Renowned Pianist Returns to Lead the
Philharmonic from the Bench
Continuing its 40th Anniversary Season, the Westchester Philharmonic returns to the Purchase Performing Arts Center on Sunday, March 12th at 3:00 pm, with pianist Jeremy Denk. Three iconic works of Mozart will be brought to stunning life by today’s foremost interpreter, as Denk will lead the orchestra in this conductor-less program.
Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists, proclaimed by the New York Times as “a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs.” He is also a New York Times bestselling author, winner of both the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and the Avery Fisher Prize, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This engagement marks his long-awaited third appearance with the Phil, following sold-out engagements in 2013 and 2015.
The program Denk Plays All-Mozart includes Melanie Feld, oboe; Ben Baron, clarinet; Harry Searing, bassoon; Lawrence DiBello, horn; Westchester Philharmonic playing Sonata No. 8 in A Minor, K. 310 Quintet in E-Flat for piano and winds, K. 452 Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466.
Now in its 40th season, the Westchester Philharmonic is the oldest, continuously running professional symphony orchestra and largest performing arts organization of any kind in Westchester County. The Philharmonic’s main stage concert series makes its home at the Purchase Performing Arts Center, with outdoor concerts, chamber concerts, children’s programs, and special events throughout the area, attracting savvy music-lovers from Rockland, Bergen, Fairfield, and Putnam counties, New York City, and beyond.
The orchestra was founded in 1983 under the leadership of late Music Director Paul Lustig Dunkel, and is now led by Executive & Artistic Director Joshua Worby. Renowned artists who have performed with the Phil include Joshua Bell, Julia Bullock, Barbara Cook, Jeremy Denk, Branford Marsalis, Midori, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelly O’Hara, Garrick Ohlsson, Itzhak Perlman, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Gil Shaham, Isaac Stern, and André Watts.
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