The New York Philharmonic

Update Browser

Pages don't look right?

You are using a browser that does not support the technology used on our website.

Please select a different browser or use your phone or tablet to access our site.

Download: Firefox | Chrome | Safari | Microsoft Edge

Note that Internet Explorer is no longer supported as of June 15, 2022.

Biennial Beat Episode Three: Aspen at the Whitney and the Next Generation

Posted June 02, 2016

Week two of the 2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL is underway!

This episode of Biennial Beat (watch above) focuses on an important theme of the 2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL: showcasing the next generation of composers and musicians. This biennial features premieres written and performed by students and alumni from the world’s top music schools, festivals, and youth choruses, ranging from age seven to post-graduates, from the east coast to the west coast, from North America to Asia.

On June 8 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble performs music by recent alumni of the Aspen Music Festival and School: Thomas Kotcheff, Nina C. Young, and Christopher Stark. The concert will also include music of Aspen faculty member Stephen Hartke and the late Steven Stucky as well as a piece by The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen. All are New York Premieres.

Other members of the next generation featured in the NY PHIL BIENNIAL: Interlochen Arts Academy, the San Francisco Girls Chorus, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Yale’s New Music New Haven, and alumni from the LUCERNE FESTIVAL. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program, highlighting the youngest generation of budding composers. 

Click here for more about the NY PHIL BIENNIAL.