Ballet Music by Ravel and Tchaikovsky, with Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto

July 28, 2023, 9:00 pm

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Devon Carney and Marie-Christine Mouis in Swan Lake (Photo: KCBalletMedia, CC BY 2.0, colors enhanced, via Wikimedia Commons)

Alan Gilbert conducts works by Ravel, Nielsen, and Tchaikovsky. The program opens with Ravel’s shimmering orchestration of his own piano work, Noble and Sentimental Waltzes. As part of the Orchestra’s celebration of Carl Nielsen’s 150th birthday, Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill made his NY Phil debut as soloist in the Danish composer’s Clarinet Concerto. Finally, we hear a suite from the ballet Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky.


Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales

Carl Nielsen: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 57
Anthony McGill, clarinet

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Selections from Swan Lake, Op. 20