New York University’s Steinhardt School and the New York Philharmonic will co-host “Learning Overtures: Finland,” a two-day event, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, that features presentations, rehearsals, and a concert by American and Finnish performers. The symposium is taking place in conjunction with the World Premiere of the Piano Concerto by the Finnish-born composer and conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, which was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and will be performed Feb. 1-3 and 6 at Avery Fisher Hall, with Yefim Bronfman as soloist, and the composer conducting.
NYU will host a day-long symposium on Wed., Jan. 31, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium (4th Floor) and Rosenthal Pavilion (10th Floor), 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South). Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street). Registration is $45.
On Thurs., Feb. 1, at 9:45 a.m., the New York Philharmonic will host an open rehearsal with Finnish conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen at Avery Fisher Hall (10 Lincoln Center Plaza). At 4 p.m. on Feb. 1, a joint concert of American and Finnish Ensembles will be held at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center, Goodman House (129 W. 67th Street). Tickets are $10 for each event.
To register for all three events, go to www.nyphil.org/finland. Call 212.875.5732 for more information.
Other sponsors of the event are the Juilliard School, the New York City Department of Education, and the Finnish Consulate in New York City.