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NY Phil and Director Alan Gilbert Announce 2016 Biennial, Featuring Grammy-Winning San Francisco Girls Chorus and More!
by BWW News Desk - October 22, 2015

From May 23 to June 11, 2016, the New York Philharmonic and Music Director Alan Gilbert will present the second NY PHIL BIENNIAL, a wide-ranging exploration of today's music by an array of contemporary and modern composers. A flagship project of the New York Philharmonic, the NY PHIL BIENNIAL brings together an international roster of composers, performers, and curatorial voices for concerts presented both on the Lincoln Center campus and in venues throughout the city. (more...)
New York Philharmonic to Offer 100 Free Tickets to Starry SHOW BOAT this Friday
by BWW News Desk - November 5, 2014

100 free tickets for 13 to 26-year-olds are now available for the Philharmonic's production of Show Boat on Friday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)
Jane Alexander & Erika Henningsen Join Cast of New York Philharmonic's All-Star SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - October 8, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has announced final principal cast members for its semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, November 5-8, 2014: Tony-winning and Academy Award-nominated actress Jane Alexander will portray Parthy, and Erika Henningsen will portray Kim. (more...)
Norm Lewis, Alli Mauzey, Christoper Fitzgerald & More Join Cast of New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT; Will be Filmed for Live From Lincoln Center!
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has announced several additions to the cast of the semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, November 5-8, 2014: Tony-nominated actor Christopher Fitzgerald (who will portray Frank); Tony-nominated actor Norm Lewis, who appeared on Broadway as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess (Joe); Broadway performer Alli Mauzey (Ellie); Broadway and television performer Edward Watts (Steve); Emmy- nominated comedic stage and screen actor Fred Willard (Cap'n Andy); and Broadway performer NaTasha Yvette Williams (Queenie). (more...)
BWW Interviews: Filippo Sugar and Renee Fleming Talk LA DOLCE VITA: THE MUSIC OF ITALIAN CINEMA
by David Clarke - September 12, 2014

NY Philharmonic is kicking off their 2014-15 season with LA DOLCE VITA: THE MUSIC OF ITALIAN CINEMA. Celebrating the music of Italian cinema, the concert will feature famous music pulled from Filippo Sugar's library of soundtracks. With so many exciting elements coming together to make LA DOLCE VITA one of NYC's hottest tickets in September, I spoke with Filippo Sugar and Rene Fleming about the concerts and what audiences can expect. (more...)
New York Philharmonic to Present 11th Season of SUMMERTIME CLASSICS, Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - July 2, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present its 11th season of Summertime Classics, July 2-6, 2014, featuring five themed concerts with Bramwell Tovey, who has been the host and conductor of the series since its founding in 2004. On the first program, July 2-3, 2014, titled 'Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and Friends,' the New York Philharmonic will perform Shostakovich's Festive Overture; Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1, with pianist Joyce Yang as soloist; Musorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain; Rachmaninoff's arrangement of his own Vocalise; and Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker, and Marche slave. The second program, July 4-6, 2014, titled 'Star-Spangled Celebration,' will feature the New York Philharmonic and United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps - 'The Commandant's Own,' which is celebrating its 80th-anniversary year - in a program that includes Copland's Clarinet Concerto, with Associate Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio as soloist, and Fanfare for the Common Man; Gershwin's 'Strike Up the Band' from Strike Up the Band; Sousa marches; and more. In these performances Major Brian Dix, director and commanding officer of 'The Commandant's Own,' will share conducting duties with Bramwell Tovey. (more...)
New York Philharmonic Announces Lineup of Emerging Composers as Part of NY Phil Biennial
by BWW News Desk - June 4, 2014

The New York Philharmonic and American Composers Orchestra (ACO), in collaboration with ACO's EarShot: the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, announce the selection of three works by emerging composers to receive premieres this week by the New York Philharmonic as part of the inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL. Julia Adolphe's Dark Sand, Sifting Light will receive its World Premiere June 5, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert; Andrew McManus's Strobe will receive its World Premiere June 6, conducted by Matthias Pintscher; and Max Grafe's Bismuth: Variations for Orchestra will receive its World Premiere June 7, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. (more...)
New York Philharmonic Presents THE GLENN DICTEROW COLLECTION Tonight
by BWW News Desk - June 3, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will mark Glenn Dicterow's farewell - following 34 years as Concertmaster, the longest tenure of any concertmaster in Philharmonic history - with the release of New York Philharmonic Presents: The Glenn Dicterow Collection, three albums on the New York Philharmonic label featuring Mr. Dicterow's favorite solo performances from 1982 to 2012. The first album will be available on CD, which comes with a 90-page commemorative booklet that includes program notes with Mr. Dicterow's comments, essays about Mr. Dicterow by Alan Gilbert and Archivist/Historian Barbara Haws, photographs, and a complete list of Mr. Dicterow's solo performances. It will also be available as a download on iTunes and Amazon.com. The second and third albums will be available as downloads only. The CD and booklet are $16.99; the downloads are $9.99 each or $24.99 for all three downloadable albums. The collection, distributed by Naxos, is now available for pre-order; it will be available for purchase and download on nyphil.org/DicterowCollection beginning June 3. (more...)
Orchestra of St. Luke's & New York Philharmonic Partner for First NY PHIL BIENNIAL Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

This spring, Orchestra of St. Luke's collaborates with the New York Philharmonic for the inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL, an 11-day exploration of today's music showcasing an array of curatorial voices through concerts presented with cultural partners throughout New York City. Based on biennials in the world of visual art, the NY PHIL BIENNIAL offers a snapshot of the music of our time, showcasing diverse musical ideas and broad philosophical themes. OSL co-presents two concerts, this weekend, May 31 and June 1 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, as part of this innovative festival. OSL Principal Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado will conduct these concerts and, at the invitation of New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert, has served as a curatorial collaborator for the festival. (more...)
New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert Launch the Inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL, Now thru 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

From today, May 28 to June 7, 2014, the New York Philharmonic will present the inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL, a kaleidoscopic exploration of today's music by a wide range of composers through (more...)
The New York Philharmonic Presents THE GLENN DICTEROW COLLECTION, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will mark Glenn Dicterow's farewell - following 34 years as Concertmaster, the longest tenure of any concertmaster in Philharmonic history - with the release of New York Philharmonic Presents: The Glenn Dicterow Collection, three albums on the New York Philharmonic label featuring Mr. Dicterow's favorite solo performances from 1982 to 2012. The first album will be available on CD, which comes with a 90-page commemorative booklet that includes program notes with Mr. Dicterow's comments, essays about Mr. Dicterow by Alan Gilbert and Archivist/Historian Barbara Haws, photographs, and a complete list of Mr. Dicterow's solo performances. It will also be available as a download on iTunes and Amazon.com. The second and third albums will be available as downloads only. The CD and booklet are $16.99; the downloads are $9.99 each or $24.99 for all three downloadable albums. The collection, distributed by Naxos, is now available for pre-order; it will be available for purchase and download on nyphil.org/DicterowCollection beginning June 3. (more...)
The New York Philharmonic Presents A CELEBRATION OF PHIL SMITH, 7/5
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will salute departing Principal Trumpet Philip Smith - who will step down from his position at the end of the 2013-14 season following 36 seasons of service - in A Celebration of Phil Smith, a concert featuring the New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Mr. Smith and Bramwell Tovey, July 5, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. The program will also include works that showcase brass: an arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov's Procession of the Nobles; a Horn Quartet by Gershwin; Tomasi's Liturgical Fanfares; an arrangement of The Great Gate of Kiev from Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition; and Pollack's That's a Plenty, which the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet, of which Mr. Smith was a founding member, has frequently performed as an encore on the Orchestra's tours. Philharmonic musicians will introduce the works and speak about Mr. Smith. (more...)
Orchestra of St. Luke's & New York Philharmonic Partner for First NY PHIL BIENNIAL Festival, 5/31-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

This spring, Orchestra of St. Luke's collaborates with the New York Philharmonic for the inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL, an 11-day exploration of today's music showcasing an array of curatorial voices through concerts presented with cultural partners throughout New York City. Based on biennials in the world of visual art, the NY PHIL BIENNIAL offers a snapshot of the music of our time, showcasing diverse musical ideas and broad philosophical themes. OSL co-presents two concerts, May 31 and June 1 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, as part of this innovative festival. OSL Principal Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado will conduct these concerts and, at the invitation of New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert, has served as a curatorial collaborator for the festival. (more...)
New York Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD to Air Nationally on PBS's Live From Lincoln Center, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS stations on Friday, September 26, 2014, 9:00-11:30 p.m. ET (more...)
New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert Launch the Inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL, 5/28-6/7
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2014

From May 28 to June 7, 2014, the New York Philharmonic will present the inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL, a kaleidoscopic exploration of today's music by a wide range of composers through (more...)
New York Philharmonic to Return to Bravo! Vail for 12th Annual Summer Residency, 7/18-25
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado for the Orchestra's 12th- annual summer residency there, performing six concerts July 18-25, 2014. Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct three programs, July 18-20, featuring works by composers for whom he has advocated during his tenure, ranging from Nielsen to The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Composer-in- Residence Christopher Rouse. The other Philharmonic concerts will be conducted by Bramwell Tovey (July 23 and 25) and Ted Sperling (July 24), and will feature works by Copland, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Loesser, among others. (more...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Will Guest Conduct New York Philharmonic, 3/27-29
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2014

On March 27-29 at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the New York Philharmonic in the cathedral of sound that is Anton Bruckner's awe-inspiring Ninth Symphony. (more...)
New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts Continue with Brahms's Piano Concerto 1, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2014

This season's New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (YPCs) conclude with a focus on Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1, led by Philharmonic Assistant Conductor Joshua Weilerstein and featuring pianist Paul Lewis, Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. This is the final program in this season's series, Points of Entry, in which each concert explores facets of music and the orchestra itself through one influential score. The concert will also feature Brahms's Hungarian Dance No. 1 and Ritual Fire Dance from Falla's El Amor brujo. (more...)
Review Roundup: New York Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD
by Review Roundups - March 6, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street opened last night and will run through March 8, 2014, starring bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)
New York Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD, with Emma Thompson & Bryn Terfel, to Get 'Live From Lincoln Center' Broadcast on PBS
by BWW News Desk - March 5, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center, hosted by Audra McDonald, on PBS stations. The air date will be announced at a later time. (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for New York Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
by BWW News Desk - March 3, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will soon present a staged production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, March 5-8, 2014. As previously announced, Sweeney Todd will star bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. Jeff Blumenkrantz will portray The Beadle; Tony Award winner Christian Borle, Pirelli (marking his Philharmonic debut); Kyle Brenn, Tobias Ragg (debut); Jay Armstrong Johnson, Anthony Hope (debut); Erin Mackey, Johanna (debut); and Olivier Award winner Philip Quast, Judge Turpin (debut and New York stage debut). Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct; Lonny Price will direct; and Lonny Price and Matt Cowart are the producers. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)
The New York Philharmonic Announces 2014–15 Season- JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, CONTACT! and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's 2014-15 season broadens and deepens the partnerships and initiatives that have transformed the institution under Music Director Alan Gilbert, while introducing new ideas and innovative collaborations that continue to enhance the Orchestra's role in the cultural landscape throughout New York City and the world. (more...)
The New York Philharmonic Announces 2014–15 Season- JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, CONTACT! and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's 2014-15 season broadens and deepens the partnerships and initiatives that have transformed the institution under Music Director Alan Gilbert, while introducing new ideas and innovative collaborations that continue to enhance the Orchestra's role in the cultural landscape throughout New York City and the world. (more...)
Christian Borle, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Erin Mackey, Philip Quast & More to Join Emma Thompson & Bryn Terfel in New York Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has announced several additions to the cast of its staged production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, March 5-8, 2014: Jeff Blumenkrantz will portray The Beadle; Tony Award winner Christian Borle, Pirelli (marking his Philharmonic debut); Kyle Brenn, Tobias Ragg (debut); Jay Armstrong Johnson, Anthony Hope (debut); Erin Mackey, Johanna (debut); and Olivier Award winner Philip Quast, Judge Turpin (debut and New York stage debut). As previously announced, Sweeney Todd will star bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct, Lonny Price will direct, and Lonny Price and Matt Cowart are the producers. (more...)
Live From Lincoln Center Presents New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma
by BWW News Desk - December 27, 2013

Ring in the new year with a broadcast of the New York Philharmonic's Opening Gala concert from Avery Fisher Hall, featuring Music Director Alan Gilbert and special guest cello soloist Yo-Yo Ma. The concert features dance-inspired orchestral works including Azul by Osvaldo Golijov, a cello concerto written for Ma; the world premiere of Octavio Brunetti's arrangement of Astor Piazzolla's La serie del Ángel; and two classics by Maurice Ravel, Alborada del gracioso and Boléro. (more...)

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