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2020–21 Season Announced, Creating a Pathway to the Reopening of David Geffen Hall

Posted June 15, 2021


“As we return to live orchestral concerts, the Orchestra and I cannot wait to greet our audiences with programs that are full of wonderful surprises, embracing the traditional and welcoming the new,” said Music Director Jaap van Zweden about the plans for the New York Philharmonic’s 2021–22 season, announced today.

During the accelerated renovation of David Geffen Hall, scheduled to reopen in fall 2022, Maestro van Zweden and the Orchestra will perform at Alice Tully Hall and the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center, plus four concerts at Carnegie Hall. To keep audiences safe, the Philharmonic will closely follow the latest CDC, state, and city guidelines.

To go with the video above, here’s a snapshot of Jaap’s fourth season as Music Director:

  • Jaap van Zweden conducts World, US, and New York Premieres plus repertoire ranging from Schubert, Mahler, and Shostakovich to Eastman, Chen Yi, and Walker

  • The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Anthony Roth Costanzo helps create and performs in Authentic Selves: The Beauty Within, two weeks exploring the complexity of identity that will feature two World Premieres and performances by Justin Vivian Bond, and help grow the collaborations he helped forge during NY Phil Bandwagon.

  • Gustavo Dudamel conducting The Schumann Connection, a Schumann symphonic cycle complemented by World Premieres of commissions reflecting on the Robert Schumann–Clara Schumann relationship.

  • Season three of Project 19, with Jaap van Zweden conducting both Joan Tower’s 1920 / 2019 and Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Forward into Light.

  • The two new-music series, Sound ON and Kravis Nightcap — both hosted by The Marie-Josée Kravis Creative Partner Nadia Sirota — return with events curated by Nico Muhly and Sarah Kirkland Snider.

Deborah Borda, the Philharmonic’s Linda and Mitch Hart President and CEO, said: “What a singular and unique time for the New York Philharmonic, filled with hope and rebirth. As the Orchestra navigates multiple homes this coming season in preparation for moving into a transformed David Geffen Hall in the fall of 2022, the programs, inhabited by remarkable artists and a variety of initiatives, respond to our city’s musical and community needs. Our musicians are so ready to be back!”