New York Philharmonic Musicians to solo with the Lake Placid Sinfonietta
LAKE PLACID, ADIRONDACKS USA - The Lake Placid Sinfonietta's six concert series at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts continues on Sunday, July 15 at 7:30 PM with "Mirror Imagining." Tickets are available through the LPCA box office, 518.523.2512, all seating is reserved. There is no charge for students 18 and under, (as available.)
Maestro Ron Spigelman describes the concert as "A look in the mirror with works that are reflective and intertwining." Featured soloists at this concert are violinist Anna Rabinova and flutist Robert Langevin, both of the New York Philharmonic. The pair will perform "Concerto for Violin and Flute" written in 1936 by the Czech composer Boshuslav Martinů.
Ms. Rabinova enjoys a career that has spanned the globe and includes a long tenure with the New York Philharmonic which she joined in 1994. In the 2008–09 season she was a soloist with that orchestra in Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, led by Lorin Maazel. She is a recording artist and her recordings of sonatas by Brahms and Schubert for an NHK-TV (Japan) chamber series were broadcast worldwide
Robert Langevin has held the Lila Acheson Wallace Chair, as Principal Flute of the New York Philharmonic since the start of the 2000–01 season. In May 2001, he made his solo debut with the Orchestra in the North American premiere of Siegfried Matthus's Concerto for Flute and Harp with Philharmonic Principal Harp Nancy Allen and then Music Director Kurt Masur. Prior to the Philharmonic, Mr. Langevin held the Jackman Pfouts Principal Flute Chair of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Mr. Langevin began studying flute at age 12 and joined the local orchestra three years later. While studying with Jean-Paul Major at the Montreal Conservatory of Music, he started working in recording studios, where he accompanied a variety of artists of different styles. Mr. Langevin served as associate principal flute of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra for 13 years, playing on more than 30 recordings. As a member of Musica Camerata Montreal and l'Ensemble de la Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec, he premiered many works, including the Canadian premiere of Pierre Boulez's Le Marteau sans maître. In addition, Mr. Langevin has performed as soloist with Quebec's most distinguished ensembles and has recorded many recitals and chamber music programs for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
In addition to the Martinů, the concert on the 15th will include a Wind Quintet by contemporary composer Michael Torke titled "Two Girls on the Beach." A self described synesthete, Mr. Torke says this work describes "the brightness of the beach, and the summery, glistening expectations we have when normal cares are cast aside and recreation takes over." Maestro Ron Spigelman is complementing these selections with Haydn's "Symphony No. 47 in G Major, which he describes as a "musical palindrome," and "Sinfonia in in E flat major" by Johann Christian Bach.