Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater
The Whitney is pleased to co-present this music event in conjunction with the Aspen Music Festival and School as part of the 2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL. Current members and alumni of the Aspen Music Festival and School's Aspen Contemporary Ensemble (ACE) give the New York premieres of works by composers tied to Aspen's new music program. The program features work by young alumni, Thomas Kotcheff, Nina C. Young, and Christopher Stark along with faculty member Stephen Hartke, and late Aspen composition faculty member Steven Stucky. The program also includes a work by Esa-Pekka Salonen, New York Philharmonic composer-in-residence, that ACE performed to acclaim in its final concert in summer 2015. Steven Stucky was originally scheduled to conduct this program, before his untimely passing in February 2016. In his place, Timothy Weiss will conduct the evening.
Join us post-concert for an NY PHIL BIENNIAL Play Date co-hosted with the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Mix and mingle with the performers and composers over drinks outside the Susan and John Hess Family Theater.
Please note: This event has reached ticketing capacity. A limited number of standby tickets may be available at the admissions desk on a first-come, first-served basis. The standby line will open thirty minutes prior to the program’s start time.