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Video Profile of Project 19 Composer Nina C. Young

The Philharmonic has launched a series of Project 19 composer portraits by women filmmakers. View the first video in the series: Veena Rao’s profile of Nina C. Young — the first composer whose work the New York Philharmonic premiered as part of Project 19, the Orchestra’s celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment through 19 commissions by women composers.

Young, whose piece just kicked off Project 19, takes the viewer inside the composition process of her new work, Tread softly, inspired by the advances and setbacks of the women’s suffrage movement and women composers today. The title comes from the Yeats poem The Cloths of Heaven, which concludes: “Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.”

The New York Philharmonic will reprise Nina C. Young’s Tread softly, led by Music Director Jaap van Zweden, February 8 and 11.

New York Philharmonic To Premiere New Julia Adolphe Viola Concerto

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If the name Julia Adolphe rings a bell, it may be because the New York Philharmonic's performance of her "Dark Sand, Sifting Light" was a highlight of the inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL last spring. The New York Times Senior Music Critic Anthony Tommasini called it "a colorful, mercurial, deftly orchestrated piece."

Get ready to hear more from her: today it was announced that the Philharmonic will premiere a new viola concerto by Adolphe written for Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps in a future season to be announced at a later date.

Adolphe was a 2014 recipient of a commission as part of the initiative supporting women's composers supported by the League of American Orchestra and EarShot, the National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network. Read more here.

Triumphant Conclusion in Vienna

Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra conclude their three-concert stint at the Vienna Konzerthaus with works by The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse, Mozart, and Musorgsky. The performance brings the EUROPE / SPRING 2013 tour to a close, and the musicians head to New York to resume performing for their hometown audience.

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