NY Philharmonic to resume subscription performance Sept, 17
The New York Philharmonic will resume subscription performances in September following a historic 18-month gap caused by the coronavirus pandemic, presenting a shortened schedule of 78 concerts in a season shifted from Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall while the orchestra’s home is remodeled.
New York Philharmonic cancels entire 2020-21 season
NEW YORK – The New York Philharmonic will miss an entire season for the first time in its 178-year history and is seeking to expedite the renovation of David Geffen Hall that had been set to impact performances through February 2024. Orchestra musicians are receiving 75% of base pay, which comes to a weekly total of about $2,200, and some pay over scale has been restored. Borda said she hopes the full orchestra can resume performances next summer with performances in New York City parks and its residency in Vail, Colorado. The Metropolitan Opera, which initially hoped to reopen on Dec. 31, called off its entire 2020-21 season on Sept. 23. Tickets for the current Philharmonic season will be credited for 2021-22, or buyers may ask for refunds or donate the value.