Bartók's Miraculous Mandarin
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CANCELLED: Bartók and Berlioz

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$32-133

Duration

2 hours with intermission

Date & Times

26

Mar, 2020

Thursday, 7:30 PM

27

Mar, 2020

Friday, 11:00 AM

28

Mar, 2020

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

Bartók’s Miraculous Mandarin ballet suite mesmerizes and thrills with its dangerous hues depicting a story of eroticism and madness. Lalo was under the spell of Spain’s sensuous soundscapes when he composed the Symphonie espagnole, a real showstopper for Concertmaster Frank Huang; listen for Iberian local color, such as a seguidilla, plucked strings, and harp mimicking guitars.

Program

Berlioz

Roman Carnival Overture

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Lalo

Symphonie espagnole

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Janáček

Taras Bulba, Rhapsody for Orchestra

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Bartók

The Miraculous Mandarin Suite

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Artists

Andrés Orozco-Estrada

Conductor

Andrés Orozco-Estrada

Conductor

Andrés Orozco-Estrada

Conductor

Andrés Orozco-Estrada assumed the posts of chief conductor of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony and music director of the Houston Symphony in the 2014–15 season. In the 2020–21 season he adds to them that of principal conductor of the Vienna Symphony.

Mr. Orozco-Estrada regularly conducts many of Europe’s leading orchestras, including the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and Orchestre national de France, as well as renowned American orchestras, including The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has also conducted acclaimed concert and opera performances at the Glyndebourne and Salzburg Festivals.

Highlights of his 2019–20 season include concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic at the BBC Proms and the Lucerne Festival as well as on tour to China, South Korea, and Japan. In the spring of 2020 he makes his New York Philharmonic debut and returns to the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. He also leads a new production of Bizet’s Carmen, premiering in May at Dutch National Opera. With the Houston Symphony he presents a newly created two-week Schumann festival featuring the complete symphonies. In February he takes over three concerts with the Vienna Symphony — as music director designate — at the Musikverein.

Andrés Orozco-Estrada is particularly committed to new concert formats, including multimedia programs and concerts in which he introduces new audiences to well-known works of the repertoire, such as the Frankfurt Radio Symphony’s Spotlight concerts and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra family concerts.

Among his most recent releases is Eine Alpensym­phonie, part of his Richard Strauss cycle. His has recorded a Dvořák cycle with the Houston Symphony, as well as the complete symphonies of Brahms and Mendelssohn.

Born in Medellín, Colombia, Andrés Orozco-Estrada began his musical studies on the violin. At the age of 15 he received his first conducting lessons, and in 1997 he moved to Vienna to study at the University of Music and Performing Arts with Uroš Lajovic, himself a pupil of the legendary Hans Swarowsky.

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Frank Huang

Violin

Frank Huang

Violin

Frank Huang

Violin

Frank Huang joined the New York Philharmonic as Concertmaster, The Charles E. Culpeper Chair, in September 2015. The First Prize Winner of the 2003 Walter W. Naumburg Foundation’s Violin Competition and the 2000 Hannover International Violin Competition, he has established a major career as a violin virtuoso. Since performing with the Houston Symphony in a nationally broadcast concert at the age of 11 he has appeared with orchestras throughout the world including The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of Hannover, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, and the Genoa Orchestra. He has also performed on NPR’s Performance Today, ABC’s Good Morning America, and CNN’s American Morning with Paula Zahn. He has performed at Wigmore Hall (in London), Salle Cortot (Paris), Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), and the Herbst Theatre (San Francisco), as well as a second recital in Alice Tully Hall (New York), which featured the World Premiere of Donald Martino’s Sonata for Solo Violin. Mr. Huang’s first commercial recording — featuring fantasies by Schubert, Ernst, Schoenberg, and Waxman — was released on Naxos in 2003. He made his New York Philharmonic solo debut in June 2016 leading and performing Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. In 2017–18 he led the Orchestra from his Concertmaster chair in works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky, and performed with the Philharmonic as soloist in Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole at Bravo! Vail.

Mr. Huang has had great success in competitions since the age of 15 and received top prize awards in the Premio Paganini International Violin Competition and the Indianapolis International Violin Competition. Other honors include Gold Medal Awards in the Kingsville International Competition, Irving M. Klein International Competition, and D’Angelo International Competition.

In addition to his solo career, Mr. Huang is deeply committed to chamber music. He is a member of the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, established in the 2016–17 season, and has performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia’s Steans Institute, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and Caramoor. He frequently participates in Musicians from Marlboro’s tours, and was selected by The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to be a member of the prestigious CMS Two program. Before joining the Houston Symphony as concertmaster in 2010, Frank Huang held the position of first violinist of the Grammy Award–winning Ying Quartet and was a faculty member at the Eastman School of Music.

Frank Huang was born in Beijing, China. At the age of seven he moved to Houston, Texas, where he began violin lessons with his mother. He commenced study with Fredell Lack at the University of Houston and at 16 he enrolled in the pre-college program at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) where he studied with Donald Weilerstein. He continued studies with Weilerstein in college and earned his bachelor of music degree from CIM in 2002. He subsequently attended The Juilliard School in New York City, studying violin with Robert Mann. He is an alumnus of the Music Academy of the West. He served on the faculties of The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and the University of Houston, and currently serves on the faculty of The Juilliard School.

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