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Announcing Our 2020–21 Season

Posted February 12, 2020


“We are the orchestra of New York, and we are proud to be a vital part of this extraordinary city,” said Music Director Jaap van Zweden about the plans for the New York Philharmonic’s 2020–21 season, announced today.

Check out which concerts The New York Times critics are most looking forward to.

And here’s our snapshot of Jaap’s third Philharmonic season:

–The US Premiere of György Kurtág / Samuel Beckett’s Fin de partie (Endgame), directed by Claire van Kampen

–Season two of Project 19, featuring the premieres of eight Philharmonic commissions by Du Yun, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Jessie Montgomery, Angélica Negrón, Caroline Shaw, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Joan Tower, and Melinda Wagner

The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Chick Corea performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 (with his own, jazz-inflected cadenzas), composing a Trombone Concerto for Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi, curating a post-concert Nightcap, and jamming at Chick and Friends

–A two-week Roomful of Teeth takeover, featuring the award-winning vocal ensemble in the Caroline Shaw Project 19 premiere and our two new-music series, Kravis Nightcap (as both curator and performer) and GRoW @ Annenberg Sound ON

–Jaap van Zweden conducting Phil the Hall and the Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer

–The Music Director conducting masterpieces like Mozart’s Requiem, Brahms’s Symphony No. 2, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7, Mahler’s Symphony No. 9, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9

Jaap’s 60th Birthday Celebration, a one-night-only concert featuring the Maestro and many of his musical friends

Live-to-film performances of four classic movies

In the words of President and CEO Deborah Borda. “For the New York Philharmonic’s third season with Jaap van Zweden as Music Director, we have shaped programming around the hallmarks that defined his first two seasons: innovation and collaboration. We strive to innovate the concert experience — through the boldly staged production of the US Premiere of Kurtág’s Fin de partie, for example — and collaborate with other musicians and organizations — including Chick Corea, Roomful of Teeth, and citywide partners for Project 19. Our goal is to challenge the status quo and best serve our fellow New Yorkers in the 21st century.”

See you next season!