Program 1: Silver Season Opening
Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz
W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, K. 415/387b
Philip Glass: Symphony No. 3
Peter Heidrich: Happy Birthday Variations
Tickets and Program Notes
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 10am, Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera
Thursday, September 15, 2016, 8pm, First Congregational Church
Sunday, September 18, 2016, 5pm, Osher Marin Jewish Community Center
About the Concert
New Century kicks off its 25th anniversary celebrations with a debut appearance by the New York Philharmonic’s Artist-in-Association, Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan, performing Mozart’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, K. 415.
Featured Guest Artist
Celebrated for the unique approach, probing intellect, and consummate artistry he brings to a broad range of repertoire, Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan currently serves as the first Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic. This unprecedented three-season appointment sees him appear as soloist in subscription concerts, take part in regular chamber performances, and act as ambassador for the orchestra.
In 2015-16, Barnatan embarks on his second season with the Philharmonic, playing Mozart with Jaap van Zweden, Beethoven under Music Director Alan Gilbert, and Saint-Saëns on New Year’s Eve. Other upcoming highlights include his Disney Hall debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, and a U.S. tour with the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas, featuring dates at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.
Awarded the Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2009, Barnatan has performed extensively with many of the world’s foremost orchestras, including those of Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco; the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; and the Jerusalem and Shanghai Symphony Orchestras. He has worked with such distinguished conductors as Roberto Abbado, James Gaffigan, Matthias Pintscher, David Robertson, Edo De Waart, and Pinchas Zukerman. Passionate about contemporary music, last season the pianist premiered new pieces composed for him by Pintscher and Sebastian Currier. “A born Schubertian” (Gramophone), Barnatan’s critically acclaimed discography includes Avie and Bridge recordings of the Austrian composer’s solo piano works, as well as Darknesse Visible, which scored a coveted place on the New York Times’ “Best of 2012” list. His Chopin and Rachmaninoff duo sonatas album, recorded with cellist Alisa Weilerstein, will be released by Decca Classics next season.