Rendering of renovated David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, due to open in October. Image: Tod Williams/Billie Tsien Architects

“Earlier this month, Lincoln Center announced … that the newly refurbished David Geffen Hall is set to reopen in October, bursting with new features and amenities aimed at improved access, more diverse offerings and enhanced audience experiences,” writes Steve Smith in Monday’s (3/21) Gothamist (NYC). “Now, the New York Philharmonic, the hall’s chief occupant, has announced details for a 2022-23 season aimed at taking advantage of what its refurbished digs have to offer, from ambitious large-scale presentations to intimate experiences in newly opened spaces…. Philharmonic President and C.E.O. Deborah Borda [hailed] the hall’s reopening as ‘the dawn of a new era’ … All eight of the newly commissioned works the orchestra will premiere in the season ahead are by prominent women, BIPOC, Asian, Caribbean and South American composers…. The Trinidadian-American trumpeter and bandleader Etienne Charles was tapped by Lincoln Center to create for the Philharmonic … San Juan Hill, inspired by … the Black and Caribbean neighborhood … razed by the arts center’s establishment … New pieces by Marcos Balter and Caroline Shaw … conducted by [Music Director Jaap] van Zweden, are meant to show off the reconfigured hall’s acoustic versatility.” The article includes full details of the Philharmonic’s coming season.