The New York Philharmonic Orchestra’s Mahler Festival has kicked off to great applause and continues tonight with a broadcast of the composer’s Symphony No.7 in a 2017 performance led by Alan Gilbert as conductor and joined by musicians from orchestras around the world with at least 19 countries including China, Cuba, Israel, Iraq, Iran, and South Korea participating.
Meanwhile, here are NY’s finest doing a lockdown performance for Mahler Grooves:
Mahler’s New York: A Digital Festical is a two week celebration of the composer and conductor, and was incidentally the NY Philharmonic’s tenth Musical Director from 1909–1911. The festival will feature seven video broadcasts, audio of the complete symphonies, an archival exhibit, a virtual walking tour, the all-day Mahler Grooves celebration, recipes, and education materials. There’s even a DJ who will drop beats before each performance!
All videos are available on https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/explore/series-and-festivals/mahlers-new-york For more, click on nyphil.org/mahlerny.