Saturday Matinee: Debussy and Ravel
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CANCELLED: Saturday Matinee: Debussy and Ravel

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$35-81

Date & Times

24

Oct, 2020

Saturday, 2:00 PM

Event Info

Spend an autumn afternoon with the Philharmonic performing Roussel’s intoxicating ballet suite and Debussy’s Ibéria, which captures the essence of Spain with brilliant colors, the clacking of castanets, and the languid beat of a tambourine. The concert starts with Ravel’s rhapsodic String Quartet and ends with a lively Q & A with the musicians.

Program

Ravel

String Quartet

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Debussy

Ibéria

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Roussel

Bacchus et Ariane Suite No. 2

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Artists

Stéphane Denève

Conductor

Stéphane Denève

Conductor

Stéphane Denève

Conductor

Stéphane Denève is music director of the Brussels Philharmonic and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and director of the Centre for Future Orchestral Repertoire (CffOR). He previously served as chief conductor of Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR) and music director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Mr. Denève regularly appears at major concert venues with the world’s great orchestras and soloists. He has a special affinity for the music of his native France and is a passionate advocate for music of the 21st century. Committed to inspiring the next generation of musicians and listeners, he has worked regularly with young people at the Tanglewood Music Center, New World Symphony, Colburn School, European Union Youth Orchestra, and Music Academy of the West.

He is a frequent guest with leading orchestras such as Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre national de France, Vienna Symphony, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and NHK Symphony Orchestra.

In the field of opera, Stéphane Denève has led productions at the Glyndebourne Festival, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Saito Kinen Festival, Gran Teatro de Liceu, Netherlands Opera, Brussels’s Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Deutsche Oper Am Rhein, Opéra national de Paris, and London’s Royal Opera, Covent Garden.

As a recording artist, Mr. Denève has won critical acclaim for his recordings of the works of Poulenc, Debussy, Ravel, Roussel, Franck, and Honegger. He is a triple winner of the Diapason d’Or of the Year, has been shortlisted for Gramophone’s Artist of the Year Award, and has won the prize for symphonic music at the International Classical Music Awards. His most recent releases include a live recording of Honegger’s Joan of Arc at the Stake with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and two discs of the works of Guillaume Connesson with the Brussels Philharmonic for Deutsche Grammophon.

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New York Philharmonic String Quartet

New York Philharmonic String Quartet

New York Philharmonic String Quartet

The New York Philharmonic String Quartet comprises four Principal musicians from the Orchestra: Concertmaster Frank Huang (The Charles E. Culpeper Chair); Principal Associate Concertmaster Sheryl Staples (The Elizabeth G. Beinecke Chair); Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps (The Mr. and Mrs. Frederick P. Rose Chair); and Principal Cello Carter Brey (The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Chair). The group was formed in January 2017, during the Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary season, and made its debut as the solo ensemble in John Adams’s Absolute Jest in New York in March 2017, reprising the work on the Orchestra’s 2017 European tour. The quartet has since appeared throughout the United States, in a tour of South Korea, and at the Montreal Chamber Music Festival. In the 2019–20 season, the ensemble returns to Miami and debuts at the University of California, Santa Barbara with pianist Yefim Bronfman; University Musical Society of the University of Michigan with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott; Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek, Colorado; McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California; The Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Portland Ovations in Portland, Maine. All four members are multiple prize winners, have appeared as concerto soloists with the Philharmonic and orchestras around the world, and have appeared frequently in the Philharmonic’s chamber music series at David Geffen Hall and Merkin Hall.

Frank Huang has performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia’s Steans Institute, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and Caramoor. He frequently participates in Musicians from Marlboro’s tours, and was selected by The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to be a member of the prestigious CMS Two program. Before joining the Houston Symphony as concertmaster in 2010, Frank Huang held the position of first violinist of the Grammy Award–winning Ying Quartet.

Sheryl Staples has performed chamber music for U.S. Ambassadors in London, Paris, Berlin, Beijing, and Hong Kong. She toured Mexico, Brazil, and Chile in 2013, and she has appeared at summer festivals including La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest, Boston Chamber Music Society, Salt Bay Chamberfest, and the chamber music festivals of Santa Fe, Mainly Mozart, Seattle, Aspen, Sarasota, Martha’s Vineyard, Strings Music Festival, and Brightstar. She appears on three Stereophile CDs with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

Cynthia Phelps performs with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Jupiter Chamber Players, and the Santa Fe, La Jolla, Seattle, Chamber Music Northwest, and Bridgehampton festivals. She has appeared with the Guarneri, Tokyo, Orion, American, Brentano, and Prague Quartets, and the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. She is also a founding member of the chamber group Les Amies, a flute-harp-viola group with Philharmonic Principal Harp Nancy Allen and flutist Carol Wincenc.

Carter Brey has made regular appearances with the Tokyo and Emerson string quartets, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and at festivals such as Spoleto (both in the United States and Italy) and the Santa Fe and La Jolla Chamber Music festivals. He and pianist Christopher O’Riley recorded Le Grand Tango: Music of Latin America, a disc of compositions from South America and Mexico released on Helicon Records.

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