NEC Philharmonia + Ludovic Morlot: Jolas, Lalo, & Schumann

NEC: Jordan Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

This performance is conducted by Ludovic Morlot and features cellist Tim Petrin '19 MM, '21 AD.

About Ludovic Morlot

Ludovic Morlot’s élan, elegance and intensity on stage have endeared him to audiences and orchestras worldwide, from the Berlin Philharmonic to the Boston Symphony. During his eight years as Music Director of the Seattle Symphony he pushed the boundaries of traditional concert programming, winning several Grammys.

He is now Conductor Emeritus in Seattle, and in 2019 he was appointed Associate Artist of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra with whom he has had a close relationship over many years; he returns to both orchestras every season. He was Artistic Director and a founding member of the National Youth Orchestra of China 2017–2021, conducting their inaugural concerts at Carnegie Hall and in China in 2017, and touring with them to Europe in 2019. From 2012–2014 he was Chief Conductor of La Monnaie, conducting new productions in Brussels and at the Aix Easter Festival—including La Clemenza di Tito, Jenufa and Pelléas et Mélisande.

Morlot has conducted the Berliner Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, Czech Philharmonic, Dresden Staaksapelle, London Philharmonic and Budapest Festival orchestras, and many of the leading North American orchestras, notably the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Chicago and Boston Symphony Orchestras. Morlot has a particularly strong connection with Boston, having been the Seiji Ozawa Fellowship Conductor at Tanglewood and the subsequently appointed assistant conductor for the Boston Symphony. Since then he has conducted the orchestra in subscription concerts in Boston, at Tanglewood, and on a tour to the west coast of America. He has also appeared extensively in Asia and Australasia, notably with the Seoul Philharmonic, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras. Festival appearances have included the BBC Proms, Wien Modern, Edinburgh, and Aspen festivals.

His tenure in Seattle formed a hugely significant period in the musical journey of the orchestra. His innovative programming encompassed not only his choice of repertoire, but theatrical productions and performances outside the traditional concert hall space. There were numerous collaborations with musicians from different genres, commissions and world premieres. Some of these projects, including John Luther Adams’ Become Ocean, Aaron Jay Kernis’ Violin Concerto performed by James Ehnes and an exploration of Dutilleux’s music, have earned the orchestra five Grammy Awards, as well as the distinction of being named Gramophone’s 2018 Orchestra of the Year. Morlot has released 19 recordings with the Seattle Symphony Media label which was launched in 2014.

Morlot opens the 21/22 season with a concertante performance of Wagner’s Die Walküre at Seattle Opera and returns to the Philadelphia Orchestra in February 2022. This season he also conducts the Barcelona Symphony at L’Auditori, Netherlands Philharmonic at the Concertgebouw, Orchestre National de Lille, Bergen Philhar-monic, City of Birmingham Symphony, Orquesta Castilla y Leon, Taipei Symphony, and Queensland Symphony. He has a strong commitment to supporting emerging talent and regularly conducts students at the Colburn Conservatory. This season he sits on the jury of the Leeds International Piano Competition and conducts students at the Royal Academy (London), New England Conservatory (Boston) and on his annual visit to the Aspen Festival. In Summer 2021 he conducted a string of world premieres by young composers in the New Jersey Symphony’s annual CONE Institute concert.

Trained as a violinist, he studied conducting at the Pierre Monteux School (USA) with Charles Bruck and Michael Jinbo. He continued his education in London at the Royal Academy and then at the Royal College as recipient of the Norman del Mar Conducting Fellowship. Ludovic is Affiliate Professor at the University of Washing-ton School of Music in Seattle and a Visiting Artist at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in 2014 in recognition of his significant contribution to music.


This performance is open to in-person audiences, and can also be viewed below via livestream.

Watch livestream from Jordan Hall:

  • NEC Philharmonia
  • Ludovic Morlot, guest conductor
  • Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin '19 MM, '21 AD, cello
  1. Betsy Jolas | B-Day for Symphony Orchestra

    A Big Boston Birthday party for Betsy (80th birthday) and the BMOP* (10th anniversary) !  This is what I would like people to imagine as they listen to this rather unconventional set of variations on the well-known birthday tune, with everyone joining in and out as often happens in such festivities.                                             – Betsy Jolas

    *Boston Modern Orchestra Project

  2. Édouard Lalo | Concerto for Cello in D Minor

    Prélude: Lento - Allegro maestoso
    Intermezzo: Andantino con moto - Allegro presto
    Introduction: Andante - Allegro vivace


    Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin

    Greek cellist, Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, is quickly garnering an international reputation for his distinctive voice. He gained international recognition as a top-prize winner at the prestigious International Paulo Cello Competition in Finland, where he was praised for "a great and passionate soloist style: expressive, vibrant singing lines, sparkling rhythm", "an interesting, original personality" (Helsingin Sanomat).
            In 2016, Mr. Petrin made his US debut performance with the Kansas City Symphony, under the direction of Robert Spano. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Helsinki Philharmonic and Susanna Mälkki in Shostakovich's rarely performed second cello concerto. Other important collaborations include performances with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, the Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Israel Camerata, the Athens Symphony Orchestra, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, and the Greek-Turkish Youth Orchestra.

            He made his Carnegie Weill Hall debut in 2019 performing cello works by the renowned contemporary composer Leonid Desyatnikov. In 2017, he was named Artist in Residence at the Performance Today radio program of American Public Media, the most listened-to classical music program in the US. Several of his recordings were broadcast and received with great success throughout 2017. As part of his second residency at Performance Today, he made a recital tour in Paris and Normandy, France. In addition, Mr. Petrin has appeared as chamber musician and recitalist in major concert halls in Taiwan, Korea, Hong-Kong, Germany, and Greece, as part of the Curtis on Tour initiative. 
            An avid chamber musician, he often collaborates with important musical figures such as Noah-Bendix Balgley, Yura Lee, Jonathan Biss, Miriam Fried, Peter Wiley , Roberto Diaz, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Alexey Goribol, Meng-Chieh Liu, Plamena Mangova, and Miri Yampolsky. He is currently a member of the Marlboro Music Festival roster and made his first appearance there in summer 2019. Other festivals and concert series he frequently participates in include, Chamberfest Cleveland, Ravinia Steans Music Institute, Caramoor Evnin Rising Stars, Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth, Jupiter Chamber Players, the Moritzburg Festival, and the Dimitria Festival. He was also a chamber music collaborator at the Lake Como Piano Summer School in 2016.
            In addition to his concert appearances, Mr. Petrin is an advocate for charity and philanthropic causes. In spring 2016, in collaboration with the non-profit organiza-tion 'Podari.Life' and the renowned Russian actress Chulpan Khamatova, he appeared in performances aiming to raise funds for children diagnosed with oncological and hematological diseases.
            Born into a family of musicians in Thessaloniki, Greece, Mr. Petrin studied with Dimitris Patras at the Thessaloniki State Conservatory. He entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2012 where he studied with Carter Brey and Peter Wiley, and received his Bachelor of Music degree in 2017. He is currently pursuing his Artist Diploma degree at New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Laurence Lesser.

    • Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin '21 AD, cello
  3. Robert Schumann | Symphony No. 2 in C Major, op. 61

    Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo
    Scherzo: Allegro vivace
    Adagio espressivo
    Allegro molto vivace



    First Violin
    SooBeen Lee
    Hannah Goldstick
    Hanks Tsai
    Victoria Pan
    Julian Rhee

    Isabella Gorman
    Eric Jiang
    Cheng-Hsuan Ethan Chen
    Jeffrey Pearson
    Hyeonah Hong
    Yilei Yin
    Wangrui Xu

    Second Violin
    Hyun Ji Lee
    Jia-Ying Wei
    Yeonsoo Kim
    Chloe Hong
    Emma Carleton
    Jordan Hadrill
    Haeun Honney Kim
    Haekyung Ju
    Felicitas Schiffner
    Hannah Chaewon Kim
    Jeein Kim

    Julian Sneige-Seney
    Luther Warren
    Aidan Garrison
    Junghyun Ahn
    Samuel M. Zacharia
    Yeh Chun Lin
    Bram Fisher
    Sophia Tseng
    John Harry Clark

    Jeffrey Ho
    Jonathan Salman
    Annabel Hauk
    Eugene Kim
    Joan Herget
    Uijin Gwak
    Isaac Berglind

    Gregory Miguel Padilla
    Yihan Wu
    Minyi Wang
    Jacob Kalogerakos

    Zoe Cagan‡
    Javier Castro*
    Yang Liu
    Elena Rubin^
    Aimee Toner

    Piccolo & Alto Flute
    Zoe Cagan

    Izumi Amemiya^
    Ryoei Leo Kawai‡
    Samuel Rockwood*

    English horn
    Ryoei Leo Kawai

    Tyler J. Bourque‡
    Hyunwoo Chun^
    Benjamin Cruz*

    Zoe Beck‡
    Andrew Brooks*
    Andrew Flurer
    John Fulton
    Evan Judson^

    Andrew Flurer

    French horn
    Drew Hayes
    Karlee Kamminga
    Xiang Li^
    Huimin Mandy Liu
    Yeonjo Oh‡
    Sophie Steger

    Cameron Abtahi*
    Jake Baldwin
    Charlie Jones^
    Kimberly Sabio
    Jon-Michael Taylor‡
    Wentai Xiao

    Puyuan Chen*
    Zach Johnson^

    Jianlin Sha‡

    Bass Trombone
    Changwon Park

    Ross Hussong*
    Parker Olson^
    Hayoung Song‡

    Taylor Lents
    Leigh M. Wilson*

    Pei-Hsuan Shen

    Principal players