Ravel's Boléro and Debussy

The New York Philharmonic

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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

Concert at 7:30 PM

18

Jan, 2018

Thursday, 7:30 PM

Amadeus: Live 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 by Decca Kasskara

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. From the start of his career, he delighted in music beyond the standard repertoire, from jazz to opera, which he transcribed to play on the piano. His many globe-spanning friendships have led to spontaneous and fruitful collaborations in film, fashion, and visual art.

In 2018–19 he renews many longstanding musical partnerships, touring with Midori and in Europe with Lisa Batiashvili and Gautier Capuçon, and performing chamber music with brothers Renaud and Gautier Capuçon. With Gautier he also premieres Richard Dubugnon’s Eros Athanatos, for cello and piano. With The Cleveland Orchestra and Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Thibaudet plays another piece that he introduced to the world: James MacMillan’s Piano Concerto No. 3. One of the premiere interpreters of Bernstein’s The Age of Anxiety, Mr. Thibaudet performs the piece around the world.

Mr. Thibaudet expresses his passion for education and fostering musical talent as the first-ever artist-in-residence at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, where he makes his home. The school has 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.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s recordings have received two Grammy nominations, Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Diapason d’Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, Edison Prize, and Gramophone awards. He was the soloist on the Oscar-winning and critically acclaimed films Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, and Wakefield. His concert wardrobe is designed by Vivienne Westwood. In 2010 the Hollywood Bowl honored him for his musical achievements by inducting him into its Hall of Fame. Previously a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Mr. Thibaudet was awarded the title Officier by the French Ministry of Culture in 2012.

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