Monday, March 31, 2008

While Pausing To Find Classical Music Direction, John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts Invites Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic To Concert Hall

Carnegie Mellon School of Music: Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic in Concert

April 29, 2008 at 8:00 PM

Concert Hall, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.

Juan Pablo Izquierdo, conductor

Running Time: Approx. 100 minutes

Tickets: $15.00 - $25.00


VARÈSE - Arcana

SCELSI - Four Pieces for Orchestra

STRAVINSKY - The Rite of Spring (1947 revision)

[Program note to the Stravinsky by Kennedy Center musicologist Richard Freed.]

Juan Pablo Izquierdo

"While his interpretations of the Viennese masters of the nineteenth century continue a long-standing European tradition and reflect the brilliance of his teacher and mentor, Hermann Scherchen, Izquierdo is also known internationally for his bold interpretations of avant-garde music of the twentieth century. As music director of the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, he has presented that orchestra in works by Xenakis (Carnegie Hall, New York), Varèse (Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.), Messiaen (Symphony Hall, Boston), and Scelsi (Carnegie Hall, New York). His recordings with the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic appear on the Mode and New Albion labels, and on International Music from Carnegie Mellon, a radio series with international distribution in three languages."

Photo credit: (c) Mode Records. All rights reserved. With thanks.


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