The New York Philharmonic will perform its first live, in-person, indoor concert since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at 8 p.m. on April 14 and 15 at The Shed in New York City.
Esa-Pekka Salonen will conduct the orchestra in a program of works composed for smaller ensembles, including Arvo Pärt’s "Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten," Sibelius’s "Rakastava (The Lover)," and Richard Strauss’s "Metamorphosen, A Study for 23 Solo Strings."
Attendance at each concert is limited to 150 (12% of total seated capacity in The Shed's McCourt space). In order to be admitted into the venue, audience members must present either a negative COVID test result taken within 72 hours of the event, or proof of complete vaccination at least 14 days before the event. All performers and audience members will remain masked during the concerts.
It is the orchestra's first performance at The Shed, a West Side venue that was opened in April 2019 in The Bloomberg Building, adjacent to the High Line, at W. 30th St. between 10th and 11th Avenues. The concert is part of The Shed's An Audience With... series, which also includes separate concerts with singer and cellist Kelsey Lu; soprano Renée Fleming; and comedian Michelle WolfTweet
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