To honor the late Lorin Maazel, the conductor's family has organized a tribute on Friday in New York. Involved in the event include Alan Gilbert, James Galway and others. There's a live-stream available for those not in NYC. Additional information from the press release:
The Maazel Family's tribute to conductor Lorin Maazel, on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 12:30 at the New York Society for Ethical Culture (Two West 64th Street, New York City), will be streamed live on castletonfestival.org for those unable to attend. Five cameras will capture the program in a 720p feed.
The tribute will include remembrances from Maestro Alan Gilbert, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, Sir James Wolfensohn, and members of the Maazel family.
Artists include Sir James Galway performing an excerpt from Gluck's "Orfeo," violinist Eric Silberger performing "Meditation" from Thaïs by Jules Massenet, soprano Jennifer Black performing "Tu che di gel" from Turandot by Giacomo Puccini, tenor Dominic Armstrong and baritone Paul LaRosa performing a duet from Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi; Mr. LaRosa will also perform with Ms. Black the Love duet from 1984 by Lorin Maazel, Mr. Armstrong will also sing "Pourquoi me réveiller" from Werther by Jules Massenet. Baritone Javier Arrey will perform "Ombra mai fu" from Serse by Händel, mezzo-soprano Erika Rodden will perform a Lied by Brahms. John Arida will be the piano accompanist throughout the program. Ilann S. Maazel will play a Valse by Chopin, and a quintet from the New York Philharmonic will perform Hasenöhrl's "Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders!", an arrangement of Richard Strauss' tone poem Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op. 28. Wynton Marsalis, Artistic Director for Jazz at Lincoln Center, will perform a Spiritual, accompanied by Dan Nimmer. Also presented will be a short film highlighting the Maestro's legendary career.
Lorin Maazel was one of the world's most esteemed conductors, devoting his life to music professionally for 73 years. Maestro Maazel completed his seventh and final season as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic in 2009-10 and continued through 2011-12 as Music Director of the Palau de les Artes "Reina Sofia," in Valencia, Spain. He became Music Director of the Munich Philharmonic in 2012 and pursued a broad range of guest conducting activities with the world's leading orchestras, enjoying particularly close associations with the Philharmonia Orchestra, London, and the Vienna Philharmonic. Maestro Maazel was also a highly regarded composer, with a wide-ranging catalog of works written primarily over the last 15 years. His first opera, 1984, based on George Orwell's literary masterpiece, had its world premiere at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and a sold-out revival at La Scala, Milan. A second-generation American born in Paris, Lorin Maazel began violin lessons at age five and conducting lessons at age seven. At 11, he made his debut with NBC in New York at the invitation of Arturo Toscanini. In addition to his prodigious performing activities, Maestro Maazel devoted much time to nurturing young artists. A significant philanthropic gift and enduring memorial is his Castleton Festival, which benefits over 300 young musicians yearly. The Festival takes place in the rolling hills of Rappahannock County, Virginia, on the Maazel Family's 600-acre farm.
Tributes to Maestro Maazel have been held by the Cleveland Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the London Philharmonia, NHK in Tokyo, and by the Munich Philharmonic and Bavarian Radio in a combined concert event. The New York Philharmonic will soon announce its own tribute to Maestro Maazel for May 2015.