The famous Violin Concerto of Brahms is performed by the incomparable Gil Shaham.
The Philadelphia Orchestra will honor its former music director and conductor laureate, Wolfgang Sawallisch–who passed away February 22, 2013 during these performances, which feature repertoire that reflects his indelible artistic imprint on the Orchestra.
Jeffrey Lang keeps a busy schedule performing and teaching in the greater New York-Philadelphia area. A graduate of the Juilliard School, he holds the positions of associate principal horn of The Philadelphia Orchestra and principal horn of the American Symphony Orchestra. Formerly principal horn of the Israel Philharmonic, he has performed as guest principal horn of the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the New York City Opera Orchestra, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He has also performed with the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera.
Mr. Lang has developed an active horn studio at Vassar College, and he is currently on the faculty of Temple University and Bard College. He has appeared as soloist with such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Myung-Whun Chung, Kurt Masur, and Leon Botstein. Mr. Lang’s chamber music performances at home and abroad have included concerts with Bella Davidovitch, Diane Walsh, Simone Dinnerstein, the Israel Piano Trio, the Wister Quartet, Rolf Schulte, Melvin Chen, Richard Wilson, the Canadian Brass, and members of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Lang has also participated in the Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Bard Rediscoveries, OK Mozart, and the Spoleto festivals. He records for several TV, film, and commercial artists in New York studios and is a member of the Recording Academy. He was also principal horn of Disney's long running Broadway hit Beauty and the Beast.
Mr. Lang lives in New Jersey with his wife, Finnish cellist Elina Snellman-Lang, and their two sons, Johannes and Markus.
Photo: Chris Lee