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Fall 2017 Highlights Include Stops in Paris & New York; Tour with Dresden Staatskapelle

21cmediagroup / 12th October 2017 / News

This fall, Alan Gilbert reunites with the New York Philharmonic for the Bernstein Centennial and the Philharmonic’s 175th Anniversary. He also embarks on a tour of China with Yundi and the Dresden Staatskapelle, along with engagements in France and Germany.

On October 11 & 12, Gilbert conducts the Orchestre de Paris for Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 and Varèse’s Ameriques. They are joined by Marc-André Hamelin for Ravel’s Left Hand Piano Concerto.

In New York, Gilbert reunites with the New York Philharmonic in occasion of the Bernstein Centennial. Presenting a program in honor of Bernstein’s 100th Birthday, Gilbert leads violinist Joshua Bell and mezzo-soprano Kelly O’Connor in Bernstein’s Serenade and Symphony No. 1: Jeremiah. Performing October 25, 26, 27, 28, & 31, Gilbert and the Philharmonic also present the U.S. premiere of Joey Roukens’ Boundless (Homage to L.B.).

Gilbert continues on November 2-4 in concert with the New York Philharmonic, performing Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2: The Age of Anxiety.

With the Dresden Staatskapelle, Gilbert presents Strauss’s Sinfonia Domestica on November 10-12, and is joined by Yundi for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. They take the repertoire on a tour across China, first to Shanghai on November 15, Hangzhou on November 16, Wuhan on November 17, and finally to Beijing on November 19.

Gilbert then returns to New York to celebrate the Philharmonic’s 175th Anniversary, performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Also on the program are Weber’s Oberon Overture and Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante for Winds.

Returning to Germany, Gilbert conducts the WDR Cologne on December 15 & 16 in Anatol Liadov’s The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62 and Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder joins them for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466. From December 29-31, Gilbert and the Gewandhaus Leipzig join forces for Beethoven’s Ninth.