Harman Orchestra Classic Series

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm

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GLASS
Messiah SoundbiteSymphony No. 3
MOZART
Messiah SoundbiteRequiem, K. 626 Greenwich Choral Society
     with Rachel Rosales, Soprano
     Teresa Bucholz, Alto
     Rufus Mueller, Tenor
     Mischa Bouvier, Bass
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The Greenwich Choral Society was founded on October 11, 1924. Today, it is led by, Music Director and Conductor, Paul F. Mueller. The Greenwich Choral Society is a not-for-profit membership-based organization primarily serving Fairfield (CT) and Westchester (NY) counties, dedicated to excellence in the presentation of choral music.

The chorus has a long history of performing great choral works not only locally but also internationally. The chorus has performed at the Aldeburgh Festival and Greenwich Festival in England to mark the American Bicentennial in 1976. The Choral Society returned to England in 1985, with performances at Aldeburgh, in London, and at various cathedrals. Other summer tours have included trips to the Czech Republic, Spain, Italy and France.

In past years, the Choral Society has performed in New York City at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Carnegie Hall, St. Thomas Church, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The Choral Society has also performed several times with the Greenwich Symphony, New Haven Symphony, New Haven Chorale, and Stamford Symphony, as well as at the Ives Festival in Danbury.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm

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C.P.E. BACH
Messiah SoundbiteSymphony in F Major, H. 665
BRAHMS
Messiah SoundbitePiano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, op. 15
    Hélène Grimaud, piano
BEETHOVEN
Messiah SoundbiteSymphony No. 3 in E-flat minor, op. 55 Eroica
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One of the most celebrated pianists of our time, Hélène Grimaud is also a highly respected wildlife conservationist, human rights activist and author. Accepted into the Paris Conservatoire at just 13, Grimaud won first prize in piano performance three years later. She studied with György Sándor and Leon Fleisher until 1987 when she made her Tokyo recital debut and was then invited by Daniel Barenboim to perform with the Orchestre de Paris.

Between her debuts in 1995 with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Claudio Abbado and with the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur in 1999 - Grimaud made a wholly different kind of debut: in upper New York State she established the Wolf Conservation Center.

Her 2014 calendar includes performances with Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre Métropolitan du Grand Montréal and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. In September, Hélène will begin her recital tour with a program inspired by Water. The year ends with a collaborative project at The Park Avenue Armory in New York with the visual artist Douglas Gordon - 'tears become&8230;streams become…'.

An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist since 2002, Grimaud is the first woman of the 21st century to record the two Brahms Piano Concertos. The 2013 CD was recorded with Andris Nelsons conducting the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic.

For most people, establishing and running an environmental organization or having a flourishing career as a musician would be accomplishment enough. Yet, remarkably, Hélène Grimaud has also found time to pursue writing. Her first book, Variations Sauvages, was published in French in 2003 and subsequently translated into English, Japanese, Dutch and German. Her second book, Leçons particulières, which is part novel and part autobiography, followed in 2005. Most recently she published Retour à Salem, also a semi-autobiographical novel, which was released in French in October 2013.

Grimaud's deep dedication to her musical career, both in performances and recordings, is reflected and reciprocally amplified by the scope and depth of her environmental and literary pursuits.

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