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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$29-99

Duration

1 hour & 15 minutes no intermission

No Late Seating
Date & Times

10

Mar, 2016

Thursday, 7:30 PM

11

Mar, 2016

Friday, 8:00 PM

12

Mar, 2016

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

Part of Messiaen Week

“Superhuman, overflowing, dazzling and abandoned.” So said Messiaen of his surreal exploration of romantic love and death. Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen, conducting these concerts, loves its “outrageous, limitless, free nature … sweet melodies spiced with the otherworldly sound of the ondes martenot, Southern Indian rhythms … birdsong and outrageous dances.”

Program

Messiaen

Turangalîla-symphonie

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Artists

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Conductor

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Conductor

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Conductor

The New York Philharmonic has named composer-conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence, beginning in the 2015–16 season through 2017–18, a three-year appointment. During his first season the Orchestra performs three of Mr. Salonen’s works, including World and New York Premieres, and he will conduct concerts during the Philharmonic’s Messiaen Week, as well as advise on new-music programming.

In the 2016–17 season, the Philharmonic will perform two New York Premieres by Mr. Salonen; he will conduct a program featuring a New York Premiere by Tansy Davies as well as a program celebrating Kaija Saariaho presented by and held at Park Avenue Armory; and he will continue to advise on new-music programming.

Esa-Pekka Salonen is principal conductor and artistic advisor of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor laureate of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he was music director from 1992 until 2009. He is artistic director and co-founder of the annual Baltic Sea Festival, which invites celebrated artists to promote unity and ecological awareness among the countries around the Baltic Sea.

Mr. Salonen’s work combines intricacy and technical virtuosity with playful rhythmic and melodic innovations. His pieces for symphony orchestra include LA Variations (1996), Foreign Bodies (2001), Insomnia (2002), Wing on Wing (2004), and Nyx (2011), as well as two concertos: for pianist Yefim Bronfman and for violinist Leila Josefowicz. The latter was awarded the prestigious Grawemeyer Award and was featured in a 2014 international Apple ad campaign for iPad. In 2014 Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra, where he was the first-ever Creative Chair, premiered Karawane, for orchestra and chorus, to great acclaim. Karawane will be performed this season by the New York Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In August 2015 Mr. Salonen led the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Edinburgh International Festival and the BBC Proms. In the 2015–16 season he takes the Philharmonia Orchestra on tour to Switzerland and France and will lead the Myths and Rituals: Stravinsky’s Journeys festival, an exploration of Stravinsky’s work that continues into next season. Also this season, Mr. Salonen makes conducting appearances with the NDR, Bavarian Radio, and Chicago symphony orchestras; New York, Vienna, and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras; Orchestre de Paris; and the joint forces of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, united for the first time. He will also conduct Richard Strauss’s Elektra at The Metropolitan Opera and Bartók’s Le Château de Barbe-Bleue and Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine at the Paris Opera. Throughout their relationship, Mr. Salonen and London’s Philharmonia Orchestra have curated landmark multidisciplinary projects, such as the award-winning RE-RITE and Universe of Sound installations, which allow the public to conduct, play, and step inside the orchestra with Mr. Salonen through audio and video projections of musicians in performance. He also drove the development of The Orchestra, a widely hailed iPad app that allows the user unprecedented access to eight symphonic works.

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Yuja Wang

Piano

Yuja Wang

Piano

Yuja Wang

Piano

Since her breakthrough debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2007 while still a student at the Curtis Institute of Music, pianist Yuja Wang has established herself as an international sensation and a fixture among the world’s leading orchestras. These include the New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, China, Israel, and Munich philharmonic orchestras; the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras; Chicago, London, Melbourne, NHK, San Francisco, Sydney, and National (Washington, D.C.) symphony orchestras; and the Orchestre de Paris, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orquesta Nacional de España, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Mariinsky Orchestra, and Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar. Championed early on by conductors including Gustavo Dudamel, Michael Tilson Thomas, and the late Claudio Abbado, she is one of today’s most sought after soloists.

Ms. Wang is also a dedicated chamber musician and recitalist, appearing at concert halls and festivals worldwide. An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist since 2009, she has released three solo albums and two concerto recordings to date, garnering two Grammy nominations. Intriguing the public both with her artistry and with her sense of style, she has been the subject of television documentaries and graced the pages of magazines ranging from arts and culture to fashion.

Born in Beijing in 1987, Yuja Wang began piano lessons at the age of six and completed studies at Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music, Calgary’s Mount Royal College Conservatory, and Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music. She is a Rolex ambassador and a Steinway artist.

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Valérie Hartmann-Claverie

Ondes martenot

Valérie Hartmann-Claverie

Ondes martenot

Ondes martenot

Valérie Hartmann-Claverie studied piano, harp, ondes martenot, and chamber music in college, and continued her study of the ondes martenot at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique with Jeanne Loriod. She made her concert debut in Vienna in 1973, and now performs throughout Europe and with orchestras such as the London, BBC (London and Manchester), Boston, Vienna, and Vienna Radio symphony orchestras; the Berlin, Munich, Netherlands Radio, New York, and Oslo philharmonic orchestras; and the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, New Japan Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Hamburg Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI Torino, Orchestra della Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, SWR Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, and Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. She has worked with conductors including Seiji Ozawa, Kent Nagano, Kurt Masur, Marek Janowski, Hans Vonk, Lothar Zagrosek, Leif Segerstam, Reinbert de Leeuw, Hubert Soudant, Eliahu Inbal, Myung-Whun Chung, Zubin Mehta, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Edo de Waart, Daniel Harding, Sylvain Cambreling, Pascal Rophé, Bertrand de Billy, Hans Zender, Pierre Boulez, Jukka Pekka Sarasate, Ingo Metzmacher, Charles Dutoit, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. She took part in the creation of Olivier Messiaen’s opera Saint François d’Assise, which she is regularly invited to play around the world. Ms. Hartmann-Claverie was a member of the Jeanne Loriod Sextet from its 1974 founding until 1995, and in 1996 she founded the quartet Ondes de Choc. She also collaborated with Radiohead, playing live with Thom Yorke for a show organized by the French television channel Canal+. Jonny Greenwood, Radiohead’s guitarist and ondist, later offered her the opportunity to interpret and record his piece Smear for the first time in London; it was ultimately included in Greenwood’s sound track to the film There Will Be Blood. Valérie Hartmann-Claverie teaches the ondes martenot at the Paris Conservatoire.

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Esa-Pekka Salonen on Messiaen’s “Turangalîla-symphonie”

Special Thanks

Esa-Pekka Salonen is The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence.

These concerts are made possible through generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation, Inc.

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