Music Director Alan Gilbert and the behind-the-scenes world of the New York Philharmonic are featured in the magazine section of Paris’s Libération, complete with interviews with the Music Director, Composer-in-Residence Magnus Lindberg, Principal Oboe Liang Wang, and violinist Hae-Young Ham. The Orchestra performs in Paris next week on February 6–7, as part of its EUROPE / WINTER 2012 tour.
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Tuesday’s Chinese New Year celebration at the Philharmonic is going global. SinoVision, an influential TV station in the New York Metropolitan area, covered the event in this video, and Hong Kong-based broadcaster Phoenix TV will air the concert in its entirety. Stay tuned for details.
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato joined us in the recording studio this morning to discuss her appearances with the Philharmonic on its upcoming EUROPE / WINTER 2012 tour, growing as a musician, and singing in French. Speaking on the New York Philharmonic and Music Director Alan Gilbert, Ms. DiDonato credits the Orchestra with “revitalizing the culture of the city.”
In Europe? Hear Ms. DiDonato perform during the Orchestra’s residency at London’s Barbican Centre February 17.
You won’t want the moments of beauty to stop when Alan Gilbert leads Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé, Suite No. 2, a work he describes as having an “opulence of … washes of sound” — starting tonight.
Daphnis Et. Chloe stop being so beautiful
Curse you, Ravel!
Scene Last Night
Wilbur Ross, Kenneth Buckfire, Henry Cornell, and a Dragon Puppet walk into Avery Fisher Hall …
It’s no joke. Stars and dignitaries alike came out for last night’s Chinese New Year celebration at the Philharmonic … and the party didn’t stop when the concert was over. The Philharmonic’s first-ever Chinese New Year Gala dinner took place on the Grand Promenade following the concert as guests had the chance to meet, greet, and eat with the performers.
See Amanda Gordon’s coverage of the event on Bloomberg.com.
Lang Lang and Philharmonic Principal Oboe Liang Wang will be on the Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center today at 4:30 p.m. to feed the dragon as part of the Dragon Dance, which launches today’s Chinese New Year celebration at the Philharmonic.
Bring your best cloud wave and whirlpool moves and join the parade!
As part of its ongoing “China in New York” festival, WQXR will feature an in-depth “musical portrait” with Principal Oboe Liang Wang, hosted by David Garland. Liang will perform CHEN Qigang’s Extase for Oboe and Orchestra on tonight’s Chinese New Year concert at the Philharmonic.
To get you in a dragon state of mind, read WQXR’s list of the Top Five Musical Appearances of Dragons.