Conductor Jeffrey Kahane Returns to Juilliard to Lead the Juilliard Orchestra in Works by Barber, Britten, and Beethoven on Friday, November 16 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hal


Juilliard Violinist Stefani Collins is Soloist in Britten's Violin Concerto

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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Jeffrey Kahane
Jeffrey Kahane
Stefani Collins
Stefani Collins


Jeffrey Kahane, currently music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, returns to Juilliard to lead the Juilliard Orchestra in Barber’s Symphony No. 1 in One Movement, Op. 9; Britten’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 15, in celebration of the Britten’s centenary, with Juilliard violinist Stefani Collins; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 on Friday, November 16 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall. Mr. Kahane, who conducted the Juilliard Orchestra in Alice Tully Hall last fall, replaces conductor Jaap van Zweden, who had an unexpected scheduling conflict.


FREE tickets are available at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 6 PM. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu.


Equally at home at the keyboard or on the podium, Jeffrey Kahane has established an international reputation as a truly versatile artist, recognized by audiences around the world for his mastery of a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, to Gershwin, Golijov, and John Adams. Jeffrey Kahane made his conducting debut at the Oregon Bach Festival in 1988. Since then he has guest conducted many of the major U.S. orchestras including the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics; The Philadelphia Orchestra; Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; and the Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Baltimore, Dallas, and New World symphonies, among others. His recent and upcoming European engagements include play/conduct programs with the Camerata Salzburg, Hamburg Symphony, and the Real Philharmonic de Galicia in Spain, as well as appearances at the Meck-Pomm Chamber Music Festival in Germany. Mr. Kahane’s recordings include works of Gershwin and Bernstein with Yo-Yo Ma for SONY, Paul Schoenfield’s Four Parables with the New World Symphony conducted by John Nelson for Decca/Argo, the Strauss Burleske on Telarc with the Cincinnati Symphony under Jesus Lopez-Cobos, and the complete Brandenburg Concerti (on harpsichord) with the Oregon Bach Festival under Helmuth Rilling on the Haenssler Label. He has also recorded the complete works for violin and piano by Schubert with Joseph Swensen for RCA, Bach’s Sinfonia and Partita # 4 in D Major for Nonesuch, and Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety for Virgin Records, which was nominated by Gramophone magazine for their “Record of the Year” award. Mr. Kahane is a native of Los Angeles and a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. First Prize winner at the 1983 Rubinstein Competition and a finalist at the 1981 Van Cliburn Competition, he was also the recipient of a 1983 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the first Andrew Wolf Chamber Music award in 1987. He holds a master’s degree in Classics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. This fall, he became a professor of Music and Humanities in the Conservatory and College at Bard College.


As winner of the 2012 Washington International Competition, violinist Stefani Collins, a native of Summerfield, North Carolina, is also top prizewinner of the 2011 Michael Hill International Competition. She will make her solo recital debut at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and will be featured soloist with Greensboro Symphony and Symphony in C. Ms. Collins has been featured with numerous orchestras throughout the United States including Aspen, Blue Ridge, Cleveland Institute of Music, Greensboro, Mid-Atlantic, Neponset Valley, North Carolina, Western Piedmont, and Winston-Salem orchestras. She has made appearances at such music festivals as Lake George, Perlman Music Program, Verbier Academy, and Yellow Barn. She has also participated in the Aspen Festival, where she was a Dorothy DeLay Fellow. Ms. Collins performs regularly with the Jupiter Chamber Players. She currently is pursuing her master of music degree at Juilliard under the tutelage of Sylvia Rosenberg. Her bachelor of music degree is from the Cleveland Institute where she studied with Paul Kantor. She plays a violin by Pietro Guarneri made in 1734, on loan from the Virtu Foundation.


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. Among the Juilliard Orchestra’s highlights in the 2011-2012 season was their participation in the November 2011 Western Hemisphere Premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ opera, Kommilitonen!, a tale of youthful rebellions throughout the 20th century. Co-commissioned by Juilliard with the Royal Academy of Music (whose world premiere performance took place the previous spring), the opera was a remarkable success on both sides of the Atlantic, garnering attention for its young performers and its topic – an interesting reflection of our times. Anne Manson conducted Juilliard’s highly-praised premiere.

The Juilliard Orchestra once again joined the Royal Academy of Music this summer 2012, when composer/conductor John Adams returned to Juilliard to conduct a combined orchestra from the two schools in his City Noir at Avery Fisher Hall, as part of the Lincoln Center Festival 2012. Pianist Imogen Cooper joined them as soloist for a performance of the Ravel Concerto in G, in a program that opened with Respighi’s Feste romane. They performed the same program on the BBC Proms on Monday, July 16, 2012 in the Royal Albert Hall in London.

During the 2011-2012 season, Juilliard welcomed several guest conductors leading the Juilliard Orchestra for the first time: David Afkham, Jeffrey Kahane, Jayce Ogren, and Matthias Pintscher, plus returning guest conductor Emmanuel Villaume. Juilliard’s new director of orchestral and conducting studies, Alan Gilbert, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, conducted the Juilliard Orchestra in an Avery Fisher Hall concert.



Friday, November 16, 2012, 8 PM, Alice Tully Hall

Juilliard Orchestra

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor

Stefani Collins, violin

BARBER Symphony No. 1 in One Movement, Op. 9

BRITTEN Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 15

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67


FREE tickets are available at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 6 PM. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu.