New York Philharmonic to Include THE ART OF THE SCORE, CONTACT! and More in 2013-14 Season
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by BWW News Desk
The New York Philharmonic's 2013-14 season will be marked by an integration of ongoing artistic initiatives that have become hallmarks of Alan Gilbert's tenure as Music Director, alongside the introduction of new ideas that will advance the Orchestra and its role in the cultural life of New York City and the world.
Artistic partnerships will continue and grow, with cross-pollination in all facets of the season. Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-inResidence Yefim Bronfman will perform on CONTACT!, the Philharmonic's new-music series, and will be the featured soloist in The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival (the first time an Artist-in-Residence is performing on the Philharmonic's multi-week festival), which will showcase Beethoven's complete piano concertos alongside World Premieres by composers commissioned as part of the Philharmonic's Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music.
World and New York Premieres by Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse, continuing his two-year term, will be performed at Avery Fisher Hall and Carnegie Hall, while he curates an informal and adventurous CONTACT! series that will expand its reach through a new partnership with the 92nd Street Y. Alan Gilbert and the Philharmonic will travel to Asia for their second tour there together, with concerts in Seoul and Tokyo, among other cities to be announced, and with 3 repertoire including former Composer-in-Residence Magnus Lindberg's Piano Concerto No. 2 (a Philharmonic commission), with Yefim Bronfman, and Christopher Rouse's Rapture. This season, the Philharmonic introduces the NY PHIL BIENNIAL, a 10-day, immersive exhibition showcasing the best of today's new music; bids farewell to Glenn Dicterow in his final season as the Orchestra's Concertmaster; and presents a new film-music week, THE ART OF THE SCORE. As always, the Philharmonic will present today's leading artists and conductors performing wide-ranging repertoire, champion contemporary composers and rarely heard works, and perform programs that highlight new perspectives on established works.
"After four seasons, Alan Gilbert's initiatives are interacting in beautiful ways to create yet