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We'll hear Overtures by Mozart and Schubert on the NY Phil, Sun 5/12 @ 3pm

Is an Overture defined by the kind of music it contains or simply where it appears in a concert? The answer can change throughout history.

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5/5 Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen (2011, Alan Gilbert conducts this staged production featuring soloists; New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, dir; Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus)

5/12 Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute Schubert: Overture to The Magic Harp Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (2010, Alan Gilbert, cond)

5/19 Dvořák: Piano Concerto, Symphony No. 9, From the New World (Martin Helmchen, p; Christoph von Dohnányi, cond)

5/26 Brahms: Violin Concerto Schoenberg: Pelleas and Melisande (Frank-Peter Zimmerman, v; Alan Gilbert, cond)

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