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Carnegie Hall Presents the New York String Orchestra with Jaime Laredo on 12/24 and 28


Under the baton of Jaime Laredo, the New York String Orchestra, an ensemble of young players from around the world who come together each year for a seminar of rehearsals and performance preparation, will give its two annual concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage in late December. For more than 40 years, the orchestra has celebrated joyous music-making in concert on Christmas Eve. This year, on Sunday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m., the orchestra is joined by violinist Pamela Frank, who was once a student of Mr. Laredo, for Mozart's Sinfonia concertante on a program that also includes Vivaldi's Concerto in A Minor for Two Violins, Strings, and Continuo from L'estro armonico as well as Haydn's "Drumroll" Symphony. On Thursday, December 28 at 8:00 p.m., pianist Richard Goode is featured in Mozart's dramatic Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor. Also on the program is Gabriela Lena Frank's work Elegía Andina-inspired by Peruvian pan pipes-and Mendelssohn's vibrant "Scottish" Symphony.

About the Artists
Performing for over six decades before audiences across the globe, Jaime Laredo has excelled in the multiple roles of soloist, conductor, recitalist, pedagogue, and chamber musician. Since his stunning orchestral debut at the age of eleven with the San Francisco Symphony, he has won the admiration and respect of audiences, critics and fellow musicians with his passionate and polished performances. His education and development were greatly influenced by his teachers Josef Gingold and Ivan Galamian, as well as by private coaching with eminent masters Pablo Casals and George Szell. At the age of seventeen, Jaime Laredo won the prestigious Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Competition, launching his rise to international prominence. With 2009 marking the 50th anniversary of his prize, he was honored to sit on the Jury for the final round of the competition.

During the 2017-2018 season, Mr. Laredo will also continue to tour and record as a member of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. Founded by Mr. Laredo, Sharon Robinson, and pianist Joseph Kalichstein in 1976, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio celebrates their 40th Anniversary with Beethoven cycles and a specially-commissioned work entitled, "Pas de Trois" written for them by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich; this season's performances of the work include the La Jolla Music Society SummerFest and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York. The Trio performs regularly at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, and Town Hall in New York, and at the Kennedy Center where they are the ensemble in residence. They have toured internationally to cities that include Lisbon, Hamburg, Copenhagen, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Helsinki, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Seoul, Sydney, and Melbourne. Among its numerous awards, the Trio was named Musical America's Ensemble of the Year in 2002. In addition to his performing work, Mr. Laredo's season includes conducting engagements with the Vermont Symphony, the Westchester Philharmonic, and at Carnegie Hall with the New York String Orchestra. 2017 also marks the sixth year of Laredo's tenure as a member of the violin faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

During his 39 years as Artistic Director for New York's renowned Chamber Music at the Y series, Mr. Laredo created an important forum for chamber music performances, and developed a devoted following. Further, his stewardships of the annual New York String Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall and the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis have become beloved educational pillars of the string community. A principal figure at the Marlboro Music Festival in years past, he has also been involved at Tanglewood, Aspen, Ravinia, Mostly Mozart, and the Hollywood Bowl, as well as festivals in Italy, Spain, Finland, Greece, Israel, Austria, Switzerland, and England.

Pamela Frank has established an outstanding international reputation across an unusually varied range of performing activity. As a soloist, she has performed with leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Berliner Philharmoniker, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. Ms. Frank has performed regularly with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, recording the complete Mozart Violin Concertos with them and David Zinman and has also recorded a Schubert album and the Beethoven sonata cycle, both with her father Claude Frank. She is a sought-after chamber musician and has performed at many international festivals, including Aldeburgh, Verbier, Edinburgh, Salzburg, Tanglewood, Marlboro and Ravinia.

Aside from her devotion to works of the standard repertory, Pamela has performed and recorded a number of contemporary works. Her accomplishments were recognized in 1999 with the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize. She is professor of violin at the Curtis Institute of Music and teaches and coaches annually at the Tanglewood, Ravinia and Verbier Festivals. Since 2008, she has been the Artistic Director of the Evnin Rising Stars, a mentoring program for young artists at Caramoor Center for the Arts. Her newest venture is the formation of Fit as a Fiddle Inc., a collaboration with physical therapist Howard Nelson in which they use both their expertise for injury prevention and treatment of musicians.

Richard Goode has been hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth and expressiveness, and has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today's leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. In regular performances with the major orchestras, recitals in the world's music capitals, and through his extensive and acclaimed Nonesuch recordings, he has won a large and devoted following.

A native of New York, Richard Goode studied with Elvira Szigeti and Claude Frank, with Nadia Reisenberg at the Mannes School of Music, and with Rudolf Serkin at the Curtis Institute of Music. His numerous prizes over the years include the Young Concert Artists Award, First Prize in the Clara Haskil Competition, the Avery Fisher Prize, and a Grammy Award for his recording of the Brahms sonatas with clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. His first public performances of the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas at Kansas City's Folly Theater and New York's 92Y in 1987-88 brought him to international attention, being hailed by The New York Times as "among the season's most important and memorable events." It was later performed with great success at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall in 1994 and 1995.

The New York String Orchestra Seminar, founded in 1969 by arts administrator Frank Salomon for the late conductor and violinist Alexander Schneider, is a professional education program that has prepared over 2,000 young musicians for careers as chamber, orchestral, and solo artists. Alumni of the New York String Orchestra Seminar can be found in virtually every major orchestra in the United States; in such eminent chamber ensembles as the Tokyo, Emerson, Kronos, Takács, and Orion string quartets, and Brooklyn Rider; on the faculties of prestigious music schools and conservatories such as Curtis, Cleveland Institute, Juilliard, Eastman, Colburn, Shepherd School, Oberlin, and Yale; enjoying careers as celebrated soloists such as Yo-Yo Ma, and violinists Cho-Liang Lin, Gil Shaham, Shlomo Mintz, and Kyoko Takezawa; and as conductors such as Marin Alsop, Peter Oundjian, and Douglas Boyd. A project of the Mannes School of Music, the seminar brings young musicians ages 16-23 from around the world to New York City in December for a ten-day seminar of rehearsals and performance preparation led by violinist and conductor Jaime Laredo, along with three hours a day of chamber music study with distinguished chamber artists. In 1993, Mr. Laredo, Mr. Schneider's personal choice for successor, became artistic director and conductor of the seminar. In the New York String Orchestra Seminar's 48-year history all those invited to participate have always received full scholarships to this acclaimed national program, which is currently valued at $3,750. This season, 334 students applied, representing 8 different countries in addition to the United States, of which applicants came from 41 states. The sixty-four accepted students ages 16-23 represent six nations and seventeen states.

Program Information
Sunday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
New York String Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, Conductor, Violin, and Viola
Pamela Frank, Violin

ANTONIO VIVALDI Concerto in A Minor for Two Violins, Strings, and Continuo from L'estro armonico, Op. 3, No. 8
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Sinfonia concertante in E-flat Major, K. 364
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major, "Drumroll"

This concert is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for young artists established by Stella and Robert Jones.

Thursday, December 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
New York String Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, Conductor
Richard Goode, Piano

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466
Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56, "Scottish"

The Trustees of Carnegie Hall gratefully acknowledge the generosity of Mary Ellen and Karl von der Heyden in support of the 2017-2018 season.

This concert is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for young artists established by Stella and Robert Jones.

Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.

Ticket Information
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