Bougie Hall presents

A Play of Contrasts with Jonathan Cohen and Marc-André Hamelin

After their tour of Asia in the fall of 2019, the awe-inspiring pianist Marc-André Hamelin, Les Violons du Roy, and Jonathan Cohen join forces to revive works by the two undisputed masterminds of the Classical era: Haydn and Mozart, to whom Alfred Schnittke paid tribute to in his own humorous way. Hamelin will also perform the latter composer’s demanding Concerto for Piano and Strings.

Les Violons du Roy
Jonathan Cohen, conductor

Jonathan Cohen has forged a remarkable career as a conductor, cellist and keyboardist. Well known for his passion and commitment to chamber music Jonathan is equally at home in such diverse activities as baroque opera and the classical symphonic repertoire. He is Artistic Director of Arcangelo, Music Director of Les Violons du Roy, Artistic Director of Tetbury Festival and Artistic Partner of Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. From the 23-24 season he will be Artistic Director of the Handel and Haydn Society.

Marc-André Hamelin, piano

“A performer of near-superhuman technical prowess” (The New York Times), pianist Marc-André Hamelin is known worldwide for his unrivaled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the rarities of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. He regularly performs around the globe with the leading orchestras and conductors of our time, and gives recitals at major concert venues and festivals worldwide.

Highlights of Mr. Hamelin’s 2022–2023 season include a vast variety of repertoire performed with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall (Piano Quintet’s by Florence Price and Brahms), Berlin Philharmonic and Marek Janowski(Reger’s Piano Concerto), San Diego Symphony and Rafael Payare (Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2), Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Gustavo Gimeno (Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie), Netherlands Philharmonic and Joshua Weilerstein (Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue), and Symphony Nova Scotia and Holly Mathieson (Grieg’s Piano Concerto). Recital appearances take Mr. Hamelin to Vienna, Chicago, Toronto, Montréal, Napa Valley, São Paulo, and Bogotá, among other venues across the world.

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453
HAYDN Symphony No. 78 in C minor, Hob.I:78
Concerto for Piano and Strings
Moz-Art à la Haydn, for Two Violins and Strings

Friday, June 2, 2023 at 7:30pm
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