Default facebook sharing description. Default facebook sharing description. Default facebook sharing description. Default facebook sharing description. Default facebook sharing description.

Update Browser

Pages don't look right?



We suggest updating to the latest version of your current browser or using one of the below.

Download: Firefox | Chrome | Safari

Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields with Bang on a Can All-Stars, and Steven Mackey's Dreamhouse with the NY Philharmonic
Location: Avery Fisher Hall  (Directions)
Price Range: $29.00 - $122.00
 
Fri, May, 30, 2014
8:00 PM
BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS
 
Sat, May, 31, 2014
7:00 PM
BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS

A Presentation of the New York Philharmonic

Play Date with composers/performers following the Friday performance at Bar Biennial located in Avery Fisher Hall.

See all NY PHIL BIENNIAL concerts.

Bang on a Can NY PHIL BIENNIAL

Program To Include

  (Click the red play button to listen)
Anthracite Fields (New York Premiere)

JULIA WOLFE (b. 1958)
Anthracite Fields (2013)

Julia Wolfe composed Anthracite Fields, commissioned through New Music USA (previously Meet the Composer) and the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, as an homage on life in the coal mines of Pennsylvania, her home state. The work follows the life of a Pennsylvania coal miner, and Ms. Wolfe draws from letters and personal biographies in creating what she calls “a unique art-folk ballad” that provides an intimate look at a particular slice of American life. Bang on a Can All-Stars will perform the work on folk guitar, banjo, and accordion in addition to their usual instruments (cello, bass, piano, percussion, guitars, and clarinets). This program follows a month after the work’s World Premiere in Philadelphia with the All-Stars and the Mendelssohn Club Choir. 

Dreamhouse (New York Premiere)

Stephen Mackey (b. 1956)
Dreamhouse (2003)

When Mr. Mackey received the commission for Dreamhouse (2003) from NPS (Dutch Radio) in 2001, his immediate desire, he later wrote, was “simply to hear a band of diverse elements playing and singing together with abandon — a traditional symphony orchestra, twanging electric guitars, [a] pure-toned vocal quartet, and a somewhat theatrical ‘front man’ inhabiting a place between operatic tenor and Jim Morrison.” Mr. Mackey identifies this work’s influences as “allegorical texts in ‘60s psychadelic rock, the symphonic vocalize of 16th-century masses and motets, and the unstaged theatricality of baroque oratorio.” Mr. Mackey co-wrote the libretto with longtime collaborator Rinde Eckert during a time of post-9/11 introspection as a meditation on the American Dream, not as political commentary, per se, but rather a journal of self-reflection. 


Artists

Conductor (Mackey)
Jayce Ogren by Roger Mastroianni

Jayce Ogren is rapidly developing a reputation as one of the finest young conductors to emerge from the United States, and is equally at home in symphonic and operatic repertoire. In recent seasons he has conducted The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, New World Symphony, and the Grand Rapids Symphony. Mr. Ogren made his New York debut in two programs with the International Contemporary Ensemble at the Miller Theater. In addition, he stepped into a last-minute cancellation for James Levine, conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a program that included baritone Gerard Finley singing in the world premiere of Peter Lieberson's song-cycle Songs of Love and Sorrow. European guest engagements have included the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Aarhus Symphony, Asturias Symphony, SAMI Sinfonietta, Swedish National Orchestra Academy, Stockholm's Opera Vox, Finland's Vaasa City Orchestra, and the orchestras of Gävle, Helsingborg, and Norrköping.

On the opera stage Mr. Ogren made his Canadian Opera Company debut with Stravinsky's The Nightingale & Other Short Fables. His New York City Opera appearances included a critically acclaimed new production of Bernstein's A Quiet Place, and he is schedule to conduct Rufus Wainwright's Prima Donna. His orchestra debuts in the 2011–12 season include the Copenhagen Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Napa Valley Symphony, and Berkeley Symphony.

Mr. Ogren finished his tenure as assistant conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra and as music director of the Cleveland Youth Orchestra in 2009, having been appointed by Franz Welser-Möst. In 2009 he made his subscription debut with The Cleveland Orchestra. He previously served as a conducting apprentice with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, working with then chief conductor Alan Gilbert.

A native of Hoquiam, Washington, Jayce Ogren received a bachelor's degree in composition from St. Olaf College in 2001 and a master's degree in conducting from the New England Conservatory in 2003. He completed a postgraduate diploma in orchestral conducting at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.He is also a published composer whose music has been premiered at venues including the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music, Brevard Music Center, Chicago's Midwest Clinic, American Choral Directors Association Conference, and World Saxophone Congress. He is the founder of Young Kreisler, a band performing his own work as well as music ranging from Mahler to Piazzolla to Kurt Cobain.

Julian Wachner's recent and upcoming engagements include the Lincoln Center Festival (The Blind), BAM Next Wave Festival (21C Liederabend 2013), Juilliard Opera Theatre (2013 mainstage), The Rolling Stones (50th anniversary tour), Hong Kong Philharmonic, TENET (TENEbrae), Portland Baroque (Handel’s Messiah), and with TENET at Carnegie Hall (Arvo Pärt’s Passio). As director of music and the arts at New York’s historic Trinity Wall Street, Mr. Wachner oversees an annual season of more than 900 events, serves as principal conductor of NOVUS NY (Trinity’s resident contemporary music orchestra) and Trinity Baroque Orchestra & Choir of Trinity Wall Street (nominated for a 2012 Grammy for Handel’s Israel in Egypt), and is director of Bach at One (Trinity’s weekly J.S. Bach cantata series). He also conceived and directed Trinity’s Twelve in 12 festival, celebrating the Pulitzer Prize in Music. Mr. Wachner is also music director of the Grammy Award–winning Washington Chorus, with whom he won ASCAP’s Alice Parker award for adventurous programming in 2011. A Baroque specialist, he was the founding music director of the Boston Bach Ensemble and the Bach Académie de Montréal, and served as artistic director of International Bach Festivals in Boston and Montreal. In 2011 he founded The Twelfth Night Festival of Early Music, most recently presented in collaboration with Gotham Early Music Society (GEMS) and featuring many of New York’s leading Baroque and Renaissance ensembles. Also a composer and keyboardist, in 2010 Mr. Wachner was the first musician to serve as both conductor and composer at New York City Opera’s annual VOX festival of contemporary opera; he was its sole conductor in 2012. E.C. Schirmer publishes his complete catalog, comprising more than 80 titles. He has made guest appearances with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Montreal and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras, Spoleto Festival USA, Handel and Haydn Society, Glimmerglass Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater, and Boston Pops. Julian Wachner’s recordings appear on the Chandos, Naxos, Atma Classique, Arsis, Dorian, Musica Omnia, and Titanic labels.

Baritone (The Architect)

Plan Your Visit

Reserve your table at any of 1,200+ New York restaurants, courtesy of Opentable.com.

Get directions to your event.

Donors Get More

Discounted tickets. Insider access to the best seats. Behind-the-scenes events. Exclusive ticket exchange privileges. All this — and more — can be yours when you give generously!

JOIN TODAY

Special Thanks

Major support for the NY PHIL BIENNIAL is provided by The Francis Goelet Fund, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.

Purchase 4 or more eligible concerts & save.

About Create Your Own Series:

Pick three (or more) concerts and and enjoy exclusive Subscriber Benefits including unlimited free ticket exchange. Ideal for concertgoers who want the ultimate in flexibility and the benefits of being a subscriber.

Subscriber Benefits:

  • Free, easy ticket exchange (available online or by phone)
  • Save on subscription concerts all year long
  • Priority notice on special events

How it Works:

  1. Look for the Create Your Own Series icon CYO eligible icon next to a concert and add it to your cart.
  2. Simply follow the directions in the shopping cart and enter promo code CREATE4 at check out.