Manfred Honeck Conducts NY Philharmonic in Vivier and Bruckner, Beg. Tonight
Conductor Manfred Honeck will replace Gustavo Dudamel, who has withdrawn due to severe flu, in concerts with the New York Philharmonic taking place this week, March 27-29, 2014. The program will remain unchanged: Mr. Honeck will conduct Vivier's Orion and Bruckner's Symphony No. 9, Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday March 29 at 8:00 p.m. The program will be presented without intermission as previously announced.
This concert marks the Philharmonic's first performance of any work by Vivier, who died violently in 1983. The French-Canadian composer grew up in a Catholic seminary, and Orion references the Roman Catholic Requiem Mass and Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal, which is itself a reference to the New Testament's Book of Revelation. A devout Catholic, Bruckner dedicated his Ninth Symphony "to the Lord of Lords, to my dear God, my last work, and hope that He will grant me enough time to complete it and will generously accept my gift."
Manfred Honeck last appeared with the Orchestra in December 2013, conducting an all-Dvor?a?k program with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.
Composer Victoria Bond will introduce the program. Pre-Concert Talks are $7; discounts available for multiple talks, students, and groups. They take place one hour before each performance in the Helen Hull Room, unless otherwise noted. Attendance is limited to 90 people. Information: nyphil.org/preconcert or (212) 875-5656.
- National and International Radio Broadcast
The program will be broadcast the week of April 20, 2014,* on The New York Philharmonic This Week, a radio concert series syndicated weekly to more than 300 stations nationally, and to 122 outlets internationally, by the WFMT Radio Network.
The 52-week series, hosted by actor Alec Baldwin, is generously underwritten by The Kaplen Brothers Fund, the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Philharmonic's corporate partner, MetLife Foundation. The broadcast will be available on the Philharmonic's Website, nyphil.org. The program is broadcast locally in the New York metropolitan area on 105.9 FM WQXR on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. Information subject to change.
*Check local listings for broadcast and program information.