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Ravel's Boléro and Debussy

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$31-123

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 Left-Hand Piano Concerto, a five-finger tour de force.

Program To Include

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

Charles Dutoit

Conductor

Charles Dutoit

Conductor

Charles Dutoit by CAMI

Conductor

One of today’s most sought after conductors, Charles Dutoit has performed with all the world’s major orchestras, on stages across five continents. He is artistic director and principal conductor of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Recently named conductor laureate of The Philadelphia Orchestra in celebration of his 30-year artistic collaboration with that ensemble, he previously served as music director of the orchestra’s seasons at the Mann Music Center for ten years and of its Saratoga Performing Arts Center seasons for 21 years. He also was artistic director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra for 25 years, and music director of the Orchestre national de France from 1991 to 2001. In 1996 he was appointed principal conductor — and soon thereafter, music director — of Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra; today he is its music director emeritus. His 200-plus recordings for Decca, Deutsche Grammophone, EMI, Philips, and Erato have earned multiple awards and distinctions, including two Grammys.

Mr. Dutoit regularly collaborates with the Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco symphony orchestras, as well as the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonic orchestras. He is also a regular guest in London, Berlin, Paris, Munich, Moscow, Sydney, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. When he was in his early 20s Herbert Von Karajan invited Mr. Dutoit to conduct the Vienna Staatsoper. He has since conducted at The Metropolitan Opera, Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, Rome Opera, Buenos Aires’s Teatro Colón, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Charles Dutoit’s interest in the younger generation has always held an important place in his career, and he has served as music director of the Sapporo Pacific Music Festival and Miyazaki International Music Festival, in Japan, and the Canton International Summer Music Academy, in Guangzhou, China. In 2009 he became music director of the Verbier Festival Orchestra.

Mr. Dutoit’s honors include Honorary Citizen of the City of Philadelphia (1991), Grand Officier de l'Ordre national du Québec (1995), Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the government of France (1996), and Honorary Officer of the Order of Canada (1998). In 2007 he received the Gold Medal of the city of Lausanne (his birthplace), and in 2014 he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Classical Music Awards. He holds honorary doctorates from McGill, Montreal, and Laval universities, as well as the Curtis Institute of Music. A globetrotter motivated by his passion for history and archaeology, political science, art, and architecture, he has traveled in all 196 nations of the world.

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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. He plays solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire ranging from Beethoven through Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Ravel, and Gershwin and to contemporary composers Qigang Chen and James MacMillan.

In 2016–17 Mr. Thibaudet is artist-in-residence with Orchestre national de France, the Vienna Symphony, and Los Angeles’s Colburn School. As part of his Parisian residency, he performs Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with Stéphane Denève and Khachaturian’s Piano Concerto with Semyon Bychkov, and curates a special performance with select students for Radio France. The Viennese residency includes a chamber music program with principals from the orchestra, performances of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy led by Philippe Jordan, and concerts featuring concerts by Grieg and Gershwin, the latter televised by Austrian broadcaster ORF. At Colburn he enters the third year of a residency — the first of its kind — where his passion for education and fostering young musical talent is invested through individual lessons, master classes and performances with students. Other season highlights include performances of Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela as part of the season-opening concerts at Carnegie Hall and on tour in Europe.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s recording catalog has received two Grammy nominations, Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Diapason d’Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, Edison Prize, and Gramophone and Echo Awards. He was the soloist on the award-winning and critically acclaimed films Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. His concert wardrobe is designed by Vivienne Westwood. In 2010 the Hollywood Bowl honored Mr. Thibaudet 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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