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Gilbert, Sibelius & Mahler

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$29-99

Duration

1 hr & 45 min with intermission

No Late Seating
Date & Times

20

Apr, 2016

Wednesday, 7:30 PM

Pre-Concert Insights 6:30 PM

21

Apr, 2016

Thursday, 7:30 PM

22

Apr, 2016

Friday, 11:00 AM

Event Info

The last time the Philharmonic performed a Sibelius symphony, “the tremulous stirrings...sounded utterly original in the glowing performance Mr. Gilbert drew from his players” (The New York Times). Plus Mahler’s passionate, haunting Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) — his “greatest symphony,” as Bernstein put it — with celebrated baritone Thomas Hampson and tenor Stefan Vinke.

Program

Sibelius

Symphony No. 7

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Mahler

Das Lied von der Erde

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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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Stefan Vinke

Tenor

Stefan Vinke

Tenor

Tenor

German tenor Stefan Vinke completed his master’s at the Music Academy of Cologne. From 1999 to 2005 he regularly appeared at Mannheim’s National Theater in heroic tenor roles including Tristan, Parsifal, Logengrin, and Siegmund in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Parsifal, Lohengrin, and Die Walküre, and Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio; his other roles there included Mozart’s Idomeneo, Don José in Bizet’s Carmen, and Hoffmann in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann. He later cultivated roles including The Migrant in Nono’s Intolleranza 1960, the title role in Giordano’s Andrea Chénier, Jimmy Mahony in Weill’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahoganny, Max in Weber’s Der Freischütz, and Paul in Korngold’s Die tote Stadt on stages including the Opéra de Paris, Teatro La Fenice, and the opera houses in Cologne, Geneva, and Stuttgart. Since his role debut as Siegfried in Wagner’s Ring at Cologne Opera in 2006, Mr. Vinke has performed the role in Venice, Lisbon, Strasbourg, Weimar, and at Deutsche Oper Berlin and 2010 Salzburg Easter Festival. He has appeared in Madrid, Hong Kong, Hamburg, Berlin, Beijing, Munich, Geneva, Philadelphia, Valencia, Seville, Melbourne, and Seattle; with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; and at the Bayreuth Festival, Covent Garden, and Bavarian Staatsoper. He has worked with conductors including Jeffrey Tate, Simon Rattle, Lothar Zagrosek, Donald Runnicles, Ulf Schirmer, Jun Märkel, Leopold Hager, Michael Gielen, Adam Fischer, Markus Stenz, Dennis Russel Davies, and Philippe Jordan. His engagements in concert lead him to Europe, Asia, Israel, and the Americas. He has sung in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 at Royal Albert Hall (BBC Proms), in Bamberg, at the Enescu Festival, and in 2011 with the London Philharmonia Orchestra, led by Lorin Maazel (recorded for a 2015 release on the Signum Classics label). These performances mark Stefan Vinke’s New York Philharmonic debut.

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Thomas Hampson

Baritone

Thomas Hampson

Baritone

Thomas Hampson

Baritone

Baritone Thomas Hampson hails from Spokane, Washington. He combined the role of The Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence with that of The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic in the 2009–10 season. He has received many honors and awards for his probing artistry and cultural leadership. Comprising more than 150 albums, his discography includes Grammy Award winners, five Edison Awards, and the Grand Prix du Disque. He received the 2009 Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award from the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C. In 2010 he received a Living Legend Award by the Library of Congress, where he holds the title of Special Advisor to the Study and Performance of Music in America. Mr. Hampson was made honorary professor at the faculty of philosophy of the University of Heidelberg and holds honorary doctorates from the Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, Whitworth College, and San Francisco Conservatory, as well as being an honorary member of London’s Royal Academy of Music. He carries the titles of Kammersänger of the Vienna Staatsoper and Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of the Republic of France, and was awarded the Austrian Medal of Honor in Arts and Sciences. Thomas Hampson enjoys a singular international career as an opera singer, recording artist, and “ambassador of song,” maintaining an active interest in research, education, musical outreach, and technology. Recently inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Mr. Hampson has won worldwide recognition for thoughtfully researched and creatively constructed programs as well as recordings that explore the rich repertoire of song in a wide range of styles, languages, and periods. Through the Hampsong Foundation, which he founded in 2003, he employs the art of song to promote intercultural dialogue and understanding.

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