Camerata Notturna

John Wilson, piano
Gemma New, conductor

Saturday March 4, 2017 at 8:00PM
Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church
152 West 66th Street, New York, NY

Purchase Tickets Online

  • Douglas Lilburn Aotearoa Overture (1940) (New York premiere)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
    John Wilson, piano
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

About the Artists

John Wilson, piano

JOHN WILSON has performed extensively on the piano, as well as celesta, organ, harpsichord, and synthesizer, in a variety of roles - from concerto soloist to chamber musician to répétiteur. For the 2016-17 Season, Mr. Wilson continues as a second year Piano Fellow with the New World Symphony under the artistic direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, and serves as Principal Keyboardist of the Reading Symphony Orchestra. Highlights of this season include, Messiaen's Oiseaux exotiques and Bach's Triple Concerto in A minor as a soloist with the New World Symphony.

As a soloist, Mr. Wilson has performed with the New World Symphony, New Amsterdam Symphony, and Concert Artists of Baltimore, as well as a recital at Yamaha Artists Services in New York City. As a chamber musician, he has played most recently in recital with Joshua Bell. Mr. Wilson has also performed with Joe Burgstaller, Daniel Hope, and Robert McDuffie.

An active proponent of contemporary music, in the 2015-2016 Season Mr. Wilson premiered composer Timo Andres' quartet piano-percussion work Tides and Currents, and also performed on synthesizer for the premiere of Michael Tilson Thomas' new work, Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind. He has worked with composers John Luther Adams, Charles Wuorinen, and Unsuk Chin. Since 2011, he has been the pianist for the Lunar Ensemble.

Mr. Wilson served as répétiteur for Baltimore Lyric Opera from 2012-2015. As an orchestral pianist, he has worked under conductors Michael Tilson Thomas, Leonard Slatkin, Robert Spano, Susanna Mälkki, David Robertson, Stéphane Denève, Nicholas McGegan, and many others. Mr. Wilson performed with the Aspen Festival Orchestra, Aspen Philharmonic, and Aspen Chamber Orchestra as a Fellow four summer seasons.

Gemma New, conductor

Gemma New, in her second season as Principal Conductor of Camerata Notturna, was recently appointed Music Director of the Hamilton (Ontario) Philharmonic, and also currently serves as Resident Conductor of the St. Louis Symphony and Music Director of the Baltimore-based Lunar Ensemble. In the recent seasons, she has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and made her Carnegie Hall debut as part of the American Soundscapes series, conducting music of Adams, Ives, and Norman. She has been a Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, an Ansbacher Fellow with the Vienna Philharmonic and the Kurt Masur fellow with the Leipzig Symphony. Named as a "Woman Conductor on the Rise" by WQXR Radio, she is a graduate of the conducting program at the Peabody Institute.