New Juilliard Ensemble Celebrates the Royal Philharmonic Society Bicentennial at Peter Jay Sharp Theater

09/29/13 5pm 155 W 65th Street Map

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Joel Sachs, conductor; Andrew Funcheon, percussion soloist; Katherine Wood, storyteller.

JUDITH WEIR (Scotland) I give you the end of a golden string (2011-13) **; GUUS JANSSEN (Netherlands) Tafelmanieren (Table Manners) (2012) ***; CARSON COOMAN (US) Flax-Golden Tales, for storyteller and chamber orchestra (2013)* (Text by Erin Morgenstern); MAGNUS LINDBERG (Finland) Aldeburgh Trilogy (2002-13) Bubo bubo (2002) *** Counter Phrases (2002-3) ^ Red House (2013) **.

* World Premiere, composed for NJE. ** First Performance Outside the UK; 2013 Royal Philharmonic Society/Britten-Pears Foundation commission to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten and the bicentenary of the foundation of the Royal Philharmonic Society. *** First Performance Outside Europe. ^ New York Premiere.

The New Juilliard Ensemble opens its 21st season with United States premieres by British composer Judith Weir and Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg, who was the 2011-12 composer-in-residence for the New York Philharmonic. Both works are commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society for the occasion of its bicentenary and the centenary of composer Benjamin Britten. NJE founder and director Joel Sachs also leads a world premiere written for the ensemble by American composer Carson Cooman.

Part of Royal Philharmonic Society's Bicentennial Celebration.

Pre-Concert Discussion begins at 4 PM.

FREE tickets available 9/16.

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