New York Phil will play next month to audiences of 150

New York Phil will play next month to audiences of 150


norman lebrecht

March 26, 2021

The orchestra has announced  live, indoor performances at The Shed on April 14 and 15.

The audience is limited to 150 but it will be the first real faces the players have seen in a year.

Esa-Pekka Salonen will conduct a prigramme of small-scale works: Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten, Sibelius’s Rakastava and Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen.



  • John Borstlap says:

    Beautiful program.

  • FrankUSA says:

    I guess this is good news. Tip-toeing back to normalcy.

  • Monsoon says:

    Why did they pick the Shed? The State Theater and Met Opera House are so large that they could seat more than 100 socially distanced.

    I’d hope that the facilities have already installed HEPA filters and made other modifications in anticipation of there being a fall season.

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  • fflambeau says:

    Why is Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting after he turned down the permanent job in New York and is in San Francisco?

  • Who really cares? says:

    Classical music is un-American anyway

  • Chris says:

    Sounds like an interesting, short program. I’m not familiar with the Sibelius…I’ll fix that shortly.