The New York City Symphony Orchestra (NYCSO) has announced a series of shows in 2017, starting in 2019.
The NYCSO will begin performances of its new “Coffee in the City” series on July 26.
It will also hold a new series of “Symphonic Conversation” on Sept. 7 and Oct. 15, with the first performance on Nov. 4.
The new shows will be staged by the composer and conductor, Maria Perna, with choreography by a new conductor, Joaquim Chiappa.
Perna has worked with the NYCCSO since 2003, with performances at Carnegie Hall and Carnegie Hall’s Carnegie Hall Center for the Performing Arts.
She also choreographed the 2018 Broadway production of the New York Times best-selling book “How to Be a Woman: The Surprising Secrets of Successful Women.”
Pernas work includes “Cinema of My Life” for the New World Symphony Orchestra, “Memento Mori” for Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and “La Femme de la Crise” for The Metropolitan Opera.
Chiappa is a leading New York conductor, with recent work for the Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Philharmonic.
He won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for his work on “A Winter’s Tale.”
He was named the 2015-16 recipient of the prestigious New York Philharmonia Award for his orchestral work.
The orchestra also announced plans to hold a series “Prelude to the Future” with the conductor and choreographer of the new Broadway musical “The Color Purple,” which opened Oct. 27.