2012–13 NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC OFFSTAGE EVENTS AT THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2012
Contact: Katherine E. Johnson
(212) 875-5718; johnsonk@nyphil.org

2012–13 NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC OFFSTAGE EVENTS AT THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM

Pianist Emanuel Ax, The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence, October 3 Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow, November 5
Pianist André Watts, December 3
Violinist Isabelle Faust and Principal Cello Carter Brey, March 19

The New York Philharmonic has announced details for the 2012–13 season of New York Philharmonic Offstage, the free series featuring interviews with the Philharmonic’s guest artists, hosted by WQXR 105.9 FM host Jeff Spurgeon at the David Rubenstein Atrium.

The first Offstage event will feature pianist Emanuel Ax, The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence, interviewed by New York Philharmonic Artistic Administrator Edward Yim Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. As part of Subscriber Appreciation Month, the first 50 subscribers to arrive at the October 3 event will receive an autographed photo of Emanuel Ax. Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow will discuss the concertmaster’s role Monday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. in light of his solos in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade (September 28–29 and October 2) and his performances of Brahms’s Double Concerto for Violin and Cello with Principal Cello Carter Brey (November 8–10 and 13). Pianist André Watts will be the featured guest artist Monday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m., the week he performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Philharmonic (December 5–8 and 11). Violinist Isabelle Faust and Principal Cello Carter Brey will discuss The Bach Variations: A Philharmonic Festival on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.; as part of the festival, Ms. Faust will perform Bach’s Violin Concertos in A minor and E major (March 20–23), and Mr. Brey will perform Bach’s Complete Cello Suites (March 27). New York Philharmonic Offstage events are free and seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

All Offstage events take place at 7:00 p.m. at the David Rubenstein Atrium. The David Rubenstein Atrium is located at Broadway between 62nd

and 63rd Streets. Guaranteed admission is offered to a limited number of subscribers and donors. For more information, visit nyphil.org/offstage.

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