“Contact! programs seem like must-hear adventures with provocative, enticing contemporary music.” —The New York Times

The New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Museum join forces once again for a new season of CONTACT!, the Philharmonic’s acclaimed new-music series conceived
by Music Director Alan Gilbert. The series features world premieres, US premieres, and New York Philharmonic–commissioned works.

Saturday, March 7th at 7pm
Alan Gilbert and assistant conductor Courtney Lewis conduct an all-Nordic program including works by Per Norgard, Đuro Živković, and Kalevi Aho as well as the US premiere of the string orchestra version of Kaija Saariaho’s Terra Memoria.

Friday, June 5th at 7pm
Jeffrey Milarsky, one of the leading conductors of contemporary music today, conducts a Japan-focused program with works by Takemitsu, Messiaen, and Dai Fujikura, as well as the US premiere of Misato Mochizuki’s Si blue, si calme.

Tickets to these programs include Museum admission.

Bring the kids for $1 

Above: Alan Gilbert © Michael DiVito

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Under 30 Selected concerts throughout the year offer special $1 tickets for kids (ages 7–16) accompanied by an adult purchasing a full-price ticket (maximum three children's tickets per paying adult).

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