PAYARE, BRONFMAN & MONTREAL SYMPHONY AT CARNEGIE HALLEditors Choice
Montreal Symphony (OSM) and its dynamic new Music Director, Rafael Payare, make their first appearance together at Carnegie Hall this Wednesday (March 8).
Rafael Payare is making his long-anticipated Carnegie Hall debut with this performance. He leads Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, which he and the Montreal Symphony have just recorded for Pentatone.
“Electrifying in front of an Orchestra.” (Los Angeles Times) “Montreal is lucky to have put their hands on Rafael Payare. What he did with Mahler’s Symphony was out of this world.” (La Presse)
Also, Yefim Bronfman joins the Orchestra for Béla Bartók’s dazzling Piano Concerto No. 2. “He is a virtuoso with chops that defy comparison.” (The New York Times)
The concert begins with the New York premiere of Canadian-based U.S. composer Dorothy Chang’s “Precipice.” She writes that “it was inspired by the idea of standing, seemingly perpetually, at the precipice of something immensely dark and overwhelming. I have tried to capture the sense of unrelenting tension and apprehension, a reflection of a constant state of stress that ebbs and flows
but never fully subsides.”
Priced for all, remaining tickets start at just $25. Slipped Disc readers can enjoy a 25% discount on all other priced tickets with this discount code: MNT39878.
MONTREAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Rafael Payare, Music Director / Conductor
Yefim Bronfman, Piano
DOROTHY CHANG Precipice
BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 2
MAHLER Symphony No. 5