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Ligeti Forward

Hungarian György Ligeti said he saw colors when he heard sounds. Just imagine what you'll "see" when, on the tenth anniversary of the composer's death, Met LiveArts teams up with the New York Philharmonic and the Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI for an all-star, three-concert mini-marathon focusing on the music of Ligeti and the successors he influenced. Ligeti was a fountainhead of modern music. Each concert in Ligeti Forward pairs one of his concertos with new works it inspired. Soloists are: pianist Conor Hanick, cellist Jay Campbell, and violinist Pekka Kuusisto. The ensemble features alumni from the prestigious LUCERNE FESTIVAL Academy. New York Philharmonic's visionary and dynamic music director Alan Gilbert conducts.

Friday, June 3:

Saturday, June 4:

Sunday, June 5:

Part of the NY PHIL BIENNIAL.

A co-presentation of the New York Philharmonic, LUCERNE FESTIVAL, and MetLiveArts.

Ligeti Forward is supported by Swiss Re – Partner LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI.

Ligeti Foward is made possible with additional funding by Julia Lanigan.

Major Support for the NY PHIL BIENNIAL is provided by The Francis Goelet Fund, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.


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Above: Photo of Gyorgy Ligeti by H.J. Kropp