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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$29-99

Duration

1 hour & 30 minutes with intermission

Date & Times

1

Dec, 2016

Thursday, 7:30 PM

2

Dec, 2016

Friday, 8:00 PM

3

Dec, 2016

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

This all-Mozart concert is bookended with the Paris Symphony, as popular today as when Parisians heard and raved about it for the first time, and the Symphony No. 39, a beautiful mix of grandeur and intimacy, seriousness and sunshine. In between: the enchanting Second Flute Concerto, with Philharmonic Principal Flute Robert Langevin as soloist, plus one of Mozart’s most delightful vocal works.

Program

Mozart

Symphony No. 31, Paris

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Mozart

Flute Concerto No. 2

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Mozart

Exsultate, jubilate

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Mozart

Symphony No. 39

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Artists

Bernard Labadie

Conductor

Bernard Labadie

Conductor

Bernard Labadie by Luc Delisle Entiere

Conductor

Conductor Bernard Labadie is an internationally recognized expert in Baroque and Classical repertoire. Having founded Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec in 1984 and 1985, respectively, he continues to direct their regular seasons in Québec City and Montreal as well as throughout the Americas and Europe on tour. He has made 20 recordings with the ensembles on the Virgin Classics, Dorian, Atma, Hyperion, and Naïve labels.

Mr. Labadie regularly guest conducts major North American orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic; the Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, St. Louis, Houston, and Toronto symphony orchestras; The Cleveland Orchestra; and The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. In Europe he has led Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, and Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. Mr. Labadie also regularly conducts the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Australia.

Increasingly in-demand among period-instrument orchestras, he frequently directs the Academy of Ancient Music and has worked with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Concert, and Collegium Vocale Gent Orchestra.

As a leading ambassador for music in his native city of Quebec, Bernard Labadie was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005 and a knight of Ordre national du Québec in 2006. In 2008 he received the Banff Centre’s National Arts Award for his contribution to the development of the arts in Canada, as well as an honorary doctorate from Laval University. 

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Robert Langevin

Flute

Robert Langevin

Flute

Robert Langevin

Flute

With the start of the 2000–01 season, Robert Langevin joined the New York Philharmonic as Principal Flute, in The Lila Acheson Wallace Chair. In May 2001, he made his solo debut with the Orchestra in the North American premiere of Siegfried Matthus’s Concerto for Flute and Harp with Philharmonic Principal Harp Nancy Allen and Music Director Kurt Masur. His October 2012 solo performance in Nielsen’s Flute Concerto, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, was recorded for inclusion in The Nielsen Project, the Orchestra’s multi-season traversal of all of the Danish composer’s symphonies and concertos, to be released by Dacapo Records.

Prior to the Philharmonic, Mr. Langevin held the Jackman Pfouts Principal Flute Chair of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and was an adjunct professor at Duquesne University, in Pittsburgh. Mr. Langevin served as associate principal of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra for 13 years, playing on more than 30 recordings. As a member of Musica Camerata Montreal and l’Ensemble de la Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec, he premiered many works, including the Canadian premiere of Pierre Boulez’s Le Marteau sans maître. In addition, Mr. Langevin has performed as soloist with Quebec’s most distinguished ensembles and has recorded many recitals and chamber music programs for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He also served on the faculty of the University of Montreal for nine years.

Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Robert Langevin began studying flute at age 12 and joined the local orchestra three years later. While studying with Jean-Paul Major at the Montreal Conservatory of Music, he started working in recording studios, where he accompanied a variety of artists of different styles. He graduated in 1976 with two first prizes, one in flute, the other, in chamber music. Not long after, he won the prestigious Prix d’Europe, a national competition open to all instruments with a first prize of a two-year scholarship to study in Europe. This enabled him to work with Aurèle Nicolet at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany, where he graduated in 1979. He then went on to study with Maxence Larrieu, in Geneva, winning second prize at the Budapest International Competition in 1980.

Mr. Langevin is a member of the Philharmonic Quintet of New York with which he has performed concerts on many continents. In addition, he has given recitals and master classes throughout the United States and in countries such as Canada, Spain, Costa Rica, Japan, North Korea, Singapore, and Vietnam. He is currently on the faculties of The Juilliard School, The Manhattan School of Music, and the Orford International Summer Festival. 

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Ying Fang

Soprano

Ying Fang

Soprano

Ying Fang

Soprano

Soprano Ying Fang’s 2016–17 season includes her return to The Metropolitan Opera as Elvira in Rossini’s comic L’Italiana in Algeri, Jano in Janáček’s tragedy Jenůfa, and Ilia in Mozart’s Idomeneo. She portrays Susanna in Opera Philadelphia’s production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, ventures to Chicago for Telemann’s Der Tag des Gerichts, and joins St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble for a Schubertiade in New York. Recent engagements have included appearances at The Metropolitan Opera as Giannetta in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore and the Shepherd in Wagner’s Tannhäuser conducted by James Levine; her debut at the Verbier Festival and role debut singing Nannetta in Verdi’s Falstaff in a cast that included Bryn Terfel led by Carlo Rizzi; and her return to the Aix-en-Provence Festival for its production of Handel’s Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno.

On the concert stage, she made her debut at the Ravinia Festival in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, led by James Levine. She also appeared in recital as part of Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series and at the Kennedy Center under the auspices of Vocal Arts DC, both with pianist Ken Noda.

A native of Ningbo, China, Ying Fang holds a master’s degree and an artist diploma in opera study from The Juilliard School, and a bachelor’s degree from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She is a member of The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. These performances mark her New York Philharmonic debut.

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