*The Following Press Release Was Issued By The New York Philharmonic*
New York Philharmonic To Host Free Pre-Concert Talk, October 12
Composers John Adams, Marcos Balter and Tania León in Conversation with NY Phil President & CEO Deborah Borda
(L-R) John Adams, Marcos Balter and Tania León (Photos by (L-R) Deborah O’Grady, Heidi Solander, Gail Hadani)
The New York Philharmonic has announced the addition of a pre-concert talk before the Orchestra’s first 2022–23 season subscription concert, Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at David Geffen Hall’s Wu Tsai Theater. The 45-minute talk begins at 6:00 p.m. and precedes the 7:30 p.m. performance, which is part of HOME, the NY Phil’s monthlong festival inaugurating the new hall. Admission to the talk is free for this concert’s ticketholders.
Linda and Mitch Hart President & CEO Deborah Borda moderates the conversation among the three living composers whose works are on the evening’s program: John Adams, Marcos Balter and Tania León.
- John Adams compositions have been performed by the Orchestra since 1983, among them the NY Phil Co-Commission On the Transmigration of Souls (2002), which won the Pulitzer Prize in Music and three Grammy Awards. His My Father Knew Charles Ives is performed that evening.
- Marcos Balter’s Oyá, for light, electronics, and orchestra, was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic to celebrate the revitalized David Geffen Hall. The World Premiere takes place that evening, marking the first time the Orchestra performs one of his works.
- Tania León served as the Philharmonic’s Music Advisor and was the first Black woman to conduct the Orchestra. Her Pulitzer Prize–winning composition Stride — co-commissioned through the NY Phil’s Project 19— was premiered in 2020 and is reprised on this subscription program.