Sep 5, 2019
Pablo Heras-Casado begins his 2019/20 season conducting the Orchestre de Paris in two concerts, featuring the world-class violinist, Isabelle Faust. Performances will take place on September 11 and 12 at the Philharmonie de Paris. Two key works of the twentieth century bookend Peter Eötvös’s third violin concerto, composed for Ms. Faust and Pablo.
The first half of the concert includes Debussy’s sweeping La mer and Peter Eötvös’s Alhambra Concerto for violin and orchestra, with Ms. Faust as soloist, marking the French premiere. Ms. Faust and Heras-Casado recently gave the world premiere of Alhambra this past July at the Granada Festival with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. The remainder of the program features Stravinsky’s powerful Le Sacre du printemps: the once-controversial work that ignited riots in Paris after its premiere in 1913 at the Théatre des Champs-Elysées.