NY Philharmonic Announces Free Open Rehearsal 9/22

NY Philharmonic Announces Free Open Rehearsal 9/22

The New York Philharmonic and its Global Sponsor, Credit Suisse, will offer a Free Dress Rehearsal to the public on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at 9:45 a.m. prior to the evening's Opening Night Concert launching the Philharmonic's 169th season - Alan Gilbert's second as the Philharmonic's 25th Music Director.

The program will feature Swing Symphony, a U.S. Premiere-Co-Commission by composer/trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis performed by the New York Philharmonic and the Jazz at Lincoln
Center Orchestra; R. Strauss's Don Juan; and Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphoses
on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber. The Opening Night Concert will start at 7:30 p.m.
and will be broadcast on Live From Lincoln Center.

Additional changes and updates to the season since it was announced in February 2010

Alan Gilbert will be the speaker for the Annual Erich Leinsdorf Lecture on Monday, April 4, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at the Walter Reade Theater. Mr. Gilbert will reflect on the late conductor and his legacy at the New York Philharmonic, as well as on the evolution of the relationship between conductor and orchestra.

Coloratura soprano Barbara Hannigan, who drew rave reviews for her performance as Gepopo in the New York Philharmonic's May 2010 production of Ligeti's opera, Le Grand Macabre, will sing Grisey's Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil (Four Songs for Crossing the Threshhold) on the CONTACT! program Friday, November 19, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. at Symphony Space, and Saturday, November 20, at 7:00 p.m. at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The New York Philharmonic's popular Very Young People's Concerts, designed for children ages 3 to 6, will again take place at Merkin Concert Hall, introducing youngsters to classical music through engagement, active listening, and hands-on music-making with Members of the New York Philharmonic. The season's theme will be Debussy and Friends, featuring Impressionist music set to stories of Philippe the Penguin created by Philharmonic violist Dorian Rence. The concerts will take place Sunday, January 23, 2011 (12:30 and 3:00 p.m.) and Monday, January 24, 2011 (10:30 a.m.); Monday, April 11, 2011 (10:30 a.m.) and Sunday, April 17, 2011 (12:30 and 3:00 p.m.); and
Sunday, June 5, 2011 (12:30 and 3:00 p.m.) and Monday, June 6, 2011 (10:30 a.m.).<

Clarinetist Chen Halevi has been added to the soloists in the New York premiere of Kraft by Magnus Lindberg, The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence; the performance will feature electronics by Juhani Liimatainen (October 7-8 and 12, 2010). The Free Annual Memorial Day Concert at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, will feature Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, Eroica (May 30, 2011) and another work to be announced.

Please note that the subscription concert originally scheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2010, at 8:00 p.m., featuring Mahler's Symphony No. 6, led by Music Director Alan Gilbert, has been moved to Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.