Jeffrey Milarsky Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra in John Corigliano's Violin Concerto ("The Red Violin") in Celebration of the Composer's 80th Birthday on Monday, February 19, 2018, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall

Friday, Feb 16, 2018
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Program Also Features Ravel’s Ma Mere l’Oye (Suite) and Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov


NEW YORK –– Jeffrey Milarsky conducts the Juilliard Orchestra in John Corigliano’s Violin Concerto (“The Red Violin”) in celebration of the composer’s 80th birthday on Monday, February 19, 2018, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall. Juilliard violinist Alice Ivy-Pemberton is the soloist in the Corigliano concerto. The program also features Ravel’s Ma Mère l’Oye (Suite): Cinq pieces enfantines and Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov: A Symphonic Synthesis.

Tickets at $30 ($15 for full-time non-Juilliard students) are available at

About Jeffrey Milarsky

American conductor Jeffrey Milarsky is known for his innovative programming, he has been hailed for his interpretation of a wide range of repertoire, which spans from Bach to Xenakis. In recent seasons he has worked with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, MET Chamber Ensemble, Bergen Philharmonic, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New World Symphony, and the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra. He enjoys a frequent working relationship with both the New York Philharmonic for its CONTACT! series and the Los Angeles Philharmonic for its Green Umbrella concerts. In the United States and abroad, he has premiered and recorded works by many groundbreaking contemporary composers in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and IRCAM in Paris. 

Mr. Milarsky has a long history of premiering, recording, and performing music by American composers, and he was presented with the prestigious 2013 Ditson Conductor’s Award, the oldest award honoring conductors for their commitment to the performance of American music. Mr. Milarsky’s interest and dedication has brought forth collaborations with esteemed composers such as Adams, Babbitt, Cage, Carter, Corigliano, Crumb, Davidovsky, Druckman, Gordon, Lang, Mackey, Rouse, Shapey, Subotnick, Wuorinen, and an entire generation of young and developing composers.

A dedicated teacher, Mr. Milarsky serves on the conducting faculty at Juilliard and is a senior lecturer in music at Columbia University, where he is the music director and conductor of the Columbia University Orchestra. He is the founding conductor of Juilliard’s AXIOM ensemble.

An in-demand timpanist and percussionist, Mr. Milarsky has been the principal timpanist for the Santa Fe Opera since 2005. In addition, he has performed and recorded with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh Symphony. He has recorded extensively for Angel, Bridge, Teldec, Telarc,
New World, CRI, MusicMasters, EMI, Koch, and London records.

At Juilliard, Mr. Milarsky received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees and was awarded the Peter Mennin Prize for outstanding leadership and achievement in the arts.

About Alice Ivy-Pemberton

Alice Ivy-Pemberton began fiddling at age four and studied violin with Nurit Pacht at the Kaufman Music Center in New York for ten years. At age 10, she performed on NPRs From the Top, and was also featured as a soloist on the PBS series From the Top: Live from Carnegie Hall. She has won numerous concerto competitions, including those of the New York Chamber Players' Orchestra, Ensemble 212, the Sound Symphony, and the Greenwich Village Orchestra. the Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau awarded Alice its prestigious Prix du Directeur in 2016; she also took the audience prize at the Conservatoires Prix Ravel competition. She has performed as a soloist in many venues in New York, including Bargemusic, Zankel Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage of Carnegie Hall. A proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship, Ms. Ivy-Pemberton is pursuing her BM degree under the tutelage of Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho at Juilliard.

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, 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, Joseph Colaneri, Chen Lin, Jeffrey Milarsky, David Robertson, and Speranza Scappucci. The Juilliard Orchestra has toured throughout the U.S. and 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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Program Listing:

Monday, February 19, 2018, at 7:30pm, Alice Tully Hall

Juilliard Orchestra

Jeffrey Milarsky, conductor

Alice Ivy-Pemberton, violin


Maurice RAVEL Ma Mère l’Oye (Suite): Cinq pieces enfantines

Modest MUSSORGSKY Boris Godunov: A Symphonic Synthesis (arr. Leopold Stokowski)

John CORIGLIANO Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (“The Red Violin”)


Tickets are $30 ($15 for full-time non-Juilliard students) and available for purchase at

Juilliard Orchestra
Jeffrey Milarsky Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra in John Corigliano's Violin Concerto ("The Red Violin") in Celebration of the Composer's 80th Birthday on Monday, February 19, 2018, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall (photo by Michael DiVito)