A week of big orchestral concerts ahead for coverage in The New York Times, and, as ever, plenty that I'd like to see were sleeplessness (well, additional sleeplessness) or cloning available options.
Wednesday, March 12: New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center; 7:30pm; $39–$59
Alan Gilbert and the Phil continue the outstanding cycle of Carl Nielsen's orchestral music undertaken in collaboration with the Danish record label Dacapo, which has already produced a dynamic CD of the Symphonies Nos. 2 ("Sinfonia espansiva") and 3 ("The Four Temperaments"). This week's program includes the Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4 (no nicknames) and Helios Overture, and it repeats on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The Vienna Philharmonic returns to Carnegie for two more concerts under the Vienna: City of Dreams festival banner. On Saturday, Christoph Eschenbach fills in for an injured Daniele Gatti, conducting Schubert's Symphony No. 8 ("Unfinished") and Mahler's Symphony No. 4, the latter with Juliane Banse as soloist. And on Sunday, Zubin Mehta steers a celebration of all things Viennese, from waltzes to Webern with a juicy centerpiece in Korngold's Violin Concerto (featuring Gil Shaham). Diana Damrau and the New York Choral Artists are also pitching in.
Elsewhere and -when
Monday, March 10: Jay Campbell plays David Fulmer, Simon Steen-Andersen, Matthias Pintscher and more at Weill Recital Hall (more)
Monday, March 10: Benjamin Hochman plays Luciano Berio, Oliver Knussen, Frederic Rzewski and Tamar Muskal at SubCulture (more)
Tuesday, March 11: Aventa Ensemble plays Rolf Wallin and Michael Osterle for Ear Heart Music at Roulette (more)
Wednesday, March 12: Imperial Topaz and Hex Breaker Quartet at Death by Audio (more)
Wednesday, March 12, and Thursday, March 13: Elliott Sharp's SysOrk at Roulette (more)
Thursday, March 13: Bang on a Can Peoples' Commissioning Fund concert at Merkin Concert Hall (more)
Thursday, March 13: Ensemble Signal plays Unsuk Chin at Miller Theatre (more)
Thursday, March 13: Rachel Golub and Nick Didkovsky at Spectrum (more)
Friday, March 14: David Del Tredici and Marc Peloquin play Del Tredici at Bargemusic (more)
Sunday, March 16: counter)induction plays Salvatore Sciarrino, Robert Suderburg, Ryan Streber, Douglas Boyce and Kyle Bartlett at Greenwich House Music School (more)
Sunday, March 16: String Noise and Friends at the Firehouse Space (more)