conducts the World Premiere of Bolcom’s Trombone Concerto, a Philharmonic co-commission, as well as the U.S. Premiere of Symphony No. 8 by Per Nørgård, the second recipient of The Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music at the New York Philharmonic, an honor introduced during Alan Gilbert’s tenure. The Music Director performs on the violin alongside Philharmonic principals and Mr. Barnatan in Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple of Dendur as part of the Philharmonic’s Messiaen Week. Alan Gilbert and the Philharmonic launch a five-year partnership with the University Musical Society at the University of Michigan. Under the New York Philharmonic Global Academy, he will lead the Orchestra in its second performance residency through the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership and make his second appearance conducting the Academy Festival Orchestra as part of the partnership with Santa Barbara’s Music Academy of the West.

Last season’s highlights included a staging of Honegger’s Joan of Arc at the Stake featuring Oscar winner Marion Cotillard; the U.S. Premiere of Unsuk Chin’s Clarinet Concerto, a Philharmonic co-commission, alongside Mahler’s First Symphony; the Verdi Requiem; three World Premieres; works by contemporary Nordic composers during CONTACT!; the Silk Road Ensemble and Yo-Yo Ma’s 15th-anniversary celebration; the conclusion of The Nielsen Project, the multi-year initiative to perform and record the Danish composer’s symphonies and concertos; and the EUROPE / SPRING 2015 tour. In August 2015 he led the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in the U.S. Stage Premiere of George Benjamin’s Written on Skin, co-presented by the New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center as part of the Lincoln Center–New York Philharmonic Opera Initiative. High points of Mr. Gilbert’s first five Philharmonic seasons include the critically celebrated productions of Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre (2010) and Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen (2011) — both cited as the top cultural events of their respective years — as well as Philharmonic 360 at Park Avenue Armory (2012), the acclaimed spatial music program featuring Stockhausen’s Gruppen, and A Dancer’s Dream: Two Works by Stravinsky (2013, and later presented in movie theaters internationally). Other highlights include the inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL; a staged production of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson that was broadcast on Live From Lincoln Center, earning Mr. Gilbert a 2015 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Direction; World Premieres of works by Magnus Lindberg, Christopher Rouse, John Corigliano, John Adams, and composers featured on CONTACT!; the score from 2001: A Space Odyssey as the film was screened; Mahler’s Second Symphony, Resurrection, on A Concert for New York on September 10; Mr. Gilbert’s Philharmonic debut as violin soloist in J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins; five concerts at Carnegie Hall; and nine tours around the world.

Conductor laureate of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and former principal guest conductor of Hamburg’s NDR Symphony Orchestra, he regularly conducts leading orchestras nationally and internationally, such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Leipzig’s Gewandhaus Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra della Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. He has appeared at The Metropolitan, Los Angeles, Zurich, Royal Swedish, and Santa Fe opera companies. This season Mr. Gilbert makes debuts with four great European orchestras — Filarmonica della Scala, Dresden Staatskapelle, London Symphony, and Academy of St Martin in the Fields — and returns to The Cleveland Orchestra and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.

In September 2011 Alan Gilbert became Director of Conducting and Orchestral Studies at The Juilliard School, where he is also the first holder of Juilliard’s William Schuman Chair in Musical Studies. He made his acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut in 2008 leading John Adams’s Doctor Atomic; the DVD and Blu-ray of this production received the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording. Renée Fleming’s recent Decca recording Poèmes, on which he conducted, received a 2013 Grammy Award. Earlier releases garnered Grammy Award nominations and top honors from the Chicago Tribune and Gramophone magazine.

Mr. Gilbert studied at Harvard University, The Curtis Institute of Music, and Juilliard and was assistant conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra (1995–97). He received Honorary Doctor of Music degrees from Curtis in May 2010 and from Westminster Choir College in May 2016, and in December 2011 he received Columbia University’s Ditson Conductor’s Award for his “exceptional commitment to the performance of works by American composers and to contemporary music.” In 2014 he was elected to The American Academy of Arts & Sciences, in 2015 he received a Foreign Policy Association Medal for his commitment to cultural diplomacy and was named Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and in 2016 he received New York University’s Lewis Rudin Award for Exemplary Service to New York City in recognition of his leadership in making New York one of the world’s great centers for music and the arts.

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Joshua Bell

Violin

Joshua Bell

Violin

Joshua Bell by Bill Phelps

Violin

One of the most celebrated violinists of his era, Joshua Bell’s restless curiosity, passion, and multifaceted musical interests are almost unparalleled in the classical music world. Recently named music director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, he is the first person to hold this post since Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958. An exclusive Sony Classical artist, Mr. Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone, and Echo Klassik awards since his first at age 18, on Decca. He began the fall season performing with the Houston, St. Louis, and Indianapolis symphony orchestras. He continues with a U.S. recital tour with pianist Sam Haywood; a European tour with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields; appearances with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra celebrating its centennial season conducted by Marin Alsop, Orchestre de Paris conducted by Paavo Jarvi, London Symphony Orchestra, and Detroit Symphony, in addition to these concerts with the New York Philharmonic led by Alan Gilbert; and recital tours in Asia with Alessio Bax and in Europe with Sam Haywood. A Middle East performance with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Michael Stern, will conclude the year. Born in Bloomington, Indiana, Joshua Bell received his first violin at age four and at twelve began studying with Josef Gingold at Indiana University. At 14 he began his rise to stardom, performing with Riccardo Muti and The Philadelphia Orchestra, and making his Carnegie Hall debut at 17. He became a household name in 2007 after his incognito performance in a Washington, D.C., subway station; he had agreed to participate in the Washington Post story about art and context by Gene Weingarten, a story that earned Weingarten a Pulitzer Prize and sparked an international firestorm of discussion. Joshua Bell performs on the 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin and uses a late 18th-century French bow by François Tourte.

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Renée Fleming

Soprano

Renée Fleming

Soprano

Renee Fleming

Soprano

Renée Fleming is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time. In 2013 the President awarded her the National Medal of Arts, America’s highest honor for an individual artist. In 2014 she became the first classical singer ever to perform The Star-Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl. Winner of the 2013 Best Classical Vocal Solo Grammy Award, she has sung at momentous occasions around the world, from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In 2008 Ms. Fleming became the first woman in the history of The Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an opening night gala.

Ms. Fleming’s 2016 concert and recital schedule includes appearances in Boston, Stockholm, London, Vienna, Madrid, Monte Carlo, Buenos Aires, and San Francisco. Her most recent album — Berg: Lyric Suite; Wellesz: Sonnets by Elizabeth Barrett Browning — recorded with the Emerson String Quartet, was released by Decca in September 2015. Winner of four Grammy Awards, she has recorded a wide range of music, ranging from opera and Lieder to jazz and indie rock, as well as film sound tracks including The Lord of the Rings. In 2013 she joined with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to present American Voices, a festival celebrating the best American singing in all genres, which was the subject of a Great Performances documentary on PBS.

Renée Fleming has been awarded the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, Sweden’s Polar Prize, Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit, France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, honorary membership in the Royal Academy of Music, and honorary doctorates from Harvard, Duke, and Carnegie Mellon universities as well as the Eastman School of Music and The Juilliard School. In 2010, she was named the first-ever creative consultant at Lyric Opera of Chicago. For more information visit www.reneefleming.com.

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Josh Groban

Vocalist

Josh Groban

Vocalist

Josh Groban

Vocalist

Singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban has entertained fans across the globe with his multi-platinum albums and DVDs (which have sold more than 25 million worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. The 32-year-old Los Angeles native is the only artist who has had two albums appear on Billboard’s list of 20 best-sellers of the last ten years. He has appeared in the feature film Crazy, Stupid, Love, as well as on NBC’s The Office and CBS’s The Crazy Ones, and in 2011 completed a sold-out world tour. In February 2013 Josh Groban released his sixth studio album, All That Echoes, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. In October 2013 he kicked off the North American leg of his “In the Round” tour — his best-reviewed tour to date — which brings the intimate feel of a theater to an arena setting with its one-of-a-kind, 360-degree, interactive concert experience. An active arts education philanthropist and advocate, Mr. Groban is a member of Americans for the Arts Artists Committee; his Find Your Light Foundation helps enrich the lives of young people through arts, education, and cultural awareness. Josh Groban made his New York Philharmonic debut in One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch, the December 2012 New Year’s Eve concert saluting the late composer-conductor.

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Martin Scorsese

Special Guest

Martin Scorsese

Special Guest

Special Guest

Martin Scorsese is an Academy Award–winning director and one of the most prominent and influential filmmakers working today. He has directed critically acclaimed, award-winning films including Mean Streets; Taxi Driver; Raging Bull; The Last Temptation of Christ; Goodfellas; Gangs of New York; The Aviator; The Departed, which garnered an Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture; Shutter Island; and Hugo, for which he won the Golden Globe for Best Director. Mr. Scorsese has also directed numerous documentaries including No Direction Home: Bob Dylan and Elia Kazan: A Letter to Elia, both of which won the Peabody Award; Italianamerican; A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese through American Movies; Il Mio Viaggio in Italia; Public Speaking; and George Harrison: Living in the Material World, which received two Emmy Awards in 2012 for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Nonfiction Special. Mr. Scorsese currently serves as executive producer on the HBO hit series Boardwalk Empire, and in 2011 he won an Emmy and DGA Award for directing the pilot episode of the series. His latest film, The Wolf of Wall Street, received DGA, BAFTA, and Academy Award nominations for Best Director, as well as Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Film. He is currently shooting a pilot for HBO, the Untitled Rock N’ Roll Project, and is developing his next production, Silence, which is set to film in the fall of 2014. Martin Scorsese is the founder and chair of The Film Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of motion picture history. He previously appeared with the Philharmonic as host, alongside Steven Spielberg, of Lights! Camera! Music!, in April 2006 performances celebrating great Hollywood film scores, conducted by film composer John Williams.

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Giuseppe Ragazzini

Visual Artist

Giuseppe Ragazzini

Visual Artist

Visual Artist

Painter, set designer, and visual artist Giuseppe Ragazzini was born in London in 1978. After earning a degree in Philosophy, he became fascinated by the vision of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s documentary Le Mystère Picasso, and in 2002 began using digital techniques to film the creative process of producing the pictorial image. Dedicated to both painting and pictorial animation, Mr. Ragazzini has developed his own technique for pictorial animation and digital set design, which makes use of huge videoprojections and “mapping.” In his work, the image becomes subject to an incessant transformation from the permanence of its preceding elements—a flux, a digital collage of elements continuously superimposing over themselves. His set designs and projections have been displayed across Europe in theaters including Milan’s Piccolo Teatro Strehler and Venice’s Teatro La Fenice, and he has also produced videos and set designs for musicians such as Avion Travel, Paolo Conte, Lucio Dalla, Gianna Nannini, and Ornella Vanoni. His animations have been featured in several of the main international animation festivals, including International Trickfilm Festival of Stuttgart, Anima Mundi, International Animation Festival of Brazil, Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), International Festival of Erotic Animation (FIAE), Festival Internazionale at the Palazzo Venezia in Rome, and Visionaria International Festival. Mr. Ragazzini’s paintings and illustrations have been displayed in international exhibitions, collections, galleries, books, and periodicals, and he collaborates with the newspapers La Repubblica and Le Monde. Giuseppe Ragazzini is the son of the Italian photographer Enzo Ragazzini. He lives and works in Milan. (Photo: Dario Pichini)

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William Ross

New Arrangements and Orchestrations

William Ross

New Arrangements and Orchestrations

New Arrangements and Orchestrations

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Giampiero Solari

Visual Screenplay

Giampiero Solari

Visual Screenplay

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