This morning, at David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, we announced our 2015–16 season to more than 60 members of the press. After a few words from new Chairman Oscar S. Schafer (at right in photo), Music Director Alan Gilbert (center) and President Matthew VanBesien (left) shared, via their own words and several videos, our excitement about what awaits next year.
Here are some highlights:
Composer-conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen will be The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence, beginning in the 2015–16 season through 2017–18, a three-year appointment. During his first season the Orchestra will perform three of Mr. Salonen’s works, including World and New York Premieres, and he will conduct concerts during the Philharmonic’s Messiaen Week, as well as advise on new-music programming.
Bass-baritone Eric Owens will be The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence. In addition to appearing as soloist throughout the season, Mr. Owens will expand the role of the Philharmonic’s Artist-in-Residence by curating programs and participating in educational activities.
Rachmaninoff: A Philharmonic Festival: three nonstop weeks of the composer's masterpieces, including four piano concertos performed by Daniil Trifonov.
Then there's On the Waterfront and The Godfather in THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic; Maurizio Pollini; the Opening Gala Concert with Lang Lang; and more. Start exploring the Season Highlights.
While you peruse, enjoy our 2015–16 Season Playlist!
Photo: Chris Lee