New York Philharmonic, the Prelude

The New York Philharmonic 2010/11 season announcement event is about to begin, and there is a good crowd here in the glass atrium at Alice Tully Hall.  The press packet has lots of exciting things in it, including plans for a semi-staged performance of Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, the New York premiere (amazing it’s taken so long), of Magnus Linderberg’s great orchestral work Kraft, and world premieres from Wolfgang Rihm, Sebastian Currier and Sofia Gubaidulina.  There’s also a nice looking Hugarian mini-festival led by Esa-Pekka Salonen.  Live blogging to commence shortly.

gtra1n

I'm a composer and musician, and I write about music—I do that here, for the New York Classical Review, at the Brooklyn Rail (I edit the music section there) and any place else that will have me, like New Music Box and Music & Literature. I also wrote the Miles Davis' Bitches Brew book in the 33 1/3 series.