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PROGRAM 2: BENJAMIN BEILMAN LEADS

Benjamin Beilman, Guest Concertmaster
November 9-12, 2017

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J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto in E major BWV 1042
Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in Re
Andrew Norman: Gran Turismo
Heinrich Biber: Battaglia
Beethoven (arr. Mahler): Quartet in F minor, Op. 95


Tickets

SUBSCRIPTIONS are still available for the 2017-2018 season. Click here.

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Berkeley   |   Palo Alto   |   San Francisco   |   San Rafael


Concerts

Open Rehearsal

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 10am, Kanbar Performing Arts Center

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Berkeley

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 8pm, First Presbyterian Church

Palo Alto

Friday, November 10, 2017, 8pm, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center

San Francisco

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 8pm, Herbst Theatre

San Rafael

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 3pm, Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

 


About the Concert

Award-winning violinist and rising star Benjamin Beilman joins New Century as Guest Concertmaster leading the orchestra in a program that spans the ages from Bach and Beethoven through Stravinsky.


About Benjamin Beilman

Twenty-six year old American violinist Benjamin Beilman is recognized as one of the fastest rising stars of his generation, winning praise in both North America and Europe for his passionate performances and deep rich tone which the Washington Post called “mightily impressive” and The New York Times described as “muscular with a glint of violence.” The Times also praised his “handsome technique, burnished sound, and quiet confidence [which] showed why he has come so far so fast.” Following his performance of the Sibelius Concerto at the Montreal Competition, the Strad described his performance of the slow movement as “pure poetry.”

In the 16-17 season, Mr. Beilman returns to the Philadelphia Orchestra performing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with Yannick Nézet-Séguin in subscription, and on tour with the orchestra at Carnegie Hall. He also appears as soloist on the Chicago Symphony’s new music series, and performs with the Symphony orchestras of Detroit, San Diego, Atlanta, and Grand Rapids, as well as making recital debuts in San Francisco and Vancouver. Abroad, Mr. Beilman makes his debuts with the City of Birmingham Symphony, and at the Dvorak Festival in Prague; he also returns to London’s Wigmore Hall, and appears in recital on a ten-city tour of Australia – including debut appearances in Sydney and Melbourne. In March 2016, Warner Classics released his debut recital CD of works by Schubert, Janacek, and Stravinsky. Highlights last season include his debut with Jaap van Zweden and the Dallas Symphony and the world premiere of a new concerto written for him by Edmund Finnis with the London Contemporary Orchestra. He also returned to Europe to play Beethoven with the London Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, and for recitals at the Louvre, and the Wigmore Hall, as well as at the Verbier and Aix-en-Provence Festivals.

In recent seasons, Mr. Beilman has appeared in subscription with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and returned to play with them at the Bravo! Vail Valley Festival, and, last Summer, at Saratoga. He also made his debut in recital at the Berlin Philharmonie, and appeared with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, and with Orchestra St. Luke’s at Alice Tully Hall. He has recently appeared both in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium with the New York Youth Symphony and Weill Hall, for his recital debut, in a program that included the premiere of a new work by David Ludwig commissioned for him by Carnegie Hall. Mr. Beilman also previously performed with the Basel Symphony, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Eugene Symphony, and Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra. Abroad, Mr. Beilman has appeared as soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, with the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich and Sir Neville Marriner, with l’Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and with the Malaysian Philharmonic and Hans Graf.  He has also appeared in recital internationally at the Louvre, Tonhalle Zürich, Wigmore Hall, and Festpiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Earlier Event: September 24
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Later Event: November 28
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