New York Philharmonic Premieres Chin, Ruders, Robin and Hillborg

Recorded Live in Concert at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 5

This audio is no longer available

« previous episode | next episode »

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

On Tuesday, April 9 at 8 pm on New York Now, Q2 Music streams the next installment of the New York Philharmonic's touchstone new-music series CONTACT!, with premieres of works by four Europe-based composers: Korea's Berlin-based Unsuk Chin, Denmark's Poul Ruders, France's Yann Robin and Sweden's Anders Hillborg.

After lending the podium to composer-conductor Jayce Ogren for December's CONTACT!, conductor Alan Gilbert returns to lead the Phil in U.S. premieres of Poul Ruders's Oboe Concerto with soloist Liang Wang and Unsuk Chin's Gougalōn, a work inspired by "her childhood memories of street entertainment in Seoul following the Korean War," according to the orchestra.

Yann Robin's explains that his Backdraft, a NY Phil co-Commission receiving its U.S. premiere, "follows in the continuity of pieces making metamorphic references to fire, that element often associated with volcanoes;" while orchestra composer-in-residence Christopher Rouse describes the final piece, Anders Hillborg's Vaporized Tivoli, as "Hillbord at his wildest."

The concerts take place on Friday, April 5 at 7 pm at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Saturday, April 6 at 8 at Peter Norton Symphony Space. WNYC's John Schaefer hosts the Friday performance; Alan Gilbert and Christopher Rouse co-host on Saturday.

Hosted by:

John Schaefer
The WQXR e-newsletter. Show highlights, links to music news, on-demand concerts, events from The Greene Space and more.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.