Juilliard Orchestra Announces 2015-16 Season

Mike Lawson • News • July 14, 2015

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Pablo Heras-Casado makes his debut appearance with the Juilliard Orchestra on November 12, 2015. (c) Felix Broede

Juilliard Orchestra has released details for its 2015-2016 Season. Shows witll include debuts from Pablo Heas Casada and Gianandrea Noseda, as well as performances from Alan Gilbert, Itzhak Perlman and guest conductors.

Pablo Heras-Casado (November 12, 2015) and Gianandrea Noseda (January 25, 2016) Make Their Debut Appearances With the Juilliard Orchestra

Alan Gilbert Conducts his Arrangement of Wagner’s Ring Cycle and Works by Schumann and Berg at Carnegie Hall (November 24, 2015)

Itzhak Perlman Conducts an all-Tchaikovsky Program in David Geffen Hall (December 14, 2015)

Guest Conductors Fabio Luisi, George Manahan, Nicholas McGegan, Case Scaglione, David Stern, and Keri-Lynn Wilson, and Juilliard Faculty Members Jeffrey Milarsky and Matthias Pintscher

Also Lead Concerts in the 2015-16 Season

NEW YORK —- The Juilliard School announces its 2015-16 orchestra season featuring two distinguished guest conductors making their Juilliard Orchestra debuts: Pablo Heras-Casado on November 12 (Musical America 2014 Conductor of the Year, principal conductor of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York, and principal guest conductor of Teatro Real in Madrid) and Gianandrea Noseda on January 25 (Musical America 2015 Conductor of the Year and music director of the Teatro Regio di Torino). Other season highlights include alumnus Alan Gilbert, director of Juilliard’s orchestral and conducting studies and music director of the New York Philharmonic, conducting the Juilliard Orchestra in his arrangement of music from Wagner’s Ring cycle, titled A Ring Journey, along with works by Schumann and Berg at Carnegie Hall on November 24, 2015; and alumnus Itzhak Perlman conducting an all-Tchaikovsky program in David Geffen Hall on December 14, 2015 and at Chicago’s Harris Theater on January 6, 2016.

The orchestra works extensively with other Juilliard divisions. It will perform in two Juilliard Opera productions —- the November double bill of Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tirésias and Viktor Ullmann’s rarely performed 20th-century work Der Kaiser von Atlantis, conducted by alumna Keri-Lynn Wilson and directed by Ted Huffman, and in April 2016, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, conducted by alumnus David Stern and directed by Mary Birnbaum.

George Manahan conducts the Juilliard Orchestra with Juilliard dancers in Heinrich Baermann’s Adagio for Clarinet and Strings and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll for the March 2016 Juilliard Dances Repertory performances of alumnus Paul Taylor’s Roses. In addition to leading the orchestra in the fall, conductors Nicholas McGegan and

Pablo Heras-Casado will also work during the season with Juilliard’s Historical Performance period-instrument ensemble, Juilliard415.

Faculty member and alumnus Jeffrey Milarsky conducts the final concert of Juilliard’s eight-day Focus! festival on January 29, 2016. This year’s theme is the “The Music of Milton Babbitt” and in addition to music by the former faculty member, the festival features some of his favorite composers, including Brahms, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, and Sondheim.

The Juilliard Chamber Orchestra, a conductorless ensemble coached by Orpheus member and New York Philharmonic cellist Eric Bartlett, will perform works by Stravinsky, Haydn, and Christopher Theofanidis on February 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Alice Tully Hall. The ensemble also performs at West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, New Jersey on February 21, 2016 at 3 p.m. The school’s newest ensemble, the Juilliard Wind Orchestra, will give present three concerts in October, December, and February led by Juilliard faculty members Patricia Rogers, Mark Gould, and Elaine Douvas. The February 24 performance conducted by oboist Elaine Douvas will be presented as part of Juilliard’s Wednesdays at One series in Alice Tully Hall, featuring Mozart’s Serenade No. 10 in B-flat Major, K. 361 (“Gran Partita”).

Juilliard Orchestra members will have closed readings with conductors Alan Gilbert, Pablo Heras-Casado, Rossen Milanov, and Esa-Pekka Salonen, among others.

Reasonably priced tickets are available for Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Carnegie Hall. Tickets are free for Juilliard students; non-Juilliard students may purchase half-price tickets. 


View the full schedule, which includes concerts with conductors Fabio Luisi, Case Scaglione, and Matthias Pintscher and others.

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