Garrison Keillor will return to the Philharmonic as narrator and vocalist for Mr. Keillor at 70 with conductor Rob Fisher and vocalist Christine DiGiallonardo on Oct. 16 at 7:30 PM. Keillor described the concert as "a personal narrative of 70 years of music in a man’s head, featuring Brethren hymns, nonsense, rousers, show tunes, blues, ribaldry, Pomp and Circumstance, 'My Girl,' as well as music by Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Brian Wilson, Ligeti, and Jerry Garcia. Plus: ‘Hot Bananas Poetry and Piano Ping-Pong.’"
On Jan. 29, 2013, conductor Paul Gemignani will lead the Philharmonic in Symphonic Sondheim, a program of symphonic suites by Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning composer Stephen Sondheim. The program, which begins at 7:30 PM, includes a newly commissioned arrangement from Sunday in the Park with George and orchestral selections from The Enclave, Pacific Overtures, Stavisky, Passion and Sweeney Todd.
Tony Award–winning performer and Metropolitan Opera singer Paulo Szot will join the Philharmonic and conductor Ted Sperling for An Evening with Paulo Szot June 4 at 7:30 PM. The concert will feature a diverse program of Brazilian, operatic, Broadway and concert songs, including works by Ravel and Cole Porter and selections from Gigi and Man of La Mancha.
An Evening with Paulo Szot is the New York Philharmonic’s Spring Gala. For more information about the Gala, which includes a pre-concert reception, concert and post-concert dinner, call Courtney Ford at New York Philharmonic Special Events, (212) 875-5757 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.