Season 21 1983-1984
The orchestra performed a special concert with 91-year-old Mieczyslaw Horszowski as piano soloist at a “Concert for Peace” (October 15) in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
The orchestra presented the première of the original version of Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain.
Daily News: "Despite the tough technical demands, the performance was amazingly good in all aspects." (Bill Zakariasen 11/29/83)
Pianists Lillian Kallir and Claude Frank, whose daughter Pamela Frank had been a violinist with the orchestra from 1977 to 1981, perform at National Arts Club in Gramercy Park as a benefit for the orchestra. The concert was followed by a cocktail reception.
The orchestra gave the American première in April of Louis Spohr's Third Symphony in the composer’s 200th birthday year.
The New Yorker: "The players . . . play with an eagerness and spirit seldom heard at the Philharmonic, and they are accomplished. Mr. Miller, a gifted young conductor, led a supple, graceful performance . . . ." (Andrew Porter 6/4/84)
November 27, 1983
Soloist Anne-Marie McDermott
Season 21 Winter Concert
March 3, 1984
Soloist Mary Ann Hart
May 13, 1984
Soloist Alicia Chapman