Ten-day biennial highlight of New York Philharmonic 2013-14 season

Posted on: January 24, 2013


In Thursday’s (1/24) New York Times, Daniel J. Wakin reports, “The New York Philharmonic has notions to do for classical music what the Venice Biennale and Art Basel Miami Beach have done for art. The orchestra is calling it the NY Phil Biennial. Disclosed on Wednesday as part of the orchestra’s announcement of its 2013-14 programming, the biennial will be a 10-day festival (every two years, as the name implies) that Philharmonic officials describe as a ‘veritable playground of new and recent music from around the world.’ … Under its music director, Alan Gilbert, the Philharmonic has already established a modest new-music series in smaller concert halls and has installed composers and artists in residence. The 2014 festival will run from May 29 to June 7 and include two programs by the orchestra, several programs of chamber music by Philharmonic musicians and performances by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Juilliard School musicians. The organizers hope to add symposiums and other public events. … Other highlights of the season include performances of all five Beethoven piano concertos, with Yefim Bronfman as soloist; a number of works by Christopher Rouse, the Philharmonic’s composer in residence; performances featuring Glenn Dicterow, the concertmaster, who will be in his last season; an Asian tour; a program of music and clips from Pixar movies; and a showing of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ with the orchestra playing the film score live.”

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Posted January 24, 2013