with music of Vivaldi, Telemann, Stradella, and Huang Ruo
Wed September 10th, 2014
Minimum Age: All Ages
Doors Open: 6:30PM
Show Time: 7:30PM
Event Ticket: $15/$20/$25
free for members
Il Grosso Nuovo
Continuing its survey of the vast literature of the concerto grosso, NYBI turns to a collection of firsts to start its third season. Beginning at the genre’s roots with Stradella, Il Grosso Nuovo will feature Telemann’s Viola Concerto, Concerto for Recorder and Viola da Gamba, Vivaldi’s Concerto for Viola d’amore and Lute, and Huang Ruo’s brand new Distant Mountain for period instruments.
Stradella Sonata di viole
Telemann Viola Concerto, TWV 51:G9
Vivaldi Concerto for Viola d’amore and Lute in D minor, RV 540
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Telemann Concerto for Recorder and Viola da Gamba, TWV 52:a1
Huang Ruo Distant Mountain
Seated: $20 advance, $25 day of show
Standing: $15 advance, $20 day of show
TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.
This event will be streamed live online through LPR’s streaming channel, beginning at 7:30pm.
special guests New York Baroque Incorporated
New York Baroque Incorporated is a conductorless orchestra of young players on period instruments in New York City, bringing vital, informed, and fresh performances of a wide range of 17th and 18th-century repertoire, and creating a vibrant landscape for collaborations between historical performance and living composers. Since its creation, NYBI has received critical praise for its virtuosity, and was lauded by The New York Times for its “do-it-yourself spirit.” 2014-15 season highlights include the modern-day premiere of Cavalli’s Veremonda at The Spoleto USA Festival.
The players of NYBI include winners of the Early Music America/Naxos Recording Competition, Audience Award winners of EMA Baroque Performance Competition, finalists of the York Early Music Competition, and recipients of the Jacob K. Javits and Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships. Members have recorded for Avie, Naxos, Sony and Decca, and have appeared at festivals from Marlboro to Mostly Mozart to Boston Early Music Festival. Teaching positions held by NYBI musicians include Stony Brook University, Temple University, Connecticut College, Ithaca College, University of Delaware, and Peabody Institute.
music of Vivaldi, Telemann, Stradella, and Huang Ruo
Awarded First Prize by the Luxembourg International Composition Prize, Huang Ruo has been cited by the New Yorker as “one of the world’s leading young composers” and “one of the most intriguing of the new crop of Asian-American composers.” His vibrant and inventive musical voice draws equal inspiration from Chinese ancient and folk music, Western avant-garde, rock, and jazz to create a seamless, organic integration using a compositional technique he calls “dimensionalism.” Huang Ruo’s writing spans from orchestra, chamber music, opera, theater, and modern dance, to sound installation, multi-media, experimental improvisation, folk rock, and film. Ensembles who have premiered and performed his music include the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, National Polish Radio Orchestra, Kiel Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera. New York City Opera, Opera Hong Kong, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Asko Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Remix Ensemble, Quatuor Diotima, and Ethel Quartet, and under conductors such as Wolfgang Sawallisch, Marin Alsop, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, Dennis Russell Davies, Ed Spanjaard, Xian Zhang, and Ilan Volkov. Huang Ruo’s new opera Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, has recently given its American premiere by the Santa Fe Opera in 2014, and will be given its Canadian premiere by the Vancouver Opera in 2016. Huang Ruo was born in Hainan Island, China, in 1976, the year the Chinese Cultural Revolution ended. His father, who is a well-known composer in China, began teaching him composition and piano when he was six years old. Growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, when China was steadily opening its gates to the Western world, he received both traditional and Western education at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music admitted into its composition program at the age of twelve, studying with his mentor Professor Deng Erbo. After winning the Henry Mancini Award at the 1995 International Film and Music Festival in Switzerland, he moved to the United States to further his education. Since then, he has earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in composition from the Juilliard School. He is the artistic director and conductor of Future In REverse (FIRE), and was selected as a Young Leader Fellow by the National Committee on United States–China Relations in 2006.
Huang Ruo official site