NY Phil Biennial

May 24th-June 7th 2016

About the festival

The NY PHIL BIENNIAL, launched in 2014, is a flagship project of the New York Philharmonic exploring the music of today by bringing together a wide-ranging array of composers, partners, performers, and curatorial voices for concerts presented both on the Lincoln Center campus and in venues throughout the city.

New York Philharmonic Presents: CONTACT! Young Americans

Young Americans, the season’s first of three CONTACT! programs at National Sawdust in
Brooklyn, will feature chamber music by the next generation of American composers proposed by musicians of the New York Philharmonic, representing a wide range of styles. The program will include Adam Schoenberg’s Fleeting (2008), Nathan Heidelberger’s Halve Time (quartet after Zeno) (2012), Caroline Mallonée’s Unless Acted Upon: Manifestations of Newton’s First Law (2011), and Kate Soper’s Into That World Inverted (2006, rev. 2010).

New York Philharmonic Presents: CONTACT!

Feb 1, 2016 • 7:30pm
Join the New York Philharmonic for a peek inside their Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen’s notebook of influences. You’ll hear his own Floof, plus music by his mentors Donatoni and Castiglioni as well as Lutosławski, “for years the most central influence of my life.”

New York Philharmonic Presents: CONTACT!

Mar 7, 2016 • 7:30pm
Join the New York Philharmonic in Brooklyn for this season’s last CONTACT! concert at National Sawdust, “the sort of place that makes a new-music aficionado want to bring a sleeping bag and move in for a few weeks” (New York magazine). Hosted and curated by Esa-Pekka Salonen, “The Messiaen Connection” explores Messiaen’s singular voice and its impact on generations of composers to follow.

NY Phil Biennial: Jenny Koh

May 24, 2016 - 7:00pm Violinist Jennifer Koh will curate and perform in Shared Madness, featuring short works for solo violin from more than 30 composers who have gifted their music for the project. The works will be premiered over the course of two programs at National Sawdust.

NY Phil Biennial: Jenny Koh

May 31, 2016 - 7:00pm Violinist Jennifer Koh will curate and perform in Shared Madness, featuring short works for solo violin from more than 30 composers who have gifted their music for the project. The works will be premiered over the course of two programs at National Sawdust.

NY PHIL BIENNIAL: New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival Concert 1

June 5, 2016 - 3:00pm Concert 1

NY PHIL BIENNIAL: New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival Concert 2

June 5, 2016 - 7:00pm Concert 2

NY PHIL BIENNIAL: New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival Concert 3

June 5, 2016 - 10:00pm Concert 3

NY PHIL BIENNIAL: New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival Concert 4

June 6, 2016 - 5:00pm Concert 4

NY PHIL BIENNIAL: New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival Concert 5

June 06, 2016 - 8:00pm Concert 5

NY PHIL BIENNIAL: New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival Concert 6

June 07, 2016 - 5:00pm Concert 6

NY PHIL BIENNIAL: New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival Concert 7

June 07, 2016 - 8:00pm Concert 7

New York Philharmonic: CONTACT!

Jan 8, 2018 - 7:30pmCONTACT! returns to National Sawdust — “the sort of place that makes a new-music aficionado want to bring a sleeping bag and move in for a few weeks” (New York magazine) — for another season of “must-hear adventures” (The New York Times).

New York Philharmonic: CONTACT!

April 2nd, 2018 - 7:30pmCONTACT! returns to National Sawdust — “the sort of place that makes a new-music aficionado want to bring a sleeping bag and move in for a few weeks” (New York magazine) — for another season of “must-hear adventures” (The New York Times).