Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads this program featuring popular works by Mozart and a performance by teenage piano virtuoso Jan Lisiecki.
Did Bruckner sense that his Ninth Symphony would be his final work? After nine years of toil over the score, only three of the four movements were completed upon his death in 1896.
Jeffrey Lang is the associate principal horn of The Philadelphia Orchestra and is currently on the faculties of Bard College, Temple University, and the Curtis Institute of Music. Formerly principal horn of the Israel Philharmonic and the American Symphony Orchestra, he has also performed as guest principal horn of the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the New York City Opera Orchestra, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
Mr. Lang studied at the Juilliard School and Temple University, and has given master classes in Israel, Finland, Korea, China, and the United States. He is a frequent soloist and has appeared with such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Myung-Whun Chung, Kurt Masur , Leon Botstein, and Rossen Milanov. Chamber music performances at home and abroad have included concerts with Bella Davidovich, Diane Walsh, Simone Dinnerstein, the Israel Piano Trio, the Wister Quartet, Melvin Chen, the Canadian Brass, and members of The Philadelphia Orchestra. He has participated in the Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Bard Summerscape, OK Mozart, and the Spoleto Festival.
Mr. Lang records for several TV, film, and commercial artists in the metropolitan area and was principal horn of Disney’s long-running Broadway hit Beauty and the Beast. He is an active member of the Recording Academy, the International Horn Society, and the American Federation of Musicians. He has recently released a solo horn album, One World Horn, a charitable project presenting unaccompanied horn works from around the world. A live recording of Richard Wilson’s Triple Concerto for Horn, Marimba, and Bass Clarinet is also available on iTunes with the American Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Lang lives in New Jersey with his wife, Finnish cellist Elina Snellman-Lang, and their two sons, Johannes and Markus.
Photo: Chris Lee