New York Philharmonic: Ligeti's Satirical Opera Le Grand Macabre
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For over 250 years, Handel's Messiah has stood as one of the most beloved works in classical music history. Handel's 1741 masterpiece includes some of the most joyful and memorable music ever written, and is the most performed choral work in the English language. For this year's concert, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Manze, will be joined onstage by the Westminster Symphonic Choir and a selection of distinguished guest soloists, including mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford and soprano Joelle Harvey. Experience the true meaning of the season at this uplifting concert from the New York Philharmonic, which includes such favorites as "And the Glory of the Lord" and the "Hallelujah" chorus. Learn More
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Featured review from Jackie Henrion
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If you want to witness a unique multimedia experiment that feels more like "art" and less like "concert" this is your gig. One characteristic of art is that it challenges the brain to work at meaning and relevance. And the interaction with the video and singers does all that and more. My favorite character was Prince Go-Go, played by impressive countertenor Anthony Costanzo in his NY Philharmonic debut. And I loved the almost Pearl Fisher musical allusion of Amanda and Amando who appeared to be scantily clad voluptuous playmates. The Libretto is handsomely printed with sketches by the Director, Doug Fitch that will return you to this memorable event.
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Wild, wild, wild musical event -- but if you went with it, you really had a great time. Like nothing else I have ever heard/;seen The Philharmonic perform,. Good seat thanks to Goldstar and great way to start the Memorial Day Weekend!
In one of the signature events of the New York cultural season, Alan Gilbert and the Philharmonic give the much-anticipated, fully-staged New York premiere of György Ligeti’s satirical "anti-anti-opera."
Meet Gepopo, Prince Go-Go, Piet the Pot, and their fellow inhabitants of Brueghelland, who’ve just been told by the devil that the world ends at midnight. In a carnival-like kaleidoscope of sight and sound, Ligeti (whose Atmosphères and other music is heard in the film 2001) tells their story with some of the most strikingly brilliant music he ever composed.
About the Ticket Supplier: New York Philharmonic
The New York Philharmonic is by far the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, and one of the oldest in the world. Founded in 1842 by a group of local musicians led by American-born Ureli Corelli Hill, the Orchestra currently plays some 180 concerts a year. On December 18, 2004, the Philharmonic gave its 14,000th concert--a milestone unmatched by any other orchestra in the world.
Since 1917 the Philharmonic has recorded nearly 2,000 albums; more than 500 recordings are currently available. In February 2003, the Orchestra was honored by The Recording Academy with a Trustees Award in recognition of its outstanding contributions to the industry and American culture. Members of the Philharmonic also performed on the 45th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, televised internationally from New York's Madison Square Garden -- the first time that a major symphony orchestra had performed live on the Grammy Awards.