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Young People's Concert - Inspirations and Tributes: "Classical Echoes"

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$15-42

Date & Times

6

Jan, 2018

Saturday, 2:00 PM

Event Info

The great Romantic composer Tchaikovsky adored the earlier Classical genius Mozart, and the music of the Rococo. Find out how one composer can channel the spirit of another.

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

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Program To Include

Mozart

Overture to The Marriage of Figaro

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Tchaikovsky

Overture to The Nutcracker

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Mozart

Selection from Piano Concerto No. 17

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Tchaikovsky

Selections from Variations on a Rococo Theme

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Haydn

Selection from Symphony No. 98

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Artists

Jeffrey Kahane

Conductor and Piano

Jeffrey Kahane

Conductor and Piano

Jeffrey Kahane

Conductor and Piano

Equally at home at the keyboard and on the podium, Jeffrey Kahane has established an international reputation as a versatile artist, with a diverse repertoire ranging from J.S. Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to Gershwin, Osvaldo Golijov, and John Adams.

He has appeared as soloist and conductor with major orchestras such as the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras, The Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, and the Chicago and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras, and is also a popular artist at all of the major U.S. summer festivals, including Aspen, Blossom, Caramoor, Mostly Mozart, and Ravinia. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1983 and has given recitals in major music centers in New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Since his conducting debut at the Oregon Bach Festival in 1988, Mr. Kahane has led many of the major U.S. orchestras.

He was music director of the Colorado and Santa Rosa Symphonies, and just concluded his 20-year tenure as music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, of which he is now conductor laureate. He is currently artistic director of the Sarasota Music Festival, which offers master classes and chamber music coaching and features chamber music and orchestral concerts performed by highly advanced students, young professionals, and faculty members.

Recent and upcoming engagements include playing with and conducting the New York Philharmonic and the Houston, Indianapolis, Vancouver, Detroit, Milwaukee, Colorado, San Diego, and Phoenix symphony orchestras; concerto appearances with the Toronto, Cincinnati, New World, Oregon, and Utah symphony orchestras; and appearances at the Aspen, Britt, Oregon Bach, and Tippet Rise festivals as well as with the Chicago Symphony at Ravinia and with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra.

Recognized for his innovative programming and commitment to education and community involvement, he received ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming for his work in both Los Angeles and Denver. He has recorded for the Sony, EMI, Telarc, RCA, Nonesuch, Deutsche Grammophon, Virgin Records, Decca / Argo and Haenssler labels.

A Los Angeles native and graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Jeffrey Kahane received first prize at the 1983 Rubinstein Competition, was a finalist at the 1981 Van Cliburn Competition, and received a 1983 Avery Fisher Career Grant. He is currently a professor of keyboard studies at the University of Southern California–Thornton School of Music.

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Sterling Elliott

Cello

Sterling Elliott

Cello

Cello

Cellist Sterling Elliott began his studies at age three, made his solo debut at seven, and at fourteen won first place in the 2014 National Sphinx Competition. He also won the 2014 Richmond Symphony Concerto Competition and Bay Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition; took second place in the 2015 Richmond Symphony Concerto Competition; and was runner-up in the Hampton Roads Philharmonic Concerto Competition. Mr. Elliott performed for Yo-Yo Ma and has played alongside recording artist Jennifer Hudson. He was awarded the 2016 Isaac Stern Award by the Sphinx Organization, and was featured in a three-page interview in the October 2015 edition of Strings magazine.

Mr. Elliott has attended the Eastern Music Festival and Aspen Music Festival, and was selected to study alongside Itzhak Perlman and Ronald Leonard at the Summer Perlman Music Program. In April 2016 he attended a three-week residency in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he studied with Paul Katz and performed with fellow Perlman Music Program students. Mr. Elliott has appeared as soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, New World Symphony, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Hampton Roads Philharmonic, South Bend Symphony Orchestra, Colour of Music Festival Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. In the 2015–16 season he joined the seven-week national tour with the Sphinx Virtuosi Ensemble, which included a concert at Carnegie Hall.

Sterling Elliott is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in cello performance at The Juilliard School, where he studies with Joel Krosnick and is the recipient of a Kovner Fellowship.

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Janey Choi

Host

Janey Choi

Host

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Host

Janey Choi, a violinist and New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist, enjoys a versatile career engaging audiences of all ages through music, art, and dance. In addition to her work teaching and performing with Kaleidoscope — an ensemble of New York Philharmonic Teaching Artists — she is also on faculty at Binghamton University and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Over the past few years she has performed regularly in solo recitals and with the Ardelia Trio and Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, and she has performed on tour with Adele, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, and Stevie Wonder. She is musical director of Thomas / Ortiz Dance, sharing her passion for embodying sound through motion, and is the founder of Music + Art, a series that commissions original artwork inspired by chamber music. Dr. Choi holds advanced degrees from The Juilliard School and Rutgers University and has had her artistry recognized by the Ontario Arts Council (Chalmers Performing Arts Grant) and the Canadian Music Competition (National First Prize). She has presented educational workshops for the College Music Society National Conference, Tokyo College of Music, Lincoln Center Institute, and the University Musical Society of the University of Michigan. This performance marks her New York Philharmonic debut.

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Peter Flynn

Scriptwriter and Director

Peter Flynn

Scriptwriter and Director

Scriptwriter and Director

Peter Flynn is a New York City–based director, producer, and teacher whose recent directing credits include Drew Brody’s Off-Broadway musical Curvy Widow; Stephen Flaherty’s Ragtime for Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C; and Born Yesterday for the Maltz-Jupiter Theatre. His New York credits include The Actors Fund’s concerts of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town with B.D. Wong and S. Epatha Merkerson, Cy Coleman’s On the Twentieth Century with Douglas Sills and Marin Mazzie, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’s Chess with Josh Groban and Julia Murney, and Jule Styne’s Funny Girl with Whoopi Goldberg and Andrea Martin. For Theatreworks USA, Mr. Flynn has directed Eli Bolin’s Skippyjon Jones and Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich’s Junie B. Jones. He also directed Seth Rudetsky’s one-man show, Rhapsody in Seth, for Actors Playhouse. Mr. Flynn’s other credits include Andrea Martin’s one-woman show, Andrea Martin: Final Days! Everything Must Go!; the World Premiere of Willy Holtzman’s new play Smart Blonde starring Andréa Burns; Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop; Jule Styne’s Gypsy at The Muny in St. Louis; Sherman Edwards’s 1776 and William Finn’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for Ford’s Theatre; and Mitch Leigh’s Man of La Mancha for the Maltz-Jupiter Theatre, which earned him the South Florida Carbonell Award for Best Direction. As a producer, Peter Flynn is a partner in Mainspring Arts Cooperative, a not-for-profit organization that produces and presents national tours to regional theaters. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.

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