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Vivacious and “scintillating. ” – Muso Magazine on violinist Tai Murray


imeless masterpieces of Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Brahms. Roof-raising Pops with Broadway’s leading stars. Intimate and eclectic chamber concerts. Light-bulb-moment music education programs for children. The Westchester Philharmonic truly delivers something for everyone.

SEASON SPONSOR Violinist Tai Murray takes the stage on June 15, 2014. Photo by Julia Wesely. WWW.WESTCHESTERMAGAZINE.COM



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The Orchestra You Dream Of, Here Just for You Jeremy Denk, Michelle DeYoung, and Ryu Goto among a galaxy of season headliners Expect musical fireworks at the Westchester Philharmonic’s 31st season opener on September 22nd, when the dynamic, supremely gifted, 25 year-old violinist Ryu Goto teams up with internationally acclaimed conductor Jorge Mester and the orchestra for the famed and formidable Brahms Violin Concerto. “Simply put, Ryu Goto is a force of nature,” commented Westchester Philharmonic Executive Director Joshua Worby. “I liken him to a rock star with a violin. If you’re a casual fan, or even a non-fan of classical music, prepare to be blown away. Ryu creates an astonishing wall of sound and pulls

appeared in the New Republic, on the front page of the New York Times Book Review and, this spring, his piece in the New Yorker led to a book contract with Random House. The holidays get an injection of pizzazz with the Phil's annual Winter Pops on December 22nd. Tony winner Ted Sperling and Broadway stars Andrew Samonsky and Betsy Wolfe, join the orchestra for this annual sell-out. Concert-goers can add to their holiday fun by reserving a spot at the private backstage after-party, mingle with the artists while enjoying scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and wines. As with concert tickets, early reservations are a must.

artists whose massive talents demand our attention. Ryan McAdams’ leadership of the New York Youth Symphony has led to non-stop critical acclaim wherever he conducts. He is joined by violinist Tai Murray, an Avery Fisher Career Grant winner, Sphinx Competition winner, and BBC New Generation Artist. “Technically flawless”, “vivacious and scintillating”, Murray brings her elegance, effortlessness, and sheer passion to an unforgettable season-ending performance.

“…a magical experience… one of the best solo performances of this year.” – The New York Times on pianist Jeremy Denk you in, and just like that, you’re riveted to every note as if it’s a Jimmy Page guitar solo or a Chili Peppers vocal.” Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun calls Goto “a singularly world-class violinist and performer.” One of America's most thought-provoking and compelling artists, pianist Jeremy Denk returns to the Phil on November 24th, as soloist-leader of a special conductor-less program. “A pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in whatever combination – both for his penetrating intellectual engagement with the music and for the generosity of his playing” (The New York Times). Truly multi-faceted, Denk is known for his original and insightful writing on music, praised by Alex Ross for its “arresting sensitivity and wit.” Denk’s writing has

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The Westchester Philharmonic’s reputation for discovering young talent before they become household names (like Joshua Bell and Midori, who performed with the orchestra as little-known teenagers) was again on display twenty years ago, when a mezzo-soprano named Michelle DeYoung bowed with the Phil. On April 6th, two decades, three Grammy Awards, and millions of superlative accolades later, DeYoung returns, teaming up with yet another Phil discovery, Trinidadian-Canadian conductor Kwamé Ryan, who will make his NYarea debut. At its season finale on June 15th, the Westchester Philharmonic dares audiences to dream of who the next household names might be, with two young, ground-breaking

The Westchester Philharmonic attracts avid fans throughout Fairfield, Rockland, Bergen, and Putnam counties and beyond, and is a top destination for the world’s most renowned artists. “It is the most accomplished orchestra you will hear anywhere north of 68th Street and south of Boston’s Back Bay,” said Worby. And it’s here just for you. Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale now. Call the box office at (914) 6823707 or visit to reserve your seat today.



2013-14 Season Jorge Mester, conductor Ryu Goto, violin September 22, 2013 at 3 pm Beethoven: Egmont Overture Brahms: Violin Concerto Bizet: Symphony in C The Eugene and Emily Grant Opening Series

Jeremy Denk, soloist-leader November 24, 2013 at 3 pm Beethoven: Quintet for piano and winds Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 Haydn: Presto from Symphony No. 2

Ryo Goto “…a singularly world-class violinist and performer…” – Tan Dun

Betsy Wolfe

Winter Pops: BWAY ’59 December 22, 2013 at 3 pm

Ted Sperling, conductor with Andrew Samonsky and Betsy Wolfe

Kwamé Ryan, conductor Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano April 6, 2014 at 3 pm Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Berlioz: Les nuits d’été Schumann: Symphony No. 4

Jorge Mester Kwamé Ryan

Andrew Samonsky

Michelle DeYoung

Ryan McAdams

Ryan McAdams, conductor Tai Murray, violin June 15, 2014, at 3 pm Ligeti: Concert Românesc Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto Brahms: Serenade No. 1

"extraordinary," "masterful," and "immense[ly] dramatic" – Jerusalem Post

4 and 5-concert Subscriptions: $394 – 98 Single Tickets: $97 – 30 Winter Pops After-Party: $18 with a concert ticket purchase. Party immediately follows the December 22 concert. Space is limited. Concerts are presented at: The Concert Hall at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY Programs, artists, dates and times subject to change.

Ted Sperling

Join the Philharmonic for a FREE open rehearsal! Open rehearsals are scheduled for Sundays September 22, November 24, April 6 and June 15 at 10:30 am in The Concert Hall. Children and families welcome!

CALL FOR TICKETS: (914) 682-3707 or VISIT:

Michelle DeYoung by Christian Steiner, Ryu Goto by Universal Music, Ryan McAdams by Kristin Hoebermann, Jorge Mester by Oneil Arnold, Tai Murray by Julia Wesely, Kwamé Ryan by Nicolas Tucat, Ted Sperling by Laura Marie Duncan and Betsy Wolfe by Matt Murphy.




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Westchester Philharmonic - Westchester Magazine Advertorial, October 2013  

Read more about the Philharmonic's 2013-14 season in this advertorial from Westchester Magazine.