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David Geffen Hall
at Lincoln Center 10 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023
212-721-6500
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New York Philharmonic: Ligeti's "Le Grand Macabre"
10 ratings
4.6 average rating
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8 reviews
7 stars
attended May 27 2010

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...continued

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9 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended May 28 2010

An interesting and unusual staging of a little-known opera.....funny, bawdy, yet ultimately serious. Costumes were fabulous and staging very imaginative. The orchestra played sublimely.

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7 events
3 reviews
6 stars
attended May 28 2010

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!

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 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.

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