PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT & PRESENTING THE ORCHESTRA ACCADEMIA TEATRO ALLA SCALA, CONDUCTED BY IVAN FISCHER

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT & PRESENTING THE ORCHESTRA ACCADEMIA TEATRO ALLA SCALA, CONDUCTED BY IVAN FISCHER

The Princeton University Orchestra (“PUO”) has much in store for October. The celebrated collegiate orchestra will open their season on Saturday, October 20 at 7:30PM and Sunday, October 21 at 3:00PM in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, in a program conducted by Ruth Ochs and featuring concerto competition winner Henry Peters ‘20 on marimba. On Tuesday October 23, 2018 at 7:30PM the orchestra presents the Orchestra of the Accademia Teatro Alla Scala on their United States tour in Richardson, conducted by internationally renowned conductor Iván Fischer (founder and music director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra; music director of Berlin’s Konzerthaus and the Konzerthaus Orchestra).

Season Opening Concerts:

PUO’s season opening program, conducted by Ruth Ochs, pays tribute to Leonard Bernstein’s centennial with a performance of the Fancy Free Ballet Suite, written for the instantly popular ballet (choreographed for American Ballet Theatre by Jerome Robbins) about three sailors on shore-leave in New York City. The ballet served as inspiration for the duo’s next endeavor, the smash hit Broadway musical, On The Town. The program also includes Hector Berlioz’s beloved programmatic work Symphonie Fantastique, as well as contemporary French composer Emanuel Séjourné’s Concerto for Marimba and Strings, featuring 2018 Princeton University

Orchestra Concerto Competition winner Henry Peters ‘20, a junior in the Computer Science department. Speaking about the work, Peters shares:

“I’m thrilled to be able to play a concerto with the full orchestra. Many people have never heard a marimba concerto before, and I’m excited to be able to show this great piece to so many people.”

Tickets are only $15 General/$5 Students, available at music.princeton.edu or by phone (609-258-9220) or in person at Princeton University Ticketing.

PUO Presents: Orchestra of the Accademia Teatro Alla Scala with Iván Fischer

Just a few days later, PUO presents the Orchestra of the Accademia Teatro Alla Scala in a free concert conducted by internationally renowned conductor Iván Fischer. The one-night program will feature favorite classics, including Rossini’s Overture to La gazza ladra, Mendelssohn’s fourth symphony and Tchaikovsky’s fifth symphony. The touring orchestra — affiliated with the legendary Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy — has performs at famous theatres, concert societies, and international festivals. The more notable venues include Teatro alla Scala, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, the Royal Opera House in Muscat, La Fenice of Venice, Teatro Massimo of Palermo, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Teatro Bellini of Catania, the RAI Auditorium in Turin, the Ravello Festival, and the Kissinger Sommer Festival. Over its history, the Orchestra has been led by a long list of preeminent conductors: Yuri Temirkanov, Zubin Mehta, Fabio Luisi, Ádám Fischer, Christoph Eschenbach, and Gustavo Dudamel. It has also accompanied soloists of the caliber of Lang Lang, Herbie Hancock, Simon Trpčeski, and others.

Iván Fischer is the founder and music director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra as well as music director of Berlin’s Konzerthaus and Konzerthaus Orchestra. The Berlin Philharmonic has played more than ten times under Mr. Fischer’s baton, and he also spends two weeks every year with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He is also a frequent guest of the leading

U.S. symphony orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic and The Cleveland Orchestra. As a music director, he has led Kent Opera and Opéra national de Lyon, and was principal

conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. Many of his recordings have been awarded prestigious international prizes. He is a founder of the Hungarian Mahler Society and patron of the British Kodály Academy. He has received the Golden Medal Award from the President of the Republic of Hungary, and the Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum for his services in promoting international cultural relations. The government of the French Republic made Mr. Fischer Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, proclaiming him a Knight of the Order of Art and Literature. Other honors include the Kossuth Prize, Hungary’s most prestigious arts award (2006); the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award, Hungary’s Prima Primissima Prize, and the Dutch Ovatie Prize (all in 2011); Honorary Membership in the Royal Academy of Music in London (2013); the Abu Dhabi Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement (2015); the Association of Music Critics of Argentina’s award for Best Foreign Conductor (2016).

This concert is free, but ticketed. Free tickets can be obtained online at music.princeton.edu, and by phone (609-258-9220) or in person at Princeton University Ticketing box offices.

LISTING INFORMATION

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA: SEASON OPENING CONCERTS

Ruth Ochs, Conductor

WHEN: Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 7:30PM Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3:00PM

WHAT: LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Fancy Free Ballet Suite

EMMANUEL SEJOURNE: Concerto for Marimba & Strings With Henry Peters ‘20, marimba

HECTOR BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

WHERE: Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton University

TICKETS

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$15 General; $5 Students. Tickets are available online at music.princeton.edu, by phone at 609-258-9220, or in person two hours prior to the concert at the Richardson Auditorium Box Office.

 

ORCHESTRA ACCADEMIA TEATRO ALLA SCALA

Iván Fischer, Conductor

Princeton University Orchestra Presents

WHEN: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 7:30PM

WHAT: ROSSINI: Overture to La gazza ladra MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90 TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64

WHERE: Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton University

TICKETS

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FREE but ticketed. Tickets are available online at music.princeton.edu, by phone at 609-258-9220, or in person two hours prior to the concert at the Richardson Auditorium Box Office.

 

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