Semyon Bychkov Conducts Rachmaninoff
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Semyon Bychkov Conducts Rachmaninoff

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$33-136

Date & Times

15

Apr, 2021

Thursday, 7:30 PM

16

Apr, 2021

Friday, 2:00 PM

17

Apr, 2021

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

Semyon Bychkov leads Rachmaninoff’s kaleidoscopic landscape that includes haunting alto saxophone, mysterious tubular bells, evocations of Russian Orthodox chants, and his signature Dies irae. Víkingur Ólafsson (a “breathtakingly brilliant pianist” — Gramophone) makes his Philharmonic debut in Strauss’s showpiece Burleske. Dutilleux’s Métaboles shimmers and shifts with the colorful use of the orchestra.

Program To Include

Dutilleux

Métaboles

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R. Strauss

Burleske, for Piano and Orchestra

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Rachmaninoff

Symphonic Dances

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Artists

Semyon Bychkov

Conductor

Semyon Bychkov

Conductor

Semyon Bychkov

Conductor

Music director and chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic, Semyon Bychkov was born in Leningrad in 1952, immigrated to the United States in 1975, and has been based in Europe since the mid-1980s. In common with the orchestra, his background is firmly rooted in the cultures of both East and West. 

Following concerts with the Czech Philharmonic in 2013, Mr. Bychkov and the orchestra devised The Tchaikovsky Project, a series of concerts, residencies, and recordings that enabled them to explore Tchaikovsky’s music together. The Tchaikovsky Project culminated in autumn 2019 with Decca Classics’ seven-disc release of the symphonies and residencies in Prague, Tokyo, Paris, and Vienna.

In 1989 Mr. Bychkov returned to St. Petersburg as the Philharmonic’s principal guest conductor and was named music director of the Orchestre de Paris. His international career was launched with a series of high-profile cancellations that resulted in invitations to conduct the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In 1997 he was appointed chief conductor of the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and, in 1998, chief conductor of the Dresden Semperoper.    

With repertoire that spans four centuries, Mr. Bychkov conducts the major orchestras and major opera houses in the United States and Europe — the combination of innate musicality and rigorous Russian pedagogy ensuring his performances are highly anticipated. He holds honorary titles with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with which he appears annually at the BBC Proms, and the Royal Academy of Music. He was named Conductor of the Year at the 2015 International Opera Awards.

Semyon Bychkov’s recording career began with Philips in 1986 with a collaboration that produced an extensive discography with the Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Orchestre de Paris. Subsequently, a series of benchmark recordings — the result of his 13-year collaboration (1997–2010) with WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne — included a complete cycle of Brahms symphonies and works by Richard Strauss, Mahler, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, Verdi, Glanert, and Höller. His recording of Wagner’s Lohengrin was voted BBC Music Magazine’s Record of the Year in 2010, and his recording of Schmidt’s Symphony No. 2 with the Vienna Philharmonic was BBC Music Magazine’s Record of the Month.

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Víkingur Ólafsson 

Piano

Víkingur Ólafsson 

Piano

Piano

Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson’s remarkable originality and powerful musical conviction have seen him, in just a few years, take the music world by storm to become one of the most sought-after artists of today. Mr. Ólafsson made an impact with the release of his two albums, Philip Glass Piano Works and Johann Sebastian Bach, on Deutsche Grammophon, for which he is an exclusive recording artist. Praised for revealing new possibilities within the music, Johann Sebastian Bach — featuring diverse original compositions and transcriptions, including Ólafsson’s own — has appeared on multiple “best albums of the year” lists; was named one of the greatest ever Bach recordings in Gramophone; was named Best Instrumental and Album of the Year at the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2019; and led to his being named Artist of the Year at the Gramophone Awards 2019. Philip Glass Piano Works was equally successful, and his next album will be launched in the 2019–20 season, to concide with recitals across Europe and Japan.

Mr. Ólafsson’s coming seasons are marked by a series of high-profile international artist residencies at some of the world’s top concert halls. In the 2019–20 season he will appear in 14 performances over 11 different projects at the Berlin Konzerthaus. He also gives the French premiere of John Adams’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France (conducted by the composer), and perform with the Berlin Konzerthausorchester (with Christoph Eschenbach), Hallé Orchestra (Klaus Mäkelä), Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (Jaap van Zweden), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Ed Gardner), San Diego Symphony (Rafael Payare), and Iceland Symphony Orchestra (Daníel Bjarnason).

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