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Bernstein's Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival

Young People's Concert - Inspirations and Tributes: "Celebrating Leonard Bernstein"

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$15-42

Date & Times

11

Nov, 2017

Saturday, 2:00 PM

Event Info

Discover Leonard Bernstein’s profound contributions as composer, conductor, and educator — the host of the Young People’s Concerts in their influential television broadcasts from 1958 to 1971.

YPC Overtures | 12:45–1:45 PM
The hall comes alive! Come early to meet Philharmonic musicians, try out orchestral instruments, and enjoy a performance featuring some Very Young Composers.
FREE for Young People’s Concert ticketholders

Learn more about the Young People's Concerts.
 

Program To Include

Bernstein

Candide Overture

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Selections from On the Town

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Bernstein

Profanation from Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah

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Masque from Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety

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Selections from West Side Story

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Artists

Leonard Slatkin

Conductor

Leonard Slatkin

Conductor

Leonard Slatkin

Conductor

In 2017–18, conductor Leonard Slatkin celebrates his tenth and final season as music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), and his first in the new role of honorary music director of the Orchestre national de Lyon (ONL). He also welcomes the publication of his second book, Leading Tones: Reflections on Music, Musicians, and the Music Industry, and serves as jury chairman of the Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors. His guest conducting schedule includes engagements with the St. Louis Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Polish National Radio Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, in addition to the New York Philharmonic.

Recent highlights include a three-week tour of Asia with the DSO; tours of the U.S. and Europe with the ONL; a winter Mozart Festival in Detroit; and engagements with the St. Louis Symphony, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, and Naples’s Orchestraof the Teatro di San Carlo. He also served as chairman of the jury and conductor of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

Mr. Slatkin’s more than 100 recordings have garnered 7 Grammy Awards and 64 nominations. His recent Naxos releases include works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel, and Berlioz (with the ONL) and music by Copland, Rachmaninoff, Alla Borzova, Cindy McTee, and John Williams (with the DSO). In addition, Mr. Slatkin has recorded the complete Brahms, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky symphonic cycles with the DSO (available as digital downloads).

 A recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, Mr. Slatkin holds the rank of Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor. He has received Austria’s Decoration of Honor in Silver, the League of American Orchestras’ Gold Baton Award, and the 2013 ASCAP Deems Taylor Special Recognition Award for his debut book, Conducting Business.

Leonard Slatkin has conducted virtually all the leading orchestras in the world. He has served as music director in New Orleans; St. Louis; Washington, D.C.; London (with the BBC Symphony Orchestra); and Lyon, France. He has also served as principal guest conductor in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Cleveland.

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Makoto Ozone

Piano

Makoto Ozone

Piano

Makoto Ozone

Piano

Pianist Makoto Ozone taught himself to play the organ while very young, made his first television appearance at age six, began performing regularly on Osaka Mainichi Broadcasting, and, after attending an Oscar Peterson concert at 12, turned his attention toward jazz piano. He moved to the United States in 1980 to study at Boston’s Berklee College of Music; in 1983 he graduated at the top of his class and gave a solo recital at Carnegie Hall. He became the first Japanese musician to sign an exclusive contract with CBS.

Mr. Ozone has recently explored classical repertoire with conductors including Charles Dutoit, Thomas Zehetmair, Joseph Swensen, Alexandre Rabinovitch, Arie van Beek, Francois-Xavier Roth, Tadaaki Otaka, Eiji Oue, and Michiyoshi Inoue. He has played works by Gershwin, Bernstein, Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich with the NDR and NHK symphony orchestras, Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Orchestre d’Auvergne, Sinfonia Varsovia, and others. He made his New York Philharmonic debut on the ASIA / WINTER 2014 tour, performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, led by Alan Gilbert, and was immediately engaged to reprise the work with them in New York two months later. The same year he gave the World Premiere of his own jazz arrangement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9, Jeunehomme, with Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, and appeared with NDR Radio Philharmonic and São Paulo Symphony Orchestra.

He also toured Japan with his big band, No Name Horses, and celebrated its tenth anniversary with a new recording. Mr. Ozone has collaborated with numerous other jazz artists including Gary Burton, Paquito D’Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, Branford Marsalis, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Christian McBride, Dave Weckl, and Mike Stern. He is a regular guest of classical music festivals including the Festival de la Roque d’Anthéron in France and La Folle Journée in Nantes and Japan. In 2016 he joined Chick Corea for the Piano Duo Plays “Acoustic” tour throughout Japan, including two performances of Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos with the NHK Symphony Orchestra led by Tadaaki Otaka.

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Mikaela Bennett

Soprano

Mikaela Bennett

Soprano

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Miles Mykkanen

Tenor

Miles Mykkanen

Tenor

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Jamie Bernstein

Speaker

Jamie Bernstein

Speaker

Speaker

Writer, narrator, broadcaster, and filmmaker Jamie Bernstein has devised multiple ways of communicating her own excitement about orchestral music, inspired by her father, Leonard Bernstein. Beginning 15 years ago with The Bernstein Beat, a family concert about her father’s music modeled after his New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concerts, she has designed, written, and narrated concerts for worldwide audiences of all ages.

She creates and narrates two educational Discovery Concerts a year with the New World Symphony, designed to attract audiences less familiar with concert-going. She also travels the world narrating concerts in English and Spanish, and has presented talks around the world, from Japan to Harvard University.

Ms. Bernstein has produced and hosted shows for radio stations in the United States and Great Britain. She has appeared on the New York Philharmonic’s live national radio broadcasts and hosted live broadcasts from Tanglewood.

She is the co-director of the documentary Crescendo: the Power of Music, which focuses on children in struggling urban communities who participate in youth orchestra programs for social transformation inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema movement. The film has won numerous prizes on the festival circuit, and is now available on Netflix. She has also directed Trouble in Tahiti, Bernstein’s chamber opera, around the country, including at the Moab Music Festival and Festival del Sole.

Ms. Bernstein is currently at work on a memoir, to be published by HarperCollins in the spring of 2018, when the global celebrations of her father’s centennial will be underway. Her articles and poetry have appeared in Symphony, DoubleTake, Gourmet, Opera News, and Musical America. She also edits Prelude, Fugue & Riffs, a newsletter about issues and events pertaining to Bernstein’s legacy.

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Theodore Wiprud

Host

Theodore Wiprud

Host

Ted Wiprud

Host

Theodore Wiprud, Vice President, Education, The Sue B. Mercy Chair, has overseen the New York Philharmonic’s wide range of in-school programs, educational concerts, adult programs, and online offerings since 2004. He hosts both the School Day Concerts and the Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concerts. Previous to his tenure at the New York Philharmonic, Mr. Wiprud created educational and community-based programs at the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the American Composers Orchestra and worked as a teaching artist and resident composer in a number of New York City schools. Earlier, he directed national grant-making programs at Meet the Composer, Inc. An active composer, Mr. Wiprud holds degrees from Harvard and Boston Universities and studied at Cambridge University as a visiting scholar.

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Habib Azar

Stage Director

Habib Azar

Stage Director

Stage Director

Six-time Emmy winner Habib Azar’s directing work spans a wide range of mediums from contemporary opera to film and television. His first feature film, Armless, for which he served as director and the score’s composer, was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and went on to win awards at festivals around the world. His second feature film, Saint Janet, stars Kelly Bishop and was released by Indie Rights. Mr. Azar’s stage credits include directing the World Premiere staging of Du Yun’s Angel’s Bone with the International Contemporary Ensemble, which won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Music, and the American Stage Premiere of Georg Friedrich Hass’s Atthis with Opera Cabal at the Kitchen. Habib Azar specializes in directing and producing multi-camera live performing arts events for broadcast. Trained as a composer, he combines deep musical knowledge, a distinguished background in narrative storytelling, and the technical capacity to manage ten-plus-camera live broadcasts. He has directed almost 500 hours of network television, and he works regularly at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. He has directed the New York Philharmonic’s Facebook Live broadcasts and has filmed the Orchestra regularly for the last five years. Mr. Azar has filmed musicians and ensembles including Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Itzhak Perlman, Wynton Marsalis, Berlin Staatskapelle, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and Mariinsky Theater Orchestra. Habib Azar is also a producer and director for The All-Star Orchestra, which returns to PBS this fall in its third season.

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