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Concert Diary: An American Triptych with the New York Philharmonic

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Inside The Rebuilding Of The New York Philharmonic’s Hall: Will The Acoustics Finally Be Good?

“Renovation is a weak term for this undertaking. … Acousticians scrutinized every block and beam in the auditorium and the architects bent their design to the properties of sound.” Justin Davidson looks into what made David Geffen Hall’s sound problematic and how it’s being fixed. – New York Magazine
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Violinist James Buswell Dead At 74

After debuting with the New York Philharmonic at seven and studying at Juilliard, he became one of the key members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. His recording of the Barber Violin Concerto, one of many he made for Naxos, was nominated for a Grammy. – The Strad
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Van Zweden to Leave New York Philharmonic After 2023-24

Jaap van Zweden will leave the New York Philharmonic at the end of the 2023-24 season after six years as music director, the shortest tenure of anyone in a half-century.
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Cellist Sebastian Hess Dead At 50 Of Brain Aneurysm

A student of William Pleeth and Mstislav Rostropovich, he made his solo debut at 18 with Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic and developed an extensive international career and a wide-ranging discography. – The Strad
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See Jennifer Hudson's striking performance of 'Nessun Dorma'

Jennifer Hudson delivered a striking performance of the aria "Nessun Dorma" joined by the New York Philharmonic at "We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert."
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Watch Jennifer Hudson Perform ‘Nessun Dorma’ at NYC ‘Homecoming’ Concert

Singer and ‘Respect’ star teams up with the New York Philharmonic for Central Park concert
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Long Beach singer stars in West Coast premiere of ‘Birds in the Moon,” outdoors in Santa Monica

The 17th century English educator Charles Morton theorized that when the weather got too cold for swallows to live on the Earth, they flew to the Moon and then returned in the spring. According to, Morton explained in his “Compendium physicae,” that the birds didn’t hide in their nests, in other parts of trees, or at the bottom of bodies of water when the weather got cold. He argued that they must be on the Moon because the astronomer Galileo had found mountains and seas there a...
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Leon Theremin Advertises the First Commercial Production Run of His Revolutionary Electronic Instrument (1930)

“The theremin specifically, and Leon Theremin’s work in general is the biggest, fattest, most important cornerstone of the whole electronic music medium. That’s were it all began.” — Robert Moog In the mid-twentieth century, the theremin — patented by its namesake inventor Leon Theremin (Lev Sergeyevich Termen) in 1928 — became something of a novelty, its sound associated with sci-fi and horror movies. This is unfortunate given its pedigree as the first electronic musical instrumen...
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NY Philharmonic to Resume Subscription Performance Sept, 17

The New York Philharmonic will resume subscription performances in September following a historic 18-month gap caused by the coronavirus pandemic, presenting a shortened schedule of 78 concerts in a season shifted from Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall while the orchestra’s home is remodeled.
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Why classical musicians are performing among tombstones

The New York Philharmonic is back, playing to a live - and not-so-live - audience.
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'We play for the living and the dead'

The New York Philharmonic is back, playing to a live - and not-so-live - audience.
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Why musicians are playing tunes among the tombs

The New York Philharmonic is back, playing to a live - and not-so-live - audience.
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Musicians play tunes among the tombs

The New York Philharmonic is back, playing to a live - and not-so-live - audience.
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NY Philharmonic Gives 1st Concert With Audience in 13 Months

The New York Philharmonic has given its first public performance after of a historic hiatus of more than 13 months caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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With Outdoor Concert, Lincoln Center Starts Path to Return

Members of the New York Philharmonic gave an outdoor concert at Lincoln Center for heath care workers on Wednesday, 13 months after the novel coronavirus pandemic decimated their season.
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Geffen Hall Rebuild Speeded Due to Virus, Reopen in Fall '22

The New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts are accelerating the reconstruction of Geffen Hall because of the novel coronavirus pandemic and plan to reopen the auditorium in fall of 2022, about 1 1/2 years ahead of the original schedule.
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New York Philharmonic Launches On-Demand Streaming Service

The New York Philharmonic has launched an on-demand video and audio streaming service Monday called NYPhil+ that is available for $50 annually or $4.99 monthly.
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In Memoriam: Howard J. Rubenstein

Howard J. Rubenstein, an iconic figure who founded the New York-based PR agency that bears his name in 1954, died on Dec. 29. He was 88. Through nearly seven decades of work, his clients have represented a who’s who of civic, business and cultural life. He served as PR counsel to the New York Yankees, the Metropolitan Opera and the Archdiocese of New York, among many other organizations. He also counseled tabloid favorites in New York during the 1980s and 1990s, including Sarah Ferguson, George ...
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Pay Cuts At U.S. Orchestras May Last Beyond The Pandemic

“While musicians at some major ensembles, including the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, have agreed to steep cuts that would have been unthinkable in normal times, others are resisting. Some unions fear that the concessions being sought could outlast the pandemic, and reset the balance of power between management and labor.” – The New York Times
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Camilla Wicks, One Of World’s Leading Violinists In 1940s and ’50s, Dead At 92

She performed her first Mozart concert at age 7, debuted at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic at 18, and played the Sibelius concerto for the composert himself, who called her performance the best he’d heard. Her fame faded after she retired to raise five children, yet, wrote Henry Fogel in 2015, “Her technique is as close to flawless as humans get, and her intelligence and interpretive breadth are clearly those of a major artist.” – The Washington Post
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Jeremy Strong in Talks for Bradley Cooper’s Maestro

Jeremy Strong in talks for Bradley Cooper’s Maestro After landing Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman) to star in the film last year, Jeremy Strong (The Trial of the Chicago 7) has entered negotiations to co-star in Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein biopic Maestro, according to Deadline. RELATED: Maestro: Carey Mulligan Joins Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein Biopic PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB....
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NY Philharmonic cancels entire concert season for the first time in its 178-year history

The New York Philharmonic is making an unprecedented move for the first time in the 178-year history of the organization. The organization is canceling its entire season through June 13, 2021, citing regulations during the pandemic.
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A Central Park Playlist That Geo-Tags You And Plays The Right Music When You’re There

For those who never manage to create an iPhone playlist that delivers the right thing at the right time, Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Ellen Reid and the New York Philharmonic have created Soundwalk, a free app that plays music through your phone, programmed for each section of the park. A built-in GPS knows right where you are and how to give the setting an extra atmospheric layer, whether earthy or ethereal, which evolves with whatever way you turn. – WQXR
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Reconceiving Classical Music For The (COVID-Safe) Great Outdoors

Playing chamber music in a midtown Manhattan park? Sure, you can (especially if you’re playing Florence Price), but folks are getting way more creative these days. David Patrick Stearns reports on the Ellen Reid/New York Philharmonic app configured for Central Park, The Crossing dispersing its singers and a specially designed speaker system across a wildflower preserve, and a multi-composer “immersion” in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. – WQXR (New York City)
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Why The Internet Is Debating “Canceling” Beethoven

A musicologist and a songwriter, stars of Vox’s ‘Switched on Pop’ podcast produced with the New York Philharmonic, have been criticised for their new reading of Beethoven’s Fifth, which argues that white men embraced the work and turned it into a “symbol of their superiority and importance.” – ClassicFM
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Maestro: Carey Mulligan Joins Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein Biopic

Maestro: Carey Mulligan joins Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein biopic According to Deadline, Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan (An Education) has signed on for the leading role in Bradley Cooper’s next directorial project titled Maestro, centering around the marriage between award-winning composer Leonard Bernstein and his wife, actress Felicia Montealegre. On top of directing, the Oscar-nominated actor will also be starring in the upcoming Netflix film with Mulligan set to portray the r...
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Unable to open its concert hall, New York Philharmonic brings its music to the streets

The New York Philharmonic closed its concert hall doors in early March, as the coronavirus took hold of the city. Now, members of the group travel through the city each weekend with a sound system, support staff and a handful of musicians in tow.
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He Wasn’t Toscanini, but He Made Orchestras Sing

New box sets continue the debate over John Barbirolli, the New York Philharmonic’s music director from 1937 to ’42.
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