"The orchestra was methodical in purging its Jewish members; thirteen were expelled, and five of them were murdered."
Thomas Adès’s The Tempest, “John Cage at 100,” and more.
The composer explored the wondrous border zone between the intentional and the accidental.
And to listen to it.
The current of conviction flowing from him has flickered.
Whoever succeeds Zarin Mehta as executive director will have to work to continue breaking down the idea that the Philharmonic is forbidding and elitist.