Mozart and Tchaikovsky

The New York Philharmonic

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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

In the 2018–19 season, American cellist Alisa Weilerstein, a 2011 MacArthur Fellowship winner, releases Transfigured Night on Pentatone, on which she is joined by Norway’s Trondheim Soloists for Haydn’s First and Second Cello Concertos and Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht. Two Scandinavian performances of the album’s repertoire with the same ensemble opened the season. In the spring she returns to Verklärte Nacht but in a chamber music version, when she tours Europe and the US with pianist Inon Barnatan, violinist Sergey Khachatryan, and percussionist Colin Currie. Also in the season she performs Shostakovich’s Second Cello Concerto with five different orchestras; tours the US playing Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the Czech Philharmonic led by Semyon Bychkov, and plays the Schumann Concerto with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and Saint-Saëns’s First Cello Concerto, Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Richard Strauss’s Don Quixote, and Bloch’s Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque in cities ranging from San Diego to Vienna. Finally, she gives two performances of Matthias Pintscher’s new cello concerto, Un despertar, with the composer leading both the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. She performs Bach’s complete cello suites in Beverly Hills, Paris, Berkeley, for Boston’s Celebrity Series, and at Hamburg’s Elbiphilharmonie.

Ms. Weilerstein’s career milestones include an emotionally-tumultuous account of Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic and Daniel Barenboim in Oxford, and a performance at The White House for President and Mrs. Obama. A champion of new music, she has worked on multiple projects with Osvaldo Golijov and Pintscher, and premiered works by Pascal Dusapin, Lera Auerbach, and Joseph Hallman. Ms. Weilerstein, whose honors include Lincoln Center’s 2008 Martin E. Segal Prize and the 2006 Leonard Bernstein Award, 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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