Monday, April 25, 2016

An Extra Shot of Salonen and the Met Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen will conduct the spring, 2017, Met Orchestra programs at Carnegie Hall, substituting for James Levine, who has withdrawn.

I confess, if I were in NYC, I'd rather hear Salonen. Here are the program updates, quoted from the press release:
The June 3, 2017 program will now include Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 in E Flat, “Rhenish,” along with, as previously announced, Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor featuring soloist Maurizio Pollini.
The June 6, 2017 all-Sibelius concert will now include Symphony No. 6 and Symphony No. 7 in C, along with the previously announced Violin Concerto in D Minor featuring soloist Christian Tetzlaff. The concert on May 31, 2017 will be, as previously announced, an all-Mahler program featuring soloists Susan Graham and Matthew Polenzani in lieder from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, and a performance of Symphony No. 1.
Yes, I might be thinking of a week in NYC for this.


Robert Gordon said...

Or you could wait a year and come to LA on April 6, 8, or 9, to hear:

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Martin Chalifour, violin

Sibelius Finlandia
Sibelius Symphony No. 6
Sibelius Six Humoresques
Sibelius Symphony No. 7

Lisa Hirsch said...

I'd have to wait a year in either case. :)