Season Finale: Beethoven's Missa solemnis
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Alan Gilbert brings to a close his first season as the New York Philharmonic’s music director with a program that, like his season-opening concert of Messiaen, Berlioz, and Magnus Lindberg, distinctly blends old and new.
The program opens with the world premiere of Al Largo by Lindberg, the orchestra’s composer-in-residence. The main course is Beethoven's rarely performed late choral masterpiece Missa Solemnis. Joining the orchestra are the singers Christine Brewer, Jane Henschel, Anthony Dean Griffey, and Eric Owens, assisted by the New York Choral Artists.
Thursday, June 24 at 9 p.m.
Magnus Lindberg: Al largo (World Premiere: New York Philharmonic Commission)
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Alan Gilbert, conductor