Juilliard Orchestra and Sibelius Academy Musicians
Collaborate in a Combined Orchestra to Celebrate Finland’s Centenary
in Concerts Led by Esa-Pekka Salonen in Helsinki, Finland (August 26);
Stockholm, Sweden (August 28); and in Alice Tully Hall (September 5)
Conductors Edo de Waart, Joseph Colaneri, and Chen Lin
Will Be Making Their Juilliard Orchestra Debuts
Other Esteemed Guest Conductors Leading the Juilliard Orchestra Include:
Thomas Adès, David Robertson, Speranza Scappucci,
Gerard Schwarz, and Emmanuel Villaume,
and Faculty Members Alan Gilbert and Jeffrey Milarsky
NEW YORK –– The Juilliard Orchestra’s 2017-18 season features more than a dozen performances led by guest and faculty conductors. The season opens with a collaboration with the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. A combined orchestra with Juilliard and Sibelius Academy members, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, will perform concerts at the Music Centre in Helsinki, Finland on August 26; at the Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm, Sweden on August 28; and in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on September 5. The program for the tour features both American and Finnish music: Four Legends from the Kalevala (Lemminkäinen Suite), Op. 22 by Sibelius; Mania by Esa-Pekka Salonen with cellist Jonathan Roozeman; and Radical Light (2006-7) by late composer and former Juilliard faculty member Steven Stucky.
Other highlights include a concert on October 26 in Alice Tully Hall led by alumnus Gerard Schwarz on the occasion of his 70th birthday year with a program of works by American composers David Diamond (former Juilliard faculty member), Jacob Druckman (former Juilliard faculty member), and William Schuman (former Juilliard President). In celebration of faculty member John Corigliano’s 80th birthday, the orchestra performs his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (The Red Violin) among other works on February 19 in Alice Tully Hall. Juilliard faculty member and alumnus Jeffrey Milarsky conducts.
Edo de Waart leads his first concert with the Juilliard Orchestra in works by Brahms and Strauss and a composition by Juilliard alumnus Michael Ippolito on September 23 in Alice Tully Hall. Mr. de Waart is music director of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conductor laureate of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. He also is conductor laureate of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra.
British composer/conductor/pianist Thomas Adès, who received an honorary doctorate from Juilliard in May 2017, returns to conduct the Juilliard Orchestra on November 13 in Alice Tully Hall. The program features his early work …but all shall be well (1993) and Three Studies from Couperin (2006) and works by Elgar and Stravinsky. Mr. Adès’s opera The Exterminating Angel will have its North American premiere at the Metropolitan Opera this fall.
Joseph Colaneri, also making his first appearance with the Juilliard Orchestra, conducts Juilliard Opera’s production of Mozart’s La finta giardiniera on November 15, 17, and 19 in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Mr. Colaneri has been music director of the Glimmerglass Festival since 2013 and has served as a member of the Metropolitan Opera conducting roster since 1998. He serves as artistic director of opera at Mannes School of Music at The New School.
Emmanuel Villaume returns to conduct the Juilliard Orchestra on December 4 in Alice Tully Hall in a French program featuring works by Debussy and Ravel. Mr. Villaume is the music director of the Dallas Opera and music director and chief conductor of the PKF – Prague Philharmonia.
Conductor Chen Lin leads the Juilliard Orchestra on January 26, the closing night of the week-long 2018 Focus! festival, which this season features music of China. In addition to guest conducting in the U.S. and Asia, she is a professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.
Alan Gilbert, director of orchestral and conducting studies at Juilliard, makes his annual appearance with the Juilliard Orchestra in works by Barber, Brahms, and Juilliard faculty member Christopher Rouse on April 16 in David Geffen Hall. Mr. Gilbert, who stepped down as music director of the New York Philharmonic in June, is the chief conductor-designate of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra.
David Robertson returns to Juilliard to lead the orchestra in a program of Ives, Bartók, and Dvořák in Carnegie Hall on April 2. Mr. Robertson is chief conductor and artistic director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and music director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. His past positions have included principal guest conductor of the BBC Symphony, music director of the Orchestra National de Lyon, and of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, and resident conductor of the Jerusalem Symphony.
Conductor and Juilliard alumna Speranza Scappucci returns to lead Juilliard’s traditional commencement concert on May 17 in Alice Tully Hall. Ms. Scappucci made her Vienna debut last season with La Traviata at the Wiener Staatsoper, stepping in at the last minute to conduct the opening of the Wiener Opernball 2017 with the Wiener Staatsoper Orchestra. She also was appointed the principal conductor at Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège beginning this fall.
Juilliard’s smaller ensembles also have a busy season. The Juilliard Chamber Orchestra, a conductorless ensemble coached by Orpheus member and Juilliard faculty member and New York Philharmonic cellist Eric Bartlett, performs on February 16 in Alice Tully Hall. The ensemble also performs at West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, N.J. on February 11. The Juilliard Wind Orchestra presents three concerts this season in October, December, and March, led by Juilliard faculty members Elaine Douvas and Jon Manasse, as well as retired faculty member Patricia Rogers.
Reasonably priced tickets are available for the concerts, which take place in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Carnegie Hall. Tickets are free for Juilliard students; non-Juilliard students may purchase half-price tickets. Box Office and ticket information follows at the end of the release.
2017-18 Juilliard Orchestra
Calendar of Events
Fall 2017 Semester
Tuesday, September 5, 7:30pm, Alice Tully Hall
Symphony Orchestra of Sibelius Academy and Juilliard Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Jonathan Roozeman, cello
Steven STUCKY Radical Light
Esa-Pekka SALONEN Mania
SIBELIUS Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22
Saturday, September 23, 7:30pm
Edo de Waart, conductor
BRAHMS Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (violin soloist to be announced)
Michael IPPOLITO Nocturne (2011)*
STRAUSS Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
*Premiere: February 27, 2012 by the Juilliard Orchestra, conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky
Sunday, October 22, 3pm, Paul Hall
Juilliard Wind Orchestra
Elaine Douvas, conductor
GOUNOD Petite symphonie for Wind Instruments
STRAUSS Sonatina No. 1, TrV 288, F Major (“From an Invalid’s Workshop”)
Thursday, October 26, 7:30pm, Alice Tully Hall
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
David DIAMOND Symphony No. 4
Jacob DRUCKMAN Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (viola soloist to be announced)
William SCHUMAN Symphony No. 6
Monday, November 13, 7:30pm, Alice Tully Hall
Thomas Adès, conductor
Thomas ADÈS ...but all shall be well (1993)
ELGAR Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E Minor (cello soloist to be announced)
ADÈS Three Studies from Couperin (2006)
STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements
Wednesday, November 15, 7:30pm, Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Friday, November 17, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 19, 2pm
Joseph Colaneri, conductor
Mary Birnbaum, director
W.A. MOZART La finta giardiniera
Monday, December 4, 7:30pm, Alice Tully Hall
Emmanuel Villaume, conductor
RAVEL Menuet antique
DEBUSSY La mer
RAVEL L’enfant et les sortilèges
Sunday, December 10, 3pm, Willson Theater
Juilliard Wind Orchestra
Jon Manasse, conductor
MOZART Serenade No. 10 in B-flat Major, K. 361 (“Gran Partita”)
Spring 2018 Semester
Focus! festival featuring music of China
Friday, January 26, 7:30pm Alice Tully Hall
Chen Lin, conductor
Program and additional Focus! dates to be announced.
Sunday, February 11, 3pm, West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, N.J.
Friday, February 16, 7:30pm, Alice Tully Hall
Juilliard Chamber Orchestra
Program to be announced.
Monday, February 19, 7:30pm, Alice Tully Hall
Jeffrey Milarsky, conductor
RAVEL Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose)
MUSSORGSKY (arr. Stokowski) Boris Godunov: A Symphonic Synthesis
John CORIGLIANO Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (The Red Violin) (violin soloist to be announced)*
Wednesday, March 28, 1pm, Alice Tully Hall
Juilliard Wind Orchestra
Patricia Rogers, conductor
STRAVINSKY Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1947 version)
MOZART Serenade No. 11 in E-flat Major, K. 375
D’INDY Chansons et danses
Monday, April 2, 8pm, Carnegie Hall
David Robertson, conductor
IVES Three Places in New England
BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 3 (soloist to be announced)
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 in E Minor “From the New World”
Monday, April 16, 7:30pm, David Geffen Hall
Alan Gilbert, conductor
BARBER Essay No. 1
Christopher ROUSE Flute Concerto (flute soloist to be announced)
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 in C Minor
Monday, April 23, 7:30pm, Alice Tully Hall
Jeffrey Milarsky, conductor
Concert featuring world premieres by Juilliard student composers.
Thursday, May 17, 6pm, Alice Tully Hall
Juilliard’s Commencement Concert
Speranza Scappucci, conductor
Felicia Moore, soprano
VERDI Overture to La forza del destino
BEETHOVEN Ah, Perfido!
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 in A Major (“Italian”)
Ticket and Box Office Information
Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Tickets are $30 and will be available at events.juilliard.edu or at Juilliard’s Box Office. Tickets are free for Juilliard students; non-Juilliard full-time students with valid ID may purchase tickets for $15, only at the Juilliard Box Office.
Alice Tully Hall
Tickets are $30 and will be available at events.juilliard.edu, through CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, or at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office. Tickets are free for Juilliard students; non-Juilliard full-time students with valid ID may purchase tickets for $15, only at the Juilliard Box Office.
David Geffen Hall
Tickets are $30 (orchestra and first tier) and $15 (second and third tiers) and will be available at events.juilliard.edu, through CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, or at the David Geffen Hall Box Office. Tickets are free for Juilliard students. Non-Juilliard full-time students with valid ID may purchase tickets for $15 orchestra and first tier) and $7.50 (second and third tiers), only at the David Geffen Hall Box Office.
Tickets are $30 (parquet, 1st tier, 2nd tier) and $15 (dress circle, balcony) and will be available at events.juilliard.edu or at the Carnegie Hall Box Office. Tickets are free for Juilliard students; non-Juilliard full-time student tickets with valid ID may purchase tickets at $15 (parquet, 1st tier, 2nd tier) and $7.50 (dress circle, balcony), only at the Carnegie Hall Box Office.
About the Juilliard Orchestra
Juilliard’s largest and most visible student performing ensemble, the Juilliard Orchestra, is known for delivering polished and passionate performances of works spanning the repertoire. Comprising more than 350 students in the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, the orchestra appears throughout the season in concerts on the stages of Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater and Carnegie Hall. The orchestra is a strong partner to Juilliard’s other divisions, appearing in opera and dance productions, as well as presenting an annual concert of world premieres by Juilliard student composers. Under the musical leadership of Alan Gilbert, the director of conducting and orchestral studies, the Juilliard Orchestra welcomes an impressive roster of world renowned conductors this season, including Mr. Gilbert and Thomas Adès, Joseph Colaneri, Chen Lin, Jeffrey Milarsky, David Robertson, Speranza Scappucci, Gerard Schwarz, and Emmanuel Villaume. The Juilliard Orchestra has toured across the U.S. and throughout Europe, South America, and Asia, where it was the first Western conservatory ensemble allowed to visit and perform following the opening of the People’s Republic of China in 1987, returning two decades later, in 2008. Other ensembles under the Juilliard Orchestra umbrella include the conductorless Juilliard Chamber Orchestra, the Juilliard Wind Orchestra, and the new-music groups AXIOM and New Juilliard Ensemble.
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