Fun at the Phil: Sleepover at the Museum
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Fun at the Phil: Sleepover at the Museum

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$16-35

Date & Times

7

Mar, 2020

Saturday, 11:00 AM

Event Info

Join us for Fun at the Phil: Sleepover at the Museum, a special concert for families with children. The Orchestra will perform Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals and Karen LeFrak’s Sleepover at the Museum while illustrations are projected on a giant screen. Jamie Bernstein — who travels the world sharing her excitement about orchestral music, inspired by her father, Leonard Bernstein, our former Music Director — is the engaging narrator.

For information about the Family Benefit — which includes the concert followed by a festive lunch with costumed characters on the Grand Promenade — please call Hillary Beson in the Special Events Office at (212) 875-5760 or email besonh@nyphil.org.

This performance is intended for children ages 6–12 and their families. All are welcome, but each person requires a ticket.

Program

Karen LeFrak

Sleepover at the Museum (New York Premiere)

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Saint-Saëns

Carnival of the Animals

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Artists

Ankush Kumar Bahl

Conductor

Ankush Kumar Bahl

Conductor

Conductor

Conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl is recognized for his impressive technique, thoughtful interpretations, and engaging podium presence. Recent and upcoming appearances include the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, London Symphonia, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, New West Symphony, Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, Ivy Orchestra, Orchestre national de France, Orquesta sinfónica nacional de México, and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC. Throughout recent seasons, Mr. Bahl has been a frequent cover conductor for the New York Philharmonic and Music Director Jaap van Zweden, having assisted both him and other venerable guests at Lincoln Center, on tour, and with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mr. Bahl is a recipient of four Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Awards, as well as the 2009 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Scholarship. A protégé of Kurt Masur, Mr. Bahl served as Mr. Masur’s assistant conductor at the Orchestre national de France, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. It was in this capacity that he was called upon to step in for Mr. Masur for two performances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

From 2011 to 2015, Ankush Kumar Bahl was assistant conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra under Christoph Eschenbach. During his tenure, Mr. Bahl conducted more than 100 performances, including his subscription and Wolf Trap debuts, numerous runout concerts for the In Your Neighborhood program, and the annual young people’s concerts, which educated more than 24,000 students each year.

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Jamie Bernstein

Narrator

Jamie Bernstein

Narrator

Narrator

Jamie Bernstein is a writer, narrator, broadcaster, and filmmaker who has transformed a lifetime of loving music into a career of sharing her knowledge with others. Inspired by her father, Leonard Bernstein, and his lifelong impulse to share and teach, she has devised multiple ways of communicating her own excitement about orchestral music. Beginning 15 years ago with The Bernstein Beat, a family concert about her father’s music modeled after his groundbreaking New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concerts, she has gone on to design, write, and narrate concerts for audiences of all ages.

Ms. Bernstein travels the world as a concert narrator and a frequent speaker on musical topics. In Spanish-speaking locations, she narrates en español — thanks to her Chilean-born mother, Felicia Montealegre, who raised her children to be bilingual. As a broadcaster, she has produced and hosted shows for radio stations in the United States and Great Britain, and presented the New York Philharmonic’s live national radio broadcasts and live broadcasts from Tanglewood. She is co-director of the award-winning documentary Crescendo: The Power of Music, which focuses on children participating in youth orchestra programs for social transformation inspired by Venezuela’s groundbreaking El Sistema. She has also directed her father’s chamber opera, Trouble in Tahiti, in locations including the Moab Music Festival, Festival del Sole in Napa, California, and Tanglewood.

Her memoir, Famous Father Girl, was published by HarperCollins (2018). Jamie Bernstein also writes articles and poetry, which have appeared in such publications as Symphony, DoubleTake, The Nation, Opera News, and Musical America. She also edits Prelude, Fugue & Riffs, a newsletter about issues and events pertaining to her father’s legacy.

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Eric Huebner

Piano

Eric Huebner

Piano

Eric Huebner

Piano

Pianist Eric Huebner joined the roster of the New York Philharmonic in January 2012. A native of Los Angeles, he is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal, and has been a guest pianist with the Philharmonic since 2004. Mr. Huebner has been featured in orchestral works by Stravinsky, Ives, R. Strauss, and Milhaud, among others.

In June 2012 he will perform as soloist with Musicians from the Philharmonic in the World Premiere of Elliott Carter’s Two Controversies and a Conversation — a double concerto for piano and percussion with percussionist Colin Currie — on the CONTACT! program, conducted by David Robertson.

An active soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Huebner has twice been a featured recitalist at the Ojai Festival in California. He has also appeared on the Monday Evening Concerts and Piano Spheres series in Los Angeles in addition to solo appearances at the Carlsbad Music Festival, Miller Theater and (le) Poisson Rouge. He has performed at Zankel Hall as soloist in Ligeti’s Piano Concerto and at Alice Tully Hall in Messiaen’s Oiseaux Exotiques, both conducted by David Robertson. Since 2001 Mr. Huebner has been a member of Antares, a quartet comprising clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. A first-prize winner of the 2002 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Antares has performed in major chamber music venues throughout the United States.

Eric Huebner is currently assistant professor of piano at the University at Buffalo, where he maintains an active piano studio and performs as part of the Slee Sinfonietta. He has recorded a wide variety of solo piano and chamber music for the Col Legno, Centaur, Bridge, Albany, Tzadik, Innova, New Focus Recordings, and Mode Records labels.

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Steven Beck

Piano

Steven Beck

Piano

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Piano

In the 2019–20 season pianist Steven Beck performs Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals with the New York Philharmonic, and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. He also reprised his annual Christmas Eve performance of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations at Bargemusic, the Brooklyn-based venue that has become a New York institution.

Mr. Beck is an experienced performer of new music. He has worked with composers including Carter, Boulez, Dutilleux, Charles Wuorinen, George Crumb, Perle, and Fred Lerdahl, and performed with ensembles such as Speculum Musicae and the New York New Music Ensemble. Mr. Beck is a member of The Knights, Talea Ensemble, and Da Capo Chamber Players. He is also a member of Quattro Mani, a piano duo specializing in contemporary music. He has appeared as an orchestral keyboard player with the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra, and many others.

Steven Beck’s discography includes Lieberson’s Piano Concerto No. 3 (for Bridge Records) and Carter’s Double Concerto (Albany Records). He is a Steinway Artist.

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