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Pictures at an Exhibition

Classical Thursdays TH1-HB

Artists:

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor

Norman Krieger, piano

Program:

Mussorgsky, arr. Tushmalov: Pictures at an Exhibition

Liszt: Totentanz for Piano and Orchestra

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor

MIGUEL HARTH-BEDOYA is recognized as one of the most exciting young conductors on the international scene. Winner of the 2002 Seaver/NEA Conductors Award, Mr. Harth-Bedoya currently serves as Music Director of the Fort Worth Symphony and Music Director of the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand.

In North America, his active guest-conducting schedule includes appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Detroit Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Toronto Symphony and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Recent and upcoming European engagements include the London Philharmonic, Birmingham Symphony, Munich Philharmonic, Berlin Symphony, NDR Orchestra/Hamburg, WDR Orchestra/ Cologne, Zurich Tonhalle, Orchestre National de Lyon, Madrid National Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, among others. Festival appearances include Ravinia, Tanglewood, Blossom, BBC Proms, Hollywood Bowl (for which he received an Emmy), Interlochen, Oregon Bach, Avanti (Helsinki) and Adelaide.

Equally at home in opera, Mr. Harth-Bedoya will make debuts next season with the Minnesota Opera, conducting Tosca and the Santa Fe Opera, conducting Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar, with Dawn Upshaw in the leading role. He recently conducted the world premiere of Stephen Paulus’ new opera, Heloise and Abelard, at the Juilliard Opera Center and was immediately re-engaged to conduct Le Rossignol and Oedipus Rex. Mr. Harth-Bedoya has also directed Romeo and Juliet with the Fort Worth Opera and numerous productions with the New Opera Company of Peru.

In addition to his highly acclaimed six-year term as Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Miguel Harth-Bedoya has served as Music Director of the Eugene Symphony in Oregon and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Lima. He led the Juilliard Orchestra on highly successful tours of France and Japan, and has collaborated with such distinguished soloists as Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, Gary Graffman, Joshua Bell, Midori, Garrick Ohlsson and James Galway.

Born in Lima, Peru, Mr. Harth-Bedoya holds degrees in conducting from the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School.

Norman Krieger, performer

A native of Los Angeles, NORMAN KRIEGER is one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation, highly regarded as an artist of depth, sensitivity and virtuosic flair.

Norman Krieger regularly appears with the major orchestras of North America, among them the New York, Los Angeles, Buffalo, Dayton and Hamilton Philharmonics, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Baltimore, California, Chicago, Cincinnati, Florida, Hartford, Honolulu, Kansas City, Milwaukee, National, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Saint Louis, San Antonio, San Diego and Syracuse Symphony Orchestras. He has collaborated with such celebrated conductors as Zubin Mehta, Michael Tilson Thomas, Myung-Whun Chung, and Leonard Slatkin. He has also been heard as guest soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Prague’s Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Turkey’s Presidential Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand’s Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Taiwan’s National Symphony Orchestra. In recital, he has been heard throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico and Asia, while chamber music collaborations have included appearances with soprano Sheri Greenawald, violinist Livia Sohn, cellist Jian Wang and the Tokyo and Manhattan String Quartets. In the summer of 1994, Mr. Krieger made his debut at New York City’s prestigious Mostly Mozart Festival, earning an immediate invitation to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ 1995-96 “Great Performers Series.”

Norman Krieger’s current season is highlighted by his debuts with Germany’s Philharmonisches Orchester Augsburg, Holland’s Orkest van het Oostenaand a return to Mexico’s Orquesta Sinfonica de Xalapa. In the United States, he appears as guest soloist with the symphony orchestras of California, Canton, Grand Rapids, Jacksonville, North Carolina, Richmond, San Juan, Santa Fe and Southeast Texas as well as the Greeley and Tennessee Philharmonics.

In 1987, Norman Krieger made headlines by being named the Gold Medal Winner of the first Palm Beach Invitational Piano Competition. Earlier, in 1984, he was selected to join the distinguished roster of Affiliate Artists, where he participated in the Xerox Pianists Program from 1984 to 1986. Mr. Krieger is also the recipient of the Paderewski Foundation Award, the Bruce Hungerford Memorial Prize, the Victor Herbert Memorial Prize, the Buffalo Philharmonic Young Artists Competition Prize and the Saint Louis Symphony Prize.

Norman Krieger’s training began in Los Angeles under the tutelage of his uncle Rudy Hadda, and subsequently continued with Esther Lipton. At the age of 15, he became a full scholarship student of Adele Marcus at the famed Juilliard School, from which he received both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Subsequently, he studied with Alfred Brendel and Maria Curcio in London, and was awarded an Artists Diploma from the New England Conservatory, where he worked with Russell Sherman.

A champion of contemporary music, Norman Krieger features the music of John Adams, Leonard Bernstein, John Corigliano, Daniel Brewbaker, Judith St. Croix, Lukas Foss and Lowell Liebermann among his active repertoire.

Norman Krieger’s recordings include four albums available on the Artisie 4 label: “Norman Krieger Piano Recital,” with music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin; “American Piano Concertos,” featuring works by MacDowell and David Wiley with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mr. Wiley; “Raising the Roof,” an album of chamber music by Haydn, Bloch, Bruch and Martinu; “The Prince Albert Chamber Music Festival,” including works by Barber, Beethoven, Bizet, Chopin, Schubert and Tchaikovsky. Other releases include the two Brahms concerti with the Orchestre Symphonique Francais on the Beaufour label, an all-Gershwin album on Stradivari Classics and “Summerdays,” music of Barber, Berg, Bernstein, Gershwin, Glazunov, Lehar and Mozart, from the Musical Masterworks Festival at Old Lyme, featuring Mr. Krieger and additional artists on Well-Tempered.

Norman Krieger is the founding Artistic Director of The Prince Albert Music Festival in Hawaii. In the spring of 1997, he was appointed Associate Professor of piano at the Flora L. Thornton School of Music at USC.