Join us in wishing a very happy birthday to Case Scaligone, the Texas native who became a Philharmonic Assistant Conductor last year. After conducting a few Young People’s Concerts, Case will make his grown-up concert debut in the 2012–13 season, when he leads American-influenced works by Stravinsky and Shostakovich on one of the programs on June Journey: Gilbert’s Playlist. Not a shabby present!
While the Philharmonic is away from home, Avery Fisher Hall plays host to the Mostly Mozart Festival. Louis Langrée and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra kick off events with a free preview concert tomorrow (Saturday, July 28), including Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, Prague, and Schubert’s Symphony No. 4. Here’s the info.
Check out what Philharmonic fans had to say about the 2012 Concerts in the Parks, presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer:
While the Philharmonic is away, fans at Lincoln Center are passing time with The Clock, the art installation by Christian Marclay that is part of this summer’s Lincoln Center Festival.
The installation unfolds through thousands of movie clips — all featuring an exact time on clocks, watches, or in dialogue — and has taken its time traveling around the world, from Boston, to Sydney, to London and Paris.
It not only engages your imagination and tests your knowledge of movie trivia — it tells the time! And it’s free, at the David Rubinstein Atrium. (Fair warning: check the line update here or via Twitter, as space is limited and crowds form daily to while away time online.)