Home Alone in Concert

The New York Philharmonic

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Location

David Geffen Hall

Directions
Price Range

$45-135

Duration

2 hour & 15 minutes with intermission

Date & Times

20

Dec, 2018

Thursday, 7:00 PM

21

Dec, 2018

Friday, 7:00 PM

Event Info

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

Don’t miss this holiday blockbuster as the Philharmonic performs John Williams’s score live to film.

Family-friendly. Open to everyone ages 4 and up.

Program To Include

John Williams

Home Alone (New York Premiere–score performed live to complete film)

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Artists

Constantine Kitsopoulos

Conductor

Constantine Kitsopoulos

Conductor

Constantine Kitsopoulos

Conductor

Constantine Kitsopoulos is equally at home with opera, symphonic repertoire, film with live orchestra, musical theater, and composition. He has conducted the major orchestras of North America as well as the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Tokyo Philharmonic. 

In addition to Mr. Kitsopoulos’s engagements as a guest conductor, he is music director of the Festival of the Arts Boca, general director of Chatham Opera, and general director of New York Grand Opera, working with the company to bring opera — free and open to the public — back to Central Park.

Highlights of the 2018–19 season include his Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut and return engagements with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Houston Symphony, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, and San Antonio Symphony, as well as the New York Philharmonic. He also conducts Bernstein’s MASS at Indiana University Opera Theater.

Mr. Kitsopoulos has developed semi-staged productions of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (for which he has written a new translation) and Don Giovanni, and Puccini’s La bohème. He has conducted Indiana University Opera Theater’s productions of Verdi’s Falstaff, Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus, William Bolcom’s A View from the Bridge, Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore, Loesser’s The Most Happy Fella, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific and Oklahoma, Willson’s The Music Man, and Menotti’s The Last Savage. He was assistant chorus master at New York City Opera from 1984 to 1989.

On Broadway he has been music director of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (including the cast album on PS Classics), Harvey Fierstein and John Bucchino’s A Catered Affair (cast album on PS Classics), Coram Boy, Baz Luhrmann’s Production of Puccini’s ‘La bohème’ on Broadway (cast album on DreamWorks Records), Matthew Bourne’s production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Les Misérables. He was music director of ACT’s production of Weill / Brecht’s Happy End, and he made the only English language recording of the piece (Sh-K-Boom Records).

Mr. Kitsopoulos is music director / supervisor of the new musical Alamo, with music and lyrics by Metropolitan Opera baritone Timothy Noble. As a composer, he is currently working with librettist Evangelia Kingsley on Holy Week, the chamber opera about three generations of Greek women.

Constantine Kitsopoulos studied piano with Marienka Michna, Chandler Gregg, Edward Edson, and Sophia Rosoff. He studied conducting with Semyon Bychkov, Sergiu Commissiona, Gustav Meier, and his principal teacher, Vincent La Selva.

Learn more about Constantine Kitsopoulos
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Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Dianne Berkun Menaker, director

Chorus

Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Dianne Berkun Menaker, director

Chorus

Chorus

Brooklyn Youth Chorus is a Grammy Award–winning collective of young voices led by visionary founder and artistic director Dianne Berkun Menaker. The chorus has appeared with world-class orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and London Symphony Orchestra. The chorus has performed or recorded with major artists such as Barbra Streisand, Arcade Fire, and The National and has been featured in major motion pictures, commercials, and live events, including a work by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke as well as Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s OTR II World Tour. The chorus has commissioned more than 120 original works by composers including Caroline Shaw, Toshi Reagon, Bishi, Bryce Dessner, and Nico Muhly. This season its original production Silent Voices: Lovestate premieres Off-Broadway at The New Victory Theater. The chorus has released two albums through New Amsterdam Records: Silent Voices (2018) and Black Mountain Songs (2017). Founded in 1992, the chorus currently serves more than 700 students in its core after-school and public-school outreach programs. Its professional faculty teaches a wide range of repertoire and styles using founding artistic director Dianne Berkun Menaker’s proven Cross-Choral Training method. Classes take place at its Cobble Hill headquarters and neighborhood locations throughout Brooklyn.

Dianne Berkun Menaker is the founder and artistic director of Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Under her visionary leadership, the chorus has become one of the most highly regarded ensembles in the country and has stretched the artistic boundaries for the youth chorus. Ms. Berkun Menaker has prepared choruses for performances with acclaimed conductors including Marin Alsop, Gustavo Dudamel, and Alan Gilbert. Most notably, she prepared the chorus for its 2002 debut with the New York Philharmonic, led by Lorin Maazel, in John Adams’s Pulitzer Prize–winning On the Transmigration of Souls, the recording of which won three Grammy Awards in 2005. She is the creator of the Chorus’s Cross-Choral Training program, a proven holistic and experiential approach to developing singers in a group setting encompassing both voice and musicianship pedagogy.

Learn more about Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Dianne Berkun Menaker, director

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