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Next New York Philharmonic Season To Combine Old ,New, Familiar And Unfamiliar

  The New York Philharmonic has just annouced its 2012-13 season , its fourth under music director Alan Gilbert .  There will be something for all tastes ; familiar masterpieces , new music , and  rarely heard but  interesting works from the past .  The works will range from  masterpieces by Bach written nearly 300 years ago to  world premieres by distinguished contemporary composers . 

  Guest ocnductors will include eminent veterans such as Lorin Maazel ,Kurt Masur, both former music directors with the orchestra , the rising young Latvian maestro Andris Nelsons , Christoph Eschenbach , David Robertson ,  and others , plus renowned soloists such as Itzhak Perlman, pianist Emanuel Ax , Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili , to name only a few .

   There will be new or recent works by composers such as Christopher Rouse , Steven Stucky , Wynton Marsalis , Tristan Murail of France , Sweden's Anders Hilborg ,  and others .  Among these are the "Swing Symphony "" of eneowned Jazz trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis , combining Jazz and symphonic traditions .

   Other highlights will include a concert performance of the musical Carousel by Rogers and Hammerstein,  as well as one of  the opera Il Prigionero, by the Italian composer Luigi Dallapiccola (1904 -1975), one of th efirst Italian composers to adopt Schoenberg's 12-tone system of composition ,  Stravinsky's ballet score Petrushka ,complete with dancers, puppets and animation , a contunuation of the Philharmonic's cycle of the complete symphonies and concertos of the great Danish composer Carl Nielsen , set to be recorded by Da Capo records of Denmark , a Bach series including the monumental Massin B minor .

   The season opens in September with a gala concert conducted by maestro Gilbert featuring Stravinsky's seminal ballet score The Rite of Spring .  Even if you don't live in or near New York you will be able to hear many of th eorchestra's concerts on the internet . For more information, go the Philharmonic's website,  newyorkphil.org . 

Posted: Feb 25 2012, 05:03 PM by the horn | with no comments
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