Askonas Holt has a long assocation with the New York Philharmonic stretching back many decades. In 2007, we presented the New York Philharmonic for two concerts at the Barbican with their then music director, Kurt Masur. In 2008, the Philharmonic returned to the UK, this time for performances at the BBC Proms with Lorin Maazel. The New York Philharmonic returned to the Barbican in February 2010, this time with the young new music director Alan Gilbert, with performances featuring Yefim Bronfman and Thomas Hampson. Continuing their association with the Barbican, the New York Philharmonic returned to the UK in February 2012 with Joyce DiDonato and Lang Lang and in April 2015 again with Joyce DiDonato.
This spring, the New York Philharmonic performs three performances at the Barbican Centre, including the premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Cello Concerto with Yo-Yo Ma, and the orchestra makes its highly anticipated return to Denmark for two concerts at the Danish Radio’s Koncerthuset.