Salonen conducts Beethoven's Eroica Symphony

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Salonen Conducts Beethoven's Eroica Symphony

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$75-166

Duration

2 hours with intermission

Date & Times

4

Apr, 2018

Wednesday, 7:30 PM

5

Apr, 2018

Thursday, 7:30 PM

6

Apr, 2018

Friday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonic in two of Beethoven’s most popular works: the Eroica Symphony, whose bold, majestic score ends on a note of triumph and exhilaration, and his Piano Concerto No. 3, a virtuosic showcase for Benjamin Grosvenor. Plus a World Premiere by Iceland’s Anna Thorvaldsdottir, whose lyrical and atmospheric music “has a natural beauty.” (The New York Times)

Program

Anna Thorvaldsdottir

Metacosmos (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’s restless innovation drives him constantly to reposition classical music in the 21st century. He is currently the principal conductor and artistic advisor of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra and the conductor laureate of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. This is his final of three seasons as The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic and his second of five as artist-in-association at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. Additionally, Mr. Salonen is artistic director and cofounder of the annual Baltic Sea Festival, now in its 16th year, which invites celebrated artists to promote unity and ecological awareness among the countries around the Baltic Sea. He serves as an advisor to the Sync Project, a global initiative to harness the power of music for human health.

Mr. Salonen’s compositions move freely between contemporary idioms, combining intricacy and technical virtuosity with playful rhythmic and melodic innovations. The Los Angeles Philharmonic performs all of Mr. Salonen’s concertos in February 2018, with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Yefim Bronfman, and violinist Leila Josefowicz — the musicians for whom the works were written. The Violin Concerto won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award and was featured in a 2014 international Apple ad campaign for iPad. The Barbican Centre in London has a season-long focus on Mr. Salonen’s music, including the European Premiere of a new work for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Mr. Salonen and the Philharmonia have experimented in groundbreaking ways to present music, with the first major virtual-reality production from a U.K. symphony orchestra; the 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; and The Orchestra, the much-hailed app for iPad that allows users unprecedented access to the internal workings of eight symphonic works.

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Benjamin Grosvenor

Piano

Benjamin Grosvenor

Piano

Benjamin Grosvenor

Piano

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor 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, and he is renowned for his distinctive sound, making him one of the most sought-after young pianists in the world. Mr. Grosvenor first came to prominence at the age of 11 as the winner of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition Keyboard Final. Since then, he has performed with orchestras across the world, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Milan’s Filarmonica della Scala, Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, and the London Symphony Orchestra. A 2010–12 BBC New Generation Artist, Mr. Grosvenor has performed at the BBC Proms on a number of occasions, and in 2015 starred on the Last Night, performing Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra led by Marin Alsop. In 2011 Benjamin Grosvenor 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. His honors include receiving Gramophone’s Young Artist of the Year and Instrumental Award, a Classic Brits Critics’ Award, UK Critics’ Circle Award for Exceptional Young Talent, a Diapason d’Or Jeune Talent Award, and a Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Music. In 2016 Benjamin Grosvenor was named the inaugural recipient of the Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize at the New York Philharmonic.

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Special Thanks

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

Benjamin Grosvenor is the inaugural recipient of the Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize.

Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s commission is made possible by the generous support of The Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music.

These concerts are made possible with generous support from the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts.

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