Tag Archives: New York Philharmonic

As Geffen Hall’s Renovation Stumbles, Cincinnati Shows the Way

Source: New York Times » Music

Reopening after a $143 million renovation, which removed a thousand seats, Cincinnati’s stately Music Hall offers a model for Lincoln Center.

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Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and the New York Philharmonic Think Outside the Box

Source: New York Music Daily

It’s almost twenty years to the day that virtuoso Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes made his debut with the New York Philharmonic. In another stroke of fate, he was playing a Rachmaninoff concerto, with a Scandinavian conductor on the podium, just as he will during his first stand as artist-in-residence with the orchestra, which starts tonight at 7:30 PM, featuring Rachmaninoff’s relatively rarely programmed Piano Concerto No. 4 and Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony.

In conversation with the Philharmonic’s Isaac Thompson at Lincoln Center last night, Andsnes revealed that he’s played New York more than any other city in the ...

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David Geffen Criticizes ‘Shameful’ Lack of Support for Concert Hall

Source: New York Times » Music

Mr. Geffen lamented the downsizing of the $500 million David Geffen Hall project at Lincoln Center. “New York should have the best of everything,” he said.

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Lincoln Center Scraps a $500 Million Geffen Hall Renovation

Source: New York Times » Music

The center and the New York Philharmonic announced they would seek simpler ways to improve a hall they have long wanted to change.

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Concert Choreography: When Musicians Get Up and Move

Source: New York Times » Music

A slew of new performances — new music and classics — are asking players to use their bodies as much as their sight-reading skills.

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Review: Squeezing Music Made for One Hall Into the Geffen

Source: New York Times » Music

Esa-Pekka Salonen wrote “Wing on Wing” for the Walt Disney Concert Hall; its overdue New York premiere showed the limits of a Lincoln Center space.

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Review: John Adams Wrestles the Ghosts of His Musical Fathers

Source: New York Times » Music

The New York Philharmonic celebrates the “dean of American new music” with a program nodding to one of his heroes, Beethoven.

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A Philharmonic Farewell, With Musicians from Nations Trump Sought to Ban

Source: New York Times » Music

Alan Gilbert has invited musicians from all over, including Iran and Iraq, who were targets of President Trump’s travel ban, for shows in June.

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Classical Music This Week

Source: New York Times » Music

A revival of “Salome” at the Met, a “Macbeth” in Brooklyn, the St. Thomas choir’s “Messiah” and Kun Woo Paik at the Philharmonic.

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NPR’s top 50 albums of 2016

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Which Knowles placed the highest?

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Review: The Philharmonic Revisits an Early Triumph of Its Director

Source: New York Times » Music

Alan Gilbert, nearing the end of his tenure as director of the New York Philharmonic, injected some humor in a program of Ligeti and Beethoven.

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The Philharmonic Accompanies ‘Manhattan,’ Just as It Did in 1979

Source: New York Times » Music

The New York Philharmonic recorded the original soundtrack to “Manhattan” in 1979, and this weekend it will perform the score live as the film is screened.

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Got a Classic Piece? Here Comes the Sequel.

Source: New York Times » Music

Composers are now often asked to respond to an old master’s work with one of their own. Not everyone is happy with the growing practice.

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How Jaap van Zweden Became America’s Best-Paid Conductor in 2013

Source: New York Times » Music

Mr. van Zweden, the incoming music director of the New York Philharmonic, received more than $5.1 million that year, according to recent tax filings.

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