Season 22

First Music Commissions

Orchestra

Flaming Youth
Mirror of Heat and Light (Cycle V-Part 2)

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Season 22

Orchestra

October 19, 1984, Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Lillian Kallir solos with the orchestra in another free “Concert for Peace".

Zubin Mehta is the guest speaker at the ninth annual Celanese-sponsored corporate musicale and luncheon.

Pianist Peter Serkin gives a benefit recital for the orchestra at the National Arts Club in celebration of the 22nd season.

First Music Commission

Backed with a grant from the Exxon Corporation, the orchestra launches "First Music," to commission three American composers to write new works for world première with the orchestra.  The composers chosen are David Lang, whose Flaming Youth opens the season, Ronald Caltabiano, and Aaron Kernis (later to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music).  Tim Page of the New York Times devotes a lengthy article in December to the event.

 

Concerts

Orchestra

February 24, 1985

Soloist:

Gustavo Romero

May 26, 1985

Soloist:

Emi Ohi Resnick

Chamber Music

October 19, 1984

Soloist:

Lilian Kallir