Thomas Adès's "The Exterminating Angel," based on the eponymous surrealist film by Luis Buñuel, will receive its long-awaited U.S. premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City on Thursday, October 26th.
The New York Philharmonic will begin a new season with a new conductor at its Opening Gala Concert on Tuesday, September 19th. The concert will comprise a single piece—Gustav Mahler's hour-long Symphony No. 5—led by the orchestra's new music director designate Jaap van Zweden.
Alan Gilbert, who has led the New York Philharmonic since 2009, will conduct his final New York performances as the orchestra’s music director with this week’s Concerts in the Parks, June 13th through 16th, plus an indoor concert in Staten Island on June 18th.