Thursday at 9 pm, listen to music director Alan Gilbert lead the New York Philharmonic in a pair of works written nearly a century apart. First, you'll hear Esa-Pekka Salonen's L.A. Varations, which he wrote for that city's philharmonic while he was its music director. Salonen is currently the N.Y. Philharmonic's Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence.
Richard Strauss's epic tone poem, Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Journey) follows, featuring concertmaster Frank Huang in the solo violin parts.
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Soloist: Frank Huang, violin
Salonen: L.A. Variations
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben