Alan Gilbert Conducts Verdi’s Requiem

The New York Philharmonic

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Verdi’s Requiem

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$54.00 - $164.00

Duration

1 hour 45 minutes, no intermission

Date & Times

15

Jan, 2015

Thursday, 7:30 PM

16

Jan, 2015

Friday, 7:30 PM

17

Jan, 2015

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Program

Verdi

Requiem

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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 his tenure as chief conductor of Hamburg’s NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in September 2019. 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 began serving as chief conductor designate in 2017, shortly after the opening of the orchestra’s already iconic new home. 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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Angela Meade

Soprano

Angela Meade

Soprano

Angela Meade

Soprano

American soprano Angela Meade is the recipient of the 2012 Beverly Sills Artist Award from The Metropolitan Opera and the 2011 Richard Tucker Award. She made her professional operatic debut at The Metropolitan Opera as Elvira in Verdi’s Ernani substituting for an ill colleague in March 2008. She had previously sung on the Met stage as one of the winners of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a process that is documented in the film The Audition and released on DVD by Decca. Highlights of her 2014–15 season include a return to The Metropolitan Opera as Elvira in Verdi’s Ernani opposite Plácido Domingo, conducted by James Levine, and her acclaimed interpretation of the title role in Bellini’s Norma for her debut in Seville. On the concert stage, she tours with the orchestra of the Teatro Regio di Torino under Gianandrea Noseda for concert performances as Mathilde in Rossini’s William Tell in Chicago, Toronto, Ann Arbor, and at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Also this season, she returns to The Philadelphia Orchestra for Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Philadelphia and at Carnegie Hall, and performs Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Donald Runnicles. Additional projects include a studio recording of Donizetti’s rarely performed Le Duc d’Albe with Opera Rara in London and a New York joint recital under the auspices of the George London Foundation. Angela Meade is a native of Washington State and an alumnus of the Academy of Vocal Arts.

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Lilli Paasikivi

mezzo-soprano, 1/15 & 16

Lilli Paasikivi

mezzo-soprano, 1/15 & 16

Lili Passikivi

mezzo-soprano, 1/15 & 16

Finnish mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi is one of the world’s leading interpreters of Mahler’s song cycles and symphonies; performances have included Das Lied von der Erde and Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen), Symphony No. 2 with the Royal Swedish Philharmonic Orchestra (Sakari Oramo), Symphony No. 3 with the London Symphony Orchestra (Paavo Järvi), Symphony No. 8 with the Berlin Philharmonic (Simon Rattle), Kindertotenlieder with the New World Symphony (Michal Tilson Thomas), and Das Lied von der Erde with London Philharmonic Orchestra (Mark Elder). Concert performances this season include her debut with the Minnesota Orchestra in Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été led by Osmo Vänskä. Since making her debut with Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic as Fricka in the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence’s Ring Cycle production, Wagnerian roles have become central to Ms. Paasikivi’s stage work, with notable performances at La Monnaie (as Brangäne), Hamburgische Staatsoper (as Fricka), and Oper Frankfurt (as Kundry). At the Finnish National Opera she has sung the roles of Carmen, Amneris, and Eboli, and she made her house debuts at Opéra National de Lyon as Der Komponist (Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos) and at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in the World Premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s Hanjo. Ms. Paasikivi’s discography includes Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius (conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy); Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with Leipzig’s Gewandhaus Orchestra (Riccardo Chailly); Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with the Philharmonia Orchestra (Benjamin Zander); Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the London Symphony Orchestra (Valery Gergiev); Sibelius’s Kullervo (Osmo Vänskä); and Alma Mahler’s Complete Songs arranged and conducted by Jorma Panula. Lilli Paasikivi is the artistic director of the Finnish National Opera.

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Daniela Barcellona

mezzo-soprano, 1/17

Daniela Barcellona

mezzo-soprano, 1/17

Daniela Barcellona NY Philharmonic

mezzo-soprano, 1/17

Mezzo-soprano Daniela Barcellona appears with the Philharmonic with the generosity and courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera. In the 2014–15 season Ms. Barcellona returns to The Met as Malcom Graeme in Rossini’s La donna del lago, Florence’s Maggio Musicale as Dame Quickly in Verdi’s Falstaff, ABAO Bilbao as Santuzza in Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, and Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with Naples’s Teatro San Carlo. She performs Rossini’s Stabat Mater at Paris’s Théâtre des Champs Elysées and Torino’s Teatro regio, where she also sings Verdi’s Requiem, the work with which she is marking her New York Philharmonic debut. Last season she sang Didon in Berlioz’s Les Troyens at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, Léonor in Donizetti’s La favorite with Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Dame Quickly with Nederlandse Opera, and Verdi’s Requiem with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Last season’s appearances included the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Teatro alla Scala, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Torino’s Teatro regio, Arena di Verona, and, in the United States, Houston Grand Opera and the Mostly Mozart Festival. She has sung Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, at Florence’s Teatro del Maggio Musicale and Verdi’s Requiem at the Verbier Festival. She has sung the Verdi roles of Amneris in Aida (at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia), Federica in Luisa Miller (at La Scala), and Eboli in Don Carlo (Lima), and she appeared as Baba the Turk in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress with Teatro Real. Ms. Barcellona has also sung bel canto roles at Pesaro’s Rossini Opera Festival, Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera, New Israeli Opera, Opéra national de Paris, Salzburg Festival, Bavarian Staatsoper, Dresden Semperoper, Opera de Oviedo, Vienna Staatsoper, Teatro Real, and Grand Théâtre de Genève, and others. Her other roles have included Handel’s Giulio Cesare at Bologna’s Teatro Communale and Rinaldo at La Scala; Tamerlano in Vivaldi’s Bajazet at Venice’s Teatro Malibra; Zita in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Badessa in Suor Angelica at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw; Ariodante in Mayr’s Ginevra di Scozia at Trieste’s Teatro Verdi; and Charlotte in Massenet’s Werther at the Wexford Festival.

In concert, Ms. Barcellona has sung Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette with the London Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven’s Missa solemnis at the Sydney Opera House and Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. She has performed Verdi’s Requiem with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Torino’s Teatro regio, Teatro Carlo Felice, and Sydney Opera House; at London’s Royal Albert Hall and Toronto’s Roy Thompson Hall; and on tour throughout Italy.

Conductors with whom she has collaborated include Riccardo Chailly, Riccardo Muti, Valery Gergiev, Roberto and Claudio Abbado, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Kent Nagano, George Prêtre, Jésus Lopez-Cobos, Colin Davis, Christopher Hogwood, and Myung-Whun Chung. Ms. Barcellona’s more than 20 recordings include Verdi’s Requiem (EMI Classics) and Les Troyens (Metis).

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Russell Thomas

Tenor

Russell Thomas

Tenor

Russell Thomas by Dario Acosta

Tenor

In the 2016–17 season, tenor Russell Thomas (Loge) returns to The Metropolitan Opera to sing Ismaele in Verdi’s Nabucco; Canadian Opera Company and Lyric Opera of Chicago as Pollione in Bellini’s Norma; and Los Angeles Opera as Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca. He also makes his debut at the Salzburg Festival singing the title role in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito. Concert highlights this season include performances of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Detroit and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras, Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood. Future engagements include debuts with the Bavarian Staatsoper, Washington National Opera, and Netherlands Opera, and returns to San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Canadian Opera Company, and Oper Frankfurt. Mr. Thomas’s role debuts last season included Turiddu in Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana with Deutsche Oper Berlin, the title role of a new production of Verdi’s Stiffelio with Oper Frankfurt, Don José in Bizet’s Carmen with Canadian Opera Company, and Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio with Cincinnati Opera. He made his Los Angeles Opera debut as Pollione in Norma and reprised his portrayal of Lazarus in John Adams’s The Gospel According to the Other Mary in Strasbourg.

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Eric Owens

Bass-Baritone

Eric Owens

Bass-Baritone

Eric Owens by Dario Acosta

Bass-Baritone

Bass-baritone Eric Owens is an esteemed interpreter of classic works and a champion of new music, equally at home in orchestral, recital, and operatic repertoire.

In the 2018–19 season, Mr. Owens returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago to make his role debut as the Wanderer in David Poutney’s new production of Wagner’s Siegfried. He also stars as Porgy in James Robinson’s new production of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at Dutch National Opera and makes his role debut as Hagen in Wagner’s Götterdämmerung at The Metropolitan Opera conducted by Philippe Jordan. Concert appearances include the World Premiere of David Lang’s prisoner of the state with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Jaap van Zweden, the King in Verdi’s Aida with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, the Verdi Requiem with the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Mozart Requiem with Music of the Baroque. Mr. Owens will also go on a multi-city recital tour with tenor Lawrence Brownlee.

Eric Owens’s career operatic highlights include: Alberich in The Metropolitan Opera’s Ring Cycle directed by Robert Lepage; Orest in Patrice Chereau’s production of R. Strauss’s Elektra conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen at The Met; the title role in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman and Filippo in Verdi’s Don Carlo at Washington National Opera; his San Francisco Opera debut in Verdi’s Otello conducted by Donald Runnicles; his Royal Opera, Covent Garden, debut in Bellini’s Norma; Vodnik in Dvořák’s Rusalka and Porgy in Porgy and Bess at Lyric Opera of Chicago; the title role of Handel’s Hercules with the Canadian Opera Company; Aida at Houston Grand Opera; Verdi’s Rigoletto and Il Trovatore as well as Puccini’s La bohème at Los Angeles Opera; Mozart’s The Magic Flute for his Paris Opera debut; the title role of Verdi’s Macbeth at the Glimmerglass Festival; and Handel’s Ariodante and Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the English National Opera.

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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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Special Thanks
Major support for these concerts is provided by Laura Chang and Arnold Chavkin, with generous sponsorship from Yoko Nagae Ceschina. Alan Gilbert's appearance is made possible through the Daisy and Paul Soros Endowment Fund. Additional support is provided by the Helen Huntington Hull Fund.
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