Shanghai Orchestra Academy (SOA) celebrated its fifth anniversary with the commencement of 10 graduates on July 1. SOA is a collaboration between the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO), New York Philharmonic, and Shanghai Conservatory of Music. It provides a new approach in China to train fresh graduates from music conservatories to become professional orchestra musicians through a two-year program and international partnership.
The New York Philharmonic will conclude the 2018–19 subscription season with Music of Conscience, three weeks of concerts and events exploring the ways in which composers have used music to respond to the social and political issues of their times, from May 22 to June 8.
Children in New York City have a special opportunity to work with the esteemed musicians of the New York Philharmonic for the fifth consecutive year this May, with many exciting new collaborations added to the roster for 2019.
Young Singaporean conductor Kahchun Wong will make his New York Philharmonic debut on February 6, leading the orchestra’s Lunar New Year Concert, becoming just the second-ever conductor to be asked to lead this annual event.
Rachmaninoff’s deeply Romantic symphony envelops the listener while the spirit of Beethoven hovers nearby as pianist Yefim Bronfman performs with the New York Philharmonic, led by Maestro Jaap van Zweden.
During the middle of a bleak January, David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center was filled with sweeping melodies, lush orchestrations, inspired lyrical passages, and dramatic emotions.