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And at last: Philharmonic in a delivery container
The Instances’s Zachary Woolfe writes:
Late final summer time, the august New York Philharmonic took a swerve towards scrappiness.
With its theater closed by the pandemic, the orchestra rented a Ford F-250 pickup truck, wrapped it in crimson, white and black, and drove across the metropolis over eight weekends for quick, impromptu chamber occasions.
The Philharmonic just lately introduced that it will be bringing the NY Phil Bandwagon idea again this spring, however for a shorter interval and in additional steady environment — reflecting the glimmers of a transition again to concert-hall trappings.
Bandwagon 2 will commerce within the pickup truck for a 20-foot delivery container atop a semi truck, which is able to go to 4 parks round New York Metropolis — together with Domino Park in Brooklyn and Marcus Garvey Park in Manhattan — for weekend-long residencies via Might. (Due to “well being and security pointers,” the occasions won’t be introduced upfront, the Philharmonic stated on its web site.) Tricked out with a foldout stage, video wall and built-in sound and lighting, the setup is now extra arresting and theatrically attuned.