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Snag Your Ticket to The Art of the Score

Aug 29, 2023
Snag Your Ticket to The Art of the Score

The interests of movie buffs and classical music aficionados may not always overlap, but for one series each year, they certainly do. On September, 12, 2023, New York Philharmonic’s The Art of the Score returns to David Geffen Hall for its 10th anniversary. This popular series combines classic movies with the Philharmonic’s breathtaking live music.

As the unofficial kick-off for its 2023-24 season, David Newman will return to conduct the New York Phil in Leonard Bernstein’s score to West Side Story (2021) on September 12 – 14 & 17, 2023. The recent re-make tells the well-known love story set in 1950’s Lincoln Square. On December 20 – 23, 2023, Anthony Parnther will make his NY Phil debut to conduct the orchestra in Ludwig Göransson’s Oscar-winning score to Marvel Studios’ Black Panther (2018). A massive blockbuster, this Marvel film is the first superhero film to receive a Best Picture nomination.

In the new year, the orchestra, conducted by Norman Huynh in his NY Phil debut, will take the stage to perform the score to Vertigo (1958) on January 23 – 26, 2024. The audience is in for a treat with one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest masterpieces. In collaboration, Lincoln Center and the NY Phil will present a special program on January 28, 2024, entitled The Art of the Score: The Movie Music of Terence Blanchard. The program will highlight Blanchard’s film scores in collaboration with director Spike Lee, including Jungle FeverMalcolm X25th HourBlacKkKlansman, and Da 5 Bloods. Blanchard will perform the trumpet with his quintet, the E-Collective, and the NY Phil.

For one night only, using the new Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Digital Organ in David Geffen Hall, organist and composer Cameron Carpenter will perform his original score for solo organ to the silent film Metropolis (1927) on February 6, 2024. The film, made in Germany during its Weimar period, is considered one of the most influential movies of all time. Rounding out the series, Constantine Kitsopoulos will return to conduct the NY Phil in John Williams’s Oscar-winning score to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) on May 17 - 19, 2024This family-friendly classic received 3 Grammy Awards, 4 Academy Awards, and a BAFTA award. Now it gets even better with a boost from the NY Phil.  

The Art of the Score is just one way to enjoy the NY Phil this season. Visit nyphil.org to learn more about the Opening Gala with Yo-Yo Ma on September 27, which officially launches Jaap van Zweden’s farewell season as Music Director and celebrates the accomplishments of Deborah Borda; the US Premiere of The Elements - a collective work of movements by five composers conceived and featuring Joshua Bell; the Artist Spotlight series; Young People’s Concerts; and more. You can purchase tickets online here, over the phone at (212) 875-5656, or in person at the Welcome Center at David Geffen Hall. For those interested in attending multiple concerts, you can sign up for a subscription and save on tickets. Click here to find out more about subscriptions.

Photo Credit: The New York Philharmonic