April 25, 2016

Casting Update News

As previously announced, Met Music Director James Levine will withdraw from the May 2017 MET Orchestra at Carnegie Hall concerts. Esa-Pekka Salonen will replace him as conductor for all three concerts.

The repertory will be adjusted for two of the three concerts:

The June 3, 2017 program will now include Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 in E Flat, “Rhenish,” along with, as previously announced, Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor featuring soloist Maurizio Pollini.

The June 6, 2017 all-Sibelius concert will now include Symphony No. 6 and Symphony No. 7 in C, along with the previously announced Violin Concerto in D Minor featuring soloist Christian Tetzlaff.

The concert on May 31, 2017 will be, as previously announced, an all-Mahler program featuring soloists Susan Graham and Matthew Polenzani in lieder from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, and a performance of Symphony No. 1.

Esa-Pekka Salonen is currently conducting the Met’s acclaimed new production of Strauss’s Elektra. He is the Principal Conductor of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra and Conductor Laureate of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he served as Music Director for 17 years. This season, he is also composer-in-residence at the New York Philharmonic. He made his Met debut in 2009 leading the company premiere of Janáček’s From the House of the Dead.