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New York Philharmonic CONTACT! concert

 18 March 2015 at 8pm 

New York Philharmonic CONTACT! concert

Milton Court - Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

CONTACT! – the New York Philharmonic’s dynamic contemporary music programme – brings new scores from New York to the Barbican.

When Alan Gilbert became music director of the New York Philharmonic, CONTACT! was one of his first innovations – connecting the Philharmonic directly to the most imaginative new voices in one of the world’s most creative cities. Today CONTACT! comes to London, with a programme that includes Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Homunculus.

“Gilbert has also shown more interest in modern music than any [New York] Philharmonic director since Boulez” says Alex Ross, and with performances in alternative venues ranging from NoHo’s SubCulture to the Museum of Modern Art, collaborators including Yefim Bronfman, Matthias Pintscher and Esa-Pekka Salonen, and programmes dominated by premieres, CONTACT! has given this famous orchestra a new energy. Today’s programme is a celebration of virtuosity – and a chance for London audiences to experience that electricity at first hand, as the NYPO’s leading players engage with works by some of the world’s most exciting creators of new music.

Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

Daniel Bjarnason : Five possibilities
Timothy Andres : Early to Rise
Missy Mazzoli : Dissolve my heart
Esa-Pekka Salonen : Homunculus
Shulamit Ran : Mirage

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