Interview: Julia Adolphe

This week, The New York Philharmonic premieres their second commission by composer Julia Adolphe. The first, 2016’s Unearth, Release, was a warmly received viola concerto for Philharmonic Principal Violist Cynthia Phelps. The latest, White Stone, will be premiered July 26th as part of the orchestra’s Bravo! Vail series in Colorado. I recently had a chance to catch up with Adolphe about both of these collaborations,Continue reading “Interview: Julia Adolphe”

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Concerto for Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma Premieres Salonen Concerto in New York March 15, 2017 Sequenza 21 By Christian Carey   NEW YORK – One of the most eagerly anticipated New York premieres of 2017 was Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Cello Concerto, written for Yo-Yo Ma. It had been presented shortly before by the Chicago Symphony, and buzz had grown aroundContinue reading “Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Concerto for Yo-Yo Ma”

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Yo-Yo Ma: “Playing with Friends” (Video)

I’m very much looking forward to hearing Yo-Yo Ma play Esa-Pekka Salonen’s new cello concerto, which he performs tonight with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. Music Sales has shared a group of videos of Ma and Salonen discussing the gestation of the piece (embedded below).

New York Philharmonic Premieres HK Gruber’s Piano Concerto

Hi All. This fell off the blog for some reason. I am re-hosting it today.    New York Philharmonic Premieres H.K. Gruber Photos: Chris Lee   Avery Fisher Hall, New York January 7, 2017 By Christian Carey Five Things to Love About the NY Phil’s January 7th Concert Kurt Weill’s Kleine Dreigroschenmusik (Little Threepenny Music)Continue reading “New York Philharmonic Premieres HK Gruber’s Piano Concerto”

This Week: The NY PHIL Biennial Begins!

On Monday, May 23rd, with a performance by JACK Quartet at the 92nd Street Y, the New York Philharmonic’s second Biennial begins. Running until June 11th, a plethora of concerts are contained in this year’s offerings. Last week, Music Director Alan Gilbert outlined some of them at an “Insights at the Atrium” event. You can watch a video of it below.Continue reading “This Week: The NY PHIL Biennial Begins!”