"This successful 11-day biennial, with 13 programs and 21 concerts, among the most ambitious contemporary music festivals ever overseen by a major American orchestra, should be judged a breakthrough," The New York Times wrote in its coverage of the final NY PHIL BIENNIAL program, considering the inaugural festival as a whole. "What more could be asked of a contemporary music festival?"
But wait, there's more: check out The New York Times and The Financial Times's coverage of the biennial program featuring the World Premiere of Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Fourth Symphony, violinist Midori in the New York Premiere of Peter Eötvös's DoReMi, and the premiere of 26-year-old Julia Adolphe's piece selected from an open call for scores.
Also this weekend, The New York Times covered American Composers Orchestra's Underwood New Music Readings as part of the NY PHIL BIENNIAL ("In its 11 days, the biennial was everything that the Philharmonic and its music director, Alan Gilbert, promised: a rich, stimulating slice of the contemporary music scene, and a testament to cooperation among the city’s arts institutions"), plus pianist Marino Formenti's Liszt Inspections recital at Lincoln Center.
Photo by Chris Lee: after performing the New York Premiere of Peter Eötvös's DoReMi, violinist Midori, Alan Gilbert, and the New York Philharmonic take a bow with the composer.