NY Phil Returns Home: Works by Balter, Adams, León, and Respighi

May 5, 2023, 9:00 pm

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David Geffen Hall Interior Rendering (Courtesy of Lincoln Center and New York Philharmonic)

The program, recorded in the newly renovated Wu Tsai Theater at David Geffen Hall, opens with the world premiere of Oyá by Marcos Balter, featuring Levy Lorenzo as the electronics soloist. Tania León’s Stride, the 2021 Pulitzer Prize-winning composition infused with her Caribbean heritage, was inspired by the life and work of Susan B. Anthony. Also on the program are John Adams’s evocative New-England-inspired triptych My Father Knew Charles Ives and Respighi’s Pines of Rome.


Marcos Balter: Oyá for light, electronics, and orchestra
Nicholas Houfek, lighting design; Levy Lorenzo, electronics

John Adams: My Father Knew Charles Ives

Tania León: Stride

Ottorino Respighi: Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome)