Beethoven and Schubert

The New York Philharmonic

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Beethoven and Schubert

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$34-130

Duration

1 hour & 30 minutes with intermission

Date & Times

7

Nov, 2018

Wednesday, 7:30 PM

8

Nov, 2018

Thursday, 7:30 PM

10

Nov, 2018

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

The Philharmonic plays Beethoven’s sun-infused Fourth Symphony, which Berlioz described as “an angel singing at the gates of Paradise.” Plus two works by Schubert: his youthful Fifth Symphony and a joyous, charming mini-cantata, featuring soprano Miah Persson inhabiting the role of a young alpine shepherd yearning for spring and for his sweetheart across the mountains.

Program To Include

Schubert

Symphony No. 5

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Schubert / Orch. Reinecke

The Shepherd on the Rock

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Beethoven

Symphony No. 4

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Artists

Iván Fischer

Conductor

Iván Fischer

Conductor

Ivan Fischer Marco Borggreve

Conductor

Iván Fischer is the founder and music director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra as well as music director of Berlin’s Konzerthaus and Konzerthaus Orchestra. In recent years he has also gained a reputation as a composer, with his works being performed in the United States, the Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary, Germany, and Austria. He has also directed a number of successful opera productions. The Budapest Festival Orchestra’s frequent worldwide tours and a series of critically-acclaimed and fast-selling records, released first by Philips Classics and later by Channel Classics, have contributed to Iván Fischer’s reputation as one of the world’s most high-profile music directors. The Berlin Philharmonic has played more than ten times under Mr. Fischer’s baton, and he also spends two weeks every year with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He is also a frequent guest of the leading U.S. symphony orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic and The Cleveland Orchestra. As a music director, he has led Kent Opera and Opéra national de Lyon, and was principal conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. Many of his recordings have been awarded prestigious international prizes. Iván Fischer studied piano, violin, and later the cello and composition in Budapest, before continuing his education in Vienna. where he studied conducting under Hans Swarowsky. He is a founder of the Hungarian Mahler Society and patron of the British Kodály Academy. He has received the Golden Medal Award from the President of the Republic of Hungary, and the Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum for his services in promoting international cultural relations. The government of the French Republic made Mr. Fischer Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, proclaiming him a Knight of the Order of Art and Literature. Other honors include the Kossuth Prize, Hungary’s most prestigious arts award (2006); the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award, Hungary’s Prima Primissima Prize, and the Dutch Ovatie Prize (all in 2011); Honorary Membership in the Royal Academy of Music in London (2013); the Abu Dhabi Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement (2015); the Association of Music Critics of Argentina’s award for Best Foreign Conductor (2016).

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Miah Persson

Soprano

Miah Persson

Soprano

Miah Persson artistbilder Monika Rittershaus

Soprano

Swedish soprano Miah Persson has worked all over the world as recitalist and concert and opera artist. She has performed at The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, and at The Metropolitan Opera, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, Vienna Staatsoper, Glyndebourne Festival, Paris’s Théâtre des Champs Elysees, Barcelona’s Liceu Opera, Bavarian Staatsoper, Hamburg Staatsoper, New National Theatre Tokyo, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden (for a Deutsche Grammophon recording), and Carnegie Hall. She sang Michel van der Aa’s Blank Out, a chamber opera for solo soprano, for Netherlands Opera with performances in Amsterdam, Rome, and New York. Ms. Persson’s concert appearances have included Venice’s Teatro La Fenice, Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg, La Scala, Gulbenkian Foundation, and Théâtre des Champs Elysees, and appearances with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra (at the BBC Proms), State Symphony Orchestra of Russia, London Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic, Mitteldeutscher Radio Orchestra, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Basque National Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Orchestre national de Lille, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orkester Berlin, and Montreal Symphony Orchestra. She has given recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Atlanta’s Spivey Hall, Schubert Club of St. Paul, Cal Performances at Berkeley, Vancouver Playhouse, and Carnegie Hall.

Ms. Persson’s 2017–18 engagements include Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Orchestre national de Lille and Malmö Opera Orchestra; recitals at the Pierre Boulezsaal, Wigmore Hall, and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw; Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, with the Philharmonie Luxembourg; Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem at the Gulbenkian Foundation; van der Aa’s Sunken Garden for Dallas Opera; Richard Strauss’s Capriccio at Garsington Opera; Haydn’s The Creation at the Verbier Festival, and Berg Lieder with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Future engagements include the Vienna Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony, and Munich Radio orchestras; a tour with the Freiburger Barockorchester; and appearances at the New National Theatre and Barcelona’s Liceu.

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Anthony McGill

Clarinet

Anthony McGill

Clarinet

Anthony McGill

Clarinet

Anthony McGill joined the New York Philharmonic as Principal Clarinet, The Edna and W. Van Alan Clark Chair, in September 2014. Previously principal clarinet of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra beginning in 2004, he is recognized as one of the classical music world’s finest solo, chamber, and orchestral musicians. He has appeared as soloist at Carnegie Hall with many orchestras, including the MET Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, and New York String Orchestra. He has also recently performed with the Baltimore, New Jersey, San Diego, and Memphis symphony orchestras and Orchestra 2001. As a chamber musician Mr. McGill has appeared throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia with quartets including the Guarneri, Tokyo, Brentano, Pacifica, Shanghai, Miró, and Daedalus. He has also appeared with Musicians from Marlboro and at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and University of Chicago Presents. His festival appearances have included Tanglewood, Marlboro, Mainly Mozart, Music@Menlo, and Santa Fe Chamber Music. He has collaborated with pianists Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Mitsuko Uchida, and Lang Lang, as well as violinists Gil Shaham and Midori. On January 20, 2009, he performed with Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, and Gabriela Montero at the inauguration of President Barack Obama. He has appeared on Performance Today, MPR’s Saint Paul Sunday, and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. In 2013 with his brother Demarre, he appeared on NBC Nightly News, the Steve Harvey Show, and on MSNBC with Melissa Harris-Perry. In demand as a teacher, Anthony McGill serves on the faculties of The Juilliard School, Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Bard College Conservatory of Music, and Manhattan School of Music, and has given master classes throughout the United States, Europe, and South Africa. In 2016 he was one of five leaders honored with a John Jay Justice Award for being a “true champion of justice.”

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