New York Philharmonic - Ades, Berlioz, Stravinsky, Ravel
Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic at the Barbican. Ades: Polaris. Berlioz: Les nuits d'ete. Stravinsky: Symphony in 3 Movements. Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No 2.
Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic at the Barbican in Thomas Adès' Polaris and music by Berlioz, Stravinsky and Ravel.
The New York Philharmonic has been always been a committed advocate of contemporary music - giving premieres of works by Dvorák, Rachmaninov, Gershwin and Copland, amongst others. It also gave the first performance of one of tonight's works, Stravinsky's dramatic Symphony in Three movements, and it's a tradition that continues with a UK premiere by Thomas Adès, whose Polaris was written for the opening of Frank Gehry's new concert hall in Miami. Two great works from the French tradition complete the programme - music from Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe, and Berlioz's song Les nuits d'été, featuring the mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.
Thomas Adès: Polaris (UK premiere)
Berlioz: Les nuits d'été
Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite (No 2)
New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert conductor
Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano.