Art of the Score - 2001: A Space Odyssey: Live

The New York Philharmonic

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Duration

3 hours with intermission

Date & Times

14

Sep, 2018

Friday, 8:00 PM

15

Sep, 2018

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

This concert is a Special Event of the 2018–19 season.

Experience this spectacle of sight and sound as the New York Philharmonic performs classical favorites ranging from Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra and Johann Strauss II’s On the Beautiful Blue Danube to Ligeti’s Atmosphères alongside a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s landmark science-fiction classic.

Program

Various

2001: A Space Odyssey (score performed live to complete film; includes selections from works by Ligeti, R. Strauss, J. Strauss II, and Khachaturian)

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Artists

André de Ridder

Conductor

André de Ridder

Conductor

André de Ridder

Conductor

Conductor André de Ridder has produced records in Africa, has curated innovative concert series in Melbourne, London, Copenhagen, Berlin, and Helsinki (as artistic director of the Musica nova Helsinki Festival), and commissioned genre-defying projects with his musicians’ collective s t a r g a z e. He has formed relationships with diverse artists including Kaija Saariaho, Uri Caine, Bryce Dessner, Michel van der Aa, and Damon Albarn, and performs at the BBC Proms, Iceland Airwaves, Sydney, Holland, and other festivals. He has worked with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Last season’s highlights included debuts with the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He led the world premiere of Saariaho’s Only the Sound Remains at Dutch National Opera, directed by Peter Sellars, which he later revived at Finnish National Opera. Previous premieres include Albarn’s musical theater works, Donnacha Dennehy’s The Last Hotel, Gerald Barry’s The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, and van der Aa’s The Sunken Garden. He collaborated with Barrie Kosky on a Monteverdi project at Komische Oper Berlin and makes debuts at Danish National Opera with the premiere of Daniel Bjarnason’s Brothers, directed by Kasper Holten. 2017–18 he makes his Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España debut and curates Spitalfields Music’s Winter Festival in London. In 2013 Mr. de Ridder founded s t a r g a z e; operating from Berlin and establishing a home at the Volksbühne theater, their s t a r g a z e presents festival has featured artists like Terry Riley, Tyondai Braxton, Nils Frahm, Pantha du Prince, and Pekka Kuusisto. . They appear regularly at the Barbican Centre and at Ruhrtriennale, and in 2015 unveiled s t a r g a z e orchestral. The current season included their BBC Proms debut reinterpreting David Bowie’s work, and debuts at Paris Philharmonie and in New York City. André de Ridder’s discography includes Max Richter’s The Four Seasons Recomposed (DG, 2013 ECHO Klassic award) and orchestral music by Bryce Dessner and Jonny Greenwood (DG). He was producer on Africa Express Presents: In C Mali (Transgressive Records), which followed a trip to Bamako, Mali, with Albarn and his Africa Express project, where de Ridder initiated a recording of Riley’s In C with local musicians and western artists including Brian Eno and Albarn. He was educated in Berlin and studied at the music academies of Vienna and London, under Leopold Hager and Colin Davis.

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Musica Sacra
Kent Tritle, director

Chorus

Musica Sacra
Kent Tritle, director

Chorus

Chorus

Musica Sacra, the longest continuously performing professional chorus in New York City, was founded in 1964 by Richard Westenburg and is now under the artistic leadership of Kent Tritle, who begins his 12th season in 2018. Musica Sacra presents performances each year at venues throughout New York, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; its annual performances of Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall are a New York holiday tradition.

The chorus is frequently invited to appear with ensembles such as Orchestra of St. Luke’s, at the New York City Ballet, in the Mostly Mozart Festival, and by concert presenters throughout the region.

The chorus has given World and New York Premieres of more than 25 choral works, including, most recently, the World Premiere of Evan Fein’s oratorio Deborah, based on the Biblical character from the Book of Judges, at Alice Tully Hall. The group’s most recent recording is Eternal Reflections, an album of vocal works by Robert Paterson, the award-winning composer and founder of the American Modern Ensemble. Its growing discography on the BMG, RCA, MSR Classics, and Deutsche Grammophon labels includes Messages to Myself, a program of recent works by Daniel Brewbaker, Michael Gilbertson, Zachary Patten, Behzad Ranjbaran, and Christopher Theofanidis.

Musica Sacra’s community engagement initiative, in partnership with schools and social service organization in the New York metropolitan area, reflects its dedication to educating students in the appreciation and history of choral music. In addition, Musica Sacra presents informational sessions for adult audiences to help contextualize their concert experience. Musica Sacra made its New York Philharmonic debut in the live to film presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey in September 2013, and most recently appeared with the Orchestra in the New York Premiere screening of Amadeus: Live in April 2018.

Kent Tritle is one of America’s leading choral conductors. In addition to leading Musica Sacra, he is director of cathedral music and organist at The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, music director of the Oratorio Society of New York, director of choral activities at the Manhattan School of Music, and a member of the graduate faculty of The Juilliard School. Also an acclaimed organ virtuoso, he is the organist of the New York Philharmonic and the American Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Tritle’s 2018–19 season is marked by the expansion of the Oratorio Society’s Carnegie Hall season from three to four concerts, which will include Kullervo, Sibelius’s rarely performed symphonic poem, and Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater. From 1989 to 2011 he conducted the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space series at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, and from 1996 to 2004 he was music director of the Emmy-nominated Dessoff Choirs. He hosted The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle, a weekly program devoted to the vibrant world of choral music, on WQXR from 2010 to 2014.

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Kent Tritle, director

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Alec Baldwin

Artistic Advisor

Alec Baldwin

Artistic Advisor

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Artistic Advisor

Alec Baldwin (Artistic Advisor of The Art of the Score) is the Radio Host of the New York Philharmonic. Since 1980 Mr. Baldwin has appeared on stage, in films, and on television. He has received a Tony nomination (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1992) and an Oscar nomination (The Cooler, 2004), and has won three Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes, and seven consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on NBC’s 30 Rock. His films include The Hunt for Red October, Glengarry Glen Ross, Malice, The Edge, It’s Complicated, Blue Jasmine, Still Alice, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, and Boss Baby, among many others. Alec Baldwin earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1994, and received an honorary doctorate in 2010. He is co-chairman of the Board of the Hamptons International Film Festival. He is the author of three books: A Promise to Ourselves; his memoir, Nevertheless; and, with Kurt Andersen, You Can’t Spell America Without Me. He serves on numerous boards related to the arts, the environment, and progressive politics. Mr. Baldwin is married to author and fitness and wellness expert Hilaria Baldwin. They have four children, Carmen, Rafael, Leonardo, and Romeo, as well as his eldest, Ireland Baldwin. Alec Baldwin hosts ABC’s Match Game, the classic television game show; a portion of his proceeds are donated to charity.

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