This fall the New York Philharmonic brought back the joy of live music by introducing NY Phil Bandwagon.

With concert halls closed and social distancing still necessary as the city was carefully reopening, the Orchestra joined with countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo to create a brand-new way to bring performances to local communities across New York. A customized pick-up truck traveled with Musicians of the Orchestra and special guest artists — including series producer Costanzo — to present more than 80 live, outdoor “pull-up” performances across New York City. The repertoire ranged from the Baroque to Broadway, and included several World Premieres commissioned for this initiative.

If you missed it, never fear: NY Phil Bandwagon will be back on the streets in the spring!

Our desire to connect with communities across the city continues, and we still want to hear from our neighbors! Send us your thoughts about your NY Phil Bandwagon experience, let us know if you’re interested in partnering in the spring, and learn more about the New York Philharmonic’s drive to connect with audiences throughout New York City.

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Program & Artists


Past Performances

  • August 28–30

    Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor and producer
    Yulia Ziskel, violin
    Cynthia Phelps, viola
    Sumire Kudo, cello

    Carlos SIMON loop for string trio (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
    BEETHOVEN Adagio — Allegro con brio, from String Trio in G major, Op. 9, No. 1
    DOHNÁNYI Scherzo (Vivace), from Serenade for String Trio in C major, Op. 10
    PURCELL Dido’s Lament, from Dido and Aeneas
    HANDEL Lascia ch’io pianga, from Rinaldo
    GERSHWIN I Got Rhythm, from Girl Crazy

  • September 4–6

    Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor and producer
    Quan Ge, violin
    Cong Wu, viola

    MOZART Allegro, from Duo in G major
    DOWLAND Flow, my tears (a.k.a. Lachrimae pavane)
    Alicia KEYS / Arr. J. Mays Empire State of Mind
    PURCELL Dido’s Lament, from Dido and Aeneas
    Mark O’CONNOR F.C.’s Jig
    BERNSTEIN Somewhere, from West Side Story

  • September 11–13

    Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor and producer
    Qianqian Li, violin
    Na Sun, violin
    Katherine Greene, viola
    Patrick Jee, cello

    SAINT-GEORGES Allegro, assai, from String Quartet No. 1
    BERNSTEIN Somewhere, from West Side Story
    Daniel Bernard ROUMAIN Klap Ur Handz, from String Quartet No. 5
    PURCELL Dido’s Lament, from Dido and Aeneas
    Jessie MONTGOMERY Dirge, from Duo for Violin and Cello
    GERSHWIN I Got Rhythm, from Girl Crazy

  • September 18–20

    Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor and producer*
    Pedro Giraudo, bassist and arranger*
    Robert Botti, oboe
    Pascual Martínez Forteza, clarinet
    Kim Laskowski, bassoon
    Felipe Tristán, co-host*

    *Guest Artist


    MOZART Allegro, from Divertimento No. 1, K 439b
    PIAZZOLLA / Arr. P. Giraudo Libertango
    GERSHWIN Embraceable You, from Girl Crazy
    IBERT / Arr. J. Taylor and T. Cramer Cinq Pièces en Trio, Nos. 1 and 5
    Viet CUONG Noise Suppression (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
    MENDOZA Y CORTÉS / Arr. P. Giraudo Cielito Lindo
    GERSHWIN I Got Rhythm, from Girl Crazy

  • September 25–27

    Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor and producer*
    Christopher Martin, trumpet
    Ethan Bensdorf, trumpet
    Richard Deane, horn
    Colin Williams, trombone
    Alan Baer, tuba

    *Guest Artist


    HANDEL / Arr. C. Seipp The Rejoicing, from Music for the Royal Fireworks
    PURCELL Dido’s Lament, from Dido and Aeneas
    LENNON–McCARTNEY / Arr. R. Willis Yesterday
    Anthony BARFIELD Gravity (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
    BERNSTEIN West Side Story Suite
                  Maria (arr. J. Gale)
                  Somewhere
                  I Feel Pretty (arr. J. Gale)

  • October 1–3

    Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor and producer*
    Curtis Stewart, violin*
    Fiona Simon, violin
    Robert Rinehart, viola

    *Guest Artist


    Mazz SWIFT A True Stranger
    C. PARKER / Arr. C. Stewart Scrapple from the Apple
    GAYE / Arr. H. Berry What’s Going On 
    BARTÓK XXXV: Rutén Kolomejka, from 44 Duos for Two Violins, BB. 104
    PURCELL Dido’s Lament, from Dido and Aeneas
    GERSHWIN I Got Rhythm, from Girl Crazy
    MARTINŮ Poco allegro, from Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola

  • October 9–11

    Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor and producer*
    Mindy Kaufman, flute
    Pascual Martínez Forteza, clarinet
    Alexei Yupanqui Gonzales, cello

    *Guest Artist


    Very Young Composer Grace MOORE Summer (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
    HAYDN / Arr. M. Kaufman Selection from London Trio No. 1 in C major, Hob. IV:1
    BEETHOVEN / Arr. M. Kaufman Allegro, from Trio in C major, Op. 87
    COPLAND / Arr. M. Kaufman Simple Gifts
    PURCELL Dido’s Lament, from Dido and Aeneas
    GERSHWIN I Got Rhythm, from Girl Crazy

  • October 16–18

    Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor and producer*
    Richard Deane, horn
    Leelanee Sterrett, horn
    Alana Vegter, horn*
    Chad Yarbrough, horn*

    *Guest Artist


    N. TCHEREPNIN La Chasse, from Six Horn Quartets
    PURCELL / Arr. D. Felsenfeld Dido’s Lament, from Dido and Aeneas
    Jessica MAYS Dripping Amber (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
    N. TCHEREPNIN Ancienne chanson allemande, from Six Horn Quartets
    DIEWITZ Fidele Grünröcke
    HANDEL / Arr. R. Deane, L. Sterrett, A. Vegter, C. Yarbrough Va tacito, from Giulio Cesare
    L. COHEN / Arr. G. Barbie Hallelujah
    GERSHWIN / Arr. J. Norpoth I Got Rhythm, from Girl Crazy


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Community

As New York’s orchestra, the Philharmonic wants to meet and connect with you. NY Phil Bandwagon was just the beginning of the dialogue we want to have with the city. We invite you to learn more about us, share your thoughts, and contact us if you would like to explore a partnership.

Partner with us

Members of the League of Women Voters of the City of New York were present at almost every NY Phil Bandwagon performance, providing voter registration information. Learn more about the League and our other partners.




Support

Jump on the Bandwagon! Show your support for this initiative and New York’s hometown orchestra by donating today.

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Sponsors

Generous support for Bandwagon is provided by The Buck Family Foundation and Andrew Martin-Weber, and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Solomon, with additional support from Carol and Chuck Schaefer and Jennifer and Bud Gruenberg.


To become a Sponsor, please contact:

Molly Rabuffo
Corporate Sponsorships Associate
rabuffom@nyphil.org

May Van Norman
Major Gifts Officer
vannormanm@nyphil.org