Performance Thursday, January 14, 2010 | 7:30 PM

Philippe Jaroussky
Jérôme Ducros

Weill Recital Hall


  • Jérôme Ducros, Piano
  • Philippe Jaroussky, Countertenor
    New York Recital Debut


  • G. DUPONT "Mandoline"
  • CHAUSSON "Le colibri," Op. 2, No. 7
  • SAINT-SAËNS "Tournoiement" ("Songe d'opium"), Op. 26, No. 6
  • HAHN "Offrande"
  • MASSENET "Nuit d'Espagne"
  • CHAMINADE Automne, Op. 35, No. 2
  • HAHN "À Chloris"
  • FAURÉ "Automne," Op. 18, No. 3
  • CHAUSSON "Les Papillons," Op. 2, No. 3
  • CHAUSSON "Les heures," Op. 27, No. 1
  • CHAMINADE "Sombrero"
  • FRANCK Nocturne
  • HAHN "Trois jours de vendange"
  • FAURÉ "En sourdine" from Cinq mélodies "de Venise," Op. 58, No. 2
  • LEKEU "Sur une tombe"
  • HAHN "Fêtes galantes"
  • FRANCK Prélude from Prélude, fugue et variation, Op. 18 (trans. Ducros)
  • FAURÉ "Nell," Op. 18, No. 1
  • CHAUSSON "Les temps des lilas" from Poème de l' amour et de la mer, Op. 19
  • HAHN "Quand je fus pris au pavillon"
  • CHAMINADE "Mignonne"
  • HAHN "L’heure exquise" from Chansons grises

  • Encores:
  • VIARDOT "Havanaise"
  • CHAMINADE "Sombrero"
  • MONTSALVATGE "Canción de cuña para dormir a un negrito" from Canciónes negras

  • Program is approximately 1 hour, 35 minutes, including one intermission


  • Jérôme Ducros, Piano

    Jérôme Ducros was awarded a Premier Prix avec Félicitations by unanimous decision at the CNSM de Paris in 1993; the following year, he won second prize and special recognition for best performance at the first International Piano Competition-Umberto Micheli, organized by Maurizio Pollini with Luciano Berio as president of the jury. Since then, Mr. Ducros's concert career has blossomed. He has given recitals at the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier, the Orangerie de Sceaux, La Roque d'Anthéron, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Auditorium du Louvre, Radio France (where he is a regular guest), as well as in London, Geneva, Rome, Berlin, New York, Tokyo, South Africa, and at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

    Mr. Ducros has been heard as a soloist with such ensembles as the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre national de Lyon, and Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, collaborating with such conductors as Emmanuel Krivine, Marc Minkowski, Christopher Hogwood, and Sergiu Comissiona. As an enthusiastic chamber musician, he has played alongside Augustin Dumay, Michel Portal, Michel Dalberto, Paul Meyer, Gérard Caussé, Tabea Zimmermann, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, the Quintette Moraguès, the Quatuor Parisii, and Jérôme Pernoo.

    In 1999, Mr. Ducros met American soprano Dawn Upshaw, with whom he has given recitals at the Mozarteum Salzburg, London's Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, New York's Lincoln Center, and Paris's Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. He has also made notable appearances with the Orchestre National de Lille, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Orchestre Français des Jeunes, and the Rotterdam Philharmonic, with such conductors as Alain Altinoglu and James Judd.

    Among the works Mr. Ducros frequently performs in recital is his transcription for two hands of Schubert's Fantaisie, which was recorded on the Ligia Digital label and won a Diapason d'or de l'année in 2001.
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  • Philippe Jaroussky, Countertenor

    Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky has already established himself as one of the major singers in the international musical world, as confirmed by the Victoires de la Musique and more recently with an ECHO Klassik award.

    Mr. Jaroussky's technique allows him the most audacious nuances and impressive vocal pyrotechnics. He has an extremely large repertoire from the Baroque period, from the refinements of the Italian Seicento with Monteverdi, Sances, and Rossi, to the staggering brilliance of Handel and Vivaldi. Mr. Jaroussky has recently been exploring contemporary and modern repertoire with pianist Jérôme Ducros.

    Mr. Jaroussky has worked with the best Baroque orchestras, such as Ensemble Matheus, Les Arts florissants, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Le Concert d'Astrée, L'Arpeggiata, Le Cercle de l'Harmonie, and Europa Galante. He has also collaborated with conductors Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Marc Minkowski, René Jacobs, Christina Pluhar, Jérémie Rhorer, Emmanuelle Haïm, Jean-Claude Malgoire, and Fabio Biondi.

    In 2002, Mr. Jaroussky founded Ensemble Artaserse, which performs music all over Europe. He has recorded many Vivaldi albums for Naïve with Spinosi and Ensemble Matheus. For the last few years, he has been working with Virgin Classics / EMI. Heroes (a compilation of Vivaldi's arias) was Disque d'or in 2007; the CD was also awarded a Diapason d'Or, in addition to being honored by Classica-Repertoire, Le Monde de la Musique, and Gramophone. His CD Carestini was celebrated at Victoires de la Musique in 2008 and at the MIDEM Classical Awards in 2009.
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