New Jersey Performing Arts Center

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Newark, New Jersey- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents globally acclaimed L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, conducted by two-time Grammy Award winner, Charles Dutoit on Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 8:00pm in Prudential Hall. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722).

Charles Dutoit, conductor

Nikolai Lugansky, piano

Debussy: Ibéria

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 43

Stravinsky: The Song of the Nightingale

Ravel: La valse

Founded in 1918 and currently under the musical leadership of Neeme Järvi, the orchestra has always been actively engaged in discovering, promoting and premiering the works of contemporary composers. Throughout its history, L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande has amassed an outstanding collection of award-winning recordings and has been heard in major concert halls and festivals worldwide.

The evening features works attached to ballets: Rachmaninoff’s vivaciousRhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Stravinsky’s The Song of the Nightingale(Le chant du rossignol), a symphonic poem based on a fable by Hans Christian Andersen. Debussy’s impressionistic Ibéria, the centerpiece of the three-partImages pour Orchestre, is considered among the best of his “travelogue” soundscapes. Rounding out the program is Ravel's choreographic poem for orchestra La valse.

With more than 200 recordings to his credit, two-time Grammy Award winner Charles Dutoit, Artistic Director of the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Conductor Laureate of the Philadelphia Orchestra, is a popular guest and collaborator among the most prominent orchestras. He served as Artistic Director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra for 25 years.


George Marriner Maull will host a Bank of America Classical Overture pre-performance talk, free to all ticket-holders. Learn more about the evening's program, gain valuable insight into the artists and composers, and deepen your experience by learning just what to listen for during the live performance. The talk begins one hour prior to curtain.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey -- where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. As New Jersey’s Town Square, NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the State’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted over eight million visitors (including more than one million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.

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