Delve deeply into some of this season's featured themes
These revealing talks, by major artists and scholars, are often underscored by live performances, music demonstrations, and multi-media features.
Unless otherwise noted, events take place at Stanley Kaplan Penthouse, the Samuel B. and David Rose Building, 165 West 65th Street, 10th floor.
Insights Series 2012-13
Gazing into the Totalitarian Abyss – Dallapiccola’s Il Prigioniero
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater
Harvey Sachs, speaker
Eileen Moon, Cello, Associate Principal, The Paul and Diane Guenther Chair
Luigi Dallapiccola (1904–1975), one of the most significant Italian composers of the twentieth century, was eighteen years old when Benito Mussolini and his Fascist Party came to power, and he lived his next two decades under the regime. Harvey Sachs, the New York Philharmonic’s Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence and author of the groundbreaking study Music in Fascist Italy, will speak about music in Mussolini’s Italy in general and about Dallapiccola and fascism in particular. Cellist Eileen Moon performs Dallapiccola’s Ciaccona, Intermezzo e Adagio.
General Admission: $20
Philharmonic Subscribers, Friends (Affiliate level and above), and Patrons receive special discounts. Please e-mail AdultEd@nyphil.org for details.
In Times of Strife: Music Responds
For this evening of performance and conversation held on Sept. 9, 2011, Philharmonic Archivist and Historian Barbara Haws and composer John Corigliano discussed the significance and curative power of musical commemoration. Corigliano composed a large-scale work for the Philharmonic commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9/11.