Emmanuelle Haim To Make Her NY Philharmonic Debut
French keyboardist and conductor Emmanuelle Haïm will make her New York Philharmonic debut conducting and leading from the harpsichord in Handel's Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 1, and Water Music Suites Nos. 3 and 1, and selections from Rameau's Dardanus, Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 23 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, November 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Emmanuelle Haïm is acclaimed for her performances of Baroque repertoire, both as a keyboardist and conductor. The program juxtaposes the French Baroque style, as exemplified by Rameau, and the Italianate style, employed by Handel. "With any orchestra what I really want is just to let the musicians take the music and make it theirs, and the thing with Handel is that he's such a great, universal composer and genius that anybody can grasp his music," Emmanuelle Haïm said. "Rameau is a repertoire that symphony orchestras don't really play. It is music that I love, very French music. I am glad to share it with the players." The program will feature recorder player Sébastien Marq, a member of the Baroque ensemble Le Concert d'Astrée, founded and directed by Emmanuelle Haïm.
The Saturday Matinee Concert on November 24 at 2:00 p.m. opens with Fauré's Piano Quartet No. 1 performed by Principal Associate Concertmaster Sheryl Staples, Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps, Principal Cello Carter Brey, and guest pianist Shai Wosner. The program also features selections from Rameau's Dardanus, conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm.
The New York Philharmonic will offer an allotment of free tickets to young people ages 13-26 for the concert on Friday, November 23 as part of Philharmonic Free Fridays.
Single tickets start at $33. (Ticket prices subject to change.) A limited number of $18 tickets for select concerts may be available for students within 10 days of the performance at nyphil.org/rush, or in person the day of; valid identification is required. The New York Philharmonic is offering an allotment of free tickets to young people ages 13-26 for the concert Friday, November 23 as part of Philharmonic Free Fridays; learn more at nyphil.org/freefridays.
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