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Lang Lang Plays Beethoven

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$44-145

Duration

1 hour & 30 minutes with intermission

Date & Times

6

Oct, 2016

Thursday, 7:30 PM

7

Oct, 2016

Friday, 8:00 PM

8

Oct, 2016

Saturday, 8:00 PM

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Lang Lang (“the hottest artist on the classical music planet” — The New York Times) brings “playing so raptly beautiful that one was afraid to breathe for fear of missing anything” (Chicago Tribune) to Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto with the Philharmonic. Alan Gilbert also conducts Bartók’s stunning tour de force, which calls for the full virtuosity of a great orchestra.

Program

Ligeti

Mysteries of the Macabre, for Trumpet and Orchestra

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Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 4

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Bartók

Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta

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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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Lang Lang

Piano

Lang Lang

Piano

Lang Lang

Piano

Internationally renowned pianist Lang Lang has helped bring music into the lives of children around the world as a United Nations Messenger of Peace and through his Lang Lang International Music Foundation. He inspires millions with his open-hearted, emotive playing, whether it is in intimate recitals or on the grandest of stages, such as the 56th and 57th Grammy Awards two years in a row and the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

He has formed enduring musical partnerships with the world’s greatest artists, from conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel, and Simon Rattle to artists from outside of classical music, among them Metallica, Pharrell Williams, dubstep dancer Marquese “nonstop” Scott, vocalist Julio Iglesias, and pianist Herbie Hancock. Time Magazine named Lang Lang as one of the Time 100, citing him as a symbol of the youth of China, and its future. Steinway Pianos named a model after a single artist for the first time when they introduced The Lang Lang Piano to China, specially designed for education.

Lang Lang has been featured on every major television network and in magazines worldwide. He has performed for international dignitaries including Secretary-General of the U.N. Ban Ki-moon, President of China Xi Jin-Ping, four U.S. presidents, President Koehler of Germany, and French presidents Nikolas Sarkozy and François Hollande. Of many landmark events, he was honored to perform for President Obama and former President Hu Jin-Tao of China at a White House State Dinner, the Diamond Jubilee celebratory concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, the 70th Anniversary celebration of the United Nations, and in 2015 as part of a concert celebrating the city of Havana, Cuba.

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Christopher Martin

Trumpet

Christopher Martin

Trumpet

Christopher Martin New York Philharmonic

Trumpet

Christopher Martin joined the New York Philharmonic as Principal Trumpet, The Paula Levin Chair, in September 2016. He served as principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) for 11 seasons, and enjoyed a distinctive career of almost 20 years in many of America’s finest orchestras, including as principal trumpet of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and associate principal trumpet of The Philadelphia Orchestra. He made his New York Philharmonic solo debut in October 2016, performing Ligeti’s The Mysteries of the Macabre, led by then Music Director Alan Gilbert.

Praised as a musician of “effortless understated virtuosity” by The Chicago Tribune, Christopher Martin has appeared as soloist multiple times nationally and internationally with the CSO and music director Riccardo Muti. Highlights of Mr. Martin’s solo appearances include the 2012 World Premiere of Christopher Rouse’s concerto Heimdall’s Trumpet; Panufnik’s Concerto in modo antico, with Mr. Muti; a program of 20th-century French concertos by André Jolivet and Henri Tomasi; and more than a dozen performances of J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. Other solo engagements have included Mr. Martin with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa’s Saito Kinen Festival, Atlanta and Alabama Symphony Orchestras, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico. Christopher Martin’s discography includes a solo trumpet performance in John Williams’s score to Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln (2012), the National Brass Ensemble’s Gabrieli album, and CSO Resound label recordings, including the 2011 release of CSO Brass Live.

Dedicated to music education, Mr. Martin has served on the faculty of Northwestern University and coached the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. In 2010 he co-founded the National Brass Symposium with his brother Michael Martin, a trumpeter in the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and in 2016 he received the Edwin Franko Goldman Memorial Citation from the American Bandmasters Association for outstanding contributions to the wind band genre. Christopher Martin and his wife, Margaret — an organist and pianist — enjoy performing together in recital and, most especially, for their daughter, Claire.

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