April 4, 2018 | Wednesday 7:30 PM
April 5, 2018 | Thursday 7:30 PM
April 6, 2018 | Friday 8:00 PM
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonic in two of Beethoven’s most popular works: the “Eroica” Symphony, whose bold, majestic score ends on a note of triumph and exhilaration, and his Piano Concerto No. 3, a virtuosic showcase for Benjamin Grosvenor. Plus a World Premiere by Iceland’s Anna Thorvaldsdottir, whose lyrical and atmospheric music “has a natural beauty.” (The New York Times)
Anna Thorvaldsdottir New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
Esa-Pekka Salonen Conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor Piano
Esa-Pekka Salonen is The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence.
Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s commission is made possible by the generous support of The Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music.
Benjamin Grosvenor is the inaugural recipient of the Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize at the New York Philharmonic.