Ravel's Boléro and Debussy
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Ravel's Boléro and Debussy

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$35-130

Duration

2 hours with intermission

Date & Times

17

Jan, 2018

Wednesday, 7:30 PM

18

Jan, 2018

Thursday, 7:30 PM

19

Jan, 2018

Friday, 8:00 PM

20

Jan, 2018

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

A night of Ravel masterpieces climaxing in the iconic Boléro, with its hypnotic beat increasing in intensity until it reaches a highpoint that’s nothing short of stunning. The formidable Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins the Philharmonic for the jazzy Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, a five-finger tour de force.

Program

Ravel

Le Tombeau de Couperin

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Ravel

Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

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Debussy / Orch. Ravel

Sarabande et Danse

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Ravel

Valses nobles et sentimentales

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Ravel

Boléro

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Artists

Joshua Weilerstein

Conductor

Joshua Weilerstein

Conductor

Joshua Weilerstein

Conductor

Joshua Weilerstein is the artistic director of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. Noted for his clarity of musical expression, exuberance, and deep, natural musicianship, he has conducted extensively in Europe and North America. He combines enthusiasm for a wide range of repertoire with an ambition to bring new audiences to the concert hall. In the 2017–18 season, Mr. Weilerstein makes debuts with the Bamberg Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and West Australian Symphony Orchestra. This season also features return engagements with the Milwaukee, Vancouver, and Melbourne symphony orchestras; the Oslo, Royal Liverpool, and Netherlands philharmonic orchestras; and Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Joshua Weilerstein’s career was launched after he won both the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2009 Malko Competition for Young Conductors in Copenhagen. He then completed a three-year appointment as Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic. Since then, he has steadily gained a national and international profile. Recent guest conducting engagements have included the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, Dallas, Detroit, Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, San Diego, Calgary, and Vancouver, as well as the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Aspen Music Festival, among others. In Europe, he has established strong relationships with the BBC and Danish National Symphony Orchestras; the Royal Liverpool, NDR Hannover, Oslo, Royal Stockholm philharmonic orchestras; and Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Elsewhere in Europe, he has conducted Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, SWR Stuttgart, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre national de Lyon, and London Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Weilerstein believes strongly that the best programming combines traditional and contemporary repertoire: whenever possible, he endeavors to include at least one piece by a living composer in each of his programs. Committed to music education both on and off the podium, he was actively involved in Young People’s Concerts during his time as Assistant Conductor with the New York Philharmonic and served as concertmaster of Discovery Ensemble, a Boston-based chamber orchestra dedicated to presenting classical music to inner-city schools. He is the creator and host of Sticky Notes, a highly successful podcast aimed at music lovers and casual listeners alike.

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Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Piano

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Piano

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Piano

For more than three decades, Jean-Yves Thibaudet has performed worldwide, recorded more than 50 albums, and built a reputation as one of today’s finest pianists. Beyond the standard repertoire, he performs jazz and opera, and he has engaged film, fashion, and visual art collaborations.

The first-ever artist-in-residence at Los Angeles’s Colburn School, they have announced the Jean-Yves Thibaudet Scholarships to provide aid for Music Academy students, whom Mr. Thibaudet will select for the merit-based awards, regardless of their instrument.

In 2019–20, as the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s artist-in-residence, he plays season-opening concerts conducted by Stéphane Denève. He tours a program of Schumann, Fauré, Debussy, and Enescu with Midori, and the complete Beethoven sonatas for piano and violin. He premieres Aaron Zigman’s Tango Manos with the China Philharmonic, and reprises it with the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France and San Francisco Symphony. Other highlights include Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie in his hometown as artist-in-residence of the Orchestre national de Lyon, and Gershwin’s Concerto in F in Lyon, Houston, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Naples, Tokyo, and the Bad Kissinger Sommer Festival, where he is also artist-in-residence.

Mr. Thibaudet was the soloist on the Oscar-winning film Atonement, as well as Pride and Prejudice, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, and Wakefield. He has received two Grammy nominations, Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Diapason d’Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, Edison Prize, and Gramophone awards. Other honors include induction into the Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame (2010) and, previously a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, being awarded the title Officier by the French Ministry of Culture (2012). His concert wardrobe is designed by Vivienne Westwood.

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