Thank you for a great 2016 Summer Concert Series!

Check out some of the highlights from our 2016 series in our news page, including footage from our June concert with The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, featuring Nobuyuki Tsujii on piano.


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Ensemble LPR

June 27 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Ensemble LPR

David Handler, Artistic Director

Lara St John, violin


Jessie Montgomery
, (1981-), Starburst (2012)

Ralph Vaughan Williams, (1872-1958), The Lark Ascending (1920) arr, Arman
Lara St John, violin

Matthew Hindson, (1968-), Maralinga (North American orchestrated Premiere)
Lara St John, violin

INTERMISSION

Benjamin Britten, (1913-76), Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 (1936)

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), Concerto in E-flat, “Dumbarton Oaks” (1937-38)


WQXR HOST: Paul Cavalconte

 

Additional Information

Ensemble LPR

Named after and headquartered at the acclaimed New York City venue Le Poisson Rouge, Ensemble LPR is an assemblage of New York’s finest musicians. The group personifies the venue’s commitment to aesthetic diversity and artistic excellence.

Ensemble LPR performs an eclectic spectrum of music—from works by the finest living composers, to compelling interpretations of the standard repertoire—and collaborates with distinguished artists from classical and non-classical backgrounds: Timo Andres, Simone Dinnerstein, San Fermin, Daniel Hope, Taka Kigawa, Jennifer Koh, Mica Levi, David Longstreth (of Dirty Projectors), John Lurie, Ursula Oppens, Max Richter, André de Ridder, Christopher Rountree and Fred Sherry, to name a few.

In January 2015, Ensemble LPR made its Deutsche Grammophon debut with Follow, Poet, featuring the music of Mohammed Fairouz and the words of Seamus Heaney and John F. Kennedy. Ensemble LPR’s acclaimed Central Park performance followed in June, part of the 110th Anniversary of the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts.

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 classical music listenership. The New York Times has heralded Le Poisson Rouge as “[a] forward-thinking venue that seeks to showcase disparate musical styles under one roof” 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.” Le Poisson Rouge Co-Founder David Handler brings this same ethos to Ensemble LPR, of which he is Founding Executive & Artistic Director.

 

Venue

Historic Naumburg Bandshell
Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park
New York, NY United States
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