“Perhaps the most ambitious and extensive contemporary-music festival yet overseen by an American orchestra.” — The New York Times

“By promising to repeat the experiment in 2016, the Philharmonic and its music director Alan Gilbert have turned themselves into a force of permanent revolution.” — New York Magazine

The second NY PHIL BIENNIAL is here, with more composers and more cutting-edge music!

From Oscar Wilde in opera to Shared Madness (violin showpieces for our time) in Williamsburg, from the Met Museum uptown to the Whitney downtown, from electroacoustic music to a marimba concerto, the 2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL promises to be even more exciting in its embrace of new music and the city.

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The NY PHIL BIENNIAL, launched in 2014, is a flagship project of the New York Philharmonic exploring the music of today by bringing together a wide-ranging array of composers, partners, performers, and curatorial voices for concerts presented both on the Lincoln Center campus and in venues throughout the city.

Major support for the NY PHIL BIENNIAL is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.

Additional funding is provided by Honey M. Kurtz.