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New Year’s Eve: La Vie Parisienne

Location

David Geffen Hall

Directions
Price Range

$89-275

Date & Times

31

Dec, 2015

Thursday, 7:30 PM

Event Info

Join the New York Philharmonic this New Year’s Eve for La Vie Parisienne, a musical love letter to Paris. Featuring the Philharmonic and special guests in some of France’s greatest creations — “La Vie en rose,” Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals, Offenbach’s Can-Can, and much more — conducted by Alan Gilbert.

Program

Offenbach

Orpheus in the Underworld Overture

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Offenbach

“Ah! que j’aime les militaires” from The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein

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Offenbach

“Ah! quel dîner” from La Périchole

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Saint-Saëns

Carnival of the Animals

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Ravel

Pavane pour une Infante défunte

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Simons

“C’est ça la vie, c’est ça l’amour” from Toi c’est moi

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Piaf & Louiguy

"La Vie en rose"

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Offenbach/Orch. Rosenthal

Selections from Gaîté Parisienne

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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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Susan Graham

Mezzo-Soprano

Susan Graham

Mezzo-Soprano

Mezzo-Soprano

Grammy Award–winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham achieved international stardom within a few years of her professional debut. Her operatic roles span four centuries, from Monteverdi’s Poppea (L’incoronazione di Poppea) to Jake Heggie’s Sister Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking), written especially for her, and her recital repertoire is equally wide-ranging. As one of today’s foremost interpreters of French vocal music, the Texas native was awarded the French government’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. Ms. Graham enjoyed early success in “trouser” roles before mastering more virtuosic parts and title roles. She created the female leads in The Metropolitan Opera’s premiere productions of John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby and Tobias Picker’s An American Tragedy. Her discography features oratorios and song cycles by Berlioz, Ravel, and Chausson, as well as solo albums including her Grammy-winning recording of Ives songs. Among her additional honors are being named Musical America’s Vocalist of the Year and receiving an Opera News Award. She also collaborates frequently with pianist Malcolm Martineau. Susan Graham kicked off the 2015–16 season with a solo recital in Washington, D.C., and a concert with Mercury Baroque in Houston. She then returns to the Met as Countess Geschwitz in a new production of Berg’s Lulu by artist-director William Kentridge, and for a revival of Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus as Prince Orlovsky. European concert dates include Britten at Teatro Real Madrid and recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall, Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and the Vienna Konzerthaus. In the United States, Susan Graham appears with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco, with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, at the Celebrity Series of Boston, and with Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall, as well as with the New York Philharmonic. The mezzo-soprano later returns to Carnegie Hall to headline the program Susan Graham & Friends.

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Nathan Lane

Narrator

Nathan Lane

Narrator

Nathan Lane

Narrator

Tony, Emmy, and Screen Actors Guild award–winning actor Nathan Lane most recently starred in The Iceman Cometh at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. In fall 2012, he made recurring guest-star appearances in CBS’s The Good Wife.

Broadway audiences have long embraced Mr. Lane as one of the shining lights of the theater. He starred in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, David Mamet’s November, Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, and Stephen Sondheim’s adaptation of The Frogs, for which Mr. Lane wrote the book. For his portrayal of Max Bialystock in the Tony Award–winning musical The Producers, Mr. Lane won the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical. He also earned a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the film version of The Producers. In 1996 his performance in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum earned him Tony, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk Awards. Mr. Lane’s other Broadway appearances include The Addams Family; Terrence McNally’s Love! Valor! Compassion! (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Obie Awards); Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor; and Guys and Dolls (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards and Tony Nomination).

Mr. Lane starred as Albert in Mike Nichols’s film The Birdcage, earning him a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Nomination. He won great acclaim as the voice of Timon in Disney’s The Lion King and appeared in the films Stuart Little, Trixie, Love’s Labours Lost, Addams Family Values, Frankie and Johnny, and Nicholas Nickelby.

Mr. Lane earned an Emmy nomination for his recent guest appearance on Modern Family, and he has been recognized with two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for The Lion King’s Timon and Pumbaa and Teacher’s Pet.

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Inon Barnatan

Piano

Inon Barnatan

Piano

Inon Barnatan

Piano

Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan is a recipient of both the Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award. He has performed extensively with many of the world’s foremost orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, San Francisco Symphony, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Royal Stockholm Symphony Orchestra, and Lisbon’s Gulbenkian Orchestra. He has worked with such conductors as Gustavo Dudamel, James Gaffigan, Susanna Mälkki, Matthias Pintscher, David Robertson, Thomas Søndergård, Michael Tilson Thomas, Edo de Waart, Pinchas Zukerman, and Jaap van Zweden. Passionate about contemporary music, the pianist has premiered new works composed for him by Matthias Pintscher, Sebastian Currier, and Avner Dorman.

In 2016–17 Inon Barnatan enters his third and final season as the New York Philharmonic’s inaugural Artist-in-Association, a position created to spotlight an emerging artist over the course of three seasons through both concerto and chamber music performances and by cultivating a relationship among the artist, the Orchestra, and the audience. He also makes debuts with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, led by New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by Jesús López-Cobos; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, led by Vasily Petrenko; and the Seattle Symphony, led by Ludovic Morlot. In addition to returning to the New York Philharmonic under Manfred Honeck, he embarks on three tours: of the U.S., with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields; of Europe, with cellist Alisa Weilerstein, his frequent recital partner; and of the U.S. again, performing a trio program with Ms. Weilerstein and Philharmonic Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill.

Inon Barnatan’s critically acclaimed discography includes Avie and Bridge recordings of Schubert’s solo piano works, as well as Darknesse Visible, which made The New York Times’s “Best of 2012” list. Last season he released Rachmaninov & Chopin: Cello Sonatas on Decca Classics with Ms. Weilerstein. 

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Makoto Ozone

Piano

Makoto Ozone

Piano

Makoto Ozone

Piano

Pianist Makoto Ozone taught himself to play the organ while very young, made his first television appearance at age six, began performing regularly on Osaka Mainichi Broadcasting, and, after attending an Oscar Peterson concert at 12, turned his attention toward jazz piano. He moved to the United States in 1980 to study at Boston’s Berklee College of Music; in 1983 he graduated at the top of his class and gave a solo recital at Carnegie Hall. He became the first Japanese musician to sign an exclusive contract with CBS.

Mr. Ozone has recently explored classical repertoire with conductors including Charles Dutoit, Thomas Zehetmair, Joseph Swensen, Alexandre Rabinovitch, Arie van Beek, Francois-Xavier Roth, Tadaaki Otaka, Eiji Oue, and Michiyoshi Inoue. He has played works by Gershwin, Bernstein, Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich with the NDR and NHK symphony orchestras, Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Orchestre d’Auvergne, Sinfonia Varsovia, and others. He made his New York Philharmonic debut on the ASIA / WINTER 2014 tour, performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, led by Alan Gilbert, and was immediately engaged to reprise the work with them in New York two months later. The same year he gave the World Premiere of his own jazz arrangement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9, Jeunehomme, with Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, and appeared with NDR Radio Philharmonic and São Paulo Symphony Orchestra.

He also toured Japan with his big band, No Name Horses, and celebrated its tenth anniversary with a new recording. Mr. Ozone has collaborated with numerous other jazz artists including Gary Burton, Paquito D’Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, Branford Marsalis, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Christian McBride, Dave Weckl, and Mike Stern. He is a regular guest of classical music festivals including the Festival de la Roque d’Anthéron in France and La Folle Journée in Nantes and Japan. In 2016 he joined Chick Corea for the Piano Duo Plays “Acoustic” tour throughout Japan, including two performances of Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos with the NHK Symphony Orchestra led by Tadaaki Otaka.

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