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Emeritus Kurt Masur to Conduct TWO PATHS at NY Philharmonic, 4/13

New York Philharmonic Music Director Emeritus Kurt Masur will conduct the  Philharmonic in Liszt's Les Préludes, Sofia Gubaidulina's Two Paths: Music for Two  Solo Violists and Symphony Orchestra, performed by PrincipAl Viola Cynthia Phelps and  Associate PrincipAl Viola Rebecca Young, and Brahms's Symphony No. 1, Wednesday,  April 13, 2011, and Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 16, at 8:00 p.m.

Two Paths was originally commissioned by Mr. Masur's wife, Tomoko Masur, for Ms. Phelps and Ms. Young and received its World Premiere in April 1999. Mr. Masur will conduct the same program at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in  Newark, New Jersey, on Friday, April 15, 2011, at 8:00 p.m.

- Pre-Concert Talk
New York Philharmonic Principal Librarian Lawrence Tarlow will introduce the  program one hour before each performance in the Helen Hull Room, unless otherwise  noted. Pre-Concert Talks are $7; discounts available for multiple concerts, students,  and groups. Attendance is limited to 90 people. Information: or  (212) 875-5656

-On the Music: The New York Philharmonic Podcast Mark Travis, a producer for the WFMT Radio Network since 1999 and the producer  of the 52-week-per-year nationally syndicated radio series, The New York  Philharmonic This Week, is the producer of this podcast. These award-winning
previews of upcoming programs - through musical selections as well as interviews  with guest artists, conductors, and Orchestra musicians - are available at and from iTunes.

Single tickets for these performances start at $40. Tickets for Open Rehearsals are $18.  Pre-Concert Talks are $7; discounts are available for multiple concerts, students, and groups (visit for more information). All other tickets may be purchased online at or by calling (212) 875-5656, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.,  Monday through Saturday, and 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets may also be  purchased at the Avery Fisher Hall Box Office or the Alice Tully Hall Box Office at  Lincoln Center, Broadway at 65th Street. The Box Office opens at 10:00 a.m. Monday  through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday. On performance evenings, the Box Office  closes one-half hour after performance time; other evenings it closes at 6:00 p.m. A
limited number of $12.50 tickets for select concerts may be available through the Internet  for students within 10 days of the performance, or in person the day of. Valid  identification is required. To determine ticket availability, call the Philharmonic's  Customer Relations Department at (212) 875-5656. [Ticket prices subject to change.]

For press tickets, call Lanore Carr in the New York Philharmonic Communications  Department at (212) 875-5714, or e-mail her at  For ticket information regarding the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, call the Box  Office at (888) 466-5722 or go to For press tickets, contact Josh Balber  at (973) 353-8051 or e-mail him at

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