The New York Philharmonic will host the first of eight free “Insights at the Atrium” events at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium on September 12, with “Origins of a New World Voice: NYC in 1893,” hosted by Michael Beckerman, the Philharmonic’s Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence. The lecture/demonstration launches the orchestra’s 175th-anniversary activities and The New World Initiative, a season-long citywide project revolving around Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”). Beckerman will be joined by actors reenacting the reception of African American musical sources at the dawn of the Progressive Era and how they contributed to the development of an American musical voice. Other 2016-17 multimedia lectures, conversations, and panel discussions include “An Evening with Concertmaster Frank Huang” (October 17), “Inside the Orchestra: Living History” (December 6), “An Evening with Leonidas Kavakos” (February 28, 2017), “From Tragedy to Triumph: A Survivor from Warsaw and the Ode to Joy” (April 24, 2017), and “A Toast to Alan Gilbert” (May 2017, date to be announced). Insights events, co-presented by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, take place at the David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway at 62nd Street. Click here for more information.
Posted September 12, 2016