w/ André de Ridder and music of Bartók, Jonny Greenwood, and Bryce Dessner (US premiere)
About This Event
Minimum Age:All Ages
Doors Open:7:00 PM
Show Time:8:00 PM
LPR in association with Q2 Music Present…
André de Ridder, conductor (New York debut)
Jonny Greenwood: Suite from There Will Be Blood
Bryce Dessner: Lachrimae (US premiere)
Bela Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Seated: $25 advance, $30 day of show
Standing: $20 advance, $25 day of show
This performance will be live streamed by Q2 Music at q2music.org
TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.
This event will be streamed live online through LPR’s streaming channel, beginning at 8pm.
Born out of the acclaimed New York City venue, Le Poisson Rouge, Ensemble LPR is an assemblage of New York’s finest musicians personifying the venue’s commitment to aesthetic diversity, artistic excellence and true musical ambassadorship. Ensemble LPR performs an eclectic spectrum of music – from works by the finest living composers, to compelling interpretations of the standard repertoire and collaborations with distinguished artists from classical as well as non-classical backgrounds. The Ensemble has partnered with such extraordinary artists as Timo Andres, San Fermin, Daniel Hope, Taka Kigawa, Jennifer Koh, John Lurie, Ursula Oppens, Max Richter, Andre de Ridder, Christopher Rountree, and Fred Sherry.
In 2008 Le Poisson Rouge changed the classical music landscape, creating a new environment in which to experience art music. In doing so, Le Poisson Rouge expanded the classical music listenership and pushed the popular palette in all directions. The New York Times heralds Le Poisson Rouge as “[a] forward-thinking venue that seeks to showcase disparate musical styles under one roof…artistically planned eclecticism” and “[the] coolest place to hear contemporary music.” The Los Angeles Times raves “[the] place isn’t merely cool…the venue is a downright musical marvel.” With Ensemble LPR, Founding Executive & Artistic Director David Handler brings this same ethos to the creative forefront, channeling the venue’s curatorial daring and merit to the group’s own artistry.
André de Ridder collaborates with artists and ensembles such as the Hallé Orchestra, cartoon band Gorillaz, jazz musician Uri Caine and Chicago Symphony’s MusicNOW series as well as Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood and Bryce Dessner from The National. His passion for the development of contemporary music – covering the classical, pop and opera worlds – has contributed to his position as ‘one of the world’s most daring conductors’ (The Wall Street Journal). He performs regularly at international festivals, including BBC Proms, Holland Festival, Manchester International Festival, Venice Biennale, and was Artist in Residence at Sydney Festival 2013.
The 14/15 season opening is marked by festival appearances of his musical collective ‘stargaze’ following their successful festival launch at Berlin’s Volksbühne last season featuring a line up of world premieres and new collaborations including Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, Ben Shemie with artists Tyondai Braxton, Mouse on Mars, My Brightest Diamond and Pekka Kuusisto. Particularly interested in the developments of contemporary pop/folk/electronica and ‘uncategorisable genres’ the ensemble appears at the Haldern – and Into The Great Wide Open
Festivals as ensemble in residence. Further appearances include the Kilkenny Arts Festival with The Dodos, Berlin collaborating with Grant Hart, an appearance at the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam with These New Puritans as well as London’s Barbican Centre later this autumn.
De Ridder will also return to London’s Southbank Centre for the UK premiere of Terry Riley’s organ concerto At the Royal Majestic with Carmeron Carpenter and the BBC Concert Orchestra. Re-invitations include orchestras such as London Sinfonietta, BBC NOW, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Residentie Orkest, Orchestre de Paris, Copenhagen Philharmonic where he is Artistic Director of their “60 Minutes” series, La Poisson Rouge, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and three performances with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Metropolis New Music Festival.
In the opera field de Ridder will lead his debut production at Finnish National Opera for the Finnish premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s opera Emilie. He will further conduct revival performances of Monteverdi’s Orpheus and Odysseus following the extensive project taking place at Berlin’s Komische Oper last year performing and taking a creative role in arranging three Monteverdi operas in a new version by Elena Kats-Chernin directed by Barrie Kosky.
De Ridder’s discography includes Damon Albarn’s Dr Dee (Virgin), Gorillaz’ album Plastic Beach (EMI), Max Richter’s The Four Seasons Recomposed (DG) and, most recently, a recording with Copenhagen Philharmonic of works by Bryce Dessner and Johnny Greenwood (DG). The Max Richter recording was awarded an ECHO Klassik ‘Classic Without Borders’ award 2013.
André de Ridder studied at the Music Academies of Vienna and London, under Leopold Hager and Sir Colin Davis and held the position of Assistant Conductor at the Hallé Orchestra, 2005-2006. He was principal conductor of Sinfonia ViVA until 2012.
(read more at André de Ridder official site