Sibelius, Brahms, and Zimmermann

The New York Philharmonic

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Sibelius and Brahms

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$30.00 - $134.00

Duration

2 hours with intermission

Date & Times

26

Feb, 2015

Thursday, 7:30 PM

27

Feb, 2015

Friday, 11:00 AM

28

Feb, 2015

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Program

Sibelius

The Oceanides

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Sibelius

Violin Concerto

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Brahms

Symphony No. 2

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Artists

Sakari Oramo

Conductor

Sakari Oramo

Conductor

Sakari Oramo

Conductor

Sakari Oramo is chief conductor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and principal conductor of the West Coast Kokkola Opera and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra. From 1998 to 2008 he served as music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). He is a regular guest conductor at the NDR Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, and Dresden Staatskapelle.

Highlights of his 2014–15 season include a Spanish tour with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, a tour of Switzerland with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, and a performance with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester. He also conducts concerts with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, where, after a decade as chief conductor, he has served as honorary conductor since 2012. The previous season included several performances with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra that focused on British music, including Britten’s Violin Concerto and Vaughan Williams’s Symphony No.1. Last season’s BBC Symphony Orchestra highlights featured a highly acclaimed performance at the Aldeburgh Festival and the U.K. premieres of a trilogy of violin concertos by Pascal Dusapin, Bright Sheng, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. During the summer of 2014 he also conducted several Proms performances with the orchestra, including the Last Night at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Also, an accomplished violinist, Mr. Oramo was concertmaster of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and was appointed its associate principal conductor after stepping in to conduct on short notice in 1993. He continues to give several performances a year as a violinist, and in 2014 he made his debut in the BBC Proms Chamber Music series, playing Prokofiev’s Sonata for Two Violins with Janine Jansen.

Recent recordings include Per Nørgård’s Symphonies Nos. 1 and 8 with the Vienna Philharmonic and Nielsen’s Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3, and Elgar’s Symphony No.1 with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. He has recorded a vast amount of music with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, including Prokofiev’s Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6; works by Magnus Lindberg, Kaija Saariaho, Kimmo Hakola, and Jouni Kaipainen; and works by lesser-known Finnish composers of the past including Armas Launis and Ernest Pingoud. Mr. Oramo’s catalog also features Sebastian Fagerlund’s opera Döbeln with West Coast Kokkola Opera, Coloratura with Anu Komsi and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, and recordings with the CBSO including two discs of John Foulds’s music, a complete Sibelius symphony cycle, and Elgar’sDream of Gerontius.

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Frank Peter Zimmermann

Violin

Frank Peter Zimmermann

Violin

Frank Peter Zimmermann

Violin

Violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann performs with the world’s major orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic (with which he made his debut in 1985, conducted by Daniel Barenboim), the Vienna Philharmonic (debut in 1983 in Salzburg, led by Lorin Maazel), Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, all of London’s orchestras, and all the preeminent American orchestras. He is also a regular guest at the music festivals of Salzburg, Edinburgh, and Lucerne. Additionally, he founded the Trio Zimmermann, in which he performs with violist Antoine Tamestit and cellist Christian Poltéra.

Over the years, Mr. Zimmermann has built up an impressive discography for the EMI Classics, Sony Classical, BIS, Ondine, Hänssler, Decca, Teldec, and ECM labels. He has recorded virtually all the major concerto repertoire, ranging from J.S. Bach to Ligeti, Brett Dean to Matthias Pintscher, as well as Ysaÿe’s six solo sonatas, Paganini’s 24 Caprices, and the complete violin sonatas of J.S. Bach and Mozart.

Born in 1965 in Duisburg, Germany, Frank Peter Zimmermann started studying the violin with his mother when he was five years old. He went on to study with Valery Gradov, Saschko Gawriloff, and Herman Krebbers. He plays on the 1711 Antonius Stradivari violin “Lady Inchiquin,” which is kindly provided by the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, “Kunst im Landesbesitz.”

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