Music in NYC: New York Philharmonic with Leif Ove Andsnes in a program of Rachmaninoff, Sibelius, Salonen
New York Premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen Gambit followed by Rachmaninoff and Sibelius in October, 2017
The upcoming 2017-2018 New York Philharmonic season presents a carefully selected list of the masters ready to deliver the best in classical music experience. One of them is a Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes . Audiences around the world are very familiar with the measured and exact style of Andsnes. This season he is named The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence by the New York Philharmonic with three concerto appearances and a recital in his only New York performances.
Andsnes début on the New York Philharmonic stage took place in 1997 followed by 28 appearances. His concert tours over the 2016-2017 season had won him much recognition and acclaim. He had successfully collaborated with another world renowned pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin giving Two Pianos recitals featuring Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”, as well as the music of Mozart and Debussy. Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times had noted “a fearless, incisive and surprisingly alluring account of this “original” version of the “Rite” at the Two Pianos recital at Carnegie Hall last April.
Andsnes is also well-known for his recordings particularly for his exploration of Beethoven’s works which he calls the Beethoven Journey. He dedicated four years to complete the recordings of Beethoven five concertos with Mahler Chamber Orchestra. The recordings were released in installments by Sony Classical and the series was named one of The New York Times’s Best of 2014, iTunes’s Best Instrumental Album of 2012, and BBC Music Magazine’s 2015 Recording of the Year.
The program for Andsnes first appearance with the New York Philharmonic this season under Paavo Jarvi conducting will include New York premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen Gambit, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5.
The program of majestic music by Rachmaninoff and Sibelius combined with the highly anticipated premiere of Salonen’s piece will surely be a delight the concert-goers.
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Dates and Times:
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7:30 pm
Friday, October 13, 2017, 11:00 am
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8:00 pm
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 7:30 pm