SPRING TO LIFE

21 April 2022

Hamburg

Thursday 20:00 / Elbphilharmonie

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PROGRAMME

I. STRAVINSKY Dumbarton Oaks
W. BOLCOM Piano Concerto No. 2
I. STRAVINSKY Suite from Pulcinella

Elim Chan conductor
Igor Levit piano

ABOUT THIS CONCERT

New relationships and new sounds spring to life for the MCO debuts of conductor Elim Chan and pianist Igor Levit  plus William Bolcom's brand new Piano Concerto No. 2  for the MCO's return to Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie.

William Bolcom has won the Pulitzer Prize, a Grammy Award, and studied with both Olivier Messiaen and Darius Milhaud. His output has been a continual challenge to the artificial distinction of serious and popular music, and in using music to address both the general public and informed audiences, he is well-suited for the soloist of his latest piano concerto. Igor Levit established himself early on in his career for his formidable technique, the range of his repertoire and his meaningfully constructed programmes. But his outspoken and political persona sets him apart as an artist engaging with the world from a much wider perspective.

After winning the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in 2015, and becoming the London Symphony Orchestra's first female Assistant Conductor, Elim Chan has steadily built her conducting career with many orchestras across the world. For her first appearances with the MCO, she has chosen to focus on Igor Stravinsky's neoclassical period, opening the programme with his farewell to Europe, Dumbarton Oaks, and ending with a suite from the ballet, Pulcinella.

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CONCERTS THIS TOUR

20 April 2022 Heidelberg

Wednesday 20:00pm / Neue Aula

I. STRAVINSKY / W. BOLCOM / I. STRAVINSKY

Elim Chan conductor / Igor Levit piano

24 April 2022 Düsseldorf

Sunday 16:00pm / Tonhalle

I. STRAVINSKY / W. BOLCOM / I. STRAVINSKY

Elim Chan conductor / Igor Levit piano