Young Peoples Concert — Inspirations and Tributes: "Musical Tributes"

The New York Philharmonic

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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

Duration

1 hour

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

Mozart

The Marriage of Figaro Overture

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Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker Overture

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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 / Piano

Jeffrey Kahane

Conductor / Piano

Jeffrey Kahane

Conductor / Piano

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

Mr. Kahane appears as soloist and conductor with major ensembles, including the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras, The Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, and Chicago and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras, and is also a popular artist at all of the major US summer festivals, including Aspen, Blossom, Caramoor, Mostly Mozart, and Ravinia.

In May 2017 Jeffrey Kahane completed his 20th and final season as music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He previously served as music director of the Colorado Symphony (2005–10) and of the Santa Rosa Symphony (for 10 seasons, where he is now conductor laureate). In August 2016 he was appointed music director of the Sarasota Music Festival. He has received much recognition for his innovative programming and commitment to education and community involvement with all three orchestras, and 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

Mr. Kahane made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1983, and has since given recitals in many of the nation’s major music centers, including New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Since making his conducting debut at the Oregon Bach Festival in 1988, he has appeared as a guest conductor at the major US orchestras. His recent and upcoming engagements include play / conduct appearances with the New York Philharmonic; Houston, Colorado, San Diego, San Antonio, and Phoenix symphony orchestras; and the Indianapolis, Vancouver, and Milwaukee symphony orchestras. He performs concertos with the Toronto, Cincinnati, New Jersey, New World, Oregon, and Utah symphony orchestras and appears 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.

A Los Angeles native, Jeffrey Kahane is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He was First Prize winner at the 1983 Rubinstein Competition, a finalist at the 1981 Van Cliburn Competition, and the recipient of a 1983 Avery Fisher Career Grant. He teaches 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. She is on faculty at Binghamton University and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She has performed regularly in solo recitals; with the Ardelia Trio and Radio City Music Hall Orchestra; and 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 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 received the Ontario Arts Council’s Chalmers Performing Arts Grant and National First Prize at the Canadian Music Competition. 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.

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Constantine Malahias

Actor

Constantine Malahias

Actor

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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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