New York Philharmonic announces 2010-2011 season

Posted on: February 17, 2010

In Wednesday’s (2/17) New York Times, Daniel J. Wakin reports on the New York Philharmonic’s upcoming season, the second under Music Director Alan Gilbert: “Esa-Pekka Salonen, the composer and conductor, will lead a three-week festival, and the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter will be artist in residence at the New York Philharmonic next season, the orchestra said on Tuesday in announcing its programming for 2010-11. … Under the new music director, Alan Gilbert, the baritone Thomas Hampson was appointed resident artist this season; the actor Alec Baldwin became the orchestra’s radio voice; and the conductor Valery Gergiev is to lead the orchestra in a Stravinsky festival this spring. Separately, the beast of renovation has begun to stir. The orchestra’s board of trustees recently formed a committee to consider interim and major long-term restructuring of the orchestra’s home, Avery Fisher Hall, said the Philharmonic’s new chairman, Gary W. Parr. … The orchestra will also give the New York premiere of a work by Wynton Marsalis at its opening gala, joined by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Philharmonic officials called the piece a large-scale, 40-minute work that has yet to be finished. Lang Lang, the pianist, will take part in an all-Tchaikovsky New Year’s Eve concert. And the orchestra’s new-music series, Contact!, will continue for a second season.”

Posted February 17, 2010