The final three weeks of the 2019–20 season shine a light on three hotspots of classical music innovation: Berlin, Reykjavík, and New York.

Berlin: where the bohemian and underground thrive.

Reykjavík: where Europe’s tectonic plate meets North America’s, where Björk and Sufjan Stevens cross paths with Nico Muhly and Bryce Dessner.

New York City: where leading artists from around the globe convene.

The festival features World Premieres by Berlin-based Olga Neuwirth; Nico Muhly, co-founder of Reykjavík’s Bedroom Community collective; and Sarah Kirkland Snider, co-founder of the Brooklyn-based New Amsterdam Records. It wouldn’t be a new-music festival without Sound ON and Nightcap, featuring the composers of these three World Premieres. It all culminates in a season finale not to be missed.

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    May, 2020 Thursday

    Adams, Prokofiev, and Olga Neuwirth
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    7:30 PM Concert

    Adams, Prokofiev, and Olga Neuwirth

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    Program To Include
    Prokofiev The Love for Three Oranges Suite
    Olga Neuwirth New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
    John Adams City Noir
    Artists
    John Adams Conductor
    Andrew Watts Countertenor
    Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Dianne Berkun Menaker, director Chorus
    Timothy McAllister Saxophone

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    May, 2020 Saturday

    Adams, Prokofiev, and Olga Neuwirth
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    8:00 PM Concert

    Adams, Prokofiev, and Olga Neuwirth

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    Program To Include
    Prokofiev The Love for Three Oranges Suite
    Olga Neuwirth New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
    John Adams City Noir
    Artists
    John Adams Conductor
    Andrew Watts Countertenor
    Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Dianne Berkun Menaker, director Chorus
    Timothy McAllister Saxophone
    <em>Nightcap:</em> Curated by Olga Neuwirth
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    10:30 PM Concert

    Nightcap: Curated by Olga Neuwirth

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    Olga Neuwirth Curator
    Nadia Sirota Host

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    June, 2020 Monday

    <em>Sound ON:</em> Mapping Berlin
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    7:30 PM Concert

    Sound ON: Mapping Berlin

    Program To Include
    Olga Neuwirth Horizontal / Vertikal
    Rebecca Saunders Stirrings Still
    Felipe Waller Hybrid Ambiguities
    Hildur Guðnadóttir New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
    Unsuk Chin Double Concerto
    Artists
    Nadia Sirota Host / Curator
    Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

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    June, 2020 Tuesday

    Adams, Prokofiev, and Olga Neuwirth
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    7:30 PM Concert

    Adams, Prokofiev, and Olga Neuwirth

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    Program To Include
    Prokofiev The Love for Three Oranges Suite
    Olga Neuwirth New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
    John Adams City Noir
    Artists
    John Adams Conductor
    Andrew Watts Countertenor
    Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Dianne Berkun Menaker, director Chorus
    Timothy McAllister Saxophone

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    June, 2020 Thursday

    Jaap van Zweden Conducts Copland and Nico Muhly
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    7:30 PM Concert

    Jaap van Zweden Conducts Copland and Nico Muhly

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    Program To Include
    Nico Muhly Concerto for Two Pianos (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
    Copland Third Symphony
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    Jaap van Zweden Conductor
    Katia and Marielle Labèque Pianos

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    June, 2020 Friday

    Jaap van Zweden Conducts Copland and Nico Muhly
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    2:00 PM Concert

    Jaap van Zweden Conducts Copland and Nico Muhly

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    Program To Include
    Nico Muhly Concerto for Two Pianos (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
    Copland Third Symphony
    Artists
    Jaap van Zweden Conductor
    Katia and Marielle Labèque Pianos
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