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Andsnes, Britten & Saint-Saëns's Organ Symphony

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$31-130

Date & Times

8

Feb, 2018

Thursday, 7:30 PM

9

Feb, 2018

Friday, 2:00 PM

10

Feb, 2018

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

The king of instruments — in all its power and majesty — is saved for the final movement of Saint-Saëns’s grand, Romantic symphony when, in a blaze of C-major glory, Philharmonic organist Kent Tritle pulls out all the stops. Also, Leif Ove Andsnes (“a pianist of magisterial elegance, power, and insight” — The New York Times) explores the piano’s many personalities in Britten’s high-spirited concerto.

Program To Include

Vaughan Williams

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

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Britten

Piano Concerto

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Saint-Saëns

Symphony No. 3, Organ

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Artists

Antonio Pappano

Conductor

Antonio Pappano

Conductor

Antonio Pappano

Conductor

Antonio Pappano has been music director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, since 2002, and music director of Rome’s Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia since 2005. Nurtured as a pianist, repetiteur, and assistant conductor at opera houses in Europe and North America, including at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and several seasons at the Bayreuth Festival as Daniel Barenboim’s musical assistant, Mr. Pappano has also served as music director of Oslo’s Den Norske Opera and Brussels’s Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, and as principal guest conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mr. Pappano has appeared as a guest conductor with orchestras including the Berlin, Vienna, New York, and Munich philharmonic orchestras; Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and Cleveland symphony orchestras; and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Orchestre de Paris. He maintains a strong relationship with the London Symphony Orchestra, with annual appearances in London’s Barbican Hall and on tour. Recent highlights include debuts with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Aldeburgh Festival, and performances at the BBC Proms and Bucharest Festival with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Future appearances include debuts with the Verbier Festival Orchestra and the Dresden Staatskapelle; returns to the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and Berlin Staatskapelle; and tours of Europe, Asia, and the U.S. with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

An exclusive recording artist for Warner Classics (formerly EMI Classics) since 1995, Mr. Pappano’s award-winning discography features numerous complete operas; orchestral recordings with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; and his collaborations with other ensembles including the London Symphony and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras and the orchestras of the Royal Opera House and the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie. Numerous productions from the Royal Opera House have also been released on DVD.

Born in London to Italian parents, Antonio Pappano moved with his family to the U.S. at age 13. Awards and honors include Gramophone’s Artist of the Year, the Olivier for Outstanding Achievement in Opera, the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award, and the Bruno Walter Prize from the Académie du Disque Lyrique in Paris; being named a Cavaliere di Gran Croce of the Republic of Italy and a Knight of the British Empire; and being the 100th recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Gold Medal. He has fronted several critically acclaimed BBC Television documentaries including Opera Italia, Pappano’s Essential Ring Cycle, and Pappano’s Classical Voices.

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Leif Ove Andsnes

Piano

Leif Ove Andsnes

Piano

Leif Ove Andsnes by Ozgur Albayrak

Piano

Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes has won international acclaim playing recitals and concertos in the world’s leading concert halls and appearing with today’s foremost orchestras. Also an active recording artist and avid chamber musician, he is the founding director of the Rosendal Chamber Music Festival, was co-artistic director of the Risør Festival of Chamber Music for almost two decades, and served as music director of California’s 2012 Ojai Music Festival. He was inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame in 2013, and received an honorary doctorate from The Juilliard School in 2016.

In the 2016–17 season Mr. Andsnes returns to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, undertakes a South American solo recital tour, and joins Marc-André Hamelin for U.S. and European recital tours of music for piano four-hands. Mr. Andsnes’s 2015–16 season included the release of Concerto — A Beethoven Journey, a documentary chronicling his epic four-season focus on the composer’s music for piano and orchestra, which took him to 108 cities in 27 countries for more than 230 live performances. The Beethoven Journey, his acclaimed Sony Classical series with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, was named one of The New York Times’s Best of 2014, iTunes’s Best Instrumental Album of 2012, and BBC Music Magazine’s 2015 Recording of the Year.

Mr. Andsnes has received Norway’s most distinguished honor, Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav, as well as the prestigious Peer Gynt Prize, the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist Award, and the Gilmore Artist Award. His recordings have scored eight Grammy nominations as well as international prizes that include six Gramophone Awards.

Leif Ove Andsnes was born in Karmoy, Norway, and studied at the Bergen Music Conservatory under Jirí Hlinka. He is an artistic adviser for the Prof. Jirí Hlinka Piano Academy.

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Kent Tritle

Organ

Kent Tritle

Organ

Kent Tritle

Organ

Kent Tritle has been the organist of the New York Philharmonic since 1994 and of the American Symphony Orchestra since 1993. He is also director of cathedral music and organist at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City, where he leads the Great Music in a Great Space series. In 2015 he became chair of the organ department of the Manhattan School of Music, a historically distinguished program whose alumni include David Higgs, now the chairman of the acclaimed Eastman School Organ Department.

Kent Tritle performed Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony with the New York Philharmonic in June 2010, conducted by Andrew Davis. He is featured in the Philharmonic’s recordings of Brahms’s A German Requiem, Britten’s War Requiem, and Henze’s Symphony No. 9, all conducted by Kurt Masur, as well as the Grammy-nominated Sweeney Todd, conducted by Andrew Litton. He is featured on the DVDs The Organistas and Creating the Stradivarius of Organs. His other releases include The Romantic Organ and Kent Tritle at St. Ignatius Loyola, and recordings of Kevin Oldham’s Organ Symphony No. 1; Duruflé’s Suite for Organ, Op. 5; and works played on the Noack tracker organ at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow.

Mr. Tritle performs regularly as an organ recitalist in Europe and across the United States. Recital venues have included the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Zurich’s Tonhalle, Church of St. Sulpice in Paris, King’s College (Cambridge), Westminster Abbey, and St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague.

Kent Tritle is one of America’s leading choral conductors. Called “the brightest star in New York’s choral music world” by The New York Times, he is also music director of the Oratorio Society of New York and of Musica Sacra, and director of choral activities at the Manhattan School of Music. In more than 150 concerts presented by the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space series from 1989 to 2011, Kent Tritle conducted the Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola in a broad repertoire of sacred works, from Renaissance masses and oratorio masterworks to premieres by notable living composers, earning praise for building the choir and the concert series into one of the highlights of the New York concert scene. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Tritle was music director of the Emmy-nominated Dessoff Choirs. He also hosted The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle, a weekly radio program devoted to the vibrant world of choral music 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. Among his most recent are two with Musica Sacra. The first, Eternal Reflections: Choral Music of Robert Paterson, is a 2015 release about which Gramophone magazine said: “As shaped by Music Director Kent Tritle, the myriad hues, lyricism and nobility in Paterson’s music emerge in all their splendour. The choristers of Musica Sacra lift their lines from the page, bringing passionate and lucid life to the varied challenges.” The second is Messages to Myself, an acclaimed recording of five new works by Daniel Brewbaker, Michael Gilbertson, Zachary Patten, Behzad Ranjbaran, and Christopher Theofanidis. In 2013 Mr. Tritle led a recording of Juraj Filas’s Requiem, Oratio Spei, dedicated to the victims of 9/11, with the Prague Symphony Orchestra; vocal soloists Ana María Martínez, Matthew Plenk, and Filip Bandzak; and the Kühn Choir.

Kent Tritle holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from The Juilliard School in organ performance and choral conducting. He has been featured on ABC World News Tonight, National Public Radio, and Minnesota Public Radio, as well as in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

For more information, visit www.kenttritle.com.

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