Open Rehearsal

The New York Philharmonic

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Open Rehearsal

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$22

Duration

1 hour & 45 minutes with intermission

Date & Times

14

Nov, 2019

Thursday, 9:45 AM

Event Info

All Open Rehearsals are “working” rehearsals and therefore the program may not be played in its entirety. Additionally, we cannot guarantee the appearance of any soloist at an Open Rehearsal.

Program

Tchaikovsky

Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy

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Bryce Dessner

Wires (New York Premiere)

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Sibelius

Symphony No. 1

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Artists

Santtu-Matias Rouvali

Conductor

Santtu-Matias Rouvali

Conductor

Santtu-Matias Rouvali

Conductor

Santtu-Matias Rouvali is chief conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony and principal guest conductor of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, where he will succeed Esa-Pekka Salonen as principal conductor in the 2021–22 season. Mr. Rouvali retains his longstanding position as chief conductor of Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, close to his home in Finland.

This season marks his debuts with the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In New York he conducts the New York Premiere of Bryce Dessner’s Wires. At the Concertgebouw he conducts a world premiere by Theo Verbey and Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex. In Berlin he leads Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G minor with Alice Sara Ott and Sibelius’s First Symphony.

He has built a loyal following internationally after successful concerts in Vienna with the Gothenburg Symphony last season. He returns there to conduct the Vienna Symphony with violinist Nicola Benedetti. In 2019–20 he returns to several orchestras across Europe, including the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.

Mr. Rouvali’s Gothenburg season opens with a program featuring Leif Ove Andsnes, the 2019–20 artist-in-residence. Following last season’s tour of Germany and Austria with Alice Sara Ott and Martin Grubinger, Mr. Rouvali and the Gothenburg Symphony tour Japan in February 2020, performing works by Shostakovich, Beethoven, and Sibelius across eight cities from Fukuoka to Tokyo with violinist Fumiaki Miura and pianist Mari Kodama. He accompanies the Philharmonia Orchestra’s January 2020 Canary Islands tour, performing in Gran Canaria and Tenerife as part of the Canary Islands Festival. Highlights of his Philharmonia season in London include selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony, and Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony.

In January 2019 Mr. Rouvali and the Gothenburg Symphony released the first disc of a Sibelius cycle. The recording, which pairs the First Symphony with En saga, won the Gramophone Editor’s Choice award, Choc de Classica, a German Record Critics prize, and French Diapason d’Or “Decouverte.”

As chief conductor in Tampere he led Verdi’s La forza del destino and the world premiere of Olli Kortekangas’s Veljeni vartija (My Brother’s Keeper) with Tampere Opera in spring 2018. He has recorded concertos by Nielsen, Sibelius, Bernstein, Korngold, and Rozsa — with the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and violinist Baiba Skride — on the Orfeo label.

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Bryce Dessner

Electric guitar

Bryce Dessner

Electric guitar

Bryce Dessner

Electric guitar

Bryce Dessner is a composer of classical music and film scores as well as a founding member, guitarist, arranger, and co-principal songwriter of the band The National. He has been commissioned to write for the world’s leading ensembles, from the Orchestre de Paris to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His Concerto for Two Pianos, for Katia and Marielle Labèque, was premiered by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and recorded for Deutsche Grammophon with Orchestre de Paris conducted by Matthias Pintscher. Mr. Dessner was recently named one of a collective of eight “extraordinary artists, thinkers and doers” to help steer the artistic leadership of Esa-Pekka Salonen as the San Francisco Symphony’s new music director beginning in September 2020. Bryce Dessner has won Grammy Awards, both as a classical composer and with The National, and is an increasingly high-profile presence in the world of film score composition. His credits include Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Oscar-winning The Revenant and The Two Popes by Oscar-nominated director Fernando Meirelles (2019).

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