August 3, 2012
2012-13 SEASON PREVIEW - NEW YORK

SEPTEMBER 2012


Fall:  Recording Release

San Francisco Symphony releases American Mavericks, a new recording on the SFS Media label

• Three works by American composers are included on the American Mavericks CD: Lou Harrison’s Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra featuring Paul Jacobs, Henry Cowell’s Piano Concerto with Jeremy Denk, and Carl Ruggles’ Sun-Treader.
• As part of its Centennial season, the San Francisco Symphony reprised its acclaimed American Mavericks Festival, led by Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas. The American Mavericks Festival celebrates the creative, pioneering spirit of the composers and musicians who created a new American musical voice. The works on the CD were recorded during the Festival in San Francisco in March 2012.
• The Orchestra’s recording series on its own SFS Media label continues to reflect the artistic identity of its programming, a commitment to the work of American maverick composer alongside that of the core classical masterworks.
• Also scheduled for release by SFS Media in spring 2013 is a recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Choral.

Sept. 14, 15 & 16 New York, NY

Jennifer Koh performs the role of Einstein in Phillip Glass and Robert Wilson’s Einstein on the Beach at Brooklyn Academy of Music

• Violinist Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. With an impassioned musical curiosity and a bold performance style, she is forging an artistic path of her own devising, choosing works that both inspire and challenge her.
• Ms. Koh is the first female to perform the solo violin role of Einstein in this new production of Robert Wilson and Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach.
• The production is an historic restaging based on the original 1976 version and the first revival with the original creators since 1992.
• Einstein on the Beach will run from September 14 through 23 at BAM; Jennifer Koh’s performances of Einstein take place on Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 at 7 pm and September 16 at 3 pm. For more information visit http://www.bam.org/einstein, or call at (718) 636-4100.

OCTOBER 2012


Oct. 13 International

The Met: Live in HD 2012-13 season opens with a new production of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore

• The Peabody and Emmy Award-winning The Met: Live in HD series continues for its seventh season with 12 live transmissions – seven of which are new productions – shown in more than 1,800 movie theaters in 55 countries around the world.
• The first The Met: Live in HD opera of the 2012-13 season is the new production of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore starring Anna Netrebko in her first Met performance as the heroine Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, Mariusz Kwiecien as Adina’s fiancé, Belcore, and Ambrogio Maestri as Doctor Dulcamara.
• Maurizio Benini conducts director Bartlett Sher's new staging of the comic opera, which will emphasize the nuanced characters at the heart of the opera’s romantic and comic entanglements.
• New painted set designs are inspired by the work of 20th-century English artist and stage designer Oliver Messel.
• Tony-award winning director Bartlett Sher leads this production recreating the setting of Donizetti’s own 19th-century Italy.
• L’Elisir d’Amore will be transmitted live to theaters worldwide on Saturday, October 13 at 12:55 pm ET.
• The Metropolitan Opera’s season opens with L’Elisir d’Amore on September 24, 2012. Subsequent performances of the opera will take place on September 27, October 1, 5, 10, 13, January 30, February 2, 6, and 9.
• For further information, visit www.metopera.org

Oct. 27 International

Renée Fleming returns to The Met: Live in HD for her celebrated role as Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello

• The seventh season of The Met: Live in HD continues with the return of Verdi’s Shakespearean masterpiece, Otello.
• Renée Fleming reprises one of her iconic roles as Desdemona and South African tenor Johan Botha stars in the title role. The cast also includes Michael Fabiano as Cassio and Falk Struckmann as Iago, both of which are house role debuts for the singers.
• Russian conductor Semyon Bychkov makes his Live in HD debut in this production.
• Otello will be transmitted to theaters worldwide on Saturday, October 27, at 12:55 pm ET.
• The production opens at the Metropolitan Opera on October 9, 2012. Subsequent performances of Otello will take place on October 13, 16, 20, 27, March 11, 15, 20, 23, 27, and 30.
• For further information, visit www.metopera.org.

Oct. 30 Recording Release

Decca Classics releases Alisa Weilerstein’s debut album

• Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s debut album on the Decca label will feature the Elgar and Carter cello concertos recorded with conductor Daniel Barenboim and the Berlin Staatskapelle.
• In 2010 Ms. Weilerstein became an exclusive recording artist for Decca Classics, the first cellist to be signed by the prestigious label in over 30 years.
• The recording marks the first time Mr. Barenboim has recorded the Elgar cello concerto with a female soloist since the death of his wife, Jacqueline du Pré. Mr. Barenboim and Ms. du Pré recorded the work with the Philadelphia Orchestra for an Elgar album released in 1999 by Sony.

Oct. 30 Recording Release

Violinist Jennifer Koh’s highly acclaimed “Bach and Beyond” three-part recital series to be released on three CDs by Cedille

The first recording in the series, “Bach and Beyond Part I”
to be released on Tuesday, October 30

• In 2009, Ms. Koh debuted “Bach and Beyond,” a series of three recitals that explores the history of the solo violin repertoire from Bach’s Six Sonatas and Partitas (two works per recital) to modern day composers including newly commissioned works.
• Cedille records will release the first of three recordings featuring music from the “Bach and Beyond” recital series.
• Works on the first album include Bach’s Partitas Nos. 2 and 3, Ysaÿe’s Sonatas for solo violin, Saariaho’s Nocturne for Violin, and Missy Mazzoli’s Dissolve O My Heart.
• The recording will be Ms. Koh’s seventh on the Cedille label.
• Ms. Koh will perform the second recital in the “Bach and Beyond” series at the 92nd Street Y in March 2013. The recital will feature the New York premiere of Phil Kline’s Partita for solo violin. She will also perform “Bach and Beyond” recitals this season in Toronto, Bethesda, and Santa Barbara, among other cities.

NOVEMBER 2012


Nov. 1 New York, NY

Alisa Weilerstein performs the Haydn Cello Concerto in D major at Carnegie Hall

• Cellist Alisa Weilerstein performs as the featured soloist with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s led by Nicholas McGegan.
• The concert will be presented by Carnegie Hall in Stern Auditorium on Thursday, November 1 at 8pm.
• The program includes: Mozart’s Symphony No. 29; Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D Major, Hob. Vllb:2; Mozart’s Chaconne from Idomeneo; and Haydn’s Symphony No. 9.
• Tickets are available for sale on Monday, August 27 at 8am at www.carnegiehall.org, by calling CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800, or in person at the box office at 57th Street and 7th Avenue.

Nov. 2, 4 New York, NY

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan perform with Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society

• Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan will be joined by violinist Arnaud Sussman in two concerts featuring the works of composers who overcame personal challenges while writing chamber music. Performances feature the works of Mozart, Chopin and Smetana.
• Ms. Weilerstein and Mr. Barnatan are frequent collaborators performing chamber music in tours, recitals and festivals around the globe.
• The Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society will present the concerts at Alice Tully Hall on Friday, November 2 at 7:30pm and Sunday, November 5 at 5pm.
• The program includes Mozart’s Sonata in E minor for Violin and Piano, k. 304; Chopin’s Selected Nocturnes for Piano; Chopin’s Sonata in G mior for Cello and Piano, Op. 65; and Smetana’s Trio in G minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 15.
• Tickets are available at www.chambermusicsociety.org, by calling 212-875-5788, or at the box office located at 65th Street and Broadway.

Nov. 10 International
The Met: Live in HD presents the Met premiere of Adès’ The Tempest

• Director Robert Lepage recreates the interior of 18th-century La Scala as a literal stage for Prospero’s magic in this opera adapted from the famed Shakespearean drama.
• Thomas Adès makes his company debut conducting his modern masterpiece The Tempest in its Met Opera premiere.
• Baritone Simon Keenlyside stars as Prospero, a signature role that he performed in the opera’s world premiere with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden in 2004.
• Australian designer Kym Barrett, the costume designer for The Matrix movies, spearheads the wardrobe design for this production.
• The Tempest will be transmitted live to theaters worldwide on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm ET.
• The production premieres at the Met on October 23, 2012. Subsequent performances of The Tempest will take place on October 27, 31, November 3, 6, 10, 14, and 17.
• For further information, visit www.metopera.org

DECEMBER 2012


Dec. 1 International

The Met: Live in HD presents Mozart’s La Clemeza di Tito

• El?na Garan?a, famous for her portrayal of Carmen at the Met, sings her first Met performance as Sesto in Mozart’s drama La Clemenza di Tito, transmitted around the world as part of The Met: Live in HD series.
• Giuseppe Filianoti sings the role of the noble Tito and Barbara Frittoli is Vitellia.
• Harry Bicket conducts this rare revival of one of the composer’s final masterpieces set in ancient Rome.
• The Met recreates one of legendary director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s most acclaimed stagings.
• La Clemeza di Tito will be transmitted live to theaters worldwide on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm ET.
• The production opens at the Met on November 16, 2012. Subsequent performances of La Clemeza di Tito will take place on November 20, 24, December 1, 6, and 10.
• For further information, visit www.metopera.org

Dec. 6 New York, NY

Inon Barnatan performs Darknesse Visible in his debut solo recital at the 92nd Street Y

• Acclaimed pianist Inon Barnatan will perform works from his recently released – and highly acclaimed – CD, Darknesse Visible, in his debut solo recital at the 92nd Street Y on Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 pm.
• The thematic program includes works that are inspired by literature and evocatively explore the interconnection of darkness and light; including Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque, Stevenson's Fantasy on Britten’s Peter Grimes, Thomas Adés Darknesse Visible and Ravel’s La valse. Schubert’s Sonata in A major, D. 959 is also on the program.
• Inon Barnatan is widely recognized for refined, communicative, insightful playing that combines an extraordinary depth of musicianship and an impeccable, virtuosic technique.
• The Darknesse Visible recording was named "Instrumental CD of the Month" by BBC Magazine, and The New York Times review said: "The thoughtful program is typical for this insightful musician. But Mr. Barnatan's extraordinary playing is what makes the release so rewarding."
• Mr. Barnatan collaborated with friends, filmmaker Tristan Cook and artist Zack Smithey, on six videos that expand upon the themes in Darknesse Visible. The videos serve as a visual art component inspired by each work on the recording. Click here to watch the videos on YouTube.
• For tickets and information visit www.92Y.org or call (212) 415-5500.

Dec. 7 New York, NY

Pipa virtuoso Wu Man releases her new documentary at Symphony Space

• The documentary titled “Discovering a Music Heartland: Wu Man’s Return to China,” traces Wu Man’s journey through the little-explored regions of China as she studies the country’s ancient musical traditions.
• Wu Man produces this documentary featuring musicians such as the Hua Family Shawm Band, the Li Family Taoist YinYang Band, and the Zhang Family Shadow Puppetry Band (Old Tune Band). These musical groups remain anonymous in major metropolitan areas but are revered in their own villages for their talents for traditional music.
• Wu Man’s dedication to preserving the history of her instrument’s 2,000 year history has allowed this documentary to reveal musicians and traditions that would not otherwise be exposed to cultures outside of China
• The concert is presented as part the ‘Global Salon’ series and will take place on Friday, December 7 at 7:30pm at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space.
• For further information and tickets, visit www.symphonyspace.org.

Dec. 8 International

The Met: Live in HD presents a new production of Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera

• The Met: Live in HD cast of Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera features Marcelo Álvarez as the conflicted king Gustavo III, a role in which he was recorded for DVD during his performance at The Royal Theatre of Madrid. Sondra Radvanovsky is Amelia, the object of his secret passion, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky is her suspicious husband. Kathleen Kim is the page Oscar, and Stephanie Blythe sings the role of the fortune-teller Ulrica.
• Director David Alden creates his first Met production – a nightmarish film noir vision of Verdi’s opera based on an historic assassination.
• Fabio Luisi conducts his first Met performances of the opera.
• Un Ballo in Maschera will be transmitted live to movie theaters worldwide on Saturday, December 8 at 12:55 pm ET.
• The premiere of Un Ballo in Maschera will be presented at the Metropolitan Opera on November 8, 2012. Subsequent performances will take place on November 12, 15, 19, 24, 27, 30, December 4, 8, and 14.
• For further information, visit www.metopera.org

Dec. 15 International

The Met: Live in HD presents Verdi’s iconic opera Aida

• Verdi’s popular opera Aida returns to The Met: Live in HD series, starring Liudmyla Monastyrska in her Met debut as the enslaved Ethiopian princess. The love triangle is completed with the heroic Radamès, played by Roberto Alagna, and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris, sung by Olga Borodina.
• Fabio Luisi conducts this production where live horses trample the stage amidst Verdi’s aggrandized vision of ancient Egypt.
• Aida will be transmitted live to movie theaters worldwide Saturday, December 15 at 12:55 pm ET.
• Aida opens at the Metropolitan Opera on November 23, 2012. Subsequent performances take place on November 26, 29, December 3, 7, 12, 15, 19 22, and 28.
• For further information, visit www.metopera.org

JANUARY 2013


Jan. 5 International

The Met: Live in HD presents the Met’s revival of Berlioz’s Les Troyens

• Francesca Zambello’s acclaimed 2003 production of Berlioz’s Trojan War epic returns to the Met for its first revival.
• Deborah Voigt reprises the role of the Trojan prophetess Cassandra, which she sang in the new production premiere. Susan Graham makes her Met role debut as Dido, and Marcello Giordani and Dwayne Croft complete the cast, portraying characters from the Trojan War.
• Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads his third consecutive The Met: Live in HD opera with this large-scale musical tour-de-force.
• Les Troyens will be broadcast live to movie theaters worldwide on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 12 pm ET.
• The premiere of Les Troyens will be presented at the Metropolitan Opera on December 13, 2012. Subsequent performances take place on December 17, 21, 26, 29, January 1, and 5.
• For further information, visit www.metopera.org

Jan. 6 New York, NY

The Opera Orchestra of New York opens its 2012-2013 season at Avery Fisher Hall with Giordano’s Andrea Chénier

• Music Director Alberto Veronesi conducts the in-concert performance of Umberto Giordano’s best known opera Andrea Chénier.
• Mr. Veronesi has done extensive research on the operatic repertoire of the late 19th to early 20th Century, known as the Italian school of verismo, by composers including Giordano, and he has programmed and recorded the lesser known works of the repertoire in an effort to give it a wider audience.
• The cast will be announced at a later date.
• Tickets are available online at www.operaorchestrany.org; by phone at 212-906-9137.

Jan. 19 International

The Met: Live in HD continues Donizetti’s ‘Tudor Trilogy’ with a new production of Maria Stuarda

• One of the world’s most exciting singers, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots who is pitted against Elza van den Heever playing the part of Elizabeth I.
• Maurizio Benini conducts and David McVicar directs in a romantic retelling of this historical drama.
• The opera is the second (following last year’s Anna Bolena) in a loose trilogy of works about the lives of Tudor queens by Donizetti.
• Maria Stuarda will be broadcast live to movie theaters worldwide on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 12:55 pm ET.
• The premiere of Maria Stuarda will be presented at the Metropolitan Opera on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2012. Subsequent performances take place on January 4, 8, 12, 15, 19, 23, and 26.
• For further information, visit www.metopera.org

Jan. 24, 25, 26 New York, NY

Violinist Jennifer Koh makes her subscription debut with the New York Philharmonic led by Lorin Maazel

• Jennifer Koh will perform Lutoslawski’s Chain 2: Dialogue for Violin and Orchestra led by Lorin Maazel.
• Ms. Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance.
• Also on the program are Tchaikovsky’s Overture-Fantasy from Romeo and Juliet and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5
• Concerts take place at Avery Fisher Hall on Thursday, January 24 at 7:30 pm and Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26 at 8 pm.
• For more information and tickets visit http://nyphil.org or call (212) 875-5656.

Jan. 27 New York, NY

Pianist Kirill Gerstein is joined by cellist Steven Isserlis in recital at the 92nd Street Y

• In his only New York performance this season, pianist Kirill Gerstein, winner of the prestigious 2010 Gilmore Artist Award, will be joined by cellist Steven Isserlis in recital at the 92nd Street Y on Sunday, January 27 at 3 pm.
• The program will feature works for piano and cello including Liszt’s Romance oubliée and Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth, Busoni’s Kultaselle, variations on a Finnish folksong, Brahms’s Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 and Sonata No. 2 in F minor, Op. 99 and Bartók’s Rhapsody for Cello and Piano.
• Russian-born pianist Kirill Gerstein is often praised for his masterful technique, musical curiosity, and probing interpretations. He is one of today’s most intriguing young musicians having studied both jazz and classical music.
• For more information and tickets visit www.92Y.org or call (212) 415-5500.

FEBRUARY 2013


Feb. 16 International

The Met: Live in HD presents a new production premiere of Verdi’s Rigoletto

• Inspired by the Rat Pack of the 1960s, Director Michael Mayer has placed his debut production of Verdi’s tragedy amongst the glowing lights and over-the-top extravagance of Las Vegas.
• ?eljko Lucic reprises the title role of Rigoletto which he sang at Staatsoper Dresden and the Paris Opera, only this time as a casino-proprietor. Piotr Beczala performed the role of the Duke of Mantua at the Paris Opera Bastille during the 2012-13 season, and reprises the role for this production as a Sinatra-inspired Duke. Leading coloratura soprano Diana Damrau stars as Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda.
• Rising Italian conductor Michele Mariotti conducts this new production premiere.
• Michael Mayer recently directed the 2012 NBC show Smash, starring Katharine McPhee and Debra Messing, which was nominated for four Primetime Emmy’s. Mayer also won a Tony award for his direction of the rock musical Spring Awakening.

• Rigoletto will be transmitted live to movie theaters worldwide on Saturday, February 16 at 12:55 pm ET.
• The premiere of this new production will be presented at the Metropolitan Opera on January 28, 2013. Subsequent performances take place on January 31, February 4, 8, 12, 16, 19, 23, April 13, 16, 20, 24, 27, and May 1.
• For further information, visit www.metopera.org.

MARCH 2013


Mar. 2 International

The Met: Live in HD presents a new production of Wagner’s Parsifal

• Jonas Kaufmann returns to the Met to sing the title role in this new production of Wagner’s Parsifal, seen in movie theaters worldwide as part of The Met: Live in HD series.
• His fellow cast members include Katarina Dalayman as the mysterious Kundry, Peter Mattei as the ailing Amfortas, Evgeny Nikitin as the wicked Klingsor, and René Pape as the noble knight Gurnemanz.
• Noted film and opera director Françios Girard, best known for his Oscar-winning film The Red Violin, leads this new minimalist production. Mr. Girard has been awarded over 80 international awards for his work on feature films including a Grammy, an Oscar and an Emmy, but he is also noted for directing Cirque du Soliel’s Zed, which opened in Tokyo in 2008.
• Daniele Gatti, last seen at the Met’s 2009 production of Aida, conducts.
• Parsifal will be transmitted to movie theatres worldwide on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 12 pm ET.

• The premiere of Parsifal will be presented at the Metropolitan Opera on February 15, 2013. Subsequent performances take place on February 18, 21, 27, March 2, 5, and 8.

• For further information, visit www.metopera.org

Mar. 2 New York, NY

Violinist Jennifer Koh Continues Her “Bach and Beyond” Recital Series at the 92nd Street Y

• The second recital in Jennifer Koh’s three-part “Bach and Beyond” series will include Bach’s Sonata No. 1 and Partita No. 1, Bartok’s Sonata for solo violin, and the New York premiere (a 92Y co-commission) of Phil Kline’s Partita for Solo Violin at the 92nd Street Y on Saturday, March 2 at 8 pm.
• This concert is part of the 92nd Street Y’s Bach Through the Seasons festival
• In 2009, Ms. Koh debuted “Bach and Beyond,” a series of three recitals that explore the history of the solo violin repertoire from Bach’s Six Sonatas and Partitas to modern day composers including newly commissioned works.
• The first recital in the series, performed at the 92nd Street Y in 2010 connected Bach’s Partitas Nos. 2 and 3 to works by Ysaÿe, Saariaho, Carter, and Salonen with a video commission by Tal Rosner.
• The third recital, anticipated for the spring of 2015, will feature the final two Bach solo violin works, Sonatas No. 2 and 3 as part of its program.
• For more information and tickets visit http://www.92y.org

Mar. 10 Flushing, NY

Pianist Inon Barnatan and cellist Alisa Weilerstein perform with Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

• Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan will each perform as soloist in a concerto with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields on Sunday, March 10 at 3 pm in Flushing, NY at the Colden Auditorium.
• Alisa Weilerstein will perform Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major and Inon Barnatan will perform Bach’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor.
• The ensemble will also perform Britten’s Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 and Haydn’s “Farewell” Symphony No. 45 in F sharp minor.
• Ms. Weilerstein and Mr. Barnatan are frequently paired as recital partners and have been performing in concert together for more than five years. These Academy concerts offer a unique opportunity to see these two accomplished musicians perform as soloists in the same concert.
• This season, Mr. Barnatan and Ms. Weilerstein will give recitals together at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, the Schubert Club in St. Paul, Minnesota, The Royal Conservatory in Toronto, the Permeter Institute in Waterloo, Canada, and Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at Northwestern University in Illinois, as well as in Europe.

Mar. 13 New York, NY


Jennifer Koh and Jaime Laredo perform “Two by Four” with the Curtis Chamber Orchestra at Miller Theatre

• Ms. Koh will be joined by Jaime Laredo, her former teacher at the Curtis Institute of Music, in performances of works for two violins and orchestra including Bach’s Double Concerti for Two Violins, Philip Glass’s Echorus for two violins and string orchestra, and the New York premieres of Anna Clyne’s Prince of Clouds (to be premiered with the IRIS Orchestra in October 2012) and David Ludwig’s Seasons (premiered with the Delaware Symphony in May 2012).
• Named for two violinists and four works, Jennifer Koh’s latest project, “Two x Four,” celebrates the relationship between teacher and student through music.
• The program also includes Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48
• The concert will take place at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University on Wednesday, March 13 at 8 pm. Visit http://www.millertheatre.com for tickets and information.

Mar. 16 International

The Met: Live in HD presents Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini

• Zandonai's contemporary opera, inspired by an episode from Dante's Inferno and considered to be one of the composer’s greatest works, returns to the Met for the first time in 25 years. This opera was last performed at the Met in 1986 with Nicole Lorange and Ermanno Mauro.
• Dutch dramatic soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, who made her Met opera debut as Sieglinde in the 2011 production of Die Walküre, and tenor Marcello Giordani, who last performed at the Met as Radames in the 2012 production of Aida, star as the doomed lovers. Robert Brubaker, who played Mime in the Met’s 2012 production of Siegfried, sings the wicked Malatestino whose jealousy incites a murder.
• Marco Armiliato, who conducted last season’s Met production of Anna Bolena, conducts.
• Francesca da Rimini will be transmitted to movie theaters worldwide on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 12 pm ET.
• Francesca da Rimini opens at the Metropolitan Opera on March 4, 2013. Subsequent performances take place on March 9, 12, 16, 19, and 22.
• For further information, visit www.metopera.org

Mar. 20, 21 New York, NY Mar. 22 Newark, NJ

San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas perform the New York premiere of Samuel Carl Adams’ Drift and Providence and Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 in two concerts at Carnegie Hall

• The San Francisco Symphony returns to New York’s Carnegie Hall for two concerts in March 2013. The first concert on Wednesday, March, 20 at 8 pm has Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the New York Premiere and SFS co-commission of Samuel Carl Adams’ Drift and Providence, as well as Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with piano virtuoso Yuja Wang and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1.
• Adams, born in 1985, is the son of composer John Adams. His music draws primarily from experimental forms, noise, jazz and structured improvisation, programming and phonography. The work is a co-commission with the New World Symphony in Miami, where it received its world premiere in April 2012.
• On Thursday, March 21 at 8 pm, also at Carnegie Hall, Michael Tilson Thomas will lead the Orchestra in Mahler’s Symphony No. 9.
• Michael Tilson Thomas first encountered Mahler’s music as a 13-year-old and was immediately stricken: “I could not believe that such symphonic music existed,” says Tilson Thomas. His seven time Grammy Award-winning Mahler recording cycle includes all nine of Mahler’s symphonies, the Adagio from the unfinished tenth symphony and the composer’s works for voices, chorus and orchestra, all on the SFS Media label.
• Tickets for the Carnegie Hall concerts are on sale August 27, 2012. For more information visit www.carnegiehall.org.
• The Orchestra will also perform the first Carnegie Hall program at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ on Friday, March 22 at 8 pm. For information and tickets go to http://www.njpac.org/.

APRIL 2013


Apr. 8 New York, NY

The Opera Orchestra of New York Presents Verdi’s I Lombardi conducted by Eve Queler

• Opera Orchestra of New York founder Eve Queler, returns to Avery Fisher Hall on Monday, April 8, 2013 to conduct an opera in concert performance of Verdi’s I Lombardi
• Ms. Queler is a pioneer, establishing herself as one of the first prominent female conductors of an orchestra.
• The cast will be announced at a later date.
• Tickets will be available online at www.operaorchestrany.org; by phone at 212-906-9137.

Apr. 20 New York, NY Conductor James Gaffigan leads the Juilliard Orchestra in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4

• American conductor and New York City native, James Gaffigan leads the Juilliard Orchestra in a performance of Mahler's Fourth Symphony and Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2 (soloists to be announced at a later date).
• At 32, Mr. Gaffigan is the Chief Conductor of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. This fall he will take on the position of Principal Guest Conductor of the Gürzenich Orchestra, Cologne.
• A musician with great dignity and gravitas, James Gaffigan is considered to be one of the outstanding young conductors working today. Following his recent debut with the Grant Park Orchestra, the Chicago Tribune wrote: “…everything about his conducting tells orchestra players how he feels about the music and what they are to express,” and following his highly successful performances of Rossini's La Cenerentola at the Glyndebourne Festival in the summer of 2012, The Guardian described his conducting as "...thrilling in its precision and control."
• This season, Mr. Gaffigan will conduct the orchestras in Detroit, Vancouver, San Diego, and Toronto, and he will be in residency with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach.
• The Juilliard Orchestra concert will take place Saturday, April 20 at 8 pm at Alice Tully Hall.
• For information and tickets visit www.juilliard.edu or call (212) 799-5000.

Apr. 27 International

The Met: Live in HD season concludes with a new production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare

• American countertenor David Daniels sings the title role opposite Natalie Dessay, one of today’s leading interpreters of bel canto and lyric heroines, as Cleopatra in David McVicar’s new production of Giulio Cesare.
• This production incorporates elements of Baroque theater and 19th-century British imperialism to illuminate the opera’s themes of love, war, and building an empire.
• The opera includes choreography based Indian Bollywood dance by Welsh choreographer Andrew George.
• Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.
• Giulio Cesare will be transmitted to movie theaters worldwide on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 12 pm ET.
• The premiere of Giulio Cesare will be presented at the Metropolitan Opera on April 4, 2013. Subsequent performances take place on April 9, 12, 19, 22, 27, 30, May 3, 7, and 10.
• For further information, visit www.metopera.org

 

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