CONTACT! An Evening with Esa-Pekka Salonen

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen is the principal conductor and artistic advisor for the Philharmonia Orchestra in London and the conductor laureate for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he was music director from 1992 to 2009. His pieces Floof and LA Variations have become established modern classics. In February 2011 the Festival Présences Paris presented a retrospective of his work.

In the 2012–13 season Mr. Salonen celebrates the centenary of two major events: the birth of composer Witold Lutosławski, his mentor, and the premiere of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. He marks the Stravinsky anniversary with performances of The Rite of Spring and with his own award-winning RE-RITE, a digital emersion project with the Philharmonia. In 2013 Mr. Salonen also leads a new production of R. Strauss’s Elektra directed by Patrice Chéreau at the Aix-en-Provence Festival.

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s extensive discography includes a CD of his orchestral works performed by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, which he conducts, and a disc featuring his Piano Concerto and his pieces Helix and Dichotomie. The latter disc, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and pianist Yefim Bronfman, was nominated for a Grammy Award. In 2012 Mr. Salonen released the first-ever recording of Shostakovich’s previously undiscovered opera prologue Orango with the Los Angeles Philharmonic as well as Out of Nowhere, a disc of Mr. Salonen’s Grawemeyer Award–winning Violin Concerto, featuring Leila Josefowicz, and Nyx, performed by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

$25.00 - $40.00


Program to include the following works by SALONEN: "knock, breathe, shine" for solo cello / "Memoria" for wind quintet / "YTA III" for solo cello / "Homunculus" for string quartet / "Second Meeting" for oboe and piano

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