The 2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL is quickly approaching, and today we announced new events, a social media contest, and program updates for the second edition of the new-music festival The New York Times praised as “perhaps the most ambitious and extensive contemporary-music festival yet overseen by an American orchestra.”
Here’s a rundown of the new activities:
“NY PHIL BIENNIAL: A Player’s Guide”: A free biennial preview night with Music Director Alan Gilbert, May 11 at the David Rubenstein Atrium
Play Dates: Audience members attending select biennial concerts will be invited to Play Dates, post-concert meet-ups with composers and performers over cocktails
#biennialist: The five attendees who attend the most NY PHIL BIENNIAL events and post about it on Instagram or Twitter will win a free pair of tickets to the final concert.
And among the program updates:
Curated concerts and 30+ composers to be featured in the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival at National Sawdust
Boulez’s Messagesquisse and the New York Premiere of Stucky’s Second Concerto for Orchestra added to the finale program, with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic, in tribute to the late composers
See you May 23–June 11!