On July 6, the medici.tv website began offering a free 90-day stream of the New York Philharmonic’s June 29 and June 30 performances at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City, at which multiple ensembles and the audience were dispersed throughout the Armory’s vast Drill Hall. Led by Music Director Alan Gilbert, the Philharmonic program—which necessitated the addition of two other conductors, Magnus Lindberg and Matthias Pintscher—was built around Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Gruppen, a large-scale work for three orchestras. The webstream also includes three works from the same Philharmonic program at the Armory: Pierre Boulez’s Rituel, Ives’s Unanswered Question, and a semi-staged Act I finale from Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

Posted July 9, 2012