Mozart and Tchaikovsky
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Mozart and Tchaikovsky

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$32-130

Duration

1 hour & 45 minutes with intermission

No Late Seating
Date & Times

4

Jan, 2018

Thursday, 7:30 PM

5

Jan, 2018

Friday, 11:00 AM

6

Jan, 2018

Saturday, 8:00 PM

9

Jan, 2018

Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Event Info

These concerts scheduled for January 4–9 are still scheduled to go on despite predicted winter weather. For updates, please call or email the New York Philharmonic Customer Relations Department at (212) 875-5656 or email customerservice@nyphil.org.


Tchaikovsky called Mozart the greatest of all composers, and this concert is an audience-pleasing convergence of the two. Jeffrey Kahane is both conductor and soloist in Mozart’s graceful 17th Piano Concerto, and cello virtuoso Alisa Weilerstein joins the Philharmonic for Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations, a kind of tribute to Mozart that extends from ravishing to rhapsodic to bravura.

Program

Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 17

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Tchaikovsky

Variations on a Rococo Theme

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Haydn

Symphony No. 98

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Artists

Jeffrey Kahane

Conductor / Piano

Jeffrey Kahane

Conductor / Piano

Jeffrey Kahane

Conductor / Piano

Equally at home at the keyboard or on the podium, Jeffrey Kahane has established a reputation as a versatile artist with a diverse repertoire ranging from J.S. Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to Gershwin, Osvaldo Golijov, and John Adams.

Mr. Kahane appears as soloist and conductor with major ensembles, including the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras, The Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, and Chicago and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras, and is also a popular artist at all of the major US summer festivals, including Aspen, Blossom, Caramoor, Mostly Mozart, and Ravinia.

In May 2017 Jeffrey Kahane completed his 20th and final season as music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He previously served as music director of the Colorado Symphony (2005–10) and of the Santa Rosa Symphony (for 10 seasons, where he is now conductor laureate). In August 2016 he was appointed music director of the Sarasota Music Festival. He has received much recognition for his innovative programming and commitment to education and community involvement with all three orchestras, and received ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming for his work in both Los Angeles and Denver. He has recorded for the SONY, EMI, Telarc, RCA, Nonesuch, Deutsche Grammophon, Virgin Records, Decca / Argo, and Haenssler labels

Mr. Kahane made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1983, and has since given recitals in many of the nation’s major music centers, including New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Since making his conducting debut at the Oregon Bach Festival in 1988, he has appeared as a guest conductor at the major US orchestras. His recent and upcoming engagements include play / conduct appearances with the New York Philharmonic; Houston, Colorado, San Diego, San Antonio, and Phoenix symphony orchestras; and the Indianapolis, Vancouver, and Milwaukee symphony orchestras. He performs concertos with the Toronto, Cincinnati, New Jersey, New World, Oregon, and Utah symphony orchestras and appears at the Aspen, Britt, Oregon Bach, and Tippet Rise festivals, as well as with the Chicago Symphony at Ravinia and with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra.

A Los Angeles native, Jeffrey Kahane is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He was First Prize winner at the 1983 Rubinstein Competition, a finalist at the 1981 Van Cliburn Competition, and the recipient of a 1983 Avery Fisher Career Grant. He teaches at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.

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Alisa Weilerstein

Cello

Alisa Weilerstein

Cello

Alisa Weilerstein

Cello

Entering her second season as artistic partner with the Trondheim Soloists, cellist Alisa Weilerstein joins the ensemble on two European tours this fall. Their first album, Transfigured Night (Pentatone, 2018), features Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht and Haydn’s cello concertos. Other season highlights include appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Tokyo’s NHK Symphony, Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra, and the Houston, Detroit, San Diego, and London symphony orchestras. She gives solo performances of Bach’s complete cello suites and joins Inon Barnatan in repertoire by Brahms and Shostakovich at London’s Wigmore Hall, Milan’s Sala Verdi, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw. Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, she and Mr. Barnatan perform Beethoven’s complete cello sonatas on a US tour, and his Triple Concerto with violinist Guy Braunstein and the Dresden Philharmonic. Her recording of the latter with Stefan Jackiw, Mr. Barnatan, and Academy of St Martin in the Fields, led by Alan Gilbert, was released by Pentatone this fall.

Alisa Weilerstein’s recording of the Elgar and Elliott Carter Cello Concertos with Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin was named BBC Music’s 2013 Recording of the Year, and her recording of Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the Czech Philharmonic topped the US classical chart.

Ms. Weilerstein’s career milestones include Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic and Barenboim, and a White House performance for President and Mrs. Obama. She has collaborated with Osvaldo Golijov and Matthias Pintscher and premiered works by Lera Auerbach and Joseph Hallman. Alisa Weilerstein was awarded a 2011 MacArthur Fellowship, Lincoln Center’s 2008 Martin E. Segal Prize, and the 2006 Leonard Bernstein Award. She is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and Columbia University. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, she is a celebrity advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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