With Geffen Hall, NY Phil gets a fresh, better sounding home
“For Lincoln Center, this had been such a cloud for so long that we had to address this first,” said Henry Timms, who became Lincoln Center’s president in 2019. “We completely carved out the old room.”Based at Carnegie Hall since 1891, the orchestra moved about a half-mile north in 1962 to Philharmonic Hall, the first building to open at Lincoln Center. Renamed Avery Fisher Hall, the building reopened with a sound improved but was still criticized as overly bright. While Borda opened Los Angeles’ Disney Hall to raves, Verizon Hall at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center has been plagued by thin sound. “There is a look at Lincoln Center.wftv.com
Borda to retire as NY Philharmonic head, Ginstling hired
New York Philharmonic This image released by the National Symphony Orchestra shows Gary Ginstling, Executive Director of the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Ginstling will replace Deborah Borda as president of the New York Philharmonic when Borda retires at the end of the 2022-23 season. He thought back to hearing the Philharmonic under music director Zubin Mehta and attending Leonard Bernstein’s Mahler concerts. “My love for orchestras, my passion for orchestral music, it started with the New York Philharmonic. Ginstling was CEO of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra before replacing Rita Shapiro as the NSO’s executive director in 2017. With the NSO, Ginstling inherited Gianandrea Noseda, hired by Shapiro in January 2016 to become music director for the 2017-18 season.wftv.com
Geffen Hall rebuild speeded due to virus, reopen in fall '22
The New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts are accelerating the reconstruction of Geffen Hall because of the novel coronavirus pandemic and plan to reopen the auditorium in fall of 2022, about 1 1/2 years ahead of the original schedule.
New York Philharmonic cancels entire 2020-21 season
NEW YORK – The New York Philharmonic will miss an entire season for the first time in its 178-year history and is seeking to expedite the renovation of David Geffen Hall that had been set to impact performances through February 2024. Orchestra musicians are receiving 75% of base pay, which comes to a weekly total of about $2,200, and some pay over scale has been restored. Borda said she hopes the full orchestra can resume performances next summer with performances in New York City parks and its residency in Vail, Colorado. The Metropolitan Opera, which initially hoped to reopen on Dec. 31, called off its entire 2020-21 season on Sept. 23. Tickets for the current Philharmonic season will be credited for 2021-22, or buyers may ask for refunds or donate the value.
NY Philharmonic cancels fall season, moves up Geffen rebuild
NEW YORK The New York Philharmonic canceled its fall season because of the coronavirus pandemic and has moved up the start of Geffen Halls reconstruction to take advantage of the orchestras absence. Philharmonic President Deborah Borda said Wednesday that she hopes to resume performances on Jan. 6. While the Vienna Philharmonic resumed performances in Austria last weekend with just 100 people in the audience, U.S. orchestras cant afford to perform without ticket revenue. People say, well, the European orchestras are doing this, how come the American orchestras arent? Another $9 million in ticket revenue will be lost due to the cancellation of the fall season.