Art of the Score - 2001: A Space Odyssey: Live

The New York Philharmonic

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The Art of the Score

2001: A Space Odyssey: Live


David Geffen Hall

Price Range



3 hours with intermission

Date & Times


Sep, 2018

Friday, 8:00 PM


Sep, 2018

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

This concert is a Special Event of the 2018–19 season.

Experience this spectacle of sight and sound as the New York Philharmonic performs classical favorites ranging from Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra and Johann Strauss II’s On the Beautiful Blue Danube to Ligeti’s Atmosphères alongside a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s landmark science-fiction classic.

Program To Include


2001: A Space Odyssey (score performed live to complete film; includes selections from works by Ligeti, R. Strauss, J. Strauss II, and Khachaturian)


André de Ridder


André de Ridder


André de Ridder


Conductor André de Ridder has produced records in Africa, has curated innovative concert series in Melbourne, London, Copenhagen, Berlin, and Helsinki (as artistic director of the Musica nova Helsinki Festival), and commissioned genre-defying projects with his musicians’ collective s t a r g a z e. He has formed relationships with diverse artists including Kaija Saariaho, Uri Caine, Bryce Dessner, Michel van der Aa, and Damon Albarn, and performs at the BBC Proms, Iceland Airwaves, Sydney, Holland, and other festivals. He has worked with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Last season’s highlights included debuts with the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He led the world premiere of Saariaho’s Only the Sound Remains at Dutch National Opera, directed by Peter Sellars, which he later revived at Finnish National Opera. Previous premieres include Albarn’s musical theater works, Donnacha Dennehy’s The Last Hotel, Gerald Barry’s The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, and van der Aa’s The Sunken Garden. He collaborated with Barrie Kosky on a Monteverdi project at Komische Oper Berlin and makes debuts at Danish National Opera with the premiere of Daniel Bjarnason’s Brothers, directed by Kasper Holten. 2017–18 he makes his Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España debut and curates Spitalfields Music’s Winter Festival in London. In 2013 Mr. de Ridder founded s t a r g a z e; operating from Berlin and establishing a home at the Volksbühne theater, their s t a r g a z e presents festival has featured artists like Terry Riley, Tyondai Braxton, Nils Frahm, Pantha du Prince, and Pekka Kuusisto. . They appear regularly at the Barbican Centre and at Ruhrtriennale, and in 2015 unveiled s t a r g a z e orchestral. The current season included their BBC Proms debut reinterpreting David Bowie’s work, and debuts at Paris Philharmonie and in New York City. André de Ridder’s discography includes Max Richter’s The Four Seasons Recomposed (DG, 2013 ECHO Klassic award) and orchestral music by Bryce Dessner and Jonny Greenwood (DG). He was producer on Africa Express Presents: In C Mali (Transgressive Records), which followed a trip to Bamako, Mali, with Albarn and his Africa Express project, where de Ridder initiated a recording of Riley’s In C with local musicians and western artists including Brian Eno and Albarn. He was educated in Berlin and studied at the music academies of Vienna and London, under Leopold Hager and Colin Davis.

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Alec Baldwin

Artistic Advisor

Alec Baldwin

Artistic Advisor

Alec Baldwin (Photo: Justin Jay)

Artistic Advisor

Alec Baldwin (Artistic Advisor of The Art of the Score) is the Radio Host of the New York Philharmonic. Since 1980 Mr. Baldwin has appeared on stage, in films, and on television. He has received a Tony nomination (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1992) and an Oscar nomination (The Cooler, 2004), and has won three Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes, and seven consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on NBC’s 30 Rock. His films include The Hunt for Red October, Glengarry Glen Ross, Malice, The Edge, It’s Complicated, Blue Jasmine, Still Alice, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, and Boss Baby, among many others. Alec Baldwin earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1994, and received an honorary doctorate in 2010. He is co-chairman of the Board of the Hamptons International Film Festival. He is the author of three books: A Promise to Ourselves; his memoir, Nevertheless; and, with Kurt Andersen, You Can’t Spell America Without Me. He serves on numerous boards related to the arts, the environment, and progressive politics. Mr. Baldwin is married to author and fitness and wellness expert Hilaria Baldwin. They have four children, Carmen, Rafael, Leonardo, and Romeo, as well as his eldest, Ireland Baldwin. Alec Baldwin hosts ABC’s Match Game, the classic television game show; a portion of his proceeds are donated to charity.

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