Mozart's Requiem

The New York Philharmonic

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Mozart's Requiem

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$30.00 - $145.00

Duration

Concert Duration

1 hour 45 minutes
Date & Times

7

Nov, 2013

Thursday, 7:30 PM

8

Nov, 2013

Friday, 8:00 PM

9

Nov, 2013

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Program

J.S. Bach

Cantata No. 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!

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Handel

“Let the Bright Seraphim” from Samson

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Mozart

Requiem (unfinished)

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Artists

Bernard Labadie

Conductor

Bernard Labadie

Conductor

Bernard Labadie by Luc Delisle Entiere

Conductor

Conductor Bernard Labadie is an internationally recognized expert in Baroque and Classical repertoire. Having founded Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec in 1984 and 1985, respectively, he continues to direct their regular seasons in Québec City and Montreal as well as throughout the Americas and Europe on tour. He has made 20 recordings with the ensembles on the Virgin Classics, Dorian, Atma, Hyperion, and Naïve labels.

Mr. Labadie regularly guest conducts major North American orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic; the Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, St. Louis, Houston, and Toronto symphony orchestras; The Cleveland Orchestra; and The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. In Europe he has led Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, and Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. Mr. Labadie also regularly conducts the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Australia.

Increasingly in-demand among period-instrument orchestras, he frequently directs the Academy of Ancient Music and has worked with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Concert, and Collegium Vocale Gent Orchestra.

As a leading ambassador for music in his native city of Quebec, Bernard Labadie was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005 and a knight of Ordre national du Québec in 2006. In 2008 he received the Banff Centre’s National Arts Award for his contribution to the development of the arts in Canada, as well as an honorary doctorate from Laval University. 

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Miah Persson

Soprano

Miah Persson

Soprano

Miah Persson artistbilder Monika Rittershaus

Soprano

Internationally renowned Swedish soprano Miah Persson has appeared at the Vienna Staatsoper, The Metropolitan Opera, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Deutsche Staatsoper, Bavarian Staatsoper, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Theater an der Wien, Gran Teatro del Liceu, and Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, among many others.

Recent engagements include Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Orchestre national de Lille; recitals at the Pierre Boulezsaal, London’s Wigmore Hall, and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw; Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, with Philharmonie Luxembourg; Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem at the Gulbenkian Foundation; Tod Machover’s Sunken Garden for Dallas Opera; Haydn’s The Creation at the Verbier Festival; and the role of Countess Capriccio in R. Strauss’s Capriccio at Garsington Opera.

Forthcoming highlights include not only Schubert’s The Shepherd on the Rock with the New York Philharmonic but also Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and on tour to Spain with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg; Michel van der Aa’s Blank Out for the Aix-en-Provence Festival; Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra; the role of the Countess in concert performances of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra; the title role in Mozart’s Zaide for the Munich Radio Orchestra; Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic; Mozart concert arias on tour with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra; and Bruckner’s Te Deum and Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem with Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Persson also appears in a number of European recital engagements.

Miah Persson will sing Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Kammerorchester Basel; Elettra in Mozart’s Idomeneo for Opera di Roma; Cleopatra in Handel’s Julius Caesar at the New National Theatre, and Blanche in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites at Gran Teatro del Liceu.

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Stephanie Blythe

Mezzo-Soprano

Stephanie Blythe

Mezzo-Soprano

Stephanie Blythe

Mezzo-Soprano

Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe has appeared at The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Paris Opéra. She has performed the title roles in Bizet’s Carmen, Saint-Saëns’s Samson and Dalilah, Offenbach’s La Grande Duchesse, Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice, and Handel’s Julius Caesar in Egypt. Her other roles have included Isabella in Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers; Frugola, Principessa, and Zita in Puccini’s The Triptych; Fricka in Wagner’s Das Rheingold and Die Walküre; and the Verdi roles of Amneris in Aida, Azucena in Il Trovatore, Ulrica in Un ballo in maschera, and Mistress Quickly in Falstaff.

An accomplished concert singer, Ms. Blythe has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Met Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, as well as at the Tanglewood, Mostly Mozart, and Ravinia festivals and the BBC Proms. She has been presented in recital at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, Alice Tully Hall, 92nd Street Y, Town Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vocal Arts Society in Washington, D.C., Cleveland Art Song Festival, University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Shriver Hall in Baltimore. Ms. Blythe starred in The Metropolitan Opera’s live HD broadcasts of Orpheus and Eurydice, The Triptych, Handel’s Rodelinda, and Wagner’s complete Ring Cycle. Her recordings of works by Mahler, Brahms, and Wagner and of arias by Handel and Bach are available on the Virgin Classics label.

This season, Ms. Blythe returns to The Metropolitan Opera for the new production of Un ballo in maschera, Il Trovatore, and the complete Ring Cycle, and she tours the U.S. with two of her highly acclaimed programs — We’ll Meet Again: The Songs of Kate Smith and an all-American song program — culminating in a recital in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium.

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Frédéric Antoun

Tenor

Frédéric Antoun

Tenor

Tenor

Tenor Frédéric Antoun studied voice at The Curtis Institute of Music. The Quebec native’s repertoire extends from Rameau to Stravinsky, with a preference for French Opera (Delibes’s Lakmé, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, and Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers), Mozart (Così fan tutte, The Abduction from the Seraglio, and The Magic Flute), and belcanto (Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Rossini’s La Cenerentola, and Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment). Mr. Antoun has been heard internationally at New York City Opera (Massenet’s Cendrillon), Lincoln Center (Lalo’s Le Roi d’Ys), Toronto’s Canadian Opera Company (The Magic Flute, Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites), Charleston Festival (Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette), Montréal Opera House (Delibes’s Lakmé, The Barber of Seville), Florida Grand Opera (La Cenerentola, The Barber of Seville), La Monnaie in Brussels (Cendrillon), Amsterdam Opera (Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulide), Theater an der Wien (Thomas’s Hamlet), and on French stages such as Théâtre du Châtelet (The Magic Flute), Opéra Comique (Grétry’s L’Amant Jaloux), in Toulouse (The Abduction from the Seraglio, Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie), Montpellier (The Magic Flute, Lakmé), and Nice (Dialogues des Carmélites). In concert, he performs J.S. Bach’s Magnificat and passions, the Mozart and Berlioz Requiems, Handel’s Messiah, and Orff’s Carmina burana. Recently he could be heard in Thomas Adès’s The Tempest at Quebec Festival, Lakmé in Montpellier, Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri in Marseilles, Ravel’s l’Heure espagnole with the Orchestre National de Lyon, and Lully’s Armide in Amsterdam. During the coming seasons, he will sing Lakmé and Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus in Paris, Così fan tutte in Marseille, Falstaff in Toronto, and he will make his debut at London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as Tonio in The Daughter of the Regiment, and return for Thomas Adès’s new opera Exterminating Angel. This performance marks Frédéric Antoun’s New York Philharmonic debut.

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Andrew Foster-Williams

Bass-Baritone

Andrew Foster-Williams

Bass-Baritone

Andrew Foster-Williams

Bass-Baritone

Bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams enjoys a vibrant career on both opera and concert stages, his vocal versatility allowing him to present repertoire ranging from classics by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Handel, Mozart, and Weber to works of Romantic and neoclassical masters such as Berlioz, Britten, RichardStrauss, Stravinsky, and Wagner. He has appeared on major stages with the most celebrated orchestras and conductors of our day, including The Cleveland Orchestra with Franz Welser-Möst, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Salzburg Mozarteum with Ivor Bolton, San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Richard Egarr, Hong Kong Philharmonic under Edo de Waart, and the London Symphony Orchestra with Colin Davis.

Recent highlights include Christoph Loy’s new production of Weber’s Euryanthe at Theater an der Wien conducted by Constantin Trinks, Barbora Horáková Joly’s new production of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande at Theater Basel led by Erik Nielsen, and a new production of Wagner’s Lohengrin at La Monnaie directed by Olivier Py under the baton of Alain Altinoglu. In concert, he has joined Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic for Brahms’s A German Requiem, Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Haydn’s The Seasons, and Lorenzo Viotti and the Gulbenkian Orchestra for semi-staged performances of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette.

Boasting an extensive discography, Andrew Foster-Williams’s commercially available releases include Beethoven’s Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II with the San Francisco Symphony (led by Tilson Thomas), Haydn’s The Seasons with the London Symphony Orchestra (C. Davis) and with the Gabrieli Consort & Players (Paul McCreesh), and Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera (Egarr). Performances captured for DVD include a Gramophone Award–winning production of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with Glyndebourne Festival Opera (William Christie) and Rossini’s Guillaume Tell (Antonio Fogliani).

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New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director

Chorus

New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director

Chorus

Chorus

Founded in 1979 by Joseph Flummerfelt, the New York Choral Artists has since then been a regular part of the New York Philharmonic season. Its many collaborations with the Orchestra include a memorial performance of Brahms’s A German Requiem, conducted by Kurt Masur, immediately following the events of 9/11. In more recent years, appearances have included Britten’s War Requiem and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 led by Lorin Maazel. Highlights of Philharmonic collaborations under the direction of Alan Gilbert include Bach’s B-minor Mass, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Ligeti’s Le Grande Macabre, and in January 2015, the Verdi Requiem. Noteworthy among its Philharmonic recordings are the Grammy-nominated release of Mahler Symphony No. 3 conducted by Bernstein, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 with Masur, and John Adams’s Grammy Award–winning On the Transmigration of Souls with Maazel. In 2014 the New York Choral Artists also appeared with the Vienna Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony in Carnegie Hall. Jacqueline Pierce is the group’s manager.

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Joseph Flummerfelt

Director

Joseph Flummerfelt

Director

Joseph Flummerfelt

Director

For more than 40 seasons Joseph Flummerfelt has been preparing choral performances for the New York Philharmonic. Named Conductor of the Year in 2004 by Musical America, he is the founder and musical director of the New York Choral Artists, and was an artistic director of the Spoleto Festival USA for 37 years and conductor of the Westminster Choir for 33 years. He has collaborated with such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Chailly, Colin Davis, Alan Gilbert, Carlo Maria Giulini, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Robert Shaw, and William Steinberg. Dr. Flummerfelt’s choirs have been featured on 45 recordings, including Grammy Award–winning versions of Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with Bernstein, Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra, and John Adams’s On the Transmigration of Souls. He has also received two Grammy nominations, and his Delos recording of Brahms’s choral works — Singing for Pleasure, with the Westminster Choir — was chosen by The New York Times as a favorite among Brahms recordings. Joseph Flummerfelt’s honors include Le Prix du Président de la République from L’Académie du Disque Français and five honorary doctoral degrees. He is sought out as a guest conductor and master teacher of choral conducting in New York and throughout the United States.

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