Antonio Pappano, © Photo: Musacchio & Ianniello
Boulez Ensemble, © Photo: Monika Rittershaus
Pierre Boulez Saal, Architect Frank Gehry, Founder Daniel Barenboim, © Photo: Volker Kreidler
Boulez Ensemble & Sir Antonio Pappano: Britten, Elgar
Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin - Concert Hall
About the Event
Pianist and conductor Antonio Pappano leads the Boulez Ensemble in two masterworks of English music from the 20th century, with Britten's Sinfonietta and Elgar's Piano Quintet in A Minor.
Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, op. 1
Quintet in A minor for Piano and String Quartet, Op. 84
Pierre Boulez Ensemble (Ensemble)
The Pierre Boulez Ensemble mirrors the special qualities of Berlin's Pierre Boulez Saal for which is was founded. With musicians from the Staatskapelle Berlin and West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, as well as guest artists and professors of the Barenboim-Said Akademie, the ensemble aims to offer new musical insight through programs that highlight the relationships among styles, eras, and ensemble sizes.
Pappano, Antonio (Conductor)
Currently Music Director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Antonio Pappano is the youngest conductor ever to have been invited to this position. Previously, he has been Music Director of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels and the Norwegian Opera, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Born in London of Italian parents but living in the United States from the age of 13, Pappano’s work as pianist and assistant conductor rapidly led to his engagement in theatres throughout the world. Most notably, he was assistant to Daniel Barenboim for several productions at the Bayreuth Festival.
Concurrently with his obligations at the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano is Music Director of the orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome.
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