Date: Feb 22, 2023Time: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Attend a New York Philharmonic Rehearsal & Experience Your New Geffen Hall (in-person)

Wed, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM New York Philharmonic
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Join us on Wednesday, February 22, at 9:45 AM at the new David Geffen Hall for an exclusive opportunity to hear the New York Philharmonic. In this Donor Rehearsal Nathalie Stutzmann will make her NY Philharmonic debut leading works by Wagner, Prokofiev, and Dvořák.

Conductor and contralto, Nathalie Stutzmann is considered one of the most outstanding musical personalities of our time. Charismatic musicianship, combined with unique rigour, energy and fantasy, characterise her style.

Nathalie Stutzmann is the new Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra from the 22/23 season and only the second woman in history to lead a major American orchestra. She is also the Principal Guest Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 2021 and Chief Conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Norway since 2018.

The rehearsal will be followed by a conversation and Q&A with Patrick Castillo, the Philharmonic’s Vice President, Artistic Planning.

About David Geffen Hall
When you visit the new David Geffen Hall you will experience a completely transformed building — the result of an extensive renovation by Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic. It is a space to share ideas with a community of music lovers, where you can encounter works of art that sing of the human spirit.

Highlights include:

  • The Wu Tsai Theater, with all seats closer to the stage than ever before, and vastly improved acoustics to help you get the most out of every performance you atten
  • The Karen and Richard LeFrak Lobby — expanded to twice the size of the previous one — which welcomes the community to convene, connect, and socialize
  • The Hauser Digital Wall in the LeFrak Lobby, which features digital artworks and allows anyone passing by to experience live concerts, free of charge
  • The Kenneth C. Griffin Sidewalk Studio and the Music Box, two new spaces for smaller-scale performances
  • The reconfigured Leon and Norma Hess Grand Promenade (on the second floor), with expanded intermission seating, increased food and beverage service, and enhanced access to the Leni and Peter May Terrace

There will be an optional lunch after the event at Café Fiorello, one block away from Geffen Hall. Please email Herb Kaplan at if you wish to attend the lunch.

Pre-registration is required and will close at Noon on Tuesday, February 21st, 2023.
We will be welcoming folks into the theater promptly at 10AM

Please note that no refunds will be issued.



Patrick Castillo

Vice President, Artistic Planning at New York Philharmonic

Patrick Castillo leads a multifaceted career as a composer, performer, writer, and educator. His music has been described as “restrained and reflective but brimming with a variety of texture and sound that draws you into its world” (I Care If You Listen) and has been presented at festivals and venues throughout the United States and internationally, including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Schubert Club, Birdfoot Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, June in Buffalo, the Santa Fe New Music Festival, Queens New Music Festival, Hot Air Music Festival, National Sawdust, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Bavarian Academy of Music (Munich), the Nuremberg Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Havana Contemporary Music Festival.

Recent season highlights include commissions and premieres by the Jasper String Quartet, Areon Flutes, the Experiential Orchestra, Apex Concerts (Reno, NV), Emerald City Music (Seattle, WA), String Theory at the Hunter (Chattanooga, TN), and the Manhattan Choral Ensemble; as well as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center premiere of Incident for violin and piano, performed by Alexander Sitkovetsky and Wu Qian. In 2017 and 2019, Patrick Castillo appeared as Composer-in-Residence at the Birdfoot Festival (New Orleans, LA). The 2020-21 season features premieres by violinist Jennifer Koh, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, the Delphi Trio, flautist Jill Heinke, and others.

Patrick Castillo is variously active as an explicator of music to a wide range of listeners. He has written for New Music Box, Q2 Music, Minnesota Public Radio, and other publications, and provided program and liner notes for numerous concert series and recording companies. He has been a guest lecturer at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, for whose Late Night Rose series he serves as host; Fordham University; the University of Georgia; the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; the Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass (Kentucky); String Theory at the Hunter (Chattanooga, TN); and ChamberFest Cleveland. From 2010 to 2013, he served as Senior Director of Artistic Planning of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. He is founding composer and managing director of “forward-looking, expert ensemble” Third Sound (The New Yorker) and Executive Director of contemporary music collective Hotel Elefant. In 2021, he was appointed Vice President of Artistic Planning of the New York Philharmonic.

Patrick Castillo holds degrees in composition and sociology from Vassar College, where his teachers included Lois V Vierk, Annea Lockwood, and Richard Wilson. He has also participated in master classes with John Harbison, Alvin Lucier, Roger Reynolds, and Charles Wuorinen. While at Vassar, Patrick Castillo served as composer-in-residence for the Mahagonny Ensemble, a collective of performers specializing in twentieth-century music. His Requiem aeternam for mixed chorus and chamber ensemble, composed for the Mahagonny, was awarded the 2001 Jean Slater Edson Prize. He has also been the recipient of the Brian M. Israel Prize, awarded by the Society for New Music for his chamber work Lola.

The Quality of Mercy, an album of Patrick Castillo’s vocal chamber music featuring mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer, has been praised as “affecting and sensitively orchestrated… [a] gorgeous, masterfully crafted canvas” (Cleveland Classical), and is available on innova Recordings.


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Date: Feb 22, 2023Time: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM


New York Philharmonic10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
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  • 15 / Member/Member Guest (limit one)
  • 20 / Alumni Non-Members
  • 25 / General Public


Herb Kaplan, MBA 1965

New York Philharmonic

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, 10023