NY Phil Bandwagon just concluded its fall run, after performing 80-plus concerts across New York City. Launched in late August, the series has connected the Philharmonic with communities across the five boroughs through performances by the Orchestra’s musicians, often joined by countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo — Bandwagon’s producer — of wide-ranging repertoire, including Handel and Purcell, Beethoven and Mozart, Gershwin and Bernstein, and more. A particular joy was discovering new sound worlds by giving World Premieres of Philharmonic commissions composed by Anthony Barfield, Viet Cuong, Jessica Mays, Carlos Simon, and Grace Moore, a 12-year-old participant in the Philharmonic Very Young Composers Program.
It saddens us to have to park the truck as the weather becomes colder, but we will remember all the friends we made on our travels … and we look forward to hitting the streets again in spring 2021.
For now, you can relive the fun by checking out our NY Phil Bandwagon YouTube playlist, and looking at the programs here.
Generous support for NY Phil Bandwagon is provided by The Buck Family Foundation, Andrew Martin-Weber, and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Solomon, with additional support from Carol and Chuck Schaefer and Jennifer and Bud Gruenberg.