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Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$31-99

Duration

1 hour & 45 minutes with intermission

Date & Times

20

Apr, 2017

Thursday, 7:30 PM

21

Apr, 2017

Friday, 11:00 AM

22

Apr, 2017

Saturday, 8:00 PM

25

Apr, 2017

Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Event Info

The Philharmonic and Jonathan Biss perform Beethoven’s dramatic Second Piano Concerto and Timo Andres’s new piano concerto that is part of a project creating new concertos with each of Beethoven’s five. The Blind Banister is “a captivating work … that goes from haunting and hopeful to an eventual explosion of energy” (St. Paul Pioneer Press). Plus Elgar’s evocative In the South (Alassio).

Program To Include

Berlioz

Selections from Romeo and Juliet

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Timo Andres

Piano Concerto No. 3, The Blind Banister (New York Premiere)

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Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 2

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Elgar

In the South (Alassio)

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Artists

Courtney Lewis

Assistant Conductor

Courtney Lewis

Assistant Conductor

Courtney Lewis

Assistant Conductor

Courtney Lewis began his tenure as Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic in September 2014. The 2015–16 season marks Mr. Lewis’s first as music director of the Jacksonville Symphony. His previous posts include associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, where he made his subscription debut in the 2011–12 season, and Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he made his debut in the fall of 2011. From 2008 to 2014 Mr. Lewis was the music director of Boston’s Discovery Ensemble, a chamber orchestra dedicated both to giving concerts of contemporary and established repertoire at the highest level of musical and technical excellence, and to bringing live music into the least privileged parts of Boston through workshops in local schools. He made his major American orchestral debut in November 2008 with the St. Louis Symphony, and has since appeared with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, and Ulster Orchestra, among others. In the 2015–16 season he will make his subscription debuts with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, and Colorado Symphony; return to the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland; and assist Thomas Adès at the Salzburg Festival for the World Premiere of Adès’s opera The Exterminating Angel. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Courtney Lewis graduated from the University of Cambridge, where he studied composition with Robin Holloway and clarinet with Dame Thea King. After completing a master’s degree with a focus on the late music of Ligeti, he attended the Royal Northern College of Music, where his teachers included Mark Elder and Clark Rundell.

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Jonathan Biss

Piano

Jonathan Biss

Piano

Jonathan Biss

Piano

Pianist Jonathan Biss shares his deep musical and intellectual curiosity with classical music lovers in the concert hall and beyond. He performs a diverse repertoire, which ranges from Mozart and Beethoven through the Romantics to Janáček and Schoenberg, and also includes works by contemporary composer Gyorgy Kurtág and commissions from Leon Kirchner, Lewis Spratlan, and Bernard Rands. Mr. Biss has a noted recording career, including an album of Schubert sonatas and Kurtág pieces that NPR Music named one of the best albums of the year. His recent albums for EMI won Diapason d’Or de l’année and Edison awards, and in 2016 he releases the fifth volume of his nine-year, nine-disc cycle of Beethoven’s complete piano sonatas.

Mr. Biss studied at Indiana University and at the Curtis Institute of Music, where he joined the piano faculty in 2010. He led the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered by a classical music conservatory, Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, which has reached more than 100,000 people in more than 160 countries, and he will continue to add lectures until he covers all the sonatas. His bestselling eBook, Beethoven’s Shadow, published by RosettaBooks in 2011, was the first Kindle Single written by a classical musician. This season Jonathan Biss launches his latest Beethoven project, Beethoven / 5, for which the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is commissioning five composers to write new piano concertos, each inspired by one of Beethoven’s five.

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