Yes, many musicians are celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday this season, but there’s much more. (Even a viola festival!)
NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC Adroitly mixing music new, newish and old, this ensemble’s season begins on Oct. 26 with 21st-century scores by Hilary Purrington, Gunther Schuller and Hannah Lash, alongside classics by Ravel and Schoenberg. April 25 brings the premiere of a violin-clarinet double concerto by Eric Nathan, who also has his Concerto for Orchestra premiering with the Boston Symphony at the start of the season.
The New York Times
By Zachary Woolfe
Published Sept. 12, 2019
Updated Sept. 16, 2019, 9:54 a.m. ET