Nicely mixed crowd, young and old coming in. Haven’t spotted any of my fellow cranks . . . er, critics tonight. There’s more Andriessen at Carnegie tonight, of course. I had been planning on attending the Andriessen concert at Zankel Saturday night, but then this happened:
But that’s what us live bloggers are for, to fill the gaps.
Maestro Gilbert has now taken the stage to address some remarks to the audience. The gist: he’s excited about leading a concert of contemporary music as part of the New York Philharmonic. John Schaefer is offering some opening remarks as well. The program is as follows:
- Sean Sheperd; These Particular Circumstances (a seven section work)
- Nico Muhly; Detailed Instructions, for orchestra
- Matthias Pintscher; Songs from Solomon’s Garden; featuring Thomas Hampson singing
Sean Sheperd is now onstage to talk about his piece, and there’s a bit of flirting with feedback. Next post will be as the music is playing.