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For 11 days in 2014 Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic will play, in every sense of the word. It’s the inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL — a kaleidoscopic exploration of today’s music by more than 50 contemporary and modern composers from 12 countries, presented with partners on and off the Lincoln Center campus. Inspired by visual-art biennials, the NY PHIL BIENNIAL will be a place for you to revel, delight, and immerse yourself in the here and now.

Our 2014 NY PHIL BIENNIAL partners are 92nd Street Y, The Museum of Modern Art, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Juilliard School, Gotham Chamber Opera, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Bang on a Can, American Composers Orchestra, and Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music High School.

All Access Biennial Passes will be available for sale through Customer Relations at a later date. Please call (212) 875-5656 to be notified when the passes are available for purchase.

biennial video


Alan Gilbert introduces the NY PHIL BIENNIAL.


Philharmonic musicians stepped off the stage and into a world of fantasy for these images that capture the spirit of the NY PHIL BIENNIAL.

NY PHIL BIENNIAL pdf calendar


View this snapshot of the calendar of events, and then scroll below to pick the concerts you want to attend.

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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.

The CONTACT! performace on June 3 is made possible with generous support from Linda and Stuart Nelson.

The performances of HK Gruber’s Gloria – A Pig Tale are made possible with generous support from an anonymous donor.

The May 29 performance of Beyond Recall is made possible with generous underwriting support from Julia Lanigan.

Very Young Composers is sponsored, in part, by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund. Additional support provided by the Ethel K. & Sanford L. Solender Memorial Music Fund of UJA-Federation. The New York Philharmonic gratefully acknowledges the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation and the League of American Orchestras for their generous support of the performances of works by Very Young Composers of the New York Philharmonic in the May 31 and June 1 programs.

The June 7 New York Premiere of Peter Eötvös’s DoReMi is made possible in part with underwriting support from Julia Lanigan.

Christopher Rouse is The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence.

Photography by Kevin Mackintosh and Daryl McGregor