New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert — Conductor
Eric Huebner — Piano
Steve Beck — Piano
SymphonyCast 03/10/2014 (Hour 1)
SymphonyCast 03/10/2014 (Hour 2)
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STRAVINSKY: The Fairy's Kiss
DUREY: Excerpts from Neige (Snow) for Piano four-hands, Op. 7
RAVEL: Valses nobles et semtimentales
Pierre Boulez, conductor
Pierre Boulez Ravel The Orchestral Works, etc
Ballets and operas can sometimes be difficult to pull off in an orchestra-only performance, but these two by Stravinsky don't need any theatrics to hold your attention and let your imagination run wild.
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MacArthur Genius grant winner, John Harbison, was co-commissioned by various artistic groups including the SPCO to create the center of this week's concert: 'Crossroads' for Soprano, Oboe and Strings.
He may not be as recognizable in the U.S. as two of his classmates - Esa Pekka Salonen (former LA Philharmonic conductor) or Osmo Vanska (former Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra), but the reputation of Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Sarasate is just as great in Canada, Norway and Finland.
Concertos highlight soloists. It's what they do. And, what makes this LACO concert special is that as they can revel in the fact that each member of the ensemble is a brilliant soloist in their own right.
Overcoming long odds after a serious accident, violinist Augustin Hadelich's ability is all the more remarkable.
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