Insights at the Atrium: “Inside the Orchestra: And the Rest Is History"
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Insights at the Atrium: "Inside the Orchestra: Yesterday, Today, and Imagining the Future"

Location

David Rubenstein Atrium

Directions
Price Range

Free

Date & Times

5

Dec, 2017

Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Event Info

To mark the 175th anniversary of the New York Philharmonic’s first concert, on December 7, 1842, four generations of New York Philharmonic musicians — dating back to 1948 — will join Philharmonic Archivist / Historian Barbara Haws to reminisce about the Orchestra they joined; how it has changed and what has stayed the same; favorite musical moments, accompanied by audio / video excerpts; and a free-wheeling imagining of the Philharmonic of the 22nd century.

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Subscribers, Friends at the Fellow level and above, and Patrons may secure guaranteed admission by e-mailing AdultEd@nyphil.org.
 

Artists

Irene Breslaw

Speaker

Irene Breslaw

Speaker

Irene Breslaw

Speaker

A former Naumburg Scholarship winner and graduate of The Juilliard School, Irene Breslaw joined the viola section of the New York Philharmonic in August 1976. She was named Assistant Principal Viola in 1989. Prior to joining the Orchestra, Ms. Breslaw was a member of both the St. Louis Symphony Ochestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In May 2001 Ms. Breslaw celebrated 25 years as a member of the New York Philharmonic.

An active chamber musician, Ms. Breslaw appears regularly with the New York Philharmonic Ensembles. In the summers of 1993 and 1995, she traveled to Finland to perform chamber music with several of her Philharmonic colleagues and to coach members of the VIVO Youth Orchestra, an experience she found extremely rewarding. She has also recorded the Mozart Clarinet Trio, "Kegelstatt," with Principal Clarinet Stanley Drucker and pianist Lukas Foss for Elysium Records. Since 1998 Ms. Breslaw has been on the orchestral performance faculty at the Manhattan School of Music, and is an adjunct at Queens College.

Ms. Breslaw is married to Dr. Daniel Grapel and is the mother of a son and daughter.

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Stanley Drucker

Speaker

Stanley Drucker

Speaker

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Leelanee Sterrett

Speaker

Leelanee Sterrett

Speaker

Leelanee Sterrett

Speaker

Leelanee Sterrett joined the New York Philharmonic in June 2013; she currently serves as Acting Associate Principal Horn. She was previously a member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and a regular substitute with the New York Philharmonic. Ms. Sterrett is also an alumna of The Academy, Carnegie Hall’s collective of young professionals and music advocates, and a former member of Ensemble ACJW.

A northern-Michigan native, Ms. Sterrett grew up in a musically enthusiastic family and attended Interlochen Arts Academy. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a master’s degree from the Yale School of Music. Her primary teachers include William Purvis, Douglas Hill, and Julie Schleif. Ms. Sterrett has spent summers at the Tanglewood Music Center, the Pacific and Sarasota music festivals, the National Orchestral Institute, and the Banff Centre for the Arts. She is a past prizewinner in the International Horn Competition of America and the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program.

In recent seasons, Ms. Sterrett has made solo appearances at Carnegie Hall, with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and at the 2015 International Horn Symposium with her Philharmonic colleagues. She currently serves on the horn faculties of Rutgers University and New York University.

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Barbara Haws

Moderator

Barbara Haws

Moderator

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