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Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

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Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Gianandrea Noseda, principal guest conductor
Zubin Mehta, music director

“… a brilliant virtuoso ensemble at the absolutely top international level.”
—The New York Times

“The orchestra has a natural richness in its playing, as if soul were part of the technique.”
—The Philadelphia Enquirer


   Fauré — Pelléas et Mélisande: Suite, Op. 80
   Ravel — Ma mère l’oye (Mother Goose) Suite
   Ravel — Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No. 2
   Berlioz — Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14


The internationally acclaimed Israel Philharmonic Orchestra takes the Hayes Hall stage under the direction of Principal Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda for a program of exquisite French composition. The program opens with Gabriel Fauré’s Pelléas et Mélisande, a suite derived from the incidental music the composer created for the Maurice Maeterlinck play that would later inspire works by Debussy, Schoenberg and Sibelius. Fauré’s suite is followed by two of Ravel’s most cherished forays into the form: the Mother Goose and second Daphnis et Chloé suites. Both suites are quintessential Ravel—radiantly orchestrated, expertly textured and full of wonder. The program concludes with Berlioz’s triumph, the Symphonie Fantastique. One of the most popular works in contemporary symphonic literature, the Symphonie Fantastique is Berlioz’s epic self-portrait, depicting the obsessions, dreams, tantrums and tenderness of an artist in love.

Gianandrea Noseda

Gianandrea Noseda

Gianandrea Noseda is among the most sought-after conductors of our time. Since becoming Music Director of the Teatro Regio Torino in 2007, he has propelled it into the ranks of leading opera houses. Gianandrea Noseda regularly conducts many of the leading international orchestras and is also Chief Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic, Victor De Sabata Guest Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony and Laureate Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic. He served as the first foreign principal guest conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre from 1997-2007.

For more information about Gianandrea Noseda, visit http://www.gianandreanoseda.com.

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