The New York Philharmonic Adds Changes and Updates to It's 2014-15 Season
Following is an updated chronological listing incorporating changes to the New York Philharmonic's 2014-15 season since the artists and programs for the season were announced on January 22, 2014. Highlights include:
? Alan Gilbert will conclude The Nielsen Project with Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto, featuring newly appointed Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill, January 8-10 and 13, 2015. On the all-Nielsen program earlier in the season, October 1-3, 2014, Alan Gilbert will conduct Nielsen's Maskarade Overture (replacing the previously announced Helios Overture) and, as previously announced, Symphony No. 5 and Symphony No. 6, Sinfonia semplice. The works will be recorded for future release on Denmark's Dacapo label and distributed by Naxos. The Philharmonic's recordings of Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4 will be released in the U.S. in September 2014 and elsewhere October 1, 2014. The Nielsen Project is the multi-year project in which Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra will perform and record Nielsen's six symphonies and three concertos.
? Repertoire and additional artists have been announced for the chamber music program that is part of Dohna?nyi / Dvor?a?k: A Philharmonic Festival, December 7, 2014, co- presented with 92nd Street Y. Inon Barnatan, the Philharmonic's inaugural Artist-in- Association, will join cellist Alisa Weilerstein and New York Philharmonic musicians for Dvor?a?k's Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 87, and Terzetto in C major for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 74; Schulhoff's Divertissement for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon; and Martinu?'s La Revue de cuisine Suite for Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Violin, Cello, and Piano. In addition, Dvor?a?k's Symphony No. 7 will now be featured on the December 4-6 and 9, 2014, program; Dvor?a?k's Symphony No. 9, From the New World will now be featured on the December 11-13, 2014, program.
? The program titled Sacred and Transcendent, February 19-21, 2015, celebrates the 15th- anniversary season of the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma. The Ensemble and the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, will perform both separately and together in a program that will include The Silk Road Suite, a compilation of works commissioned and premiered by the Ensemble; Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky's Sacred Signs Suite; Mozart's Masonic Funeral Music; R. Strauss's Death and Transfiguration; and Osvaldo Golijov's Rose of the Winds, which features both groups.
? The Orchestra has announced several holiday concerts:
o Holidays with the Philharmonic, conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos, December 19-20, 2014. The repertoire will include Mozart's German Dance (featuring its famous sleigh ride) and Leroy Anderson's Suite of Carols. The audience will be invited to join a carol sing-along. Further program details will be announced at a later date.
o New Year's Eve: A Gershwin Celebration, December 31, 2014, conducted by Bramwell Tovey. Vocalists Dianne Reeves and Norm Lewis will make their New York Philharmonic debuts in a program that includes Gershwin's Cuban Overture and Catfish Row: Suite from Porgy and Bess, and Ms. Reeves will sing jazz-inspired selections from the Gershwin songbook, joined by pianist Peter Martin, bass player Reuben Rogers, and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. Additional repertoire will be announced at a later date.
o A Broadway Romance, February 14, 2015, conducted by Ted Sperling and featuring vocalists Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana. The Valentine's Day concert paints a portrait of the vicissitudes of romance told through Broadway songs and duets culled from Bernstein's West Side Story, Bock's She Loves Me, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel, Stephen Sondheim's Follies, and more.
Detailed program to be announced at a later date.
Additional previously announced updates to the 2014-15 season include "Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times: The Tramp at 100," September 19-20, 2014; Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat with Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden, and Lauren Worsham, November 5-8, 2014; and program details for the 2014-15 season of CONTACT!, the Philharmonic's new-music series (see full program details in attached chronological listing).
An updated chronological listing for the entire 2014-15 season, incorporating all of the above updates and more, is attached. Please discard previous version, and stay up to date by visiting the New York Philharmonic's online newsroom, nyphil.org/newsroom/1415
Christoph von Dohna?nyi's appearance is made possible through the Charles A. Dana
Distinguished Conductors Endowment Fund.
Alisa Weilerstein's appearance is made possible through the Florence Blau Trust.
CONTACT! at SubCulture is made possible with generous support from Linda and Stuart
The June 5 CONTACT! concert is made possible with generous support from The Francis
Classical 105.9 FM WQXR is the Radio Home of the New York Philharmonic.
Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural
Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.