• Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010

    The Philadelphia Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, and Jeremy Denk at Carnegie Hall October 12



    Pianist Jeremy Denk Performs as Soloist in Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1

    Additional Concerts this Season Feature Violinist Vadim Repin in the
    New York Premiere of James MacMillan’s Violin Concerto on March 1 and
    Final All-Stravinsky Program on May 3


    On Tuesday, October 12 at 8:00 p.m., The Philadelphia Orchestra begins its three-concert series at Carnegie Hall with a program led by Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit and featuring pianist Jeremy Denk as soloist in Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Also on the program is Henri Dutilleux’s Timbres, espace, mouvement which is subtitled La nuit etoilée (“The Starry Night”) referring to the famous painting of the same title by Vincent Van Gogh that inspired the composition. Rounding out this program are selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.

    The orchestra and Maestro Dutoit return to Carnegie Hall two more times this season, on March 1 with violinist Vadim Repin in the New York premiere of James MacMillan’s Violin Concerto, alongside Berlioz’s Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, and May 3 for an all-Stravinsky program of works based on Greek mythology: Apollo (Apollon musagète) and Oedipus Rex.

    About the Artists
    Charles Dutoit is Chief Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic, and in summer 2010 began his tenure as Music Director of the Verbier Festival Orchestra. Since his debut with The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1980, Mr. Dutoit has gone on to conduct all the major orchestras of the United States, including those of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland. He has also performed regularly with many of the great orchestras of Europe, including the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, as well as the Israel Philharmonic and the major orchestras of Japan, South America, and Australia. In the 2012–2013 season, he will assume 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 with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, which he led for 25 years—have garnered more than 40 awards and distinctions.

    An active soloist and chamber musician, pianist Jeremy Denk’s repertoire ranges from the standard works of the 18th and 19th centuries to 20th-century masters such as Ives, Ligeti, Lutosławski, and Messiaen, and new works by leading composers of today. The New York Times described his playing as "bracing, effortlessly virtuosic, and utterly joyous.” He has appeared as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, as well as the Houston, San Francisco, and Atlanta Symphonies, among others. Mr. Denk has premiered works by Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, Kevin Putz, and Ned Rorem, and as an avid chamber musician, he has performed at Marlboro Music, toured with “Musicians from Marlboro,” and played at the Santa Fe, Seattle, Verbier, and Spoleto Festivals. For his Carnegie Hall recital in 2008, Mr. Denk paired two of the repertoire’s most daunting masterworks—Charles Ives’s “Concord” Sonata and Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier”—a highlight of New York’s 2008–09 concert season. He returns to Carnegie Hall on February 16, 2011, for a similarly huge undertaking, performing Ligeti’s Études Books 1 and 2 and Bach’s Goldberg Variations. On October 12, Mr. Denk releases his first solo recording, Jeremy Denk 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 orchestra has inspired audiences through thousands of live performances, recordings, and broadcasts in Philadelphia and throughout the world. With only seven music directors throughout more than a century of unswerving orchestral distinction, the artistic heritage of The Philadelphia Orchestra is attributed to extraordinary musicianship under the leadership and innovation of Fritz Scheel, Carl Pohlig, Leopold Stokowski, Eugene Ormandy, Riccardo Muti, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and Christoph Eschenbach. After 30 years of a celebrated association with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Charles Dutoit continues the tradition as chief conductor. With the 2012–13 season, the orchestra honors Mr. Dutoit by bestowing upon him the title conductor laureate. Yannick Nézet-Séguin assumed the title of music director designate in June 2010, immediately joining the orchestra’s leadership team. He takes up the baton as The Philadelphia Orchestra’s next music director in 2012. Each year, the orchestra presents a subscription season in Philadelphia, as well as education and community partnership programs, annual appearances at Carnegie Hall, and a three-week tour. Its summer schedule includes performances at Philadelphia’s Mann Center for the Performing Arts, free neighborhood concerts, and residencies at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

    Program Information
    Tuesday, October 12 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

    Charles Dutoit, Chief Conductor
    Jeremy Denk, Piano

    HENRI DUTILLEUX Timbres, espace, mouvement
    FRANZ LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major
    SERGEI PROKOFIEV Selections from Romeo and Juliet

    The Trustees of Carnegie Hall gratefully acknowledge the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. 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 Stage

    Charles Dutoit, Chief Conductor
    Vadim Repin, Violin

    HECTOR BERLIOZ Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict
    JAMES MACMILLAN Violin Concerto (NY Premiere)
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64

    Tickets: $39, $46, $58, $78, $105, $116

    Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

    Charles Dutoit, Chief Conductor
    Paul Groves, Tenor (Oedipus)
    Petra Lang, Mezzo-Soprano (Jocaste)
    Robert Gierlach, Bass-Baritone (Creon/Messenger)
    David Wilson-Johnson, Baritone (Tiresias)
    Tenor to be announced
    Men of The Philadelphia Singers Chorale
    David Hayes, Director

    Apollo (Apollon musagète)
    Oedipus Rex

    Pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.

    Sponsored by KPMG LLP

    Tickets: $39, $46, $58, $78, $105, $116

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall. 

    Ticket Information
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    For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

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