Open Rehearsal
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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

18

Oct, 2019

Friday, 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

Haydn

Symphony No. 22, Philosopher

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Unsuk Chin

Šu, for Sheng and Orchestra

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R. Strauss

Also sprach Zarathustra

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Artists

Susanna Mälkki

Conductor

Susanna Mälkki

Conductor

Susanna Mälkki

Conductor

Conductor Susanna Mälkki is sought-after by the world’s leading symphony and chamber orchestras, contemporary music ensembles, and opera houses because of her versatility and broad repertoire. In the 2019–20 season she returns to the New York, London, and Munich philharmonic orchestras; Boston, Chicago, and London symphony orchestras; Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras; and Orchestre national de Lyon; she makes debuts with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestre de Paris, and Orchestre philharmonique de Monte-Carlo. Recent engagements include the Vienna Symphony and Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (as a Wiener Konzerthaus Portrait artist), hr-Sinfonieorchester, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France.

The 2019–20 season is Ms. Mälkki’s fourth as chief conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; highlights include premieres by leading national composers Kaija Saariaho and Lotta Wennäkoski, and a new work by Felipe Lara (co-commissioned with the Los Angeles Philharmonic), a tour to Belgium, and the continuation of Bartók Trilogy recordings for BIS Records. In her third season as principal guest conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, she pays tribute to the late Oliver Knussen, programming his Violin Concerto and co-curating (with Leila Josefowicz) a New Music Group concert centered on his chamber music; she also conducts Holst’s The Planets, Sibelius’s Lemminkäinen Suite, and a new composition by Saariaho. Ms. Mälkki previously served as principal guest conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra (2013–17) and music director of the Ensemble Intercontemporain (2006–13).

A renowned opera conductor, this season Ms. Mälkki makes her Aix en Provence Festival debut, conducting the world premiere of Saariaho’s Innocence, and returns to the Opéra national de Paris. She was the first woman ever to conduct at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, and has appeared at the Vienna Staatsoper, The Metropolitan Opera, Finnish National Opera, and Hamburg Staatsoper.

Susanna Mälkki studied at the Sibelius Academy with Jorma Panula and Leif Segerstam. Her conducting studies followed a successful career as a cellist. Her honors include election as a fellow of London’s Royal Academy of Music (2010), membership in the Royal Swedish Academy of Music; Pro Finlandia Medal of the Order of the Lion of Finland (2011), and being made a Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur (2016). In 2017 she was named Musical America’s Conductor of the Year and was awarded the Nordic Council Music Prize.

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Wu Wei

Sheng

Wu Wei

Sheng

Wu Wei

Sheng

Sheng virtuoso Wu Wei has performed with such leading orchestras and ensembles as the Berlin and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, and Ensemble Intercontemporain. He has played with conductors including Jaap van Zweden, Kent Nagano, Gustavo Dudamel, Marin Alsop, Myung Whun Chung, Susanna Mälkki, Ilan Volkov, Markus Stenz, and Matthias Pintscher.

Wu Wei has appeared at prestigious festivals, including the BBC Proms, Paris Autumn Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Berliner Festspiele, Warsaw Autumn, and Musica Nova Helsinki. He has performed in venues worldwide, such as the Berlin Philharmonie, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Log Angeles’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Leipzig Gewandhaus, and Paris’s Théâtre du Châtelet.

Wu Wei has performed the World Premieres of 400 works, including 20 concertos for sheng and orchestra by composers such as Cage, Unsuk Chin, Jukka Tiensuu, Toshio Hosokawa, Enjott Schneider, Guus Janssen, Bernd Richard Deutsch, Ondřej Adámek, Liza Lim, and Huang Ruo. A prolific composer himself, he has received commissions from the Royaumont and Civitella Ranieri Foundations, among others.

He is a winner of Germany’s Musica Vitale competition, German Global Root Award, German Record Critics’ Award, and Edinburgh International Festival Herald Angels Prize, and he was named best soloist at the Chinese Music Awards 2017. He has recorded for the Deutsche Grammophon, Sony, Harmonia Mundi, and Wergo labels. His recording Unsuk Chin: 3 Concertos (Deutsche Grammophon) garnered the International Classical Music Award and BBC Music Magazine Award in 2015. His performance was one of the highlights of the BBC Proms in 2014.

Wu Wei studied at the Shanghai Music Conservatory and Hanns Eisler Academy Berlin with a DAAD scholarship. He has developed the ancient instrument into an innovative force in contemporary music.

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