THEPHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA MAKES ITS FIRST APPEARANCE OF2010–2011 SEASON WITH CHIEF CONDUCTOR CHARLES DUTOITON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 AT 8:00PMPianist Jeremy Denk Performs as Soloist in Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1Additional Concerts this Season Feature Violinist Vadim Repin in theNew York Premiere of James MacMillan’s Violin Concerto on March 1 andFinal All-Stravinsky Program on May 3
On Tuesday, October 12 at 8:00 p.m., The PhiladelphiaOrchestra begins its three-concert series at Carnegie Hall with a programled by Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit and featuring pianist JeremyDenk as soloist in Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Also on the program isHenri Dutilleux’s Timbres, espace, mouvement which is subtitled Lanuit etoilée (“The Starry Night”) referring to the famous painting of thesame title by Vincent Van Gogh that inspired the composition. Rounding out thisprogram are selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.The orchestra and Maestro Dutoit return to Carnegie Hall two more times thisseason, on March 1 with violinist Vadim Repin in the New York premiereof James MacMillan’s Violin Concerto, alongside Berlioz’s Overture to Béatriceet Bénédict and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, and May 3 for anall-Stravinsky program of works based on Greek mythology: Apollo (Apollonmusagète) and Oedipus Rex.About the ArtistsCharles Dutoit is Chief Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra, as wellas Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic, and insummer 2010 began his tenure as Music Director of the Verbier FestivalOrchestra. Since his debut with The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1980, Mr. Dutoithas gone on to conduct all the major orchestras of the United States, includingthose of 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 major orchestrasof Japan, South America, and Australia. In the 2012–2013 season, he will assumethe title of conductor laureate of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Dutoit hasrecorded extensively for Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Philips, CBS, Erato,and other labels. His more than 170 recordings—half of them with the Orchestresymphonique de Montréal, which he led for 25 years—have garnered more than 40awards and distinctions.An active soloist and chamber musician, pianist Jeremy Denk’s repertoireranges from the standard works of the 18th and 19th centuries to 20th-centurymasters such as Ives, Ligeti, Lutosławski, and Messiaen, and new works byleading composers of today. The New York Times described his playing as"bracing, effortlessly virtuosic, and utterly joyous.” He has appeared assoloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra,and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, as well as the Houston, San Francisco, andAtlanta Symphonies, among others. Mr. Denk has premiered works by Jake Heggie,Libby Larsen, Kevin Putz, and Ned Rorem, and as an avid chamber musician, hehas performed at Marlboro Music, toured with “Musicians from Marlboro,” andplayed at the Santa Fe, Seattle, Verbier, and Spoleto Festivals. For hisCarnegie Hall recital in 2008, Mr. Denk paired two of the repertoire’s mostdaunting masterworks—Charles Ives’s “Concord” Sonata and Beethoven’s“Hammerklavier”—a highlight of New York’s 2008–09 concert season. He returns toCarnegie Hall on February 16, 2011, for a similarly huge undertaking,performing Ligeti’s Études Books 1 and 2 and Bach’s GoldbergVariations. On October 12, Mr. Denk releases his first solo recording, JeremyDenk Plays Ives, which includes Charles Ives’s Piano Sonatas 1 & 2(Concord), on his Think Denk Media label.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 30 years of a celebratedassociation with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Charles Dutoit continues thetradition as chief conductor. With the 2012–13 season, the orchestra honors Mr.Dutoit by bestowing upon him the title conductor laureate. 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.Program InformationTuesday, October 12 at 8:00 p.m.Stern Auditorium/Perelman StageTHE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRACharles Dutoit, Chief ConductorJeremy Denk, PianoHENRI DUTILLEUX Timbres, espace, mouvementFRANZ LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat MajorSERGEI PROKOFIEV Selections from Romeo and JulietThe Trustees of Carnegie Hall gratefully acknowledge the generosity of Mr. andMrs. Larry A. Silverstein in support of the 2010-2011 season.Tickets: $41, $49, $62, $84, $113, $125____________________________ Tuesday, March 1, 2011 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, $46, $58, $78, $105, $116____________________________ Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.Stern Auditorium/Perelman StageTHE PHILADELPHIA ORCHEATRACharles Dutoit, Chief ConductorPaul Groves, Tenor (Oedipus)Petra Lang, Mezzo-Soprano (Jocaste)Robert Gierlach, Bass-Baritone (Creon/Messenger)David Wilson-Johnson, Baritone (Tiresias)Tenor to be announcedMen of The Philadelphia Singers ChoraleDavid Hayes, DirectorALL-STRAVINSKY PROGRAMApollo (Apollon musagète)Oedipus RexPre-concert talk starts at 7:00 PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.Sponsored by KPMG LLPTickets: $39, $46, $58, $78, $105, $116____________________________ Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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