There’s something new for you to enjoy on NYPhil+, the Philharmonic’s streaming service, launched last month. Today we added a newly recorded concert of music by a wide range of American composers, conducted by native New Yorker Tito Muñoz in his Philharmonic debut, and spotlighting the brilliance of pianist Aaron Diehl and two of his frequent collaborators, bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Aaron Kimmel.
In addition to the two works featuring Diehl — four movements from Mary Lou Williams’s jazzy Zodiac Suite, and Out of the Silence from William Grant Still’s Seven Traceries — the Orchestra performs Copland’s moody Quiet City, spotlighting the talents of Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin and English horn Ryan Roberts, and joyful Appalachian Spring, as well as Ives’s The Unanswered Question.
For contrast, you can also check out the recently added 1999 performance of Tchaikovsky’s fateful and fate-filled Fifth Symphony, led by then Music Director Kurt Masur.
So, while we can’t yet gather together in the concert hall, you can still enjoy your New York Philharmonic, from the comfort of home. Explore the 50 hours of performances available at NYPhil+.