Contact! Series

Mar. 7 NY Philharmonic: New Music from Nordic Countries

Program of ‘New Music from Nordic Countries’ hits the right notes, yet misses the mark

The NY Phil’s challenging program, part of the orchestra’s innovative ‘CONTACT!’ series, appeared to favor technique over expression

By Natalie Piontek
Goldring Arts Journalism program, Syracuse University

“This is not always the easiest music,” warned New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert prior to Saturday’s CONTACT! concert of contemporary Nordic music held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art…