Alan Gilbert Conducts Christopher Rouse’s Symphony No. 4

The New York Philharmonic

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World Premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Symphony No. 4 and Violinist Midori

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$39.00 - $69.00

Duration

Concert Duration

1 hour 30 minutes
Date & Times

5

Jun, 2014

Thursday, 7:30 PM

7

Jun, 2014

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

Presented by the New York Philharmonic

Play Date with composers/performers following the June 7 performance at Bar Biennial located in Avery Fisher Hall.

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Program

Julia Adolphe

Dark Sand, Sifting Light (World Premiere)

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Peter Eötvös

DoReMi (New York Premiere)

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Christopher Rouse

Symphony No. 4 (World Premiere – New York Philharmonic commission)

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Artists

Alan Gilbert

Conductor

Alan Gilbert

Conductor

Alan Gilbert

Conductor

Alan Gilbert, former Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, launches a new appointment as chief conductor designate of Hamburg’s NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra this fall, shortly after the opening of its already iconic new home. The Grammy Award–winning conductor previously served as principal guest conductor of the orchestra (then known as NDR Symphony Orchestra Hamburg) for more than a decade, and will assume the role of chief conductor in September 2019. This position follows his truly transformative eight-year tenure as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, during which, through such key initiatives as the NY PHIL BIENNIAL, he succeeded in making the Orchestra a leader on the cultural landscape. Alan Gilbert is also conductor laureate of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and the founder and president of Musicians for Unity. With the endorsement and guidance of the United Nations, this new organization will bring together musicians from around the world to perform in support of peace, development, and human rights.

Alan Gilbert makes regular guest appearances with orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. He has led operatic productions for Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, The Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Zurich Opera, Royal Swedish Opera, and Santa Fe Opera, where he was the inaugural music director.

His discography includes The Nielsen Project, a box set recorded with the New York Philharmonic, and John Adams’s Doctor Atomic, captured on DVD at The Metropolitan Opera, for which he won a Grammy Award. He received Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Music Direction in PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts of two star-studded New York Philharmonic productions: of Sweeney Todd and Sinatra: Voice for a Century.

Alan Gilbert has received Honorary Doctor of Music degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and Westminster Choir College, as well as Columbia University’s Ditson Conductor’s Award. He is a member of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and was named an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. At The Juilliard School, he is the first holder of the William Schuman Chair in Musical Studies and serves as Director of Conducting and Orchestral Studies. After giving the annual Royal Philharmonic Society Lecture on Orchestras in the 21st Century: A New Paradigm during the New York Philharmonic’s EUROPE / SPRING 2015 tour, he received a 2015 Foreign Policy Association Medal for his commitment to cultural diplomacy.

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Midori

Violin

Midori

Violin

Midori

Violin

Since her debut at the age of 11 with the New York Philharmonic 32 years ago, violinist Midori has established a record of achievement which sets her apart as a master musician, innovator, and champion of the developmental potential of children. In 1992 she founded Midori & Friends, a non-profit organization in New York which brings music education programs to underserved New York City schoolchildren in every borough each year. Two other organizations, the Japan-based Music Sharing and the U.S.-based Partners in Performance, also bring music closer to the lives of people who may not otherwise have involvement with the arts. Her commitment to community collaboration and outreach is further realized in her Orchestra Residencies Program. In performance Midori appears in recital, chamber music, and concerto performances worldwide. Last season her extensive catalogue of CDs grew with two new recordings — one of which received a Grammy — and this season she will record Peter Eötvös’s DoReMi, written for her, with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France conducted by the composer. Other notable events this season include three residencies: at Ravinia, where she served as soloist with the Chicago Symphony and as faculty member at the Steans Institute; at the Lucerne Festival, where she was named Artiste Étoile and played the World Premiere of a new violin concerto composed for her by Johannes Maria Staud; and at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, featuring recitals of new music and standard repertoire, a special concert for seniors, and a concert featuring four violin concertos in a single program. Midori continues her position as Distinguished Professor of Violin and Jascha Heifetz Chair at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. 

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New York Philharmonic

New York Philharmonic

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Special Thanks
Major support for the NY PHIL BIENNIAL is provided by The Francis Goelet Fund, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.

Christopher Rouse is The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence.

The June 7 New York premiere of Peter Eötvös’ work, DoReMi, is made possible in part with underwriting support from Julia Lanigan.
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