Both the San Francisco Symphony and the New York Philharmonic performed the 1931 Violin Concerto this week, as Carnegie Hall began its season.
Introducing and explaining contemporary classical music is essential work. Nightcap, a new series by the New York Philharmonic, is a good start.
On Thursday, the orchestra presented the premiere of Conrad Tao’s “Everything Must Go,” intended as a curtain-raiser for Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony.
The British R&B artist Dev Hynes comes to New York, and Glenn Close plays Joan of Arc’s mother.
The opening of the New York Philharmonic’s season, and its new music director, were among the highlights.
At the season-opening gala concert, Mr. van Zweden made a strong statement about new music. But his approach to repertory staples remains problematic.
We went behind the scenes with Jaap van Zweden in the weeklong run-up to his first performance as the orchestra’s music director.
The composers Ashley Fure and Conrad Tao make their New York Philharmonic debuts with new works during the first two weeks of the season.
It wasn’t planned this way. But the city’s main opera company and symphony orchestra are both getting new music directors this season.