Stravinsky's Firebird and Ravel

The New York Philharmonic

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Stravinsky's Firebird and Ravel

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$34-130

Duration

1 hour & 45 minutes with intermission

Date & Times

21

Feb, 2019

Thursday, 7:30 PM

22

Feb, 2019

Friday, 8:00 PM

23

Feb, 2019

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

Stravinsky’s utterly original, exotic Firebird glitters and pulses to fantastic effect — from primitive to luminous, and from the lustrous dance of the Firebird to the Finale, a spectacular, shimmering climax of bold orchestral colors. Matthias Pintscher describes his mar’eh (a Hebrew word that can mean “a vision”) as shaped “in a very song-like fashion … high, fast, filigree.”

Program

Ravel

Alborada del gracioso

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Matthias Pintscher

mar'eh (New York Premiere)

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Stravinsky

The Firebird (complete)

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Artists

Matthias Pintscher

Conductor

Matthias Pintscher

Conductor

Matthias Pintscher Felix Broede

Conductor

Matthias Pintscher is music director of Ensemble intercontemporain, the contemporary music ensemble founded by Pierre Boulez. Equally known as one of today’s foremost composers, Mr. Pintscher will have two works premiered this season: Nur, a concerto for piano and ensemble performed by Daniel Barenboim and the Boulez Ensemble conducted by the composer, and a new work for baritone, chorus, and orchestra performed by Dietrich Henschel and Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra led by Kent Nagano.

This season Mr. Pintscher serves as creative chair for Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra and artist-in-residence at the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and he is finishing a nine-year term as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s artist-in-association. Additionally, he makes his debuts with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and Berlin Staatsoper, where he conducts the World Premiere of Violetter Schnee, a new opera by Beat Furrer. He returns to conduct the New York Philharmonic, leading the New York Premiere of his own mar’eh and curating a Kravis Nightcap event, as well as The Cleveland Orchestra and the Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and New World symphony orchestras. In Europe, Mr. Pintscher returns to the Orchestre de Paris, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and Helsinki Philharmonic.

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Renaud Capuçon

Violin

Renaud Capuçon

Violin

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Violin

Born in Chambéry in 1976, French violinist Renaud Capuçon began his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at age 14, winning numerous awards during his five years there. He moved to Berlin to study with Thomas Brandis and Isaac Stern, and was awarded the Prize of the Berlin Academy of Arts. In 1997 Claudio Abbado invited him to become concertmaster of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, which he led for three summers, working with conductors including Abbado, Boulez, Seiji Ozawa, and Franz Welser-Möst.

Mr. Capuçon performs with orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestre national de France, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Filarmonica della Scala, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic. Highlights of his 2018–19 season include appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Camerata Salzburg, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, National Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, and a tour of Europe with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

He has built an extensive discography and records exclusively with Erato / Warner Classics. Recent releases include Bartók’s Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 with the London Symphony Orchestra and François-Xavier Roth, works by Brahms and Berg with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Daniel Harding, and chamber music by Debussy. His latest recording, Au Cinema, was released in October 2018.

In addition to numerous chamber music collaborations, Mr. Capuçon is artistic director of the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad and the Easter Festival in Aix-en-Provence, which he founded in 2013. In 2017 he founded the Lausanne Soloists, comprising current and former students of the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne, where he has held a professorship since 2014. He plays the Guarneri del Gesù “Panette” (1737), which belonged to Isaac Stern.

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Special Thanks

Performances in the Thursday C Subscription Series are supported by Edna Mae and Leroy Fadem, loyal subscribers since 1977.

This performance of mar’eh is made possible with generous support from the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts.

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