News About Los Angeles Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel at David Geffen Hall
Gustavo Dudamel To Conduct Two Weeks of Programs at New York Philharmonic
December 11, 2019
Gustavo Dudamel will return to the New York Philharmonic after ten years to conduct two weeks of programs. In the first week, Mr. Dudamel will conduct the New York Premiere of Esteban Benzecry's Piano Concerto, Universos infinitos, with Sergio Tiempo in his Philharmonic debut; Ives's The Unanswered Question; and Dvořák's Symphony No. 9, From the New World, Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 17 at 11:00 a.m.; Saturday, January 18 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. In the second week, he will conduct Schubert's Symphony No. 4, Tragic, and Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, with mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung and tenor Simon O'Neill, Thursday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 25 at 8:00 p.m.
BWW Review: GUSTAVO DUDAMEL AND THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC PLAY BRUCKNER at Geffen Hall At Lincoln Center
November 27, 2019
No one knows what is going on underneath the modest exterior. Such was the case of Austrian-born Anton Bruckner (1824-1896). A man whose personal credo seems to have been 'say little but do much,' Bruckner managed to overcome a difficult early life with a huge amount of perseverance, not to mention musical talent. He became an expert organist and choral director, channeling his rich interior life, a life of passionate devotion to God (if not people), into his remarkable choral compositions and eleven symphonies. Like a number of other nineteenth century composers whose Muse did not come to them until middle age, Bruckner's compositional phase did not begin until he was nearly forty years old, and he did not find great appreciation outside musical circles until some twenty years later. He was fortunate to have experienced this approbation during his lifetime, however delayed.
Kahchun Wong Makes New York Philharmonic Debut Conducting the Orchestra's Annual Lunar New Year Concert
January 11, 2019
Kahchun Wong, 32, Chief Conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra and first prize winner of the 2016 Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition, will make his New York Philharmonic debut conducting the orchestra's annual Lunar New Year Concert on February 6, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. A native of Singapore, Wong is only the second conductor-following Long Yu-given the honor to lead the Philharmonic's annual concert celebration of Asian culture and heritage. This concert also marks Wong's New York conducting debut.