This past Wednesday launched the New York Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary season, Music Director Alan Gilbert’s farewell season, and The New World Initiative — the Philharmonic’s season-long, city-wide project revolving around Dvořák’s New World Symphony and its theme of “home.” Alan Gilbert led works tied to the Philharmonic’s rich history of premieres by John Corigliano, Gershwin with Aaron Diehl as soloist, and Dvořák.
It was also the Orchestra’s first-ever live concert broadcast on Facebook. In case you missed it, above is video of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From the New World.
Alan Gilbert Conductor
Aaron Diehl Piano (New York Philharmonic debut)
John Corigliano STOMP for Orchestra
Gershwin Concerto in F
Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From the New World
Host: Terrance McKnight
Director: Habib Azar