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Presenting Alan Gilbert Music Director

New York Philharmonic Create Your Perfect Season Choose 4 or More Concerts 2009–2010 Season


“Alan Gilbert blew me away.” –Wall Street Journal

Passion. Inspiration. Excitement. You’d expect nothing less from the next Music Director of the New York Philharmonic.

A Maestro for New York.

Now you can create your own season of brilliant nights with Alan Gilbert and the Philharmonic, while at the same time enjoying better seats at lower prices than the general public! Just pick four or more of your favorite concerts on pages 14–23 and order today at nyphil.org or by calling 212 875 5656.



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“When I learned that Alan Gilbert was going to be the next Music Director, I thought, ‘That’s perfect.’ This guy has everything.” –Carter Brey, Principal Cello

The players not only respect his talent, but also trust his instincts. He recognizes the skill of every musician, and understands how to inspire each one. This is a musical partnership of the highest level, borne of the shared admiration one finds among fellow musicians who bring a lifetime of artistic accomplishment to every concert they give.

Alan Gilbert and Principal Cello Carter Brey



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“Music can be meaningful and important and touching on a deeply human level to many, many people. The experience of hearing the New York Philharmonic playing this music live is something that simply cannot be duplicated.” –Alan Gilbert

This season, Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic will deliver more than a hundred exceptional performances designed to transport, exhilarate, and move you in a very personal way. We are very proud to present Alan Gilbert, a maestro for New York, for the Philharmonic, and for you.

To learn more about the Alan Gilbert era, visit us online at nyphil.org 

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Highlights of the Season

Thomas Hampson

Magnus Lindberg

Matthias Pintscher

Mitsuko Uchida

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Thomas Hampson Artist-in-Residence The acclaimed baritone performs on two subscription programs plus New Year’s Eve and a recital at Alice Tully Hall, and gives master classes and education programs.

Magnus Lindberg Composer-in-Residence The Finnish composer will contribute four works (two world premieres) and conduct a CONTACT program, in addition to leading education and outreach activities.

CONTACT The New Music Series In its inaugural season, our new contemporary music series presents seven exceptional world premieres from seven exceptional composers. See page 23 for details.

Special Events

These Special Events are available as Add-Ons in addition to your Create Your Own Series.

Subscribe now and you can reserve your seats for these sure sellouts. Any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public in August. Emanuel Ax

Petra Lang

Helmuth Rilling

Five Beethoven Masterpieces The First and Third Symphonies, Violin Concerto, Fourth Piano Concerto, and the monumental Missa solemnis.

Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 September 17, 18 & 22, 2009 One hundred years after Gustav Mahler conducted his first concerts as music director of the Philharmonic, a new Music Director, Alan Gilbert, begins his own inaugural subscription season with Mahler’s titanic Third Symphony. Handel’s Messiah December 15–19, 2009 Conducted by Baroque master Helmuth Rilling.

Renée Fleming

Alan Gilbert

Opening Night Gala September 16, 2009 The Alan Gilbert era begins in historic fashion with a brand-new overture written especially for the occasion by Composer-in-Residence Magnus Lindberg. The world-renowned Renée Fleming will then sing exotic Messiaen, and the evening will conclude with Berlioz’s spectacular orchestra showpiece.

Alan Gilbert Conductor Renée Fleming Soprano

New Year’s Eve December 31, 2009 Ring in the New Year with this glittering evening of all-American favorites, starring Alan Gilbert, Thomas Hampson, and, of course, the one-and-only New York Philharmonic.

Alan Gilbert Conductor Thomas Hampson Baritone

Magnus LINDBERG New Work** MESSIAEN Poèmes pour Mi BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

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**World Premiere, New York Philharmonic Commission Broadcast nationally on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center

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COPLAND Appalachian Spring COPLAND Old American Songs VARIOUS Selections from Broadway Musicals GERSHWIN An American in Paris Broadcast nationally on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center

Nine Mozart Concertos, Symphonies, and Serenades Four sublime symphonies, two elegant piano concertos, a serenade, and two Sinfonia concertantes–all in one season.

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The Russian Stravinsky

A Philharmonic Festival Conducted By Valery Gergiev “You cannot imagine how happy I am today,” said Igor Stravinsky when he touched Russian soil after 50 years in exile. “I have spoken Russian all my life, I think in Russian, my manner of speaking is Russian,” he said. “Maybe you cannot see it in my music at once, but it underlies it.” Hear for yourself as the New York Philharmonic and one of the most electrifying Russian maestros of our time reveal the Russian pulse inside the many masterpieces by Stravinsky.

Additional concerts, lectures, symposia, and much more to be announced. Visit nyphil.org for complete details.

Thursday, May 27 | 7:30pm Friday, May 28 | 8:00pm Saturday, May 29 | 8:00pm

Friday, April 30 | 8:00pm Saturday, May 1 | 8:00pm

Valery Gergiev Conductor Mlada Khudoley Soprano Olga Savova Mezzo-soprano Alexander Timchenko Tenor Gennady Bezzubenkov Bass Mariinsky Theatre Chorus

Valery Gergiev Conductor Please see April 28–29 listing for Oedipus Rex cast.

The New York Premiere, Directed by Douglas Fitch Alan Gilbert and Director Douglas Fitch bring György Ligeti’s fantastical 1975 opera, perhaps the most humorous and irony-filled examination of mortality ever composed, to the Philharmonic stage for its New York Premiere.

STRAVINSKY Orpheus STRAVINSKY Oedipus Rex

Focus on Le Grand Macabre

STRAVINSKY Les Noces STRAVINSKY Symphonies of Wind Instruments STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete)

Sunday, May 2 | 3:00pm

György Ligeti’s only opera, Le Grand Macabre, concerns itself with nothing less than the end of the world. This surreal and darkly whimsical work is staged by Director Douglas Fitch, whose unique vision combines miniature landscapes, live animation, choreographed cameramen, and a large projection screen. Ligeti’s brilliant, delightful score ranges from interludes for automobile horns and doorbells to vocal flights of breathtaking coloratura. An endearing satire of sublime music, this fantastical piece has grown in artistic recognition to become the most performed contemporary opera. The New York Times revered Le Grand Macabre as “the biggest achievement of one of the greatest composers of our time.”

Valery Gergiev Conductor Mariinsky Theatre Chorus STRAVINSKY Jeu de cartes STRAVINSKY Symphony of Psalms STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete) Wednesday, April 28 | 7:30pm Thursday, April 29 | 7:30pm Valery Gergiev Conductor Leonidas Kavakos Violin Cast to include: Waltraud Meier Mezzo-soprano (Jocasta) Anthony Dean Griffey Tenor (Oedipus) Mikhail Petrenko Bass (Tiresias) Alexander Timchenko Tenor (A Shepherd) Mariinsky Theatre Chorus STRAVINSKY Le roi des étoiles STRAVINSKY Violin Concerto STRAVINSKY Oedipus Rex

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Presented in collaboration with the Lindemann Young Artists Development Program of The Metropolitan Opera and the Juilliard Opera.

Wednesday, April 21 | 7:30pm Thursday, April 22 | 7:30pm

Friday, April 23 | 2:00pm Saturday, April 24 | 8:00pm

Valery Gergiev

György Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre

Valery Gergiev Conductor Cast to include: Alexander Timchenko Tenor Gennady Bezzubenkov Bass STRAVINSKY Renard STRAVINSKY The Soldier’s Tale

Alan Gilbert Conductor Douglas Fitch Director Cast TBD LIGETI Le Grand Macabre (semi-staged)

Wednesday, May 5 | 7:30pm Thursday, May 6 | 7:30pm Valery Gergiev Conductor Alexei Volodin Piano STRAVINSKY Symphony in C STRAVINSKY Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra STRAVINSKY Petrushka (1911 version) Friday, May 7 | 8:00pm Saturday, May 8 | 2:00pm Valery Gergiev Conductor Alexei Volodin Piano STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements STRAVINSKY Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

Douglas Fitch

Production illustrations by Director Douglas Fitch

These concerts are available as part of your Create Your Own Series—look for them in the program listings on pages 14–23.

György Ligeti

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Choose Your Favorites!

Here it is. The complete 2009–2010 New York Philharmonic season. To create your own series, just pick four or more of your favorite concerts from the following pages and order now, before the best seats are gone.

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Evening Concerts Riccardo Muti

Thurs, November 19 | 7:30pm Tues, November 24 | 7:30pm SCALE A

Riccardo Muti Conductor

LISZT Les Préludes ELGAR In the South PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet (selections)

Philip Smith

Fri, November 27 | 8:00pm Sat, November 28 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Riccardo Muti Conductor Philip Smith Trumpet

HONEGGER Symphony No. 2, for String Orchestra and Trumpet BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, Eroica

Evening Concerts Alan Gilbert

Special Event Opening Night Gala

Alan Gilbert Conductor Renée Fleming Soprano

Available now as an Add-On to your Create Your Own Series.

Magnus LINDBERG New Work** MESSIAEN Poèmes pour Mi BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique ** World Premiere, New York Philharmonic Commission Broadcast nationally on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center

Wed, September 16 | 7:30pm

Petra Lang

Thurs, September 17 | 7:30pm Tues, September 22 | 7:30pm SCALE B

Alan Gilbert Conductor Petra Lang Mezzo-soprano Women of the Westminster Symphonic Choir Joe Miller Director

MAHLER Symphony No. 3

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Thurs, December 3 | 7:30pm Sat, December 5 | 8:00pm Tues, December 8 | 7:30pm SCALE A

Esa-Pekka Salonen Conductor David Fray Piano

BARTÓK Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta RAVEL Piano Concerto in G DEBUSSY La Mer

Frank Peter Zimmermann

Thurs, September 24 | 7:30pm Sat, September 26 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert Conductor Frank Peter Zimmermann Violin

BRAHMS Violin Concerto SCHOENBERG Pelleas and Melisande

Christoph von Dohnányi

Thurs, December 10 | 7:30pm Fri, December 11 | 8:00pm Sat, December 12 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Christoph von Dohnányi Conductor Glenn Dicterow Violin Cynthia Phelps Viola

MOZART Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4

Emanuel Ax

Wed, September 30 | 7:30pm Thurs, October 1 | 7:30pm Sat, October 3 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert Conductor Emanuel Ax Piano

Magnus LINDBERG New Work** IVES Symphony No. 2 IVES The Unanswered Question BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4

Helmuth Rilling

Tues, December 15 | 7:30pm Wed, December 16 | 7:30pm Thurs, December 17 | 7:30pm Fri, December 18 | 7:30pm Sat, December 19 | 7:30pm SCALE A

Helmuth Rilling Conductor Annette Dasch Soprano Daniel Taylor Countertenor James Taylor Tenor Shenyang Bass-baritone Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart Chorus

HANDEL Messiah

Leif Ove Andsnes

Tues, December 29 | 7:30pm Wed, December 30 | 7:30pm Sat, January 2 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert Conductor Leif Ove Andsnes Piano

WEBERN Im Sommerwind MOZART Piano Concerto No. 23 WEBERN Symphony, Op. 21 SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2

Alan Gilbert

Special Event New Year’s Eve

Alan Gilbert Conductor Thomas Hampson Baritone

COPLAND Appalachian Spring COPLAND Old American Songs VARIOUS Selections from Broadway Musicals GERSHWIN An American in Paris

** World Premiere, New York Philharmonic Commission

Thomas Hampson

Garrick Ohlsson

Thurs, November 5 | 7:30pm Fri, November 6 | 8:00pm Sat, November 7 | 8:00pm Tues, November 10 | 7:30pm SCALE A

Vladimir Jurowski Conductor Thomas Hampson Baritone

Thurs, November 12 | 7:30pm Sat, November 14 | 8:00pm Tues, November 17 | 7:30pm SCALE A

Xian Zhang Conductor Garrick Ohlsson Piano

Matthias PINTSCHER towards Osiris* MOZART Symphony No. 38, Prague ZEMLINSKY Lyric Symphony *U.S. Premiere

HAYDN Symphony No. 95 MARTINU˚ Piano Concerto No. 4, Incantation SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1

Available now as an Add-On to Thurs,Create December 7:30pm your Your 31 Own| Series.

Broadcast nationally on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center

Thurs, December 31 | 7:30pm 14

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Evening Concerts Yefim Bronfman

Thurs, January 7 | 7:30pm Fri, January 8 | 8:00pm Tues, January 12 | 7:30pm SCALE C

Alan Gilbert Conductor Yefim Bronfman Piano

PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2 RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2

Vadim Repin

Wed, March 10 | 7:30pm Thurs, March 11 | 7:30pm Sat, March 13 | 8:00pm SCALE C

Riccardo Muti Conductor Vadim Repin Violin

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto FRANCK Symphony in D minor

Thomas Hampson

Thurs, January 14 | 7:30pm Sat, January 16 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert Conductor Thomas Hampson Baritone

HAYDN Symphony No. 49, La Passione John ADAMS The Wound-Dresser SCHUBERT Symphony in B minor, Unfinished BERG Three Orchestral Pieces

Christoph Eschenbach

Thurs, March 18 | 7:30pm Sat, March 20 | 8:00pm SCALE B

Christoph Eschenbach Conductor Pinchas Zukerman Violin

BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn BERG Violin Concerto BRAHMS/Schoenberg Piano Quartet No. 1

Alan Gilbert

Wed, February 10 | 7:30pm Thurs, February 11 | 7:30pm Fri, February 12 | 8:00pm Tues, February 16 | 7:30pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert Conductor Liang Wang Oboe Mark Nuccio Clarinet Judith LeClair Bassoon Philip Myers French Horn

MOZART Sinfonia concertante for Winds Christopher ROUSE Zhizn** MOZART Symphony No. 41, Jupiter

Mitsuko Uchida

Thurs, March 25 | 7:30pm Fri, March 26 | 8:00pm Sat, March 27 | 8:00pm SCALE B

Sir Colin Davis Conductor Mitsuko Uchida Piano

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 MOZART Posthorn Serenade

David Robertson

Thurs, February 18 | 7:30pm Sat, February 20 | 8:00pm SCALE A

David Robertson Conductor Robert Langevin Flute Nicolas Hodges Piano

DEBUSSY Syrinx for Solo Flute George BENJAMIN Antara RAVEL Concerto for the Left Hand REVUELTAS La Noche de los Mayas

Joshua Bell

Thurs, April 8 | 7:30pm Sat, April 10 | 8:00pm SCALE C

Antonio Pappano Conductor Joshua Bell Violin

MOZART Symphony No. 31, Paris BRUCH Scottish Fantasy BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

Gil Shaham

Thurs, February 25 | 7:30pm Sat, February 27 | 8:00pm SCALE A

David Robertson Conductor Gil Shaham Violin

BARBER Violin Concerto BARTÓK The Wooden Prince (complete)

Riccardo Muti

Wed, April 14 | 7:30pm Thurs, April 15 | 7:30pm Fri, April 16 | 8:00pm Sat, April 17 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Riccardo Muti Conductor Carter Brey Cello

HAYDN Symphony No. 39 HAYDN Cello Concerto TBD SCHUBERT Symphony No. 4, Tragic

Riccardo Muti

Thurs, March 4 | 7:30pm Fri, March 5 | 8:00pm Mon, March 8 | 7:30pm SCALE B

Riccardo Muti Conductor András Schiff Piano

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 HINDEMITH Symphony in E-flat

Igor Stravinsky

The Russian Stravinsky A Philharmonic Festival Wed, April 21 | 7:30pm Thurs, April 22 | 7:30pm SCALE B

Valery Gergiev Conductor Mlada Khudoley Soprano Olga Savova Mezzo-soprano Alexander Timchenko Tenor Gennady Bezzubenkov Bass Mariinsky Theatre Chorus

STRAVINSKY Les Noces STRAVINSKY Symphonies of Wind Instruments STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete)

Sat, March 6 | 8:00pm SCALE B

Solo Recital András Schiff Piano

The Russian Stravinsky A Philharmonic Festival

Valery Gergiev Conductor Mariinsky Theatre Chorus

STRAVINSKY Jeu de cartes STRAVINSKY Symphony of Psalms STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete)

András Schiff

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Evening Concerts

** World Premiere, New York Philharmonic Commission

MENDELSSOHN Variations sérieuses SCHUMANN Sonata No. 1, Grosse Sonate MENDELSSOHN Songs without Words (selections) SCHUMANN Fantasie, Op. 17

Valery Gergiev

Sat, April 24 | 8:00pm SCALE B

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Evening Concerts

Evening Concerts Waltraud Meier

The Russian Stravinsky A Philharmonic Festival Wed, April 28 | 7:30pm Thurs, April 29 | 7:30pm SCALE A

Anthony Dean Griffey

The Russian Stravinsky A Philharmonic Festival Fri, April 30 | 8:00pm Sat, May 1 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Valery Gergiev

The Russian Stravinsky A Philharmonic Festival Special Sunday 3PM Matinee

Valery Gergiev Conductor STRAVINSKY Le roi des étoiles Leonidas Kavakos Violin STRAVINSKY Violin Concerto Cast to include: STRAVINSKY Oedipus Rex Waltraud Meier Mezzo-soprano (Jocasta) Anthony Dean Griffey Tenor (Oedipus) Mikhail Petrenko Bass (Tiresias) Alexander Timchenko Tenor (A Shepherd) Mariinsky Theatre Chorus Valery Gergiev Conductor Please see April 28–29 listing for Oedipus Rex cast.

Valery Gergiev Conductor Cast to include: Alexander Timchenko Tenor Gennady Bezzubenkov Bass

The Russian Stravinsky A Philharmonic Festival

Valery Gergiev Conductor Alexei Volodin Piano

Wed, May 5 | 7:30pm Thurs, May 6 | 7:30pm SCALE A

Alexei Volodin

The Russian Stravinsky A Philharmonic Festival

Kurt Masur

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Wed, May 12 | 7:30pm Thurs, May 13 | 7:30pm Fri, May 14 | 8:00pm Sat, May 15 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert Conductor Douglas Fitch Director Cast TBD

LIGETI Le Grand Macabre (semi-staged)

Susan Graham

Thurs, June 3 | 7:30pm Fri, June 4 | 8:00pm Sat, June 5 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Sir Andrew Davis Conductor Susan Graham Mezzo-soprano Kent Tritle Organ

BERLIOZ Les francs-juges Overture CHAUSSON Poème de l’amour et de la mer SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, Organ

Lisa Batiashvili

Thurs, June 10 | 7:30pm Sat, June 12 | 8:00pm Tues, June 15 | 7:30pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert Conductor Lisa Batiashvili Violin

Magnus LINDBERG Arena SIBELIUS Violin Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

Håkan Hardenberger

Thurs, June 17 | 7:30pm Sat, June 19 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert Conductor Håkan Hardenberger Trumpet

WAGNER Siegfried Idyll HK GRUBER Aerial MOZART Symphony No. 25 WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde

Stephanie Blythe

Wed, June 23 | 7:30pm Thurs, June 24 | 7:30pm Sat, June 26 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert Conductor Christine Brewer Soprano Stephanie Blythe Mezzo-soprano Paul Groves Tenor Eric Owens Bass-baritone New York Choral Artists Joseph Flummerfelt Director

Magnus LINDBERG New Work** BEETHOVEN Missa solemnis

STRAVINSKY Renard STRAVINSKY The Soldier’s Tale

STRAVINSKY Symphony in C STRAVINSKY Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra STRAVINSKY Petrushka (1911 version)

Valery Gergiev Conductor Alexei Volodin Piano

STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements STRAVINSKY Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

Kurt Masur Conductor

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 BRUCKNER Symphony No. 7

Fri, May 7 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Thurs, May 27 | 7:30pm Fri, May 28 | 8:00pm Sat, May 29 | 8:00pm SCALE A

STRAVINSKY Orpheus STRAVINSKY Oedipus Rex

Sun, May 2 | 3:00pm SCALE A

Valery Gergiev

György Ligeti

**World Premiere, New York Philharmonic Commission

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Friday & Saturday Matinees

Great Music Happens in the Daytime, Too Choose a Friday or Saturday matinee performance as part of your Create Your Own Series. Wrap your orchestra experience around lunch or shopping, or indulge in a relaxing afternoon with us.

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Friday 2PM Matinees Petra Lang

Fri, September 18 | 2:00pm SCALE B

Alan Gilbert Conductor Petra Lang Mezzo-soprano Women of the Westminster Symphonic Choir Joe Miller Director

MAHLER Symphony No. 3

Thomas Hampson

Fri, January 15 | 2:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert Conductor Thomas Hampson Baritone

HAYDN Symphony No. 49, La Passione John ADAMS The Wound-Dresser SCHUBERT Symphony in B minor, Unfinished BERG Three Orchestral Pieces

Robert Langevin

Fri, February 19 | 2:00pm SCALE A

David Robertson Conductor Robert Langevin Flute Nicolas Hodges Piano

DEBUSSY Syrinx for Solo Flute George BENJAMIN Antara RAVEL Concerto for the Left Hand REVUELTAS La Noche de los Mayas

Pinchas Zukerman

Fri, March 19 | 2:00pm SCALE B

Christoph Eschenbach Conductor Pinchas Zukerman Violin

BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn BERG Violin Concerto BRAHMS/Schoenberg Piano Quartet No. 1

Valery Gergiev

The Russian Stravinsky A Philharmonic Festival

Valery Gergiev Conductor Mariinsky Theatre Chorus

STRAVINSKY Jeu de cartes STRAVINSKY Symphony of Psalms STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete)

Alan Gilbert Conductor Lisa Batiashvili Violin

Magnus LINDBERG Arena SIBELIUS Violin Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

Friday 11AM Matinees Frank Peter Zimmermann

Fri, September 25 | 11:00am SCALE A

Alan Gilbert Conductor Frank Peter Zimmermann Violin

BRAHMS Violin Concerto SCHOENBERG Pelleas and Melisande

Xian Zhang

Fri, November 13 | 11:00am SCALE A

Xian Zhang Conductor Garrick Ohlsson Piano

HAYDN Symphony No. 95 MARTINU˚ Piano Concerto No. 4, Incantation SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1

David Fray

Fri, December 4 | 11:00am SCALE A

Esa-Pekka Salonen Conductor David Fray Piano

BARTÓK Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta RAVEL Piano Concerto in G DEBUSSY La Mer

David Robertson

Fri, February 26 | 11:00am SCALE A

David Robertson Conductor Gil Shaham Violin

BARBER Violin Concerto BARTÓK The Wooden Prince (complete)

Fri, April 23 | 2:00pm SCALE B

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Antonio Pappano

Fri, April 9 | 11:00am SCALE C

Antonio Pappano Conductor Joshua Bell Violin

MOZART Symphony No. 31, Paris BRUCH Scottish Fantasy BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

Alan Gilbert

Fri, June 18 | 11:00am SCALE A

Alan Gilbert Conductor Håkan Hardenberger Trumpet

WAGNER Siegfried Idyll HK GRUBER Aerial MOZART Symphony No. 25 WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde

Magnus Lindberg

Fri, June 11 | 2:00pm SCALE A

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CONTACT, The New Music Series New This Year at Symphony Space! CONTACT connects you with the most interesting, innovative, and engaging new music from today’s most exciting contemporary composers.

Live from Symphony Space on 95th and Broadway, this series features seven World Premiere performances (composers listed below) commissioned by the New York Philharmonic. 2-concert subscription, $48.

Saturday 2PM Matinees

More than a matinee, this is a triple feature. It begins with chamber music by Philharmonic musicians, followed by a spectacular, full orchestra performance, then a lively post-concert panel discussion to round off the afternoon.

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Cynthia Phelps

Sat, November 28 | 2:00pm SCALE A

Riccardo Muti Conductor Glenn Dicterow Violin Marc Ginsberg Violin Cynthia Phelps Viola Rebecca Young Viola Carter Brey Cello Eileen Moon Cello

SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, Eroica

Judith LeClair

Sat, February 27 | 2:00pm SCALE A

David Robertson Conductor Gil Shaham Violin Mark Nuccio Clarinet Judith LeClair Bassoon Philip Myers French Horn Michelle Kim Violin Rebecca Young Viola Carter Brey Cello Eugene Levinson Bass

BEETHOVEN Septet BARBER Violin Concerto

Valery Gergiev Conductor Alexei Volodin Piano

STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements STRAVINSKY Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

Igor Stravinsky

The Russian Stravinsky* A Philharmonic Festival Sat, May 8 | 2:00pm SCALE A

Thursday, December 17 | 8:00pm Magnus Lindberg Conductor

Friday, April 16 | 8:00pm Alan Gilbert Conductor

Marc-André DALBAVIE Lei LIANG Arlene SIERRA Arthur KAMPELA

Sean SHEPHERD Nico MUHLY Matthias PINTSCHER

Marc-André Dalbavie

Lei Liang

Arlene Sierra

Sean Shepherd

Nico Muhly

Matthias Pintscher

Arthur Kampela

Rush Hour Series (RH)

3-concert series pricing below. Concerts also available as part of your Create Your Own Series.

When work ends, come experience a different kind of rush. Head over to the Philharmonic for an evening of music that’s guaranteed to revitalize you. Rush Hour Series concerts begin at 6:45pm and last about an hour.

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Wednesday, January 6 | 6:45pm SCALE C Alan Gilbert Conductor

Wednesday, April 7 | 6:45pm SCALE C Antonio Pappano Conductor

RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2

*This is a full orchestral concert, with no chamber music or post-concert panel discussion.

Wednesday, March 3 | 6:45pm SCALE B Alan Gilbert Conductor Liang Wang Oboe Mark Nuccio Clarinet Judith LeClair Bassoon Philip Myers French Horn

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MOZART Symphony No. 31, Paris BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

MOZART Sinfonia concertante for Winds MOZART Symphony No. 41, Jupiter Alan Gilbert

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Sat, June 12 | 2:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert Conductor Sheryl Staples Violin Lisa Kim Violin Cynthia Phelps Viola Alan Gilbert Viola Carter Brey Cello Eileen Moon Cello

BRAHMS String Sextet No. 2 BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

Liang Wang

Mark Nuccio

Judith LeClair

Philip Myers

Antonio Pappano

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An Open House with Alan Gilbert

Avery Fisher Hall

Saturday, September 12, 2009 The New York Philharmonic and new Music Director Alan Gilbert invite you and your family to a very special day of music and fun–all for free. The day begins with an open rehearsal at 9:45am, followed by an afternoon of chamber music performances, panel discussions, and children’s activities. Then, at 8:00pm, enjoy a free performance of Berlioz’s spectacular Symphonie fantastique, conducted by Alan Gilbert. Visit nyphil.org this spring for more information. It’s our way of introducing you to our new maestro, and letting you get to know the man himself. Please join us!

Young People’s Concerts

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For Children 6 to 12 Years of Age A work of genius contains a wealth of past influences along with the seeds of new musical growth. This season, Young People’s Concerts focus on Points of Entry, each examining a single masterpiece, through which we will explore how music develops and how the orchestra itself brings the music alive. Daniel Boico

Saturday, November 7 | 2:00pm Benjamin Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Through Britten’s beloved orchestra showpiece, you’ll meet the virtuosic musicians and sections of the New York Philharmonic. Saturday, December 12 | 2:00pm Claude Debussy La Mer Sensual yet elusive, La Mer of 1905 marked a major advance in pictorial orchestral writing. Explore just what the modern orchestra can do.

Theodore Wiprud

Saturday, March 6 | 2:00pm Magnus Lindberg Feria The Philharmonic’s own Composer-in-Residence shares the influences and passions behind his thrilling 1997 orchestral tour de force, Feria. Find out how a composer sets a Spanish outdoor festival to music. Saturday, March 27 | 2:00pm Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 41, Jupiter In the finale of his last symphony, Mozart builds a simple musical phrase, familiar for centuries, into a sublime expression of humanity. Discover how a conductor approaches a work of such perfection.

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Each Young People’s Concert is preceded by Kidzone Live!—an interactive music fair where kids can try out instruments, play musical games, and preview the theme of the day’s concert. Bring your child to join the fun! All Young People’s Concerts are conducted by the Philharmonic’s Assistant Conductor Daniel Boico and are hosted by Director of Education Theodore Wiprud. The Young People’s Concerts and Kidzone Live! are made possible with generous support from The Theodore H. Barth Foundation. MetLife Foundation is the Lead Corporate Underwriter for the Philharmonic’s Education Programs. ®

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New York Philharmonic Create Your Own Series 2009–2010 Season

*U.S. Premiere **World Premiere, New York Philharmonic Commission

Tuesday 7:30pm

Wednesday 7:30pm

Thursday 7:30pm

Conductor

Guest Artists

Program

Alan Gilbert Conductor

Petra Lang Mezzo-soprano Women of the Westminster Symphonic Choir Joe Miller Director

MAHLER Symphony No. 3

Alan Gilbert Conductor

Frank Peter Zimmermann Violin

BRAHMS Violin Concerto SCHOENBERG Pelleas and Melisande

Alan Gilbert Conductor

Emanuel Ax Piano

Magnus LINDBERG New Work** IVES Symphony No. 2 IVES The Unanswered Question BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4

Vladimir Jurowski Conductor

Thomas Hampson Baritone

Matthias PINTSCHER towards Osiris* MOZART Symphony No. 38, Prague ZEMLINSKY Lyric Symphony

NOV 10

NOV 5

Xian Zhang Conductor

Garrick Ohlsson Piano

HAYDN Symphony No. 95 MARTINU Piano Concerto No. 4, Incantation SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1

NOV 17

NOV 12

LISZT Les Préludes ELGAR In the South PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet (selections)

NOV 24

NOV 19

Riccardo Muti Conductor

SEP 22

Riccardo Muti Conductor

Philip Smith Trumpet

HONEGGER Symphony No. 2, for String Orchestra and Trumpet BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, Eroica

Riccardo Muti Conductor

Glenn Dicterow Violin Marc Ginsberg Violin Cynthia Phelps Viola Rebecca Young Viola Carter Brey Cello Eileen Moon Cello

SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, Eroica

Esa-Pekka Salonen Conductor

David Fray Piano

BARTÓK Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta RAVEL Piano Concerto in G DEBUSSY La Mer

Christoph von Dohnányi Conductor

Glenn Dicterow Violin Cynthia Phelps Viola

MOZART Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4

Helmuth Rilling Conductor

Annette Dasch Soprano Daniel Taylor Countertenor James Taylor Tenor Shenyang Bass-baritone Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart Chorus

HANDEL Messiah

Alan Gilbert Conductor

Leif Ove Andsnes Piano

Alan Gilbert Conductor Alan Gilbert Conductor

Alan Gilbert Conductor

SEP 17

SEP 24

SEP 30

DEC 8

DEC 3

DEC 10

DEC 16

WEBERN Im Sommerwind MOZART Piano Concerto No. 23 WEBERN Symphony, Op. 21 SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2

DEC 29

DEC 30

Yefim Bronfman Piano

PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2 RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2

JAN 12

Thomas Hampson Baritone

HAYDN Symphony No. 49, La Passione John ADAMS The Wound-Dresser SCHUBERT Symphony in B minor, Unfinished BERG Three Orchestral Pieces

DEC 17

SEP 25 (11:00am)

SEP 26

OCT 3

NOV 6

NOV 13 (11:00am)

NOV 7

NOV 14

NOV 28

JAN 7

JAN 14

FEB 18

David Robertson Conductor

Gil Shaham Violin

BARBER Violin Concerto BARTÓK The Wooden Prince (complete)

FEB 25

David Robertson Conductor

Gil Shaham Violin Mark Nuccio Clarinet Judith LeClair Bassoon Philip Myers French Horn Michelle Kim Violin Rebecca Young Violin Carter Brey Cello Eugene Levinson Bass

BEETHOVEN Septet BARBER Violin Concerto

András Schiff Piano

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 HINDEMITH Symphony in E-flat

FEB 16

FEB 10

DEC 4 (11:00am)

DEC 11

DEC 5

DEC 12

DEC 18

DEC 19

(7:30pm)

(7:30pm)

JAN 2

DEBUSSY Syrinx for Solo Flute George BENJAMIN Antara RAVEL Concerto for the Left Hand REVUELTAS La Noche de los Mayas

FEB 11

JAN 8 JAN 15 (2:00pm)

JAN 16

FEB 12

FEB 19 (2:00pm)

FEB 26 (11:00am)

FEB 20

FEB 27

FEB 27 (2:00pm)

MAR 8

MAR 4

(Monday, 7:30pm)

MAR 5

MENDELSSOHN Variations sérieuses SCHUMANN Sonata No. 1, Grosse Sonate MENDELSSOHN Songs without Words (selections) SCHUMANN Fantasie, Op. 17

MAR 6

Riccardo Muti Conductor

Vadim Repin Violin

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto FRANCK Symphony in D minor

Christoph Eschenbach Conductor

Pinchas Zukerman Violin

BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn BERG Violin Concerto BRAHMS/Schoenberg Piano Quartet No. 1

MAR 18

Sir Colin Davis Conductor

Mitsuko Uchida Piano

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 MOZART Posthorn Serenade

MAR 25

Antonio Pappano Conductor

Joshua Bell Violin

MOZART Symphony No. 31, Paris BRUCH Scottish Fantasy BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

APR 8

Riccardo Muti Conductor

Carter Brey Cello

HAYDN Symphony No. 39 HAYDN Cello Concerto TBD SCHUBERT Symphony No. 4, Tragic

Valery Gergiev Conductor The Russian Stravinsky

Mlada Khudoley Soprano Olga Savova Mezzo-soprano Alexander Timchenko Tenor Gennady Bezzubenkov Bass Mariinsky Theatre Chorus

STRAVINSKY Les Noces STRAVINSKY Symphonies of Wind Instruments STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete)

Valery Gergiev Conductor The Russian Stravinsky

Mariinsky Theatre Chorus

STRAVINSKY Jeu de cartes STRAVINSKY Symphony of Psalms STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete)

Valery Gergiev Conductor The Russian Stravinsky

Leonidas Kavakos Violin Cast to include: Waltraud Meier Mezzo-soprano (Jocasta) Anthony Dean Griffey Tenor (Oedipus) Mikhail Petrenko Bass (Tiresias) Alexander Timchenko Tenor (A Shepherd) Mariinsky Theatre Chorus

STRAVINSKY Le roi des étoiles STRAVINSKY Violin Concerto STRAVINSKY Oedipus Rex

Valery Gergiev Conductor The Russian Stravinsky

See April 28–29 listing for Oedipus Rex cast.

STRAVINSKY Orpheus STRAVINSKY Oedipus Rex

Valery Gergiev Conductor The Russian Stravinsky

STRAVINSKY Renard Cast to include: STRAVINSKY The Soldier’s Tale Alexander Timchenko Tenor Gennady Bezzubenkov Bass

Valery Gergiev Conductor The Russian Stravinsky

Alexei Volodin Piano

STRAVINSKY Symphony in C STRAVINSKY Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra STRAVINSKY Petrushka (1911 version)

Valery Gergiev Conductor The Russian Stravinsky

Alexei Volodin Piano

STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements STRAVINSKY Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

MAR 10

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 BRUCKNER Symphony No. 7

Alan Gilbert Conductor Douglas Fitch Director

LIGETI Le Grand Macabre (semi-staged)

Sir Andrew Davis Conductor

Susan Graham Mezzo-soprano Kent Tritle Organ

BERLIOZ Les francs-juges Overture CHAUSSON Poème de l’amour et de la mer SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, Organ

Alan Gilbert Conductor

Lisa Batiashvili Violin

Magnus LINDBERG Arena SIBELIUS Violin Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

Alan Gilbert Conductor

Sheryl Staples Violin Lisa Kim Violin Cynthia Phelps Viola Alan Gilbert Viola Carter Brey Cello Eileen Moon Cello

BRAHMS String Sextet No. 2 BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

Håkan Hardenberger Trumpet

WAGNER Siegfried Idyll HK GRUBER Aerial MOZART Symphony No. 25 WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde

MAR 11

APR 14

APR 15

APR 21

APR 22

MAR 13 MAR 19 (2:00pm)

MAR 20

MAR 26

MAR 27

APR 9

APR 10

(11:00am)

APR 16

APR 17

APR 23

APR 24

(2:00pm)

APR 28

Kurt Masur Conductor

Alan Gilbert Conductor

SEP 18

NOV 28

Robert Langevin Flute Nicolas Hodges Piano

Alan Gilbert Conductor

8:00pm

(2:00pm)

DEC 15

Solo Recital András Schiff Piano

Saturday

(2:00pm)

NOV 27

MOZART Sinfonia concertante for Winds Christopher ROUSE Zhizn** MOZART Symphony No. 41, Jupiter

Riccardo Muti Conductor

8:00pm

OCT 1

Liang Wang Oboe Mark Nuccio Clarinet Judith LeClair Bassoon Philip Myers French Horn

David Robertson Conductor

Friday

APR 29

APR 30

MAY 1

MAY 2 (Sunday, 3:00pm)

MAY 5

MAY 6

MAY 7

MAY 12

JUN 15

MAY 8 (2:00pm)

MAY 13

MAY 14

MAY 15

MAY 27

MAY 28

MAY 29

JUN 3

JUN 4

JUN 5

JUN 10

JUN 11 (2:00pm)

JUN 12

JUN 12 (2:00pm)

Magnus LINDBERG New Work** Christine Brewer BEETHOVEN Missa solemnis Soprano Stephanie Blythe Mezzo-soprano Paul Groves Tenor Eric Owens Bass-baritone New York Choral Artists Joseph Flummerfelt Director

JUN 17

JUN 23

JUN 24

JUN 18 (11:00am)

JUN 19

JUN 26

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