Linda Tsatsanis, soprano
Sophie Lippert, piano
Adam Stern, conductor
Joseph Haydn – Overture, L’incontro improvviso
Joseph Haydn – Berenice, che fai? (Scena di Berenice)
Elsa Barraine – Musique funèbre pour La Mise au tombeau du Titien (US premiere)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Orchestral Suite No. 2 in C major, Op. 53
Although Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s four orchestral suites are exemplars of everything that is loved about his music, they still remain relatively unknown to audiences in spite of their great potential appeal. This concert features a rare performance of the Orchestral Suite No. 2, a boisterous, tuneful and joyous work deserving of more popularity. Joseph Haydn is represented by two contrasting works: the rousing overture to his opera L’incontro improvviso, and a tempestuous dramatic “scene,” Berenice, che fai?, featuring soprano Linda Tsatsanis. The concert also includes music by French composer Elsa Barraine, whose Symphony No. 2 was given its second US performance during the Philharmonic’s 2017-18 season; her Funeral Music for “The Entombment” of Titien will receive its US premiere. The soloist will be pianist Sophie Lippert, a former winner of the Philharmonic’s Don Bushell Competition.