New York Philharmonic’s CONTACT! series heads downtown and uptown in 2014-15

Posted on: May 1, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has announced details of its new-music series CONTACT! for 2014-15, with programs at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum and at Subculture in Greenwich Village, with co-presenter the 92nd Street Y. For “John’s Playlist” at SubCulture, composer John Adams will curate and host a program featuring works by Daníel Bjarnason, Ingram Marshall, Missy Mazzoli, and Timo Andres. Other SubCulture programs will feature new music from Israel by Josef Bardanashvili, Avner Dorman, Yotam Haber, and Shulamit Ran; and by Italian composers Vitturio Montalti, Salvatore Sciarrino, Luca Francesconi, and Luciano Berio. Metropolitan Museum programs will feature music from Nordic countries, including works by Kaija Saariaho, Per Norgard, Duro Zivkovic, and Kalevi Aho, led by Music Director Alan Gilbert; and music from Japan, featuring composers Takemitsu, Misato Mochizuki, and Dai Fujikura, plus Messiaen’s Sept Haikai, led by Jeffrey Milarsky. The New York Philharmonic will perform highlights from the 2014-15 season of CONTACT! at London’s Barbican during its spring 2015 European tour. Alan Gilbert launched CONTACT! in the 2009-10 season; by the end of the 2013-14 season, the series will have presented twenty world premieres.

Posted May 1, 2014