FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 6, 2014 Contact: Katherine E. Johnson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2014
Contact: Katherine E. Johnson
(212) 875-5718; [email protected]
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ANNOUNCES
2014–15 SEASON OF FREE INSIGHTS AT THE ATRIUM
EVENTS AT THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM
Topics To Range from NIELSEN to the SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE to
The PHILHARMONIC’s STAGING of HONEGGER’s JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE
Speakers To Include Music Director Alan Gilbert, Artist-in-Residence Lisa Batiashvili,
Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill, Violinist Leila Josefowicz,
Composer John Adams, Members of the Silk Road Ensemble, and
Cast Members of the Philharmonic’s Staging of Honegger’s Joan of Arc at the Stake
The New York Philharmonic has announced the 2014–15 season’s free Insights at the Atrium
series. All held at the David Rubinstein Atrium and beginning at 7:30 p.m., these events combine
discussion, often with live performance and video, to explore themes of the season.
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“Perspectives on Nielsen: A Conversation with Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill,”
January 7, 2015
Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill and Program Annotator James M. Keller discuss
Danish composer Carl Nielsen and The Nielsen Project, which culminates when Mr.
McGill performs Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto, led by Music Director Alan Gilbert
(January 8–10 and 13, 2015).
“An Evening with Lisa Batiashvili,” February 3, 2015
The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Lisa Batiashvili speaks with New
York Philharmonic Vice President, Artistic Planning, Edward Yim, about her
partnership with the New York Philharmonic as well as her musical upbringing in
advance of her performances of Barber’s Violin Concerto (February 5–7, 2015).
“Traversing Time and Trade: Fifteen Years of the Silkroad,”
February 18, 2015
Members of the Silk Road Ensemble illuminate the music traditions that inspire them in
advance of the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma’s performances with the
Philharmonic, led by Alan Gilbert, celebrating its 15th anniversary (February 19–21,
2015).
“Artist and Muse: John Adams and Leila Josefowicz,” March 23, 2015
The composer and violinist speak about their collaboration on Scheherazade.2 —
Dramatic Symphony for violin and orchestra, written for Ms. Josefowicz, in anticipation
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of its World Premiere by the New York Philharmonic, led by Alan Gilbert (March 26–28,
2015). Ms. Josefowicz will also perform John Adams’s Road Movies with pianist John
Novacek.
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“Joan of Arc at the Stake: Drama in Music,” June 1, 2015
Music Director Alan Gilbert and cast members of the New York Philharmonic’s staged
production of Honegger’s Joan of Arc at the Stake reflect on the dramatic oratorio in
particular as well as about storytelling through music, in advance of the production (June
10–13, 2015).
For more information, visit nyphil.org/insights.
Insights at the Atrium Speakers
“Perspectives on Nielsen: A Conversation with Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill” (Jan. 7, 2015)
Anthony McGill joined the New York Philharmonic as Principal Clarinet, The Edna and W.
Van Alan Clark Chair, in September 2014. Previously principal clarinet of The Metropolitan
Opera Orchestra beginning in 2004, he is recognized as one of the classical music world’s finest
solo, chamber, and orchestral musicians. He has appeared as soloist at Carnegie Hall with many
orchestras including the MET Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, and New York String
Orchestra. He has also recently performed with the Baltimore, New Jersey, San Diego, and
Memphis symphony orchestras and Orchestra 2001. As a chamber musician Mr. McGill has
appeared throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia with quartets including the Guarneri,
Tokyo, Brentano, Pacifica, Shanghai, Miró, and Daedalus. He has also appeared with Musicians
from Marlboro and at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Philadelphia Chamber
Music Society, and University of Chicago Presents. His festival appearances have included
Tanglewood, Marlboro, Mainly Mozart, [email protected], and Santa Fe Chamber Music. He has
collaborated with pianists Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Mitsuko Uchida, and Lang Lang, as
well as violinists Gil Shaham and Midori. On January 20, 2009, he performed with Itzhak
Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, and Gabriela Montero at the inauguration of President Barack Obama. He
has appeared on Performance Today, MPR’s Saint Paul Sunday, and Mister Rogers’
Neighborhood. In 2013 with his brother Demarre, he appeared on NBC Nightly News, the Steve
Harvey Show, and on MSNBC with Melissa Harris-Perry. In demand as a teacher, Anthony
McGill serves on the faculties of The Juilliard School, Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins
University, Bard College Conservatory of Music, and Manhattan School of Music, and has given
master classes throughout the United States, Europe, and South Africa.
James M. Keller has been the New York Philharmonic’s Program Annotator, The Leni and
Peter May Chair, since 2000 and also serves as the program annotator of the San Francisco
Symphony. In the 2008–09 season he was the Philharmonic’s Leonard Bernstein Scholar-inResidence. His book Chamber Music: A Listener’s Guide was published in 2011 by Oxford
University Press, and during the past year also became available as an e-book and an Oxford
paperback. His many articles include contributions to Leonard Bernstein at Work: His Final
Years, 1984–1990 (Amadeus Press), Leonard Bernstein: American Original (HarperCollins),
George Crumb and the Alchemy of Sound (Colorado College Music Press), and the Encyclopedia
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of New York City (Yale University Press). He was a writer-editor on staff at The New Yorker for
ten years, and he was honored with the ASCAP–Deems Taylor Award for his writing in
Chamber Music magazine, for which he serves as contributing editor. His recent projects include
serving as curator of the exhibition Singing the Golden State, spotlighting historical popular
music about California, which ran throughout 2012 at the Society of California Pioneers in San
Francisco before embarking on a multiyear tour of that state’s regional museums. He lives in
Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he is the award-winning critic-at-large for The Santa Fe New
Mexican, the oldest newspaper west of the Mississippi.
“An Evening with Lisa Batiashvili” (Feb. 3, 2015)
As the 2014–15 Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic,
Lisa Batiashvili will make three orchestral appearances — featuring concertos by Brahms,
Barber, and Bach as well as a U.S. Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission written
for her by Thierry Escaich; an appearance on CONTACT!, the new-music series; and a recital,
presented in association with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, with pianist Paul Lewis.
This season the Georgian violinist also serves as artist-in-residence for Hamburg’s NDR
Symphony Orchestra, where she and her husband, François Leleux, give the World Premiere of
Escaich’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe, led by Alan Gilbert, before giving the work’s U.S.
Premiere with the New York Philharmonic. Other 2014–15 season engagements include
Filarmonica della Scala and Berlin Staatskapelle, both led by Daniel Barenboim; Accademia
Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, led by Antonio Pappano; The Philadelphia Orchestra’s European
tour, led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Rotterdam Philharmonic’s Gergiev Festival; and concerts
with Mr. Leleux at the Salzburg Festival and in Amsterdam’s televised annual Prinsengracht
concert. Ms. Batiashvili frequently works with the Berlin Philharmonic, Dresden Staatskapelle,
Berlin Staatskapelle, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and other major orchestras worldwide. Her chamber
music appearances this season include recitals with Mr. Lewis in Boston, Philadelphia, and
Toronto, as well as New York, and Schubert’s Trout Quintet alongside Mr. Lewis and Lawrence
Power at Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw and London’s Wigmore Hall. Lisa Batiasvhili
records exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon, and her most recent release is dedicated to
works by J.S. and C.P.E. Bach, featuring François Leleux, Emmanuel Pahud, and the Bavarian
Radio Chamber Orchestra. Past recordings include Brahms’s Violin Concerto with Dresden
Staatskapelle, led by Christian Thielemann (also available on DVD) and Shostakovich’s Violin
Concerto No.1 with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, led by Esa-Pekka Salonen. A
student of Ana Chumachenko and Mark Lubotski, Lisa Batiashvili gained international
recognition at age 16 as the youngest-ever competitor in the Sibelius Competition. She lives in
Munich and plays a Joseph Guarneri “del Gesu” violin from 1739, generously loaned by a
private collector in Germany.
Edward Yim is Vice President of Artistic Planning for the New York Philharmonic. In this
capacity, he works closely with Music Director Alan Gilbert and Philharmonic President and
Executive Director Matthew VanBesien on programming, artistic planning, and engaging guest
artists. Prior to joining the New York Philharmonic, Mr. Yim was director of artistic planning for
the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Leading a team that worked across a wide range of musical
genres — including classical, jazz, world music, and popular entertainment — he created artistic
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programming for more than 200 concerts per season for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, both at
Walt Disney Concert Hall (where he was involved in planning the inaugural seasons) and at the
Hollywood Bowl. He later served as director of artistic planning for New York City Opera and
senior vice president and director of the conductors and instrumentalists division of IMG Artists
North America. He is a graduate of the League of American Orchestra’s Management
Fellowship Program. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mr. Yim holds an A.B. degree in
government from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University. He
serves on the board of New Music USA.
“Traversing Time and Trade: Fifteen Years of the Silkroad” (Feb. 18, 2015)
The Silk Road Ensemble draws together distinguished performers and composers from more
than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Since 2000, when the ensemble was formed
under the artistic direction of cellist Yo-Yo Ma, these innovative artists have eagerly explored
contemporary musical crossroads. Its approach is experimental and democratic, founded on
collaboration and risk-taking, and on continual learning and sharing among a kaleidoscope of
cultures and art forms. Members explore one another’s traditions, celebrating the multiplicity of
approaches to music from around the world. They also develop new repertoire that responds to
the multicultural reality of global society. The Silk Road Ensemble has performed throughout
Asia, Europe, and North America and has recorded five albums, one of which, Off the Map, was
nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album in 2011. The Silkroad’s
15-year mission to promote innovation and cross-cultural understanding through the arts is
showcased in a new CD, A Playlist Without Borders, and DVD, The Silk Road Ensemble with
Yo-Yo Ma: Live From Tanglewood, released in September 2013 by Sony Masterworks. The
Silkroad (formerly Silk Road Project) is a nonprofit arts and educational organization with a
vision of connecting the world’s neighborhoods by bringing together artists and audiences
around the globe. Founded by Yo-Yo Ma in 1998 to promote innovation and learning through
the arts, the Silkroad takes inspiration from the historic Silk Road trading routes as a modern
metaphor for multicultural and interdisciplinary exchange. Under the artistic direction of Mr. Ma
and the leadership of CEO and Executive Director Laura Freid, the Project presents
performances by the Silk Road Ensemble, engages in cross-cultural exchanges and residencies,
leads workshops for students, and partners with cultural institutions to create educational
materials and programs. It has been involved in commissioning and performing more than 60
new musical and multimedia works from international composers and arrangers.
“Artist and Muse: John Adams and Leila Josefowicz” (March 23, 2015)
The works of composer, conductor, and creative thinker John Adams span more than three
decades and include some of the most performed contemporary classical works, among them
Harmonielehre, Shaker Loops, Chamber Symphony, Doctor Atomic Symphony, Short Ride in a
Fast Machine, and the Violin Concerto. His stage works, all created in collaboration with
director Peter Sellars, include Nixon in China (1987), The Death of Klinghoffer (1991), El Niño
(2000), Doctor Atomic (2005), A Flowering Tree (2006), and the Passion oratorio The Gospel
According to the Other Mary (2012). Among Mr. Adams’s recent works are his Saxophone
Concerto, written for Timothy McAllister; City Noir, written for the Los Angeles Philharmonic;
and Absolute Jest for string quartet and orchestra, based on fragments of late Beethoven quartets,
commissioned for the San Francisco Symphony’s 100th anniversary. Mr. Adams has received
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honorary doctorates from Harvard University, Northwestern University, Cambridge University,
and The Juilliard School. A provocative writer, he is author of the acclaimed autobiography
Hallelujah Junction and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review. As a
conductor, Mr. Adams appears with the world’s major orchestras in programs combining his
own works with a wide variety of repertoire ranging from Beethoven and Mozart to Ives, Carter,
Zappa, Philip Glass, and Ellington. He has conducted ensembles such as the Houston, Toronto,
and New World symphony orchestras; New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras; and
the Orquesta Nacional de España in Madrid. Mr. Adams is currently creative chair of the Los
Angeles Philharmonic. Recent recordings include the Deutsche Grammophon release of The
Gospel According to the Other Mary featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic, City Noir and
Saxophone Concerto with the St. Louis Symphony, the Grammy Award–winning album
featuring Harmonielehre and Short Ride in a Fast Machine with the San Francisco Symphony,
and the Nonesuch DVD of The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Nixon in China conducted by
the composer. Alan Gilbert made his acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut in 2008 leading John
Adams’s Doctor Atomic; the DVD and Blu-ray of this production received the 2012 Grammy
Award for Best Opera Recording. The recording of the World Premiere of On the
Transmigration of Souls — a work co-commissioned and performed by the New York
Philharmonic — received the Pulitzer Prize for Music as well as three Grammy Awards in 2005,
including for Best Classical Contemporary Composition. In March 2015 the New York
Philharmonic, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert and with Leila Josefowicz as soloist,
will give the World Premiere of Scherezade.2 — Dramatic Symphony for violin and orchestra.
Violinist Leila Josefowicz is the chosen interpreter of several of today’s leading composers,
including John Adams, Oliver Knussen, Thomas Adès, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. In recognition of
her advocacy and commitment to the music of today, she was named a 2008 MacArthur Fellow.
Violin concertos have been written for her by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Steven Mackey, Colin
Matthews, and Luca Francesconi, whose concerto Duende – The Dark Notes Ms. Josefowicz
performed in its World Premiere in February 2014 with Susanna Mälkki and the Swedish Radio
Symphony Orchestra. She first performed Salonen’s Violin Concerto with the Los Angeles
Philharmonic conducted by the composer, before subsequent performances throughout Europe
and North America, including with the New York Philharmonic. She premiered Matthews’s
Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra before performing it with the
Orchestre National de Lyon and the BBC and Finnish Radio symphony orchestras. She performs
the World Premiere of John Adams’s Scheherazade.2 — Dramatic Symphony for violin and
orchestra with the New York Philharmonic, which co-commissioned the work, led by Alan
Gilbert in March 2015. Subsequent performances are scheduled with the Cincinnati and Atlanta
symphony orchestras in April and May, respectively, both conducted by the composer. Other
engagements in the 2014–15 season include concerts with Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra with EsaPekka Salonen and Cologne’s Gürzenich Orchestra with James Gaffigan, and a recital at
London’s Wigmore Hall in March 2015. Recent highlights include performances with the BBC,
Boston, Chicago, Swedish Radio, Finnish Radio, RAI National, Melbourne, and Lucerne
symphony orchestras, and the London Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France,
and Milan’s Teatro alla Scala. Leila Josefowicz has released several recordings, notably for
Deutsche Grammophon, Philips/Universal, and Warner Classics and was featured on Touch
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Press’s acclaimed iPad app, The Orchestra. Her latest recording, of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Violin
Concerto with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer, was
nominated for a Grammy Award in 2014.
As The Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic, Carol J. Oja
presents Insights at the Atrium events and conducts research in the Philharmonic Archives. Dr.
Oja is William Powell Mason Professor of Music at Harvard University, where she is Chair of
the Department of Music and also on the faculty of the graduate program in American Studies.
Her newest book, Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War, was recently
published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Oja’s Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s
won the Lowens Book Award from the Society for American Music and an ASCAP-Deems
Taylor Award. Her other books include Aaron Copland and His World (co-edited with Judith
Tick); Colin McPhee: Composer in Two Worlds; A Celebration of American Music: Words and
Music in Honor of H. Wiley Hitchcock; and American Music Recordings: A Discography of
20th-Century U.S. Composers. Carol J. Oja has held fellowships from the Guggenheim
Foundation, the Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College, the National
Humanities Center, NEH, and the Mellon Faculty Fellows Program at Harvard. She is pastpresident of the Society for American Music.
Pianist John Novacek regularly tours the Americas, Europe, and Asia as solo recitalist, chamber
musician, and concerto soloist. His New York appearances have included Carnegie Hall, Avery
Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and 92nd Street Y, and he has performed in the leading halls in
Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Abroad he has appeared in Paris, London,
and throughout Japan. His frequent festivals engagements have included New York City’s
Mostly Mozart, Aspen, Caramoor, Chautauqua, Ravinia, BBC Proms (England), Braunschweig,
Lucerne, Menuhin, and Verbier festivals. Often heard on radio broadcasts worldwide, Mr.
Novacek has also appeared on television, including The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,
Entertainment Tonight, and CNN International. He has collaborated with the likes of Joshua
Bell, Leila Josefowicz, Yo-Yo Ma, and Truls Mørk, and tours as a member of the piano trio
Intersection. Mr. Novacek has given numerous world premieres and worked closely with
composers John Adams, John Harbison, Jennifer Higdon, George Rochberg, John Williams, and
John Zorn. A top-prize winner at the Leschetizky and Joanna Hodges International Piano
Competitions, among others, John Novacek earned his bachelor of music degree from California
State University, Northridge, and master of music degree from Mannes College of Music. His
own compositions and arrangements have been performed by the Pacific Symphony, The 5
Browns, Concertante, Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo, Harrington String Quartet, Ying Quartet,
Millennium, Quattro Mani, and The Three Tenors. He has recorded more than 30 CDs,
encompassing solo and chamber music by composers ranging from Bach to contemporary and
original scores. Mr. Novacek’s discography — on the Philips, Nonesuch, Arabesque, Warner
Classics, Sony/BMG, Koch International, Universal Classics, Ambassador, Pony Canyon, Four
Winds, Arkay, Virtuoso, and EMI Classics labels — includes Road Movies, (2004 Grammy
nomination for “Best Chamber Music Performance”), Americana (Gramophone magazine’s
“Editor’s Choice”), and Recital (a five-star chamber choice in BBC Music magazine).
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“Joan of Arc at the Stake: Drama in Music” (June 1, 2015)
Music Director Alan Gilbert began his New York Philharmonic tenure in September 2009, the
first native New Yorker in the post. He and the Philharmonic have introduced the positions of
The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence, The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-inResidence, and the Artist-in-Association; CONTACT!, the new-music series; and the NY PHIL
BIENNIAL, an exploration of today’s music by a wide range of contemporary and modern
composers inaugurated in spring 2014. As New York magazine wrote, “The Philharmonic and its
music director Alan Gilbert have turned themselves into a force of permanent revolution.” In the
2014–15 season Alan Gilbert conducts the U.S. Premiere of Unsuk Chin’s Clarinet Concerto, a
Philharmonic co-commission, alongside Mahler’s First Symphony; La Dolce Vita: The Music of
Italian Cinema; Verdi’s Requiem; a staging of Honegger’s Joan of Arc at the Stake, featuring
Oscar winner Marion Cotillard; World Premieres; a CONTACT! program; and Yo-Yo Ma and
the Silk Road Ensemble. He concludes The Nielsen Project — the multi-year initiative to
perform and record the Danish composer’s symphonies and concertos, the first release of which
was named by The New York Times as among the Best Classical Music Recordings of 2012 —
and presides over the EUROPE / SPRING 2015 tour. His Philharmonic-tenure highlights include
acclaimed productions of Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre, Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen,
Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson, and
Philharmonic 360 at Park Avenue Armory; World Premieres by Magnus Lindberg, John
Corigliano, Christopher Rouse, and others; Bach’s B-minor Mass and Ives’s Fourth Symphony;
the score from 2001: A Space Odyssey alongside the film; Mahler’s Second Symphony,
Resurrection, on the tenth anniversary of 9/11; and eight international tours. Conductor laureate
of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and principal guest conductor of Hamburg’s
NDR Symphony Orchestra, Alan Gilbert regularly conducts leading orchestras around the world.
His 2014–15 appearances include the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, The
Metropolitan Opera, and The Philadelphia Orchestra. He made his acclaimed Metropolitan
Opera debut conducting John Adams’s Doctor Atomic in 2008, the DVD of which received a
Grammy Award. Renée Fleming’s recent Decca recording Poèmes, on which he conducted,
received a 2013 Grammy Award. His recordings have received top honors from the Chicago
Tribune and Gramophone magazine. Mr. Gilbert is Director of Conducting and Orchestral
Studies at The Juilliard School, where he holds the William Schuman Chair in Musical Studies.
In May 2010 Mr. Gilbert received an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from The Curtis Institute
of Music and in December 2011, Columbia University’s Ditson Conductor’s Award for his
“exceptional commitment to the performance of works by American composers and to
contemporary music.” In 2014 he was elected to The American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
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Insights at the Atrium is presented in partnership with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts,
Inc.
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Lisa Batiashvili is The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence.
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Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural
Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the
New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the
New York State Legislature.
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INSIGHTS AT THE ATRIUM
2014–15 SEASON
All Events Take Place for Free at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
(Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets)
Events To Include:
“PERSPECTIVES ON NIELSEN: A CONVERSATION WITH PRINCIPAL CLARINET
ANTHONY MCGILL”
Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
New York Philharmonic Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill, speaker
New York Philharmonic Program Annotator James M. Keller, moderator
The Philharmonic’s largest recording project in recent years — The Nielsen Project, a multi-year
focus on Denmark’s beloved composer — culminates with the Clarinet Concerto. Meet the
Philharmonic’s new Principal Clarinet, Anthony McGill; find out why every music lover should
know Carl Nielsen; and help kick-off the 150th anniversary of Nielsen’s birth.
“AN EVENING WITH LISA BATIASHVILI”
Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
New York Philharmonic The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence
Lisa Batiasvhili, speaker
New York Philharmonic Vice President, Artistic Planning, Edward Yim, moderator
Ahead of her performances of Barber’s Violin Concerto, Artist-in-Residence Lisa Batiashvili
reflects on her collaboration with the Philharmonic, the repertoire she’s bringing to New York,
and her musical upbringing.
“TRAVERSING TIME AND TRADE: FIFTEEN YEARS OF THE SILKROAD”
Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Members of the Silk Road Ensemble
Meet members of the Silk Road Ensemble and the global music traditions and ages that inspire
them. What can we learn from cultures far removed from our own, and what does it sound like
when the Philharmonic collaborates with them?
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“ARTIST AND MUSE: JOHN ADAMS AND LEILA JOSEFOWICZ”
Monday, March 23, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Composer John Adams, speaker
Violinist Leila Josefowicz, speaker
New York Philharmonic Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence Carol J. Oja, moderator
John Novacek, piano
The composer and violinist speak about their collaboration on Scheherazade.2 — Dramatic
Symphony for violin and orchestra, written for Ms. Josefowicz, in anticipation of its World
Premiere by the New York Philharmonic, led by Alan Gilbert (March 26–28.) Ms. Josefowicz
will also perform John Adams’s Road Movies with pianist John Novacek.
“JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE: DRAMA IN MUSIC”
Monday, June 1, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert, speaker
Cast members tba
The season concludes with a spectacular fusion of visual, dramatic, and musical elements in a
staged production of Honegger’s dramatic oratorio Joan of Arc at the Stake. Music Director Alan
Gilbert and members of the cast discuss the inner-workings of a composition that defies
categorization, and the importance of storytelling through music.
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