Last Chance

  • The Shed Presents An Audience with … the New York Philharmonic

    Leaving November 10.

    After 400 days of silence, the Philharmonic appeared at The Shed in our first live appearance in a concert hall. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts a Finnish folk tale, a musical musing on Goethe, and a contemporary take on the classics.

    Caroline SHAW (b. 1982)
    Entr’acte (2011)


  • Nina C. Young, Tania León, and Ellen Reid

    Leaving November 8.

    Three women, three discoveries. Jaap van Zweden conducts Rome Prize winner Young’s composition culminating in wonder, Grammy–nominated León’s evocation of Louis Armstrong, and Pulitzer Prize winner Reid’s alluring tapestry of sound and color. The broadcast includes profiles o...

  • A Tribute to Lorin Maazel, with Isabel Leonard

    Leaving November 8.

    Alec Baldwin hosts this salute to the late Lorin Maazel. You’ll hear from the former Music Director himself, as well as performances from his seven-decade relationship with the Orchestra, including tastes of Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges, with Isabel Leonard, and the Bee...

  • Responses to 9/11 by John Adams and Brahms

    Leaving November 8.

    Within weeks of 9/11 the Philharmonic consoled New Yorkers by performing Brahms’s German Requiem, a timeless expression of grief and hope, following a heartfelt rendition of the national anthem. One year later the Orchestra premiered John Adams’s Pulitzer and Grammy winning O...

  • Jaap van Zweden and Yuja Wang

    Leaving November 8.

    Jaap van Zweden’s New York Philharmonic debut, in 2012, shows the instant chemistry between maestro and orchestra. Relive that “first date” featuring Mahler’s lushly orchestrated First Symphony and Prokofiev’s passionate Piano Concerto No. 3, with Yuja Wang in the ultra-virtu...

  • Telling Tales: Musical Narratives

    Leaving November 8.

    Music can tell stories more directly than words. This chamber music program presents contemporary works by Ellen Reid, Thea Musgrave, Jacob Druckman, and John Luther Adams that tell tales — two bewitched by water, two wrapped in the ephemera of dreams.

    DRUCKMAN (1928–96)

  • Going Dutch: Music by Louis Andriessen and His Protégés

    Leaving November 8.

    This celebration of the ebullient sound worlds of Dutch composer Louis Andriessen and two of his accomplished protégés, Martijn Padding and Vanessa Lann, concludes with the master’s Symphony for Open Strings, with melodies formed by bouncing from player to player like pinball...

  • Response: Today’s Composers React and Reflect

    Music’s ability to examine social, politi­cal, and personal events wordlessly is explored through Caroline Shaw’s lilting clarity, David Lang’s economical emotionality, Gabriella Smith’s viscerality, Judd Greenstein’s brazen optimism, and Steve Reich’s combination of recorded recollections and st...