Salonen Conducts HUNGARIAN ECHOES at NY Philharmonic, 3/24
The final program of the three-week Hungarian Echoes: A Philharmonic Festival, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, will take place on Thursday, March 24, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 25, at 2:00 p.m., and Saturday, March 26, at 8:00 p.m. The program will comprise Haydn‘s Symphony No. 8, Le Soir; Bartók‘s Piano Concerto No. 1, with Olli Mustonen as soloist; Ligeti‘s Clocks and Clouds, featuring the Women of the New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director; and Bartók‘s Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin.Hungarian Echoes: A Philharmonic Festival will explore the music of Haydn, Bartók, and Ligeti, three composers of different periods, styles, and approaches, all bearing strong ties to Hungary. Highlights include Haydn‘s Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Symphonies; Bartók‘s Bluebeard's Castle as well as his Concerto for Orchestra, Piano Concerto No. 1, and Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin; and Ligeti‘s Piano Concerto, Concert Românesc, and Clocks and Clouds. Guest artists are pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Olli Mustonen, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, bass Gábor Bretz (in his Philharmonic debut), and the Women of the New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director. The festival will include pre-concert talks, radio broadcasts, and podcasts. (For more information: nyphil.org/hungarianfest)
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