CHARLESDUTOIT CONDUCTS THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA ANDVIOLINIST VADIM REPIN IN THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OFJAMES MACMILLAN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO ON TUESDAY, MARCH 1 AT 8:00 PMOrchestra Also Performs Works by Berlioz and TchaikovskyMarch 2 Making Music Program Features Music and Conversation withMacMillan
On Tuesday, March 1 at 8:00 p.m., The PhiladelphiaOrchestra makes its second appearance of the season at Carnegie Hall withChief Conductor Charles Dutoit. Their program features violinist VadimRepin in the New York premiere of James MacMillan’s Violin Concerto, whichwas written for Mr. Repin and co-commissioned by The Philadelphia Orchestra.Also on the program is Berlioz’s Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict andTchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. To watch a video interview with Mr. MacMillantalking about his concertos, click here.The following evening, on Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m., in Zankel Hall, JamesMacMillan’s music is the focus of a Carnegie Hall Making Musicprogram, part of a series of concerts and conversations with today’s leadingcomposers. The performance features the US premiere of Mr. MacMillan’s HornQuintet with horn player Eric Ruske and the Brentano String Quartet.It also includes the composer conducting the US premiere of his work, RaisingSparks, featuring mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and The Zankel Band(to listen to an audio clip of Raising Sparks, click here.) Also on theprogram is Mr. MacMillan’s Piano Sonata performed by Inon Barnatan (foran audio clip of this work click here.) Carnegie Hall’s Director of ArtisticPlanning Jeremy Geffen will moderate the conversation with the composer.Making Music concludes this season on April 15 with a concert of worksby and discussion with Christopher Rouse.About the ArtistsComposer James MacMillan is considered to be the preeminent Scottishcomposer of his generation. Mr. MacMillan studied music at Edinburgh Universityand completed his doctoral studies in composition at Durham University withJohn Casken. After working as a lecturer at Manchester University, he returnedto Scotland and settled in Glasgow. Mr. MacMillan is internationally active asa conductor, working as composer and conductor with the BBC Philharmonic from2000–2009. In 2010, he was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of theNetherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic. Mr. MacMillan’s international careerwas launched at the BBC Proms in 1990 with the performance of The Confessionof Isobel Gowdie. His orchestral output includes the percussion concerto Veni,Veni, Emmanuel, premiered by Evelyn Glennie in 1992 which has sincereceived over 400 performances and has been programmed by leading internationalorchestras and conductors including the New York Philharmonic under LeonardSlatkin, The Philadelphia Orchestra under Andrew Davis, and the DetroitSymphony Orchestra under Neeme Järvi. Recordings of Mr. MacMillan’s works canbe heard on the Hyperion, Naxos, Black Box, Coro, Linn, and LSO Live labels.The Koch Schwann disc of The Confession of Isobel Gowdie and Trystwon the 1993 Gramophone Contemporary Music Record of the Year Award, andthe BMG recording of Veni, Veni, Emmanuel won the 1993 Classic CD Awardfor Contemporary Music. Upcoming highlights for Mr. MacMillan include premieresof his Piano Concerto No.3 for Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the Minnesota Orchestra;Seraph for trumpet player Alison Balsom; and a new one-act opera, Clemency,commissioned by the ROH2, Scottish Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, and BrittenSinfonia. James MacMillan is published exclusively by Boosey & Hawkes.Violinist Vadim Repin made his French debut at the age of 13; in December2010, he was made a Chevalier of the French Order of Arts and Letters, an honorwhich he shares with two of his greatest mentors, Mstislav Rostropovich andYehudi Menuhin. Mr. Repin started to play violin at the age of five, and, sixmonths later, he had his first stage performance. At 11, he won the gold medalin all age categories in the Wieniawski Violin Competition and gave his recitaldebuts in Moscow and St Petersburg. In 1985, at 14, he made debuts in Tokyo,Munich, Berlin, and Helsinki; a year later, he debuted at Carnegie Hall. In1987, Mr. Repin became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious ReineElisabeth Concours violin competition. Since then, he has performed with manyof the world’s greatest orchestras and conductors. Mr. Repin’s recentperformance highlights include concerts with conductors Riccardo Muti in NewYork, Christian Thielemann in Tokyo, Riccardo Chailly in Leipzig, a tour ofAustralia with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski, and theworld premiere of James MacMillan’s Violin Concerto with the London SymphonyOrchestra and Valery Gergiev. Early in 2010, Mr. Repin was awarded the Victoired’Honneur, the French recording industry’s most prestigious musical award for alifetime dedicated to music.Charles Dutoit is Chief Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra, as wellas Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of London’s Royal PhilharmonicOrchestra. In summer 2010, he began his tenure as Music Director of the VerbierFestival Orchestra. Since his debut with The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1980,Mr. Dutoit has gone on to conduct all the major US orchestras, including thosein Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco,Pittsburgh, and Cleveland. He has also performed regularly with many of thegreat orchestras of Europe, including the Berliner Philharmoniker and the RoyalConcertgebouw Orchestra, as well as the Israel Philharmonic and the majororchestras of Japan, South America, and Australia. In the 2012–2013 season, he willassume the title of conductor laureate of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr.Dutoit has recorded extensively for Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Philips,CBS, Erato, and other labels. His more than 170 recordings—half of them withthe Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, which he led for 25 years—have garneredmore than 40 awards and distinctions.The Philadelphia Orchestra is among the world’s leading orchestras.Renowned for its artistic excellence since its founding in 1900, the orchestrahas inspired audiences through thousands of live performances, recordings, andbroadcasts in Philadelphia and throughout the world. With only seven musicdirectors throughout more than a century of unswerving orchestral distinction,the artistic heritage of The Philadelphia Orchestra is attributed toextraordinary musicianship under the leadership and innovation of Fritz Scheel,Carl Pohlig, Leopold Stokowski, Eugene Ormandy, Riccardo Muti, WolfgangSawallisch, and Christoph Eschenbach. After thirty years of a celebrated associationwith The Philadelphia Orchestra, Charles Dutoit continues the tradition aschief conductor. With the 2012–2013 season, the orchestra honors Mr. Dutoit bybestowing the title of conductor laureate upon him. Yannick Nézet-Séguinassumed the title of music director designate in June 2010, immediately joiningthe orchestra’s leadership team. He takes up the baton as The PhiladelphiaOrchestra’s next music director in 2012. Each year, the orchestra presents asubscription season in Philadelphia, as well as education and communitypartnership programs, annual appearances at Carnegie Hall, and a three-weektour. Its summer schedule includes performances at Philadelphia’s Mann Centerfor the Performing Arts, free neighborhood concerts, and residencies at theBravo! Vail Valley Music Festival and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Theorchestra and Maestro Dutoit next return to Carnegie Hall on May 3 for anall-Stravinsky program of works based on Greek mythology: Apollo (Apollonmusagète) and Oedipus Rex.Program InformationTuesday, March 1 at 8:00 p.m.Stern Auditorium/Perelman StageTHE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRACharles Dutoit, Chief ConductorVadim Repin, ViolinHECTOR BERLIOZ Overture to Béatrice et BénédictJAMES MACMILLAN Violin Concerto (NY Premiere)PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64Tickets: $39 – $116____________________________ Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.Zankel HallMAKING MUSIC: JAMES MACMILLANJames MacMillan, ConductorSasha Cooke, Mezzo-SopranoInon Barnatan, PianoEric Ruske, HornBrentano String Quartet Mark Steinberg, Violin Serena Canin, Violin Misha Amory, Viola Nina Lee, CelloThe Zankel Band Erin Lesser, Flute Romie de Guise-Langlois, Clarinet Bridget Kibbey, Harp Owen Dalby, Violin Anna Elashvili, Violin Brenton Caldwell, Viola Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, CelloJeremy Geffen, Series ModeratorALL-JAMES MACMILLAN PROGRAMPiano SonataHorn Quintet (US Premiere)Raising Sparks (US Premiere)Sponsored by Ernst & Young LLPTickets: $32____________________________ Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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