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Tuesday, July 30, 2019 7:30 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Carlos Miguel Prieto by Benjamin Ealovega, Gabriela Montero by Shelley Mosman
Carlos Miguel Prieto returns to conduct NYO2—a group of outstanding young American instrumentalists with a “remarkable array of talent” (The New York Times). Under his baton, the group zips from Spanish music to Russian ballet music, performing selections from Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat and Stravinsky’s Pétrouchka. Gabriela Montero joins the ensemble as a special guest, making her Carnegie Hall debut in a performance of her own Piano Concerto No. 1, “Latin.”

For anyone 18 years old or younger, tickets are only $10. Please call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or visit the Box Office.

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Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor
Gabriela Montero, Piano

Fellows of the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy


FALLA The Three-Cornered Hat (abridged)

GABRIELA MONTERO Piano Concerto No. 1, “Latin”

STRAVINSKY Pétrouchka (1947 version)

Event Duration

The printed program will last approximately two hours, including one 20-minute intermission.

Lead Donors: Hope and Robert F. Smith, Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, and Beatrice Santo Domingo.

Global Ambassadors: Hope and Robert F. Smith, and Maggie and Richard Tsai.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Leadership support for NYO2 is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Founder Patron: Beatrice Santo Domingo.

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With additional funding provided by Ardian US Foundation, Sarah Arison, and Ernst & Young LLP.

National Endowment for the Arts:

Public support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

At a Glance

This evening’s program presents two wildly colorful ballets commissioned by Sergei Diaghilev for his Ballet Russes, as well as a 2016 piano concerto by Gabriela Montero that features dazzling effects and rhythms. Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat and Stravinsky’s Pétrouchka share a sardonic wit, a saturation in the folk music of their respective cultures, and a riot of virtuosic solos, especially in the woodwind section. The Three-Cornered Hat brought the ancient flamenco tradition into the modern world, invoking dances like the seguidilla and the fandango with innovative rhythmic and harmonic elements. Pétrouchka is famous for the bitonal “Pétrouchka chord” and the slashing syncopations that came to full fruition in Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring two years later. Subtitled “Burlesque in Four Scenes,” Pétrouchka’s nose-thumbing sense of mischief remains its most endearing characteristic. Gabriela Montero’s exciting “Latin” Piano Concerto, like Falla’s ballet, includes a fandango and other fiery dances that retain their authentic flavor even as they undergo contemporary transformations.

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