FABIO LUISI MAKES HIS DEBUT CONDUCTING THE JUILLIARD ORCHESTRA IN WORKS BY MOZART, SCHUMANN, AND WAGNER FOR JUILLIARD ORCHESTRA SEASON OPENER MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014 AT 8 PM IN ALICE TULLY HALL

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September 19, 2014

FABIO LUISI MAKES HIS DEBUT CONDUCTING THE JUILLIARD ORCHESTRA

IN WORKS BY MOZART, SCHUMANN, AND WAGNER 

FOR JUILLIARD ORCHESTRA SEASON OPENER

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014 AT 8 PM IN ALICE TULLY HALL

 

The 13th Annual Jerome L. Greene Concert

 

New York, NY –– The Juilliard Orchestra opens its new season with guest conductor Fabio Luisi, principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera and music director of the Zurich Opera, making his debut conducting the Juilliard Orchestra in works by Mozart, Schumann, and Wagner. Luisi will conduct Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll; Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216 (soloist to be announced on September 27); and Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 38 “Spring” on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall.

 

Tickets at $30 are available at events.juilliard.edu, through CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, or at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office. Student tickets at $15 are available only at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office.

 

The Juilliard Orchestra concert with conductor Fabio Luisi is the 13th annual Jerome L. Greene Concert. The Jerome L. Greene Concert honors the memory and the legacy of an individual who had an enormously positive impact on Juilliard, the City of New York, and many institutions across the nation. Mr. Greene was a Trustee of The Juilliard School from 1985 to 1999 and helped guide the institution with his wise counsel and extraordinary business skills.  During his tenure, he was one of the School’s most generous supporters and was the first to establish scholarships across all Juilliard divisions (music, dance, and drama.)  The Juilliard community is grateful to Christina McInerney, President and CEO of the Jerome L. Greene Foundation and daughter of the Foundation’s former president, the late Dawn Greene, for continuing to embrace the legacy of arts education, a cornerstone of the Foundation that has changed the lives of young artists across the globe.  Since 1985, the Jerome L. Greene Foundation has contributed more than $25 million to The Juilliard School, and Jerome L. Greene Fellowships have touched the lives of over 500 students and alumni.

 

About Fabio Luisi

Fabio Luisi, a native of Genoa, Italy, currently serves as principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera and general music director of the Zurich Opera. He will become principal conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra beginning 2017. Mr. Luisi recently concluded his tenure as chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony, where he was honored with the Orchestra’s Golden Bruckner Medal and Golden Bruckner Ring. This summer, he led a new production of Verdi’s Falstaff at Japan’s Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto. He launches the 2014-15 season at the Met, where he directs Anna Netrebko in Verdi’s Macbeth; Susan Graham in a new staging of Lehar’s Merry Widow from Broadway legend Susan Stroman; and Marcelo Álvarez in David McVicar’s new take on Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, which will be transmitted live to movie theaters around the world in the Met’s celebrated Live in HD series. In his third season at the helm of the Zurich Opera, Mr. Luisi premieres important new treatments of Martinů’s Juliette and Bellini’s Il Capuleti e i Montecchi, and conducts revivals of Bellini’s Norma and Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten. He also directs the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in William Kentridge’s highly-anticipated new production of Berg’s Lulu at the Dutch National Opera. His orchestral season includes programs with the Philharmonia Zurich, and he returns to the Cleveland Orchestra and the Danish National Symphony.

Highlights of his 2013-14 season included Met Opera productions of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Rossini’s comedy, La Cenerentola, starring Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, and Luca Pisaroni, and transmitted live to movie theaters around the world in the Met’s celebrated Live in HD series. In his season at the helm of the Zurich Opera, he premiered important new treatments of Beethoven’s Fidelio and Verdi’s Aida and conducted revivals of Bellini’s La straniera, Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffman, and Verdi’s Don Carlo with René Pape, which was also the vehicle for the conductor’s return to the Teatro alla Scala. Mr. Luisi also led five orchestral programs in 2013-14 with the Philharmonia Zurich, made his long-awaited London Symphony Orchestra debut, and returned to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and the Cleveland Orchestra.

 

About the Juilliard Orchestra

Known for its versatility and the freshness of its performances, the Juilliard Orchestra performs frequently in its own New York City series each season, and is a strong partner to Juilliard’s operatic and dance performances.

The 2013-14 season saw the first appearances of conductors Hans Graf and Vladimir Jurowski with the Juilliard Orchestra, and return appearances by Anne Manson, Nicholas McGegan, Jeffrey Milarsky, Matthias Pintscher, and Larry Rachleff. The 2013-14 season also included collaborations with James Levine in a Met Opera+Juilliard Concert of Comic Operas, Emmanuel Villaume in Massenet’s Cendrillon, and Matthew Aucoin conducting Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.

In the 2012-13 season, Alan Gilbert conducted the Met Opera+Juilliard co-production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Juilliard faculty member, violinist Itzhak Perlman, conducted the Juilliard Orchestra for the first time in an Avery Fisher Hall concert. British conductor Mark Wigglesworth led the Juilliard Orchestra in the closing concert of the 2013 FOCUS! festival, The British Renaissance. Alumna Marin Alsop conducted the Juilliard Orchestra in a concert celebrating American composer and Juilliard faculty member, John Corigliano’s 75th birthday at Carnegie Hall. Other guest conductors during the 2012-13 season included Semyon Bychkov, James Gaffigan, Edward Gardner, Jeffrey Kahane, Stephen Lord, Anne Manson, alumnus Leonard Slatkin, and Emmanuel Villaume, as well as Juilliard conductors Jeffrey Milarsky and George Stelluto.

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PROGRAM LISTING:

Monday, October 13, 2014, 8 PM, Alice Tully Hall

13th Annual Jerome L. Greene Concert

Juilliard Orchestra

Fabio Luisi, conductor

Violinist to be announced on September 27

 

WAGNER Siegfried Idyll

MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216

SCHUMANN Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 38 (“Spring”)

Tickets at $30 are available at events.juilliard.edu, through CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, or at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office. Student tickets at $15 are available only at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office.

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