Many thanks for a Successful 2014/2015 season!
The 2014/2015 concert season gave way to a remarkable array of US and Washington debut performances—including that of soprano Sumi Hwang, British pianist Leon McCawley, and French pianist Adam Laloum—as well as introductions of new works, as with Turkish composer Fasil Say’s Cello Sonata written for Phillips-debut artist Nicolas Altstaedt. Performers at the Phillips are given freedom to design their programs, resulting in presentations of lesser-known works, e.g. Nadia Boulanger’s Three Pieces, in addition to fresh interpretations of more widely-known works. It has been satisfying to invite living composers to performances of their own works, such as American composer Paul Moravec and his thrilling Brandenburg Gate.
This innovative approach to the artistic planning, combined with opportunities for the audience to hear from and speak with the creative minds behind the music, has heightened the level of engagement of our audiences and donors, and it is all the more present in the curation of our upcoming 75th anniversary season.
Caroline Mousset, Director of Music
Phillips MUSIC 75th anniversary