Home Alone in Concert

The New York Philharmonic

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Location

David Geffen Hall

Directions
Price Range

$65-135

Date & Times

18

Dec, 2020

Friday, 7:30 PM

19

Dec, 2020

Saturday, 2:00 PM

19

Dec, 2020

Saturday, 7:30 PM

Event Info

The Art of the Score
Alec Baldwin, Artistic Advisor

A blockbuster returns by popular demand for its 30th anniversary, just in time for the holidays. Enjoy Kevin McCallister’s shenanigans in this beloved family favorite featuring John Williams’s charming score performed live.

Program To Include

John Williams

Home Alone in Concert (score performed live to complete film)

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Artists

Constantine Kitsopoulos

Conductor

Constantine Kitsopoulos

Conductor

Constantine Kitsopoulos

Conductor

Constantine Kitsopoulos has established himself as a dynamic conductor known for his ability to work in different genres and settings. He is at home in opera, symphonic repertoire, film with live orchestra, music theater, and composition. He has appeared all over the world, conducting the major North American orchestras as well as the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestras. In addition to guest conductor engagements, he is music director of the Festival of the Arts Boca and general director of Chatham Opera. He is general director of New York Grand Opera and is working with the company to bring opera, free and open to the public, back to New York’s Central Park.

During the 2019–20 season Mr. Kitsopoulos will return to the Dallas, Detroit, New Jersey, Toronto, San Antonio, Santa Barbara, and Hartford symphony orchestras, as well as the Phoenix and San Francisco Symphony orchestras, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Indiana University.

His 2018–19 season highlights included returns to the Dallas, Detroit, New Jersey, Toronto, San Francisco and Houston symphony orchestras and to the New York and Louisiana Philharmonic orchestras. He also conducted Leonard Bernstein’s Mass at Indiana University Opera Theatre. Debuts included engagements with the Seattle and Phoenix Symphony Orchestras.

Mr. Kitsopoulos has developed semi-staged productions of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (for which he has written a new translation) and Don Giovanni, as well as Puccini’s La Bohème. He has conducted IU Opera Theatre’s productions of Verdi’s Falstaff, J. Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus, William Bolcom’s A View from the Bridge, Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore, and Menotti’s The Last Savage, as well as Broadway’s The Most Happy Fella, South Pacific, Oklahoma, The Music Man. He was assistant chorus master at New York City Opera from 1984 to 1989.

On Broadway, Mr. Kitsopoulos has been music director of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (cast album on PS Classics), A Catered Affair (cast album on PS Classics), Coram Boy, Baz Luhrmann’s production of La Bohème (cast album on DreamWorks Records), Swan Lake, and Les Misérables. He was music director of ACT’s production of Weill / Brecht’s Happy End, and he made the only English language recording of the piece for Sh-K-Boom Records.

In addition to his piano studies, Constantine Kitsopoulos studied conducting with Semyon Bychkov, Sergiu Commissiona, Gustav Meier, and his principal teacher, Vincent La Selva.

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Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Dianne Berkun Menaker, director

Chorus

Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Dianne Berkun Menaker, director

Chorus

Chorus

Brooklyn Youth Chorus is a Grammy Award–winning collective of young voices led by visionary founder and artistic director Dianne Berkun Menaker. The chorus has appeared with world-class orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and London Symphony Orchestra. The chorus has performed or recorded with major artists such as Barbra Streisand, Arcade Fire, and The National and has been featured in major motion pictures, commercials, and live events, including a work by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke as well as Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s OTR II World Tour. The chorus has commissioned more than 120 original works by composers including Caroline Shaw, Toshi Reagon, Bishi, Bryce Dessner, and Nico Muhly. This season its original production Silent Voices: Lovestate premieres Off-Broadway at The New Victory Theater. The chorus has released two albums through New Amsterdam Records: Silent Voices (2018) and Black Mountain Songs (2017). Founded in 1992, the chorus currently serves more than 700 students in its core after-school and public-school outreach programs. Its professional faculty teaches a wide range of repertoire and styles using founding artistic director Dianne Berkun Menaker’s proven Cross-Choral Training method. Classes take place at its Cobble Hill headquarters and neighborhood locations throughout Brooklyn.

Dianne Berkun Menaker is the founder and artistic director of Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Under her visionary leadership, the chorus has become one of the most highly regarded ensembles in the country and has stretched the artistic boundaries for the youth chorus. Ms. Berkun Menaker has prepared choruses for performances with acclaimed conductors including Marin Alsop, Gustavo Dudamel, and Alan Gilbert. Most notably, she prepared the chorus for its 2002 debut with the New York Philharmonic, led by Lorin Maazel, in John Adams’s Pulitzer Prize–winning On the Transmigration of Souls, the recording of which won three Grammy Awards in 2005. She is the creator of the Chorus’s Cross-Choral Training program, a proven holistic and experiential approach to developing singers in a group setting encompassing both voice and musicianship pedagogy.

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