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Location

David Geffen Hall

Directions
Price Range

$29-164

Duration

2 hours & 30 minutes with intermission

Date & Times

15

Dec, 2015

Tuesday, 7:30 PM

16

Dec, 2015

Wednesday, 7:30 PM

17

Dec, 2015

Thursday, 7:30 PM

18

Dec, 2015

Friday, 11:00 AM

19

Dec, 2015

Saturday, 7:30 PM

Event Info

Presented by Gary W. Parr

Join us for a timeless holiday tradition: the Philharmonic’s annual performances of Handel’s Messiah. “The Philharmonic played with the weight and nuance that are in its DNA ... the trumpets made for a sizzling ‘Hallelujah’” — The New York Times

Program

Handel

Messiah

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Artists

Jane Glover

Conductor

Jane Glover

Conductor

Jane Glover

Conductor

Jane Glover, music director of Chicago’s Music of the Baroque and artistic director of Opera at London’s Royal Academy of Music, made her professional debut at the Wexford Festival in 1975 conducting her own edition of Cavalli’s L’eritrea. She joined Glyndebourne in 1979 and was music director of the Glyndebourne Touring Opera from 1981 to 1985. She was artistic director of the London Mozart Players from 1984 to 1991. Highlights in recent and upcoming seasons in addition to her New York Philharmonic debut include concerts with the Philharmonia, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Mostly Mozart Festival orchestras; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall; and the San Francisco, Toronto, Cincinnati, St. Louis, and Houston symphony orchestras. She collaborates closely with the Mark Morris Dance Group, for whom she has conducted major productions of Purcell (King Arthur), Handel (L’allegro), and Mozart. She has led operatic productions that include Mozart’s The Magic Flute at The Metropolitan Opera; Mozart’s Così fan tutte in Berlin; Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio at the Royal Opera; Gluck’s Armide and Iphigenie en Aulide (The Juilliard School/Met Lindemann program); Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito and The Magic Flute at Chicago Opera Theater; Mozart’s Lucio Silla, Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, and Handel’s Jeptha (Bordeaux); Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro (Goteborg, Sweden); Royal Academy of Music productions including the World Premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies’s Kommilitonen (directed by its librettist David Pountney), productions of Così fan tutte, Cavalli’s Giasone, Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict, and The Magic Flute; Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (Aspen); Mozart’s Don Giovanni (directed by James Robinson in St. Louis), and The Magic Flute (directed by Isaac Mizrahi in St. Louis). Ms. Glover’s many recordings feature a series of Mozart and Haydn symphonies (ASV) and arias with Felicity Lott, both with the London Mozart Players; works by Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Britten, and Walton with the London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, and BBC Singers; and Haydn Masses for Naxos and Handel’s Messiah for Signum. Her extensive broadcasting career includes the television series Orchestra and Mozart, and the radio series Opera House and Musical Dynasties, all for the BBC. Her book, Mozart’s Women, was published in September 2005 and nominated for both the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Whitbread Prize for Non-Fiction. She was created a CBE in the 2003 New Year’s Honors.

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Heidi Stober

Soprano

Heidi Stober

Soprano

Heidi Stober

Soprano

Soprano Heidi Stober’s 2015–16 season includes a role debut of Johanna in Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd at San Francisco Opera, followed by a role and house debut with the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Valencienne in Léhar’s The Merry Widow, and a return to Houston Grand Opera as Susanna in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. She makes her Dresden Semperoper company and role debut in the title role of Handel’s Alcina and sings Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen. She continues her relationship with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, performing Pamina (in Mozart’s The Magic Flute), Adina (in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore), and Micäela. In addition to her New York Philharmonic debut in these performances of Handel’s Messiah, her concert appearances include a joint recital with her husband, baritone Simon Pauly, in Berlin. Ms. Stober’s operatic highlights include leading roles with The Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Deutsche Opera Berlin, Opera Philadelphia, and Il Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile. Notable concert engagements include appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, St. Paul Chamber, The Philadelphia, Baltimore Symphony, Houston Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and Berlin Radio Symphony orchestras, and a solo recital in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Heidi Stober’s professional training took place at the Houston Grand Opera Studio, and she holds degrees from Lawrence University and the New England Conservatory.

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Tim Mead

Countertenor

Tim Mead

Countertenor

Tim Mead

Countertenor

Countertenor Tim Mead’s 2015–16 season highlights include Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Glyndebourne; Arsamene in Cavalli’s Xerse with Le Concert d’Astrée at Opéra de Lille, Theater an der Wien, and Theatre de Caen; the leading role in Theater Basel’s Melancholia program; and Bach’s Mass in B minor with Les Arts Florissants. Past concert highlights include Angel 1/Boy in the U.S. Premiere of George Benjamin’s Written on Skin at Lincoln Center and on tour with Mahler Chamber Orchestra and appearances with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Le Concert d’Astrée, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Les Arts Florissants, Le Concert d’Astree, De Nederlandse Bachvereniging, English Concert, and Akademie für Alte Musik. He has worked with such leading conductors as Alan Gilbert, Ivor Bolton, William Christie, Laurence Cummings, Christian Curnyn, Alan Curtis, Ottavio Dantone, Emmanuelle Haïm, Vladimir Jurowski, Nicholas McGegan, Marc Minkowski, and Masaaki Suzuki. Mr. Mead’s operatic highlights include Theo Loevendie’s Spinoza at Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, the title role in Philip Glass’s Akhnaten at Opera Vlaanderen, the title role in Handel’s Riccardo Primo at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Endimione in Cavalli’s La calisto at Bavarian Staatsoper, Apollo in Britten’s Death in Venice at English National Opera and De Nederlandse Opera, the title role in Handel’s Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne, and Harrison Birtwistle’s The Minotaur for the Royal Opera House. Tim Mead’s discography includes Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Mass in B minor, Handel’s Messiah, Saul, Solomon, Israel in Egypt, The Triumph of Time and Truth, Admeto, Flavio, Riccardo Primo, and Rinaldo and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea.

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Paul Appleby

Tenor

Paul Appleby

Tenor

Paul Appleby

Tenor

Following a summer season that introduced Paul Appleby to Glyndebourne in a new production by Barrie Kosky of Handel’s Saul, the tenor’s 2015–16 season includes his return to The Metropolitan Opera as Belmonte in Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio, San Francisco Opera debut as Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and return next summer to Glyndebourne in the title role in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict. Concert performances feature collaborations with Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony in Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Coronation Mass, and with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the Mozart Requiem. Profoundly committed to the art of song, the tenor makes his Wigmore Hall recital debut, accompanied by Malcolm Martineau, and tours North America with pianist Ken Noda in performances presented by Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Celebrity Series, Friends of Chamber Music of Miami, and the University of Notre Dame. With Steven Blier, Mr. Appleby performs in a unique program at the New York Festival of Song offering the exquisite lyricism of Franz Schubert and The Beatles. Paul Appleby is a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and received the 2012 Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Performing and Visual Arts. Other awards include the 2012 Top Prize by the Gerda Lissner Foundation, 2012 Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center, 2011 Richard Tucker Career Grant and George London Foundation Award, and being the National Winner of the 2009 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. A recipient of an artist diploma in Opera Studies at The Juilliard School, he has also received a master’s degree from Juilliard and a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and in Music from the University of Notre Dame.

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Roderick Williams

Baritone

Roderick Williams

Baritone

Roderick Williams

Baritone

Baritone Roderick Williams’s work encompasses a wide repertoire, which ranges from Baroque to contemporary music, performed in the opera house, on the concert platform, and in recital. He enjoys relationships with all the major U.K. opera houses and is particularly associated with the baritone roles of Mozart. He has also sung World Premieres of operas by, among others, David Sawer, Sally Beamish, Michael van der Aa, Robert Saxton, and Alexander Knaifel. Mr. Williams sings concert repertoire with all the BBC orchestras and many other ensembles including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Philharmonia, London Sinfonietta, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Bournemouth Symphony, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment. He has worked with the Berlin Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Russian National Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Orchestra della Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Bach Collegium Japan, Tonkünstler Orchester, Music of the Baroque Chicago, Virginia Arts Festival, and the San Francisco, Cincinnati, and Utah symphony orchestras, among others. His many festival appearances include the BBC Proms (including the Last Night in 2014), Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh, and Melbourne festivals. Future concerts include recitals at Park Avenue Armory in New York. He is an accomplished recital artist who can be heard at venues and festivals including Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, LSO St Luke’s, Perth Concert Hall, Oxford Lieder Festival, London Song Festival, and the Vienna Musikverein. Also a composer, Mr. Williams has had works premiered at Wigmore and Barbican Halls, the Purcell Room, and live on national radio. He will be artistic director of Leeds Lieder + in April 2016.

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Westminster Symphonic Choir, Joe Miller, director

Chorus

Westminster Symphonic Choir, Joe Miller, director

Chorus

Chorus

Recognized as one of the world’s leading choral ensembles, the Westminster Symphonic Choir has recorded and performed with major orchestras under many internationally acclaimed conductors over the past 82 years. It is composed of students at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey. The ensemble’s 2016–17 season includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the New York Philharmonic; Mozart’s C-minor Mass and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé with The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin; and Britten’s War Requiem with The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Charles Dutoit. Recent seasons have included performances of Bernstein’s Mass with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Villa-Lobos’s Choros No. 10 with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and Gustavo Dudamel, and Christopher Rouse’s Requiem with the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert at Carnegie Hall.

Westminster Choir College is a division of Rider University’s Westminster College of the Arts, which has campuses in Princeton and Lawrenceville, New Jersey. A professional college of music with a unique choral emphasis, Westminster prepares students for careers in teaching, sacred music and performance.

Joe Miller is conductor of two of America’s most renowned choral ensembles: the Westminster Choir and the Westminster Symphonic Choir. He is also director of choral activities at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. In addition to his responsibilities at Westminster, he is artistic director for choral activities for the renowned Spoleto Festival USA. Mr. Miller’s 2016–17 season with the Westminster Choir includes a concert tour of the southern United States, a residency with Carnegie Hall, several national radio broadcasts, and their annual residency at the Spoleto Festival USA. As conductor of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, Mr. Miller has collaborated with some of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, earning him critical praise. Joe Miller is also founder and conductor of the Westminster Summer Choral Festival Chamber Choir, a program that offers professional-level choral and vocal artists the opportunity to explore challenging works for one week each summer on the Westminster campus in Princeton.  

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