2017 is the 175th birthday of NY Phil, as well as being the 70th of John Adams and the 50th of outgoing Music Director Alan Gilbert, who takes on the lion's share of the conducting duties. 2017 highlights will include world premières by Marsalis, Gruber and Auerbach. This preview was sponsored by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Semyon Bychkov has had a long relationship with Tchaikovsky’s music and “Beloved Friend” is the title chosen for his series which travels to New York this January for a series of concerts and related events with the NY Philharmonic spanning three weeks.
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Malipiero, Rota, Respighi, Puccini, Longo
Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner; Asi Matathias; Lisa Shihoten; Dimitri Murrath
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann)
Plácido Domingo; Marta Domingo; LA Opera; Giovanni Agostinucci; Vittorio Grigòlo; Wayne Tigges
LA Opera Orchestra; Plácido Domingo; Sondra Radvanovsky; Diana Damrau; Nicolas Testé
Karl Kramer; Michael Brown; Barry Crawford; Vadim Lando; Stanislav Chernyshev
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Los Angeles Opera's Tales of Hoffmann survives multiple cast changes to look and sound fabulous, but it drags dramatically.
Roth bookended Matthias Pintscher's new work with familiar pieces, Berlioz’s Le Corsaire Overture and Beethoven’s Symphony no. 6 in F major.
Robert Spano leads a masterfully staged performance of Theofanidis' grand oratorio Creation/Creator.
Ludovic Morlot and Seattle Symphony wrap up their two-year Beethoven cycle with a new perspective on the Fifth, by way of Bohuslav Martinů and a thrilling Bartók Second Piano Concerto featuring Bertrand Chamayou.