Press Release

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

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For Immediate Release

New Year’s Eve: Celebrating Sondheim, Featuring Katrina Lenk, Dec 31

NEW YEAR’S EVE: CELEBRATING SONDHEIM
Nationally Telecast on LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER

Orchestra To Perform Selections and Suites from
A Little Night Music, Assassins, Company, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George,
and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Featuring Tony Award Winner KATRINA LENK

Alexander Gemignani To Conduct
Lonny Price To Direct

December 31, 2019

The New York Philharmonic will present New Year’s Eve: Celebrating Sondheim, December 31, 2019, featuring Tony Award–winning stage and screen actress / vocalist Katrina Lenk — who will star in the gender-blind Broadway revival of Sondheim’s Company in 2020 — in her New York Philharmonic debut; conducted by Alexander Gemignani, also in his Philharmonic debut; and directed by Lonny Price. The program will include selections and suites from A Little Night Music, Assassins, Company, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The songs Ms. Lenk will perform will be announced at a later date. The performance will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS stations at 8:00 p.m. (check local listings).

The New York Philharmonic’s extensive list of performances of songs and full works by Pulitzer, Tony, Oscar, and Grammy winner Stephen Sondheim goes back to Follies in Concert, in 1985. Recent performances include Sondheim: The Birthday Concert, at the 2010 Spring Gala, and the critically acclaimed, staged productions of Company (2011) and Sweeney Todd (2000 and 2014), all directed by Mr. Price, who starred in the original Broadway production of Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. Mr. Gemignani appeared in the 2004 production of Assassins and the Broadway revivals of Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

Biographies
Alexander Gemignani, Katrina Lenk, Lonny Price, New York Philharmonic

Tickets
Single tickets start at $105. (Princes subject to change.) Tickets to New York Philharmonic performances may be purchased online at nyphil.org or by calling (212) 875-5656, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Tickets may also be purchased at the David Geffen Hall Box Office. The Box Office opens at 10:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday. On performance evenings, the Box Office closes one-half hour after performance time; other evenings it closes at 6:00 p.m.

For press tickets, contact Lanore Carr at (212) 875-5714 or carrl@nyphil.org.

Event Listing

New York Philharmonic

New Year’s Eve: Celebrating Sondheim

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Live From Lincoln Center telecast on PBS stations, 8:00 p.m. (check local listings)

Alexander Gemignani*, conductor
Katrina Lenk*, vocalist
Lonny Price, director

Program to include:

Stephen SONDHEIM / Arr. D. Sebesky Suite from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Stephen SONDHEIM / Arr. D. Sebesky Suite from Into the Woods
Stephen SONDHEIM / Arr. D. Sebesky Multitudes of Amys, from Company
Stephen SONDHEIM / Arr. M. Starobin Suite from Assassins
Stephen SONDHEIM / Arr. D. Sebesky Send in the Clowns, from A Little Night Music
Stephen SONDHEIM / Arr. M. Starobin Suite from Sunday in the Park with George


* New York Philharmonic debut

ALL PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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Generous support for this concert is provided by Perry and Martin Granoff, Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen, and Mary Jo and Ted Shen.

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Citi. Preferred Card of the New York Philharmonic.

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Programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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