Park Avenue Armory

New York Philharmonic: Gruppen

“ [Gruppen is] …one of the most remarkable of all 20th-century orchestral works.”
The Guardian

In two epic evenings, the New York Philharmonic will explore the spatial qualities of the Armory’s soaring, 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall with four iconic works in which the orchestra members surround the audience. The centerpiece of the evening will be the rarely-performed Gruppen by Karlheinz Stockhausen—a work that requires three orchestras and three conductors. Also on the program are Pierre Boulez’s Rituel in Memoriam Bruno Maderna, the Finale of Act I from Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, and Charles Ives’ The Unanswered Question.

Spatial Music from Mozart’s Don Giovanni to Stockhausen’s Gruppen

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Magnus Lindberg, Conductor
Matthias Pintscher, Conductor
Michael Counts, Director and Designer
Fisher Dachs Associates, Theatre Design
Ken Roht, Choreographer
Brian Aldous, Lighting Designer
Kyle Chepulis, Lighting Designer
Kaye Voyce, Costume Designer
Joshua Weilerstein, Assistant Conductor
Ryan McKinny, Bass-Baritone (Don Giovanni)
Keith Miller, Bass-Baritone (Leporello)
Julianna Di Giacomo, Soprano (Donna Anna)
Russell Thomas, Tenor (Don Ottavio)
Keri Alkema, Soprano (Donna Elvira)
Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-Soprano (Zerlina)
Kelly Markgraf, Baritone (Masetto)
Brian T. Scott, Dancer (Waiter)
Oratorio Society of New York
Manhattan School of Music Chamber Choir
Kent Tritle, Director
Ronnie Oliver, Jr. Assistant Director
Gareth Morell, Rehearsal Pianist and Musical Consultant

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