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FRIDAY JULY 5, 7:30PM ORCHESTRA

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BEETHOVEN “EMPEROR” CONCERTO Brevard Music Center Orchestra Matthias Bamert, conductor Alexandre Tharaud, piano SCHOENBERG (1874-1951) Pelleas und Melisande, Op. 5

-INTERMISSIONBEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73, “Emperor” Allegro Adagio un poco mosso Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo Mr. Tharaud, piano

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

FRIDAY, JULY 6

MATTHIAS BAMERT, conductor Matthias Bamert’s reputation in the Classical to Romantic repertoires, his championship of contemporary music, and his innovative programming has received international praise. Currently, he is Chief Conductor of the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra (Japan) and also Principal Guest Conductor of the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra (South Korea). Matthias Bamert’s distinguished career began in North America as an apprentice to George Szell, later as Assistant Conductor to Leopold Stokowski, and Resident Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra under Lorin Maazel. Since then, he has held Music Director positions with the Swiss Radio Orchestra, London Mozart Players, West Australian Symphony, and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also served as Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and as Associate Guest Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. Music Director of the London Mozart Players for seven years, Matthias Bamert masterminded a hugely successful series of recordings of works by “Contemporaries of Mozart”, many of which have won international prizes. In the UK, Matthias Bamert has worked frequently with such orchestras as the Philharmonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and BBC Philharmonic, featuring regularly at the BBC Proms. Internationally, he has appeared with many of the world’s great orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, Leningrad Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, and NHK Symphony Orchestra. Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Director of the Glasgow contemporary music festival Musica Nova from 1985-90, he became renowned for his innovative programming, conducting many world premieres. This gift came to the fore during his acclaimed tenure as Director of the Lucerne Festival (1992-98), when he was also responsible for the opening of the KKL concert hall and founded the new Easter and Piano festivals. A prolific recording artist, Bamert has made over 80 CDs, many of which have won international prizes.

ALEXANDRE THARAUD, piano Official piano of the Brevard Music Center

Alexandre Tharaud has distinguished himself as one of France’s leading pianists. Recognized on the international stage as an artist of unique vision and originality, Alexandre is heralded for his brilliantlyconceived programs and bestselling recordings that range from Bach, Chopin, Rameau, and Ravel to music inspired by Paris cabaret of the 1920’s. This season’s highlights in North America include performances with the Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst, and his return to the Montreal Symphony. His recent recitals in the U.S. include his return to Carnegie Hall, and recitals in Washington, DC, Boston, Montreal, and Chicago. He also continues to appear frequently with Les Violons du Roy, and in recent seasons has made his debuts with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony and returned to the Toronto Symphony. Other recent highlights in North America include

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2019 BMC Overture Magazine  

The seasonal publication for the annual Brevard Music Center Summer Festival. Overture includes all festival programming and program notes,...

2019 BMC Overture Magazine  

The seasonal publication for the annual Brevard Music Center Summer Festival. Overture includes all festival programming and program notes,...