The New York Philharmonic deeply mourns the loss of our friend Steven Stucky, the great Pulitzer Prize–winning composer.
Steven was the illuminating and affable host of our Hear & Now series from 2005 to 2009, introducing audiences to new music through chats with composers followed by performances of their new pieces. The Orchestra played four of his works between 2008 and 2012, including Rhapsodies (a Philharmonic Co-Commission), led by Lorin Maazel in both its World Premiere, on the 2008 Tour of Europe, and its U.S. Premiere in New York; selections from Spirit Voices on a 2008 Young People’s Concert; Son et Lumière, led by Music Director Alan Gilbert in February 2012; and the New York Premiere of Symphony (a Philharmonic Co-Commission), led by Alan Gilbert in November 2012.
The best way to remember Steve is through his music, so here is our performance of Symphony and a video of Steven talking about it.
We extend deepest condolences to his family, friends, and students.
Photo by Chris Lee: Steven Stucky with Lorin Maazel and the New York Philharmonic following the World Premiere of his Rhapsodies in London.