New York Philharmonic Musicians Perform Esa-Pekka Salonen

Live from SubCulture on November 4, 2013

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Saturday, November 09, 2013

On Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 pm, Q2 Music streamed "An Evening with Esa-Pekka Salonen" – the most recent installment of the New York Philharmonic's new-music series CONTACT!. Recorded live at SubCulture in Manhattan's NoHo neighborhood on Nov. 4 and co-presented by the 92nd Street Y, the concert featured guest artists and musicians from the New York Philharmonic with hosting by the Finnish composer-conductor himself.

Esa-Pekka Salonen explains “I find writing for small forces refreshing. It’s like sorbet in the middle of a heavy meal: something that cleans your palate. Every note matters; you cannot hide behind flashy orchestration. You have to think about the degree of invention and the quality of your ideas.”

Complete Program:

knock, breathe, shine for solo cello 
 Nathan Vickery, cello 
Memoria for wind quintet 
 Yoobin Son, flute; Keisuke Ikuma§, oboe/English horn; 
 Dean Leblanc§, clarinet; Kim Laskowski, bassoon; 
Arlen Fast, contrabassoon; Howard Wall, horn 
YTA III for solo cello 
Sumire Kudo, cello 
Homunculus for string quartet 
Hae-Young Ham, Sharon Yamada, violins; 
Dawn Hannay, viola; Patrick Jee, cello 
Second Meeting for oboe and piano 
Robert Botti, oboe; Steven Beck§, piano

Knock, Breathe, Shine for solo cello
Nathan Vickery, cello

Memoria for wind quintet
Yoobin Son, flute; Keisuke Ikuma*, oboe/English horn; Dean Leblanc*, clarinet; Kim Laskowski, bassoon; Arlen Fast, contrabassoon; Howard Wall, horn

YTA III for solo cello
Sumire Kudo, cello

Homunculus for string quartet
Hae-Young Ham, Sharon Yamada, violins; Dawn Hannay, viola; Patrick Jee, cello

Second Meeting for oboe and piano
Robert Botti, oboe; Steven Beck*, piano

* = guest artist

Engineering credits: Larry Rock

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Esa-Pekka Salonen
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