The New York Philharmonic announced today three one-night-only concerts in the 2012–13 season.
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 October 16, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. Mr. 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.'"
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, January 29, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., 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, 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 on June 4, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.
Full program details for all three concerts will be announced at a later date. Tickets available now only to New York Philharmonic subscribers and donors; tickets will become available to the general public on August 30, 2012.