Lincoln Center Announces Star-Studded 2000-2001 Season
By Philip Anson
The all-Canadian Gryphon Trio - pianist Jamie Parker, cellist Roman Borys, and violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon - make their Lincoln Centre debut playing Messiaen on March 5. On March 18, the Quebec baroque music ensemble Les Violons du Roy will follow up previous New York successes with Vivaldi's Nisi Dominus RV 608 and Bach's Cantata BWV 82, featuring the phenomenal American countertenor David Daniels.
The Great Performers season opens on Oct. 4 with a gala featuring America's sweetheart soprano Renee Fleming and Russian barihunk Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Later in the year, sopranos Jane Eaglen, Maria Guleghina, Amanda Roocroft, Christiane Oelze, Nathalie Dessay, and mezzos Katarina Karneus and Magdalena Kozena make their New York and in some cases Noth American recital debuts. Other vocal recitalists include Jose van Dam, Thomas Quasthoff, and Lorriane Hunt Lieberson.
Guest ensembles include the Dresden Staatskapelle, the London Symphony Orchestra, Amsterdam's Royal Concertbegouw Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Orchestra and Choir, the National Orchestra of Spain, Camerata Academica Salzburg, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of St. Martins in the Field, and The Sixteen.
Instrumental stars include Murray Perahia, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Itzhak Perlman, Christian Zacharias, Gil and Orli Shaham, and Kyung Wha Chung.
In October the Bard Festival at Lincoln Centre will focus on Beethoven's legacy. The American Symphony Orchestra will perform 6 concerts throughout the year, including Chausson' rarely performed opera Le roi Arthus, and the world premieres of Glass's Timpani Concerto and Farberman's Cello Concerto.
Special events include a Stravinsky festival, comprising films,
a symposium, two concerts by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and
a puppet version of the ballet Petrushka.
The New Visions Series presents France's premiere baroque
ensemble Les Arts Florissants performing Purcell's opera Dido
and Aeneas. Last year's cancelled dramatization of Bach Cantatas
by director Peter Sellars returns between March 6-10 to mark
the 250th anniversary of Bach's death.
Copyright by Philip Anson