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Ehnes and Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet

Location

David Geffen Hall

Directions
Price Range

$32-130

Date & Times

25

Jan, 2018

Thursday, 7:30 PM

26

Jan, 2018

Friday, 2:00 PM

27

Jan, 2018

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

The Philharmonic devotes this concert to Prokofiev’s genius. His Romeo and Juliet captures the passion of Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy about warring families with music at once tender, virile, and heart-breaking — filled with the ardor of the doomed young lovers. Also, James Ehnes delivers the First Violin Concerto with displays of dazzling fireworks, dizzying glissandos, and an ethereal ending.

Program To Include

Prokofiev

The Love for Three Oranges Suite

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Prokofiev

Violin Concerto No. 1

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Prokofiev

Selections from Romeo and Juliet

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Artists

Stéphane Denève

Conductor

Stéphane Denève

Conductor

Stephane Deneve

Conductor

Stéphane Denève is music director of the Brussels Philharmonic, principal guest conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra, music director designate of the St. Louis Symphony, and director of the Centre for Future Orchestral Repertoire (CffOR). He served as chief conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (2011–16) and music director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (2005–12).

He has a special affinity for the music of his native France, and is a passionate advocate for new music. As a communicator and educator, he is committed to inspiring the next generation of musicians and listeners, and has worked regularly with young people at the Tanglewood Music Center and New World Symphony.

He is a frequent guest with orchestras such as Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestra della Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic, St. Louis Symphony, and Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Other recent appearances include the Vienna Symphony, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Czech Philharmonic, and NHK Symphony.

Stéphane Denève has led opera productions at Glyndebourne, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Saito Kinen Festival, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Dutch National Opera, La Monnaie, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Paris Opera, and The Royal Opera, Covent Garden.

As a recording artist, he has won critical acclaim for his recordings of the works of Poulenc, Debussy, Ravel, Roussel, Franck, and Honegger. He is a triple winner of the Diapason d’Or of the Year, has been shortlisted for Gramophone’s Artist of the Year Award, and has won the prize for symphonic music at the International Classical Music Awards. His most recent releases are a disc of the works of Guillaume Connesson with the Brussels Philharmonic (awarded the Diapason d’Or de l’année, Caecilia Award, and Classica Magazine’s CHOC of the Year), and a disc with Lucas and Arthur Jussen and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, both for Deutsche Grammophon.

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James Ehnes

Violin

James Ehnes

Violin

James Ehnes

Violin

Known for his virtuosity and probing musicianship, violinist James Ehnes has performed in more than 35 countries on five continents, appearing regularly in the world’s great concert halls and with many of the most celebrated orchestras and conductors. He completed a cross-Canada recital tour in celebration of his 40th birthday and performed J.S. Bach’s complete Sonatas and Partitas in Stresa, Montreux, Los Angeles, Liverpool, and Amsterdam. Other highlights include a tour of China with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and of Eastern Canada with the National Arts Centre Orchestra; artist residencies with orchestras in Melbourne, Liverpool, Montreal, and at the Scotia Festival; tours with the Ehnes Quartet; and performances at the winter and summer Seattle Chamber Music festivals, where he is the artistic director. His extensive discography — of more than 40 recordings features music ranging from J.S. Bach and Vivaldi to John Adams and Aaron Jay Kernis — has earned numerous international awards and prizes, including a Grammy, a Gramophone, and 11 Juno Awards.

James Ehnes was born in 1976 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. He began violin studies at the age of four, and at age nine became a protégé of Canadian violinist Francis Chaplin. He studied with Sally Thomas at the Meadowmount School of Music and at The Juilliard School, where he won the Peter Mennin Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music upon his graduation. He is a Member of the Order of Canada, an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music in London, and a Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada. Mr. Ehnes has received honorary doctorates from Brandon University and the University of British Columbia, and the first-ever Ivan Galamian Memorial Award, Canada Council for the Arts’ Virginia Parker Prize, and an Avery Fisher Career Grant. James Ehnes plays the “Marsick” Stradivarius of 1715.

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