The orchestra is now performing at Jazz at Lincoln Center with JoAnn Falletta and Nikki Chooi next month
The Orchestra now welcomes back renowned conductor JoAnn Falletta, Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO), for her fourth appearance with TŌN on Sunday, October 16 at 3 p.m. at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater. She will be accompanied by award-winning Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi, concertmaster of the BPO, for Ravel’s rhapsodic Tzigane and Chausson’s lugubrious Poème in a program that also features works by Roberto Sierra, Albert Roussel and Paul Hindemith.
TŌN’s next concert will take place at Carnegie Hall on November 3, with a program highlighting four early 20th-century German and Austrian composers whose music was unjustly suppressed during and after World War II, including the American premiere. of Hugo Kauder’s Symphony No. 1.
JoAnn Falletta conducts Ravel & More
Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 3:00 PM
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Nikki Chooi, violin
Roberto Sierra: Fandangos
Ernest Chausson: Poem
Maurice Ravel: Gypsy
Albert Roussel: Bacchus and Ariadne Suite No. 2
Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Carl Maria von Weber’s Themes
The program opens with Sierra’s Fandangos, his orchestral treatment of Spain’s most typical dance form, the three-quarter time fandango, which is commonly part of flamenco dancing. Sierra is the recipient of the prestigious Tomás Luis de Victoria Prize, Spain’s highest honor for a composer of Spanish or Latin American descent. The following two works feature former Metropolitan Opera Orchestra concertmaster Nikki Chooi: Poème de Chausson, probably the composer’s best known and most popular composition, written in response to a request from Eugène Ysaÿe for a concerto for violin; and Ravel’s virtuoso Tzigane, inspired by the Hungarian violinist Jelly d’Arányi, who premiered the work to great acclaim in London in 1924. Albert Roussel’s Suite No. 2 Bacchus and Ariane is taken from his ballet by 1941 of the same name. The plot follows the story of Ariadne, who helped Theseus escape from a forbidden maze after killing the monster Minotaur. He later abandons her, but she is saved by Bacchus, the god of wine, and becomes his wife. The afternoon ends with the symphonic metamorphosis of Hindemith’s themes by Carl Maria von Weber. The work began as a series of movements based on themes by Weber for use in a ballet, but Hindemith revised the music as the colorful orchestral piece Metamorphosis, premiered by the New York Philharmonic in 1944 to great acclaim.
Tickets priced at $25 to $50 are available online at jazz.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office at Broadway & 60th, Ground Floor. Ticket holders will be required to comply with the venue’s health and safety requirements, which can be found here.