3 October 2011
“ With a viscerally emotional score “One Sweet Morning” shifts in mood from ruminative to bellicose, from mystical to wrenching… the skill and vision at play are impressive. And Ms. Blythe was in her glory. ”
29 September 2011
“ For out of the flags and the bones buried under the clover
Spring will bloom
Peace will come
One sweet morning. ”
— E.Y. “Yip” Harburg
John Corigliano’s One Sweet Morning, which was written as a reflection on the decade since 9/11 and features texts by E.Y. “Yip” Harburg, Li Po, Homer, and Czesław Miłosz, will receive its World Premiere by the New York Philharmonic, September 30 and October 1 and 4; the program also includes Barber’s Essay No. 1 and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7.
26 September 2011
“ Now, 10 years later, we have a chance to look back at 9/11 and then look back further, to see how it fits into the drama of all the world’s wars, all the world’s battles, all the world’s horrible mistreatments of people. That decade gives us perspective, which is why this is a different kind of piece. ”
— Composer John Corigliano
Mr. Corigliano, in a recent New York Times interview, discussed his One Sweet Morning — a reflection on the decade following 9/11 — which will receive its World Premiere by the New York Philharmonic and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, led by Music Director Alan Gilbert on September 30
and October 1 and 4.
23 September 2011
One Sweet Morning
Audience members at the Philharmonic’s recent Insights series performance and discussion with composer John Corigliano were treated to a preview of his song cycle One Sweet Morning, which receives its World Premiere by the New York Philharmonic, led by Music Director Alan Gilbert and featuring mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, for whom the work was written. The work — a reflection on the decade following 9/11 — will be performed along with Barber’s Essay No. 1 and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7 on September 30 and October 1 and 4 at Avery Fisher Hall.
9 September 2011
A Concert for New York — September 10 at Avery Fisher Hall
Come to The Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center early tomorrow for your free tickets to A Concert for New York — the New York Philharmonic’s performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, given in remembrance and renewal on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001. The Philharmonic will distribute the free, reserved tickets — one pair per person — on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow; if you don’t get a ticket for the 7:30 performance, you will also be able to view the concert live on the big screen on the Plaza, or tune in to PBS on Sunday, September 11, at 9 p.m. EST (check local listings).
8 September 2011
The Philharmonic invites you to think back ten years and to tell us how music helped you through the days and weeks following 9/11. Share your memories and reflections on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter (#nypremembers911). Those who would like to post their memories in person can do so on Saturday, September 10, on cards being distributed to people on line for the 7:30 p.m. concert, which we’ll display on Memory Boards outside of Avery Fisher Hall, Home of the New York Philharmonic.