CONTACT! Concert gets Internet Radio Webcasts this week

The New York Times reported today, “The New York Philharmonic’s sold-out concert in its new-music series ‘Contact!’ at Symphony Space  on Friday evening had an air of excitement and a refreshing informality.”  Reviewer Vivien Schweitzer had good things to say about each of the the three works that received their world-premieres:  Sean Shepherd’s These Particular Circumstances, Nico Muhly’s Detailed Instructions and Matthias Pintscher’s songs from Solomon’s garden.  Thomas Hampson, the orchestra’s artist-in-residence this season, sang the last of these Philharmonic-commissioned works, and if you missed the concert, or were there and want to hear it again, you can listen to it on-line at WQXR’s Q2 channel on Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m. or Saturday, April 24 at 4 p.m.