Golda Schultz, John Holiday & Anthony Roth Costanzo Lead New York Philharmonic’s 2021-22 Season

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credits: The New York Philharmonic official website)

The New York Philharmonic has announced its 2021-22 season, featuring several concerts across different venues from Alice Tully Hall, the Rose Theater, and Carnegie Hall. Anthony Roth Costanzo will also serve as the Artist in Residence. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on vocal works.

Handel‘s “Messiah” will be performed in time for the holiday season with soprano Amanda Forsythe, countertenor John Holiday, tenor Nicholas Phan, and bass-baritone Kevin Deas. Jeannette Sorrell conducts.

Performance Dates: Dec. 14 – 18, 2021

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo will premiere a song cycle by American composer Joel Thompson alongside Justin Vivian Bond and conductor Jaap van Zweden. The program also includes Joan Tower’s “Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 1” and Schubert‘s unfinished Symphony in B minor.

Performance Dates: Jan. 27 – 29, 2022

Anthony Roth Costanzo will perform Berlioz’s “Les Nuits d’été” and the premiere of Gregory Spears’ setting of Tracy K. Smith texts. The program also includes Beethoven‘s Overture to Leonore No. 3, and Eastman’s Symphony No. 2 — “The Faithful Friend: The Lover Friend’s Love for the Beloved.” Jaap van Zweden conducts.

Performance Dates: Feb. 3 – 5, 2022

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts soprano Golda Schultz in performances of Richard Strauss‘ “Brentano-Lieder.” The orchestra will also perform the US Premiere of Žibuoklė Martinaitytė’s “Saudade,” as well as Tchaikovsky‘s Symphony No. 5.

Performance Dates: Feb. 17 – 19, 2022