Juilliard Chamber Orchestra Performs Works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Ravel, and Prokofiev on Monday, February 25, 2019, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall

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NEW YORK –– The conductorless Juilliard Chamber Orchestra will perform works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Ravel, and Prokofiev on Monday, February 25, 2019, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall. The ensemble is coached by Orpheus and New York Philharmonic member Eric Bartlett, an adjunct faculty member and alumnus of Juilliard. The program features Beethoven’s Overture to Creatures of Prometheus; Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor with Juilliard violinist Ludvig Gudim; Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin; and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25, “Classical.”

The Juilliard Chamber Orchestra will also perform the program on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 3pm at the West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, N.J. More information is available at westsideconcerts.org.

Tickets at $20 ($10 for full-time students) are available at juilliard.edu/calendar.

About Eric Bartlett

Eric Bartlett teaches cello orchestral repertoire at Julliard and has been lead coach of the Juilliard Chamber Orchestra since 2007. As a cellist, he has been a member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra since 1983 and the New York Philharmonic since 1997, where he holds the third chair. He served 14 seasons as principal cellist of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival and was a guest principal of the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra. Bartlett grew up in Marlboro, Vt., where he was a student of Stanley Eukers, George Finckel, and Leopold Teraspulsky. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Juilliard in 1978 and 1979 as a student of Leonard Rose and Channing Robbins. He made his New York Philharmonic solo debut in 2015 as the soloist in Per Nørgård’s Cello Concerto No. 2 on the Philharmonic’s Contact series. Bartlett has appeared frequently as a member soloist with Orpheus and is featured on several of its Deutsche Grammophon recordings. He has also made solo appearances with the Cabrillo Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Anchorage Symphony, Hartford Chamber Orchestra, Aspen and Juilliard orchestras, and the New York Philharmonic’s Horizons ’84 series. Dedicated to contemporary music, Bartlett released a recording of four commissioned works, entitled Essence of Cello, on the Albany Records label.

About Ludvig Gudim

Ludvig Gudim, 20, born in Oslo, Norway, is the winner of the Juilliard violin competition and numerous national and international awards. He won third prize in the prestigious international Menuhin Competition junior division in 2014. He also has won the Norwegian Soloist Prize, represented Norway in the Eurovision Young Musicians contest in Cologne, and was named musician of the year at Norway’s Young Musicians Competition. In 2016 he won second prize at the Princess Astrid International Violin Competition. As a soloist, Gudim has appeared with numerous orchestras around the world including the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Brussels Chamber Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Vietnam National Symphonic Orchestra, Trondheim Soloists, Oslo Camerata and London’s Orpheus Sinfonia. He has been the concertmaster of Young Strings of Norway for several years. Gudim has performed chamber music with musicians including Itzhak Perlman, Janine Jansen, Alisa Weilerstein, Kathy Stott, Steven Isserlis, Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Anders Tomter, Ivry Gitlis and musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic. He has participated in the Verbier Festival, “Chamber Music Connects the World” at the Kronberg Academy, and Bergen International Festival. He has studied violin since age 5 and from 2007 was a student at Norway’s Barratt Due Institute of Music with Stephan Barratt-Due and Henning Kraggerud. In 2013 he travelled to New York to participate in the Perlman Music Program. He is pursuing his bachelor of music degree at Juilliard with
Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin. He plays a 1710 Antonio Stradivari, generously on loan from the Anders Sveaas Foundation. At Juilliard, he holds the Dorothy DeLay/Starling Foundation and Charles Petschek violin scholarships.

Juilliard Chamber Orchestra

The Juilliard Chamber Orchestra works without a conductor, using the shared leadership model of Orpheus. The players change seats between pieces, thereby putting a different group of players in the leadership chairs for each work on the program. In the ensemble, everyone is expected to be both a leader and a follower. The players themselves make all the musical decisions, while the coaches try only to guide the decision-making process. The players also explore all the roles that a conductor normally fills and decide collectively how best to distribute those responsibilities. All the players are given a score to the works that they are included in and they bring those scores to rehearsals and consult them extensively. Additionally, they take turns listening to the ensemble from the audience position, a responsibility called the “Designated Listener.” It is the goal of the program that all participants will develop enhanced leadership skills, have renewed respect for the conductor’s complicated role, and acquire new insight into their own ability and responsibility to enhance the music making process. The lead coach is Eric Bartlett.

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Program Listing:

Monday, February 25, 2019, 7:30pm, Alice Tully Hall

Juilliard Chamber Orchestra

Eric Bartlett, Coach

Ludvig Gudim, Violin

BEETHOVEN Overture to Creatures of Prometheus

MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E Minor

RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin

PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25, “Classical”


Tickets at $20 ($10 for full-time students) are available at juilliard.edu/calendar.

Juilliard Chamber Orchestra
Juilliard Chamber Orchestra Performs Works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Ravel, and Prokofiev on Monday, February 25, 2019, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall (photo by Nan Melville)