From May 23 to June 11, 2016, the New York Philharmonic and Music Director Alan Gilbert will present the second NY PHIL BIENNIAL, a wide-ranging exploration of today’s music by an array of contemporary and modern composers. A flagship project of the New York Philharmonic, the NY PHIL BIENNIAL brings together an international roster of composers, performers, and curatorial voices for concerts presented both on the Lincoln Center campus and in venues throughout the city.
ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL’S ASPEN CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE To Perform New York Premieres by Aspen Alumni Thomas KOTCHEFF, Nina C. YOUNG, and Christopher STARK Aspen Faculty Members Steven STUCKY and Stephen HARTKE And Esa-Pekka SALONEN Conducted by STEVEN STUCKY June 8, 2016, at WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART.
Current members and alumni of Aspen Music Festival and School’s Aspen Contemporary Ensemble (ACE), led by Aspen composition faculty member Steven Stucky, will perform New York Premieres by composers tied to Aspen’s new-music programs. Taking place at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the program features works by young Aspen alumni Thomas Kotcheff (United States, b. 1988), Nina C. Young (United States, b. 1984), and Christopher Stark (United States, b. 1980); Aspen faculty members Steven Stucky (United States, b. 1949) and Stephen Hartke (United States, b. 1952); and a work by Esa-Pekka Salonen (Finland, b. 1958) that ACE performed to acclaim in its final concert in summer 2015.