Falletta Conducts Holst’s The Planets

Thu, Dec 14, 2017, 7:30 PM

at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center
in NYC

  • Conducted by JoAnn Falletta
    music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony
  • Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine
    Penderecki Double Concerto (NYC Premiere)
    Holst The Planets
  • with Dennis Kim, violin & Roman Mekinulov, cello
    concertmaster & principal cellist, respectively, of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
    and the Bard Festival Chorale

MORE ABOUT THE MUSIC

Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine
“I’ve actually performed this piece six times. It’s joyously raucous and fast-paced with layers upon layers of rhythm.” –Matt Walley, trombone

Penderecki Double Concerto (NYC Premiere)
“This concerto is muscular, expansive, and technically demanding. It keeps the listener eager to see what happens next.” –Grace Choi, violin

Holst The Planets
The Planets could be a movie score. It’s picturesque and exciting, and all of the movements really come to life.” –Milad Daniari, bass

TIMINGS & CONCERT ORDER

John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine
4 min

Brief remarks by TŌN musician William McPeters

Krzysztof Penderecki Double Concerto (NYC Premiere)
Dennis Kim, violin
Roman Mekinulov, cello
22 min

Encore: Handel Passacaglia, arr. Halvorsen

Intermission
20 min

Brief remarks by TŌN musician Kelly Mozeik

Gustav Holst The Planets
Bard Festival Chorale
50 min

All timings are approximate.

MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS

JOANN FALLETTA, conductor
JoAnn Falletta is internationally celebrated as a vibrant ambassador for music, an inspiring artistic leader, and a champion of American symphonic music. She serves as the music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the Brevard Music Center.
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DENNIS KIM, violin
concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; served as concertmaster of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra in Finland
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ROMAN MEKINULOV, cello
principal cellist of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; served as principal cellist, North Carolina Symphony, European Tour; Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra, Germany; Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil
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BARD FESTIVAL CHORALE
The Bard Festival Chorale was formed in 2003 as the resident choir of the Bard Music Festival. It consists of the finest ensemble singers from New York City and surrounding areas.
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JAMES BAGWELL, choral director
James Bagwell maintains an active international schedule as a conductor of choral, operatic, and orchestral music. He was most recently named associate conductor of The Orchestra Now (TŌN) and in 2009 was appointed principal guest conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra. From 2009–15 he served as music director of The Collegiate Chorale.
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Sample the Music

Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Penderecki Double Concerto

Gustav Holst The Planets

Photo by David DeNee

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