Using the hashtag #letsplaynyp, the New York Philharmonic is inviting the public to submit photos, artwork, and video to share via social media for its NY Phil Biennial, reflecting on the works to be performed during the festival. Submissions can be made via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Vine. The Philharmonic will select its favorite responses and display them on screens at festival venues and online. Winners for best submissions will receive two tickets to a Biennial concert between May 30 and June 7. Among the themes for submissions are “What does mystery+darkness look like?” (inspired by Toshio Hosokawa’s opera The Raven, based on the Edgar Allan Poe poem) and “What does satire+livestock look like?” (inspired by Gloria—a Pig Tale, a collaborative opera by composer HK Gruber, New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert, and director/designer Doug Fitch).
Posted May 20, 2014