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Benjamin Britten

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in a celebration of the centennial of English composer, conductor, and pianist Benjamin Britten. The program includes Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, featuring tenor Paul Appleby and Philharmonic Principal Horn Philip Myers, as well as the composer's Spring Symphony, with soprano Kate Royal, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, New York Choral Artists, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. (According to the Phil, Paul Appleby has withdrawn due to illness. On November 21 and 22, Michael Slattery replaces him in Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, and Dominic Armstrong replaces him in Spring Symphony. On November 23, Anthony Dean Griffey replaces him in both works.)

The concerts, which include a performance on the composer's 100th birthday, November 22, will take place tonight, November 21, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 22 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, November 23 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available online.