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New York Philharmonic Musicians To Give Free Concert for Those with Dementia and Their Caregivers

New York Philharmonic violist Vivek Kamath, flutist Yoobin Son, and Principal Harp Nancy Allen will perform Debussy’s Trio for Flute, Viola, and Harp as part of Lincoln Center Moments, a free program specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

The performance will take place Monday, April 9, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. It will be followed by a one-hour discussion, movement, and art-making workshop for participants to reflect upon their experience.

New York Philharmonic Teaching Artists will also appear in a Lincoln Center Moments performance on Monday, May 14 at 1:00 p.m. at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse.

These programs are presented by Lincoln Center in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic.

(Photos: Chris Lee)

Kravis Emerging Composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir Receives Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists

Last evening at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, New York Philharmonic Kravis Emerging Composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir (third from right, radiant pink tights) received a Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, which recognizes extraordinary talent around the campus. She also received a Martin E. Segal Award, an endowed award.

On April 4–6 the Orchestra will give the World Premiere of Metacosmos, Thorvaldsdottir’s Philharmonic commission, conducted by The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Another winner was pianist / composer Conrad Tao (fifth from left, cool embroidered jacket), who is writing a piece commissioned by the Philharmonic to be premiered in September, and who will also curate the Nightcap after the September 28 concert.

Past winners include Philharmonic Concertmaster Frank Huang (2017) and composer Julia Adolphe (2016), whose music the Philharmonic has performed.

Congratulations!

(Photo: Richard Termine)

Very Young People’s Concert at Lincoln Center Education’s Big Umbrella Festival, for Children on Autism Spectrum

We’re proud to share that Musicians from the Philharmonic will perform a Very Young People’s Concert April 14 at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse as part of Lincoln Center Education’s Big Umbrella Festival –– the world’s first month-long festival dedicated to arts programs for children on the autism spectrum and their families.

This Very Young People’s Concert will feature pre-concert musical games with musicians and a half-hour performance of Martinů’s La revue de cuisine, complete with audience participation and story with Philippe the Penguin, all hosted by Associate Principal Viola Rebecca Young. The host of the Philharmonic’s popular Very Young People’s Concerts sums up her goal as: “To make the audiences have so much fun they want to come back!”

Joining Together To Save the NEA

 

The New York Philharmonic has joined with the entire Lincoln Center community in calling upon the federal government to continue supporting the National Endowment for the Arts.

Music and all the other performing arts inspire and delight audiences, as we all know, but they do so much more, from expanding children’s potential and healing veterans to powering communities and the economy, and more! Read the full statement below, and consider what impact the arts have had in your own lives.

SAVE THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

From our stages and screens at Lincoln Center in New York City — which draw more than six million people to the largest performing arts center in the world — to theaters, concert halls, and galleries across America, the arts inspire and delight people from every walk of life, at every stage of life. Read More...

Concertmaster Frank Huang Receives Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award

 

Concertmaster Frank Huang has been named a recipient of Lincoln Center’s Emerging Artists Award, which recognizes extraordinary talent around the campus. Frank, nominated by the New York Philharmonic, joins an illustrious list of Lincoln Center talent that will be honored at an awards presentation hosted by Sigourney Weaver on March 1 at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. More information is available at LCEmergingArtistAwards.org.
 
In 2016, the inaugural year of these awards, composer Julia Adolphe was the winner nominated by the Philharmonic. 

Hear Frank play at Alan Gilbert's 50th Birthday concert (February 23) and, as part of the New York Philharmonic String QuartetAbsolute Jest — A Celebration of John Adams (March 9–11).

Congratulations, Frank!

(Photo: Chris Lee)

Alan Gilbert Nominated for Emmy for Sinatra: Voice for a Century

Alan Gilbert Sinatra: Voice for a Century

To quote Ol' Blue Eyes himself, ring-a-ding-ding!

Yesterday Music Director Alan Gilbert was nominated for an Emmy for Best Musical Direction for Sinatra: Voice for a Century, which Live From Lincoln Center presented on PBS on December 18, 2015.

The nomination is the latest recognition of the versatility of Gilbert and the Philharmonic, who perform American popular song, musical theater, and opera with the same commitment to excellence they bring to classical music.

The concert, co-presented with Lincoln Center, took place December 3, 2015. It celebrated the 100th birthday of Sinatra through performances of songs with which he was closely associated. Performing them with the Philharmonic were Christina Aguilera, Chris Botti, Fantasia, Sutton Foster, Seth MacFarlane (who also hosted), Bernadette Peters, Sting, and others. 

Watch it now!

(Photo: Chris Lee)

Philharmonic Trio Plays for Individuals with Dementia and Their Caregivers

Lincoln Center Moments New York Philharmonic 

The New York Philharmonic is committed to music’s power to comfort and heal, so it was honored to send a trio of musicians to perform for members of our community with dementia and their caregivers on Friday in the Stanley Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center as part of a Lincoln Center accessibility program.

The concert was part of Lincoln Center Moments, a new pilot program of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, working with partners on the Lincoln Center campus. The program aims to make the campus and its programs accessible to this segment of our community, many of whom attended Lincoln Center events when they were younger, and to activate those with dementia by using well-known music to stimulate thoughts and feelings. The performance was followed by an arts workshop led by Lincoln Center Education teaching artists, who participated in an extensive training with CaringKind.

The performers were violinist Hannah Choi, cellist Nathan Vickery, and guest pianist Pallavi Mahidhara. They performed Mendelssohn’s Trio in D minor.

The New York Philharmonic looks forward to continuing to bring music to all members of our community.

(Photo: Kevin Yatarola)

Tonight at 10:30: Free Salon with Alan Gilbert

Alan Gilbert New York Philharmonic

Your Friday-night plans just came in: join us for a free late-night salon with Music Director Alan Gilbert!

Tonight at 10:30, Alan will sit down with some of the beloved stars of Lincoln Center’s stages for an intimate after-hours conversation. Actor Gabriel Byrne will be there, as will pianist Yefim Bronfman and Principal Oboe Liang Wang. There will be music by Justin Levine and a jazz combo.

The event is free and open to the public at David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center.

See you there!

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