Janine Jansen concert in NYC
For those of you in New York City or close by, here’s an event not to miss:
Performance: Wednesday, Dec 7, 2011 | 8 PM
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
For the first of its two nights at Carnegie Hall, the London Philharmonic Orchestra is joined by violinist Janine Jansen, whose performance excellence has made her a hit with audiences. Together, they perform Mozart’s Concerto number 5 in A-Major, on a program that also includes Brahms’s final symphony.
- London Philharmonic Orchestra
- Vladimir Jurowski, Principal Conductor
- Janine Jansen, Violin
• MATTHIAS PINTSCHER: Towards Osiris
• MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, “Turkish”
• BRAHMS Symphony No. 4
• London Philharmonic Orchestra
The London Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the world’s best-known orchestras, balancing a long and distinguished history with a reputation as one of the UK’s most forward-looking orchestras. As well as performing classical concerts, the orchestra also records film and computer-game soundtracks, has its own record label, and reaches thousands of Londoners every year through activities for schools and local communities.
The orchestra was founded by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1932, and since then has been headed by many great conductors, including Sir Adrian Boult, Bernard Haitink, Sir Georg Solti, Klaus Tennstedt, and Kurt Masur. The current principal conductor is Vladimir Jurowski, appointed in 2007, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin as principal guest conductor.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra has been performing at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall since it opened in 1951, becoming resident orchestra in 1992. It also has flourishing residencies in Brighton and Eastbourne; each summer it plays for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, where it has been the resident symphony orchestra since 1964.
The orchestra tours internationally, and its plans for the 2011–2012 season include visits to Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, the US, Spain, China, Russia, Oman, Brazil, and France.
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Vladimir Jurowski was born in Moscow, but in 1990 moved with his family to Germany, where he completed his musical studies in Dresden and Berlin. In 1995, he made a highly successful debut at the Wexford Opera Festival conducting Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night, launching his international career. Since then, he has been a guest at some of the world’s leading opera houses, such as the Opéra nationale de Paris, Welsh National Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Komische Oper Berlin, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
In January 2001, Mr. Jurowski became music director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera and was appointed principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in May 2006. He also holds the titles of principal artist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and artistic director of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Russian Federation. From 2005 to 2009, he served as principal guest conductor of the Russian National Orchestra.
Janine Jansen, violinist
Janine Jansen is internationally recognized as one of the world’s great violinists—a truly exciting and versatile artist.
The outstanding instrument played by Ms. Jansen is the “Barrere” by Antonio Stradivari, on extended loan from the Elise Mathilde Foundation
About WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, “Turkish”:
Mozart’s precocious virtuosity manifested itself on the violin as well as the keyboard. Yet although he wrote (and frequently performed) no fewer than 27 piano concertos, he only got around to writing five for the violin. All date from his late teenage years, when he was serving as concertmaster in the court orchestra at Salzburg. The exotic, Turkish-flavored melody from which the A-Major Concerto takes its nickname is one of many surprises in this delightful and perennially popular work.
Here is the Mozart Violin Concerto 5, with Janine Jansen- violin (introduction)
And here’s the soloist’s entrance
If I were in New York, I’d sure attend this concert…
Tags: Janine Jansen, Mozart, Carnegie Hall, December 7th 2011