Mutter Takes Up Residency at NY Phil
Mutter will perform as a soloist
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter will take up residency at the New York Philharmonic in the fall, and you can be sure she has a few friends in tow. As part of the 2010–11 Mary and James G. Wallach artist-in-residency program, Mutter will perform as a soloist under the batons of Alan Gilbert, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Michael Francis, and as a chamber player with violist Yuri Bashmet, cellist Lynn Harrell, and double bassist Roman Patkoló, whom Mutter has called the “Paganini of double bass.” Patkoló receives support through Mutter’s Circle of Friends foundation.
During the concerts, Mutter and Patkoló will give the world premieres of works for violin and bass by composers Wolfgang Rihm and Krzysztof Penderecki. Also receiving a world premiere will be Rihm’s Lichtes Spiel and Sebastian Currier’s Time Machines.
“When someone like Anne-Sophie Mutter plays a new piece, the audience is drawn in because they know her and they trust her—she uses her capacity, ability, and reputation to bring the audience along with her,” Gilbert notes.