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Debussy and Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$35-131

Duration

1 hour & 45 minutes with intermission

Date & Times

26

Apr, 2018

Thursday, 7:30 PM

28

Apr, 2018

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Program To Include

Sibelius

Pohjola’s Daughter

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Debussy

Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra

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Bartók

Concerto for Orchestra

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Artists

Edward Gardner

Conductor

Edward Gardner

Conductor

Edward Gardner

Conductor

Edward Gardner, OBE, became chief conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in October 2015, and led its 250th anniversary gala concert soon after. Music director of English National Opera for eight years (until July 2015), under his direction the company presented numerous stellar productions; he returned in spring 2016 to conduct a critically acclaimed new production of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde.

During recent seasons Mr. Gardner has worked with some of the world’s major orchestras, including Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Orchestre national de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and the Boston, Toronto, Montreal, and Houston symphony orchestras.

From the 2016–17 season onward he will expand his guest conducting in North America to include debuts with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, National Symphony (Washington, D.C.), Seattle Symphony, and Minnesota orchestras. In Europe he will continue to work with major orchestras such as Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI di Torino, and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.

Mr. Gardner works regularly with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Proms, and in 2011 he conducted the Last Night of the Proms, televised live to audiences worldwide. He enjoys a flourishing relationship with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), of which he was principal guest conductor for four years. He also continues relationships with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Edinburgh International Festival.

In great demand on the international opera scene, Edward Gardner continues an ongoing relationship with The Metropolitan Opera and also works with Lyric Opera Chicago, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, Opéra national de Paris, and The Royal Opera, Covent Garden. He also works regularly with young musicians, conducting the CBSO and Barbican Youth Orchestras, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, and at The Juilliard School. In 2002 he founded the Hallé Youth Orchestra and in September 2014 was appointed Mackerras Chair of Conducting, a new role at London’s Royal Academy of Music.

An exclusive Chandos recording artist, Mr. Gardner has most recently released critically acclaimed discs of works by Lutosławski, Szymanowski, Bartók, Britten, Verdi, Walton, Janáček, Poulenc, Schoenberg, and Berio, and is engaged in an ongoing project to record Mendelssohn’s orchestral works.

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Leif Ove Andsnes

Piano

Leif Ove Andsnes

Piano

Leif Ove Andsnes by Ozgur Albayrak

Piano

Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes is the 2017–18 Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic. Acclaimed for his commanding technique and searching interpretations, he performs recitals and concertos in the world’s leading concert halls and with its foremost orchestras, and is an active recording artist. An 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. Mr. Andsnes was inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame in 2013, and received honorary doctorates from New York’s Juilliard School and Norway’s University of Bergen in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

Mr. Andsnes now records exclusively for Sony Classical. His earlier discography comprises more than 30 discs for EMI Classics — solo, chamber, and concerto releases, many of them bestsellers — spanning repertoire from J.S. Bach to the present day. He recently completed Beethoven Journey with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, in which he led the orchestra from the keyboard in Beethoven’s five concertos in residencies around the world, a multiple-season project recorded for Sony Classics.

A frequent collaborator with the New York Philharmonic, as Artist-in-Residence Mr. Andsnes will perform chamber music, a solo recital, Britten’s Piano Concerto led by Antonio Pappano, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4 led by Paavo Järvi, and Debussy’s Fantaisie led by Edward Gardner. These concertos figure prominently in his 2017–18 programming: he plays the Britten with orchestras including Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra, Vienna Symphony, and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Rachmaninoff with the Bavarian Radio Symphony and Bergen Philharmonic orchestras; and Debussy with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Oslo Philharmonic, and New World Symphony. He embarks on an extensive European recital tour with a program featuring selected pieces by Sibelius, whose rarely performed solo piano oeuvre is also the focus of his upcoming Sony Classical release.

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Special Thanks

Leif Ove Andsnes is The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence.

Edward Gardner’s debut with the New York Philharmonic is made possible by the Kurt Masur Fund for the Philharmonic, an endowment fund created to honor the accomplishments of the Philharmonic’s Music Director Emeritus, Kurt Masur.

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