Trifonov Plays Mozart

The New York Philharmonic

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Trifonov Performs Mozart


David Geffen Hall

Price Range



2 hours with intermission

No Late Seating
Date & Times


Nov, 2016

Wednesday, 7:30 PM


Nov, 2016

Thursday, 7:30 PM


Nov, 2016

Friday, 8:00 PM


Nov, 2016

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

Daniil Trifonov wowed audiences and critics in the Philharmonic’s sold-out 2015 Rachmaninoff festival (“dazzling … a brilliant, uncommonly poetic soloist … astounding technique” — The New York Times). He’s back for the elegance and splendor of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25. And Vladimir Jurowski returns after his triumphant debut for Ravel’s lush love story, which opens with a glorious sunrise.



Piano Concerto No. 25



Daphnis et Chloé (complete ballet)


Vladimir Jurowski


Vladimir Jurowski


Vladimir Jurowski


Vladimir Jurowski was born in Moscow in 1972. He studied at the Music College of the Moscow Conservatory, then relocated to Musikhochschule of Dresden and Berlin in 1990. He made his international debut in 1995 at the Wexford Festival and, later that season, at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.

In October 2015 he was named the next chief conductor and artistic director of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, a position he will begin in the 2017–18 season. He was appointed principal guest conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2003, and became that orchestra’s principal conductor in September 2007. He is also principal artist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, artistic director of the Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra, and artistic director of the George Enescu International Festival, Bucharest.

Mr. Jurowski has previously held the positions of first Kapellmeister of the Komische Oper Berlin (1997–00), principal guest conductor of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna (2000–03), principal guest conductor of the Russian National Orchestra (2005–09), and music director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera (2001–13).

He works annually with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and appears regularly with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at festivals including the BBC Proms, the George Enescu Festival of Bucharest, Musikfest Berlin, and the Schleswig Holstein and Rostropovich Festivals. He collaborates with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, and the Chicago and Boston Symphony Orchestras, as well as the New York Philharmonic. He has also conducted the Berlin Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic.

Highlights of Vladimir Jurowski’s 2016–17 season and beyond include his return visits to the New York Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Dresden Staatskapelle, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and a performance of Prokofiev’s Semyon Kotko with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic at the Royal Concertgebouw. He will lead the London Philharmonic Orchestra in repertoire including Wagner’s Das Rheingold, Beethoven’s Fidelio, Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, and Penderecki’s St. Luke’s Passion, and will bring the orchestra to major cities including Vienna and Budapest, as well as New York’s Lincoln Center.

Mr. Jurowski has an extensive discography with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and made an array of recordings with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. His tenure at Glyndebourne has been documented in numerous CD and DVD releases, and he has released other DVDs with The Metropolitan Opera, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. 


Daniil Trifonov


Daniil Trifonov


Daniil Trifonov by Dario Acosta


Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov — Gramophone’s 2016 Artist of the Year — is a solo artist, champion of the concerto repertoire, collaborator in chamber music and song, and composer. In 2018 he won his first Grammy Award: Best Instrumental Solo Album for Transcendental, a double album of works by Liszt and his third title as an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon (DG) artist.

Mr. Trifonov launches the New York Philharmonic’s 2018–19 season and the tenure of Music Director Jaap van Zweden with Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major for the Opening Gala Concert, and Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto for the opening subscription program. He revisits the Ravel on tour with the London Symphony Orchestra and Simon Rattle, and during a residency at Vienna’s Musikverein, where he also gives the Austrian Premiere of his own Piano Concerto. The Emperor is also the vehicle for collaborations with the London Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, and The Cleveland Orchestra, with which he embarks on a tour of Asia.

During a season-long residency with the Berlin Philharmonic, Mr. Trifonov plays Scriabin’s Piano Concerto under Andris Nelsons. Other highlights include a return to Carnegie Hall for Schumann’s Piano Concerto with longtime collaborator Valery Gergiev and the MET Orchestra, Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. On his upcoming DG release, Destination Rachmaninov: Departure, he performs the Second and Fourth Piano Concertos with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, his partners on 2015’s Rachmaninov: Variations.

In recital this season, Mr. Trifonov plays Beethoven, Schumann, and Prokofiev at Carnegie and in Berlin, where his Berlin Philharmonic residency features multiple solo and chamber performances. These include accounts of his own Piano Quintet, of which he also gives the Cincinnati Premiere with the Ariel Quartet. In Berlin and at 92nd Street Y, he plays duo recitals with his frequent partner, baritone Matthias Goerne.

Learn more about Daniil Trifonov


Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Choir, Kent Tritle, director

Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Choir, Kent Tritle, director

The Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus membership is primarily made up of freshmen and sophomores at the Manhattan School of Music. The Symphonic Chorus recently performed Haydn’s The Creation, Brahms’s A German Requiem, Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky, Mozart’s Requiem, Schubert’s Mass in G major, Poulenc’s Gloria, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, the World Premiere of David Briggs’s transcription for organ, chorus, and soloists of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, J.S. Bach’s B-minor Mass, Mozart’s C-minor Mass, Honegger’s King David, Verdi’s Requiem, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8.

The Manhattan School of Music Chamber Choir, the school’s premier choral ensemble, has been featured at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as part of the Conservatory Project, and has sung with the New York Philharmonic in performances of Walton’s Henry V, the Finale Scene from Act I of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Park Avenue Armory as part of Philharmonic 360, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and Ives’s Symphony No. 4. The Chamber Choir has also performed Bach’s B-minor Mass, Stravinsky’s Mass, Honegger’s King David, and Mozart’s C-minor Mass, and recently performed David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion and Tan Dun’s Water Passion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Kent Tritle, director of choral activities at the Manhattan School of Music, is one of America’s leading choral conductors. He is also director of cathedral music and organist at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City; music director of the Oratorio Society of New York, the acclaimed 200-voice volunteer chorus; and music director of Musica Sacra, New York’s longest continuously performing professional chorus. In addition, Mr. Tritle is a member of the graduate faculty of The Juilliard School. An acclaimed organ virtuoso, he is also the organist of the New York Philharmonic, and is chair of the organ department of the Manhattan School of Music. Kent Tritle founded the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space concert series at New York’s Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, which he led to great acclaim from 1989 to 2011, and was music director of New York’s The Dessoff Choirs, 1996–2004. He hosted The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle, a weekly program on New York’s WQXR, from 2010 to 2014. Kent Tritle has made more than a dozen recordings on the Telarc, AMDG, Epiphany, Gothic, VAI, and MSR Classics labels. The Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Choir and Chamber Choir, led by Kent Tritle, most recently appeared with the Philharmonic together in the September 2011 presentation of Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario, with Christopher Plummer narrating while Music Director Alan Gilbert led the Orchestra in Walton’s score for the Laurence Olivier film of Shakespeare’s Henry V.


Learn more about Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Choir, Kent Tritle, director

Special Thanks

Vladimir Jurowski’s appearance is made possible through the Daisy and Paul Soros Endowment Fund.

Daniil Trifonov’s performances this week are made possible by the Lawrence and Ronnie Ackman Family Fund for Distinguished Pianists.


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