15 March 2013
"Period instruments or no period instruments, it takes great musicians to give great performances," wrote The New York Times in yesterday’s review of our first Bach B-minor Mass concert in almost two decades.
Fortunately, we measured up and the Times went on to praise the “intelligent, exciting and affecting performance” of Alan Gilbert, the Orchestra, the New York Choral Artists, and our four soloists: Soprano Dorothea Röschmann, mezzo Anne Sofie von Otter, tenor Steve Davislim, and bass-baritone Eric Owens. Congrats all around, and don’t miss our last two performances of the B Minor Mass tonight and tomorrow!
(Photo: Chris Lee)
7 January 2011
Check out Anthony Tommasini’s New York Times review of this weekend’s concert…. Then, come hear for yourself why this “assured and exhilarating” performance of Adés’s “riveting, restless and kaleidoscopically colorful” In Seven Days is not to be missed.
8 December 2010
In his latest piece for the The New York Times’ Lens Blog, photographer Librado Romero tells the story of an iconic image of former Music Director Leonard Bernstein taken by Ken Heyman in the backstage elevator of Philharmonic Hall (now Avery Fisher Hall). Nearly 40 years later, Mr. Romero captured this image with an image of his own chance encounter with current Music Director Alan Gilbert in that very same elevator.
12 November 2010
8 November 2010
Read Matthew Gurewitsch’s New York Times profile of Canadian baritone Gerald Finley, who sings the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the New York Philharmonic this week. You’ll find out why Peter Sellars calls him a “once-in-a-generation singer who has the danger and allure and sheer integrity to make every villain he plays the hero, and to give every hero he plays depths of darkness that are unimaginable.” You’ll also read of Alan Gilbert’s hopes for an upcoming, ambitious project together.