Thursday, March 22, 7:30pm
Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor
Join us on Thursday, March 22 when guest conductor Christoph von Dohnányi leads the Philharmonic in excerpts from Hans Werner Henze’s opera The Bassarids, and Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, Great.
Henze’s opera, written in[masked], is based on the Greek god Dionysus and his crazed band of female followers—the Bassarids. A curious stranger, Pentheus, wants to learn more about this group, and goes undercover to observe their drunken frenzied revelries. It does not end well for him. The excerpts being performed tonight (the Adagio, Fugue and Maenads’ Dance) were described by The Boston Globe as “a glittering, haunting half-hour of music that has a powerful effect even if you don’t know the daunting allegorical libretto.”
Schubert’s Ninth Symphony, written in[masked], was inspired by Beethoven’s monumental symphony of the same number. It was not performed during the composer’s lifetime, as it was deemed too long and difficult. It was found over a decade later by Robert Schumann. Realizing its brilliance, he brought it to Felix Mendelssohn, who then conducted its premiere in 1839. At rehearsals, Schumann wrote that he was “in seventh heaven” upon listening to the music for the first time.
Come join us for a night of music old and new!
For our Meetup friends, tickets are only $27.50* for Orchestra Seats, where we’ll be seated together as a group.
*$27.50 price includes a $2.50 surcharge that is already factored in.
Details for the evening:
Thursday, March 22
Dinner 5:30PM: Pre-concert dinner/drinks (optional) at “P.J. Clarke's" (see details below)
Concert 7:30PM: At Avery Fisher Hall
5:30PM Pre-concert dinner & drinks:
Dinner will be at P.J. Clarke's at 5:30PM
44 West 63rd Street, New York, NY 10023
(212) [masked] www.pjclarkes.com
To get your tickets:
The method to obtain your Meetup ticket has changed. To RSVP, call our Customer Relations Department at[masked] and select option 2. Identify yourself as a New York Philharmonic Meetup member and reserve your orchestra level seat for just $27.50! Our Customer Relations Department is open Monday through Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM and Sunday 12:00PM to 5:00PM. You may use your American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Diner's Club or Discover card for payment.
**When ordering your tickets on the phone please let the representative know if you want your ticket held at the box office, mailed to your home address (not available if ordered within 10 days of the concert) or if you would like to Print at Home. Our Meetup representative can bring your tickets to the dinner if you choose to have them held at the box office. If you want it left at the box office, it will be available for you to pick up at 10:00am the day of the concert (March 22). Also, please let the representative know if you will be attending the pre-concert dinner, as reservations are required.**
Please note the cut off date will be Tuesday, March 20 at 5:00PM.