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Open Rehearsal

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$22

Date & Times

4

Apr, 2018

Wednesday, 9:45 AM

Event Info

All Open Rehearsals are “working” rehearsals and therefore the program may not be played in its entirety. Additionally, we cannot guarantee the appearance of any soloist at an Open Rehearsal.

Program To Include

Anna Thorvaldsdottir

New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)

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Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 3

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Beethoven

Symphony No. 3, Eroica

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Artists

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Conductor

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Conductor

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Conductor

Esa-Pekka Salonen is principal conductor and artistic advisor of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor laureate of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he was music director from 1992 until 2009. The 2016–17 season is his first of five as artist-in-association of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. Mr. Salonen is also artistic director and co-founder of the annual Baltic Sea Festival, now in its 14th year, which invites celebrated artists to promote unity and ecological awareness among the countries around the Baltic Sea.

In the 2016–17 season Mr. Salonen conducts the premieres of a piano concerto by Haukur Tómasson, a concerto for four horns by Tansy Davies (and reprises the work in its New York Premiere with the New York Philharmonic), and Stravinsky’s newly rediscovered Funeral Song, thought to have been lost in the Russian Revolution. With the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mr. Salonen co-curates the Reykjavík Festival, bringing Iceland’s contemporary music scene together with the orchestra for four days. At Carnegie Hall he conducts three concerts with The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, which he led in Richard Strauss’s Elektra, one of the most critically praised productions of The Met’s 2015–16 season.

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s compositions combine intricacy and technical virtuosity with playful rhythmic and melodic innovations. In the 2016–17 season the New York Philharmonic will give the New York Premiere of his new Cello Concerto, with Yo-Yo Ma as soloist; rejoin Mr. Ma in the European Premiere of the Cello Concerto on the EUROPE / SPRING 2017 tour; and give the New York Premiere of Mr. Salonen’s Wing on Wing, which was written for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s inaugural season at the Frank Gehry–designed Walt Disney Concert Hall and includes recordings of Southern California’s plainfin midshipman fish and distorted samples of Mr. Gehry’s voice. The Cello Concerto will also be performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mr. Salonen.

Mr. Salonen and the Philharmonia continue their groundbreaking experimentation with how to present music with a digital takeover of the Southbank Centre, featuring the first major virtual-reality production from a U.K. symphony orchestra, as well as the Philharmonia’s award-winning RE-RITE and Universe of Sound installations, which have allowed people all over the world to conduct, play, and step inside the orchestra through audio and video projections. Mr. Salonen also drove the development of a much-hailed app for iPad, The Orchestra, which allows the user unprecedented access to the internal workings of eight symphonic works. He also serves as an advisor to the Sync Project, a global initiative to harness the power of music for human health.

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Benjamin Grosvenor

Piano

Benjamin Grosvenor

Piano

Benjamin Grosvenor

Piano

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor — the inaugural recipient of the New York Philharmonic’s the Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize — is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and insightful interpretations. His virtuosic command over the most strenuous technical complexities underpins the remarkable depth and understanding of his musicianship. Mr. Grosvenor first came to prominence as the outstanding winner of the Keyboard Final of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition at the age of 11. Since then, he has become an internationally regarded pianist, performing with orchestras across the world and in venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Centre, Singapore’s Victoria Hall, The Frick Collection, and Carnegie Hall.

A BBC New Generation Artist from 2010 to 2012, Mr. Grosvenor has appeared at the BBC Proms on a number of occasions and in 2015 starred at the Last Night, performing Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop. In 2011 he signed to Decca Classics, becoming the youngest British musician ever to sign to the label and the first British pianist to sign to the label in almost 60 years. Benjamin Grosvenor’s other honors include Gramophone’s Young Artist of the Year and Instrumental Award, Classic Brits Critics’ Award, UK Critics’ Circle Award for Exceptional Young Talent, Diapason d’Or Jeune Talent Award, and Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Music.

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Special Thanks

Esa-Pekka Salonen is The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence.

Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s commission is made possible with the generous support of The Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for Emerging Composers.

Benjamin Grosvenor is the inaugural recipient of the Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize at the New York Philharmonic.

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