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Beethoven and Mahler

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$29-140

Duration

2 hours with intermission

No Late Seating
Date & Times

15

Feb, 2017

Wednesday, 7:30 PM

16

Feb, 2017

Thursday, 7:30 PM

17

Feb, 2017

Friday, 2:00 PM

18

Feb, 2017

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

$50 ORCHESTRA SEATS AVAILABLE FOR FEBRUARY 15–17

Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto was said to have stirred him to the depth of his soul; our soloist is Inon Barnatan, “a true poet of the keyboard, refined, searching [and] unfailingly communicative” (Evening Standard). Then Manfred Honeck conducts Mahler’s heart-stopping First Symphony, which ranges from evocative birdcalls to the jubilant finale exclaimed by horns with upturned bells.

Program

Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 1

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Mahler

Symphony No. 1

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Artists

Manfred Honeck

Conductor

Manfred Honeck

Conductor

Manfred Honeck

Conductor

Manfred Honeck, renowned for his distinctive interpretations, has served as music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since the 2008–09 season. He and the orchestra are consistently recognized for their performances and are celebrated both in Pittsburgh and abroad. To great acclaim, they regularly perform in major music capitals and festivals, in appearances including the BBC Proms, Musikfest Berlin, Lucerne Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn, Grafenegg Festival, Carnegie Hall, and Vienna’s Musikverein. This successful collaboration has also been extensively documented on recordings. The SACDs released by Reference Recordings — most recently suites from Richard Strauss’s operas Elektra and Der Rosenkavalier — have received numerous rave reviews, as well as two Grammy Award nominations.

Born in Austria, Manfred Honeck received his musical training at the Academy of Music in Vienna. Many years of experience as a member of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna Staatsoper Orchestra have given his conducting a distinctive stamp. He began his career as assistant to Claudio Abbado and was subsequently engaged by the Zurich Opera House, which awarded him the prestigious European Conductor’s Award. Following early posts as one of three main conductors of the MDR Symphony Orchestra in Leipzig and as principal guest conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr. Honeck was appointed music director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stockholm. For several years he also served as principal guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. From 2007 to 2011 he was music director of the Staatsoper Stuttgart. He has been artistic director of the International Concerts Wolfegg in Germany for more than 20 years.

Mr. Honeck has worked as a guest conductor with the world’s leading orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Accademia di Santa Cecilia Rome, and the Vienna Philharmonic. In the United States he has conducted the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Boston Symphony Orchestra. His operatic guest appearances have included Dresden Semperoper, Royal Opera of Copenhagen, and the Salzburg Festival.

Manfred Honeck has received honorary doctorates from several North American universities. Most recently, he was awarded the title of honorary professor by the Austrian Federal President.

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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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