This Week at Lincoln Center, the New York Philharmonic concludes its third season of the music series "CONTACT!" at the Met Museum. The three-part program features: the world premiere of Elliott Carter’s “Two Controversies and a Conversation”, with soloists Eric Huebner on piano and Colin Currie on percussion; the U.S. premiere of Michael Jarrell’s “Nachlese Vb: Liederzyklus”, with soprano Charlotte Dobbs; and Pierre Boulez’s homage to Igor Stravinsky, with soloists Mindy Kaufman and Alexandra Sopp on flute and Robert Langevin on MIDI flute.

Paula Zahn interview Jeremy Denk. A resident of New York City, Jeremy Denk has appeared as soloist with major orchestras, including the Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, New World, St. Louis and San Francisco Symphonies. In addition to playing solo recitals, Denk is also an avid chamber musician. Over the years he has become known for his highly thoughtful interpretations of music and for the generosity of his playing.

Coming up on May 24: NYC-ARTS profiles pianist Jeremy Denk, a curator’s tour of Monet’s “Water Lilies” at MoMA, and Christina Ha reports the latest arts news from the Gladstone Gallery.

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This Week at Lincoln Center, Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic for the world premiere of Magnus Lindberg’s “Piano Concerto No. 2”. 

This Week at Lincoln Center Robert Lepage directs the complete Wagner Ring Cycle at Metropolitan Opera This new production of the four-part epic will be performed in its entirety, for the first time in two decades.

Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden makes his debut with the New York Philharmonic, including performances with pianist Yuja Wang.

NYC-ARTS Profile: Emerson String Quartet

For more than three decades, the Emerson String Quartet has performed in music capitals from New York to London to Vienna. With exceptional technical accomplishment, these four musicians have been able to bring new insight into the works of such great composers as Bach, Bartok, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich.