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Direct Your Perfect Season Choose 4 or more concerts and build your season exactly the way you want it.

2010 11 SEASON NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC CREATE YOUR OWN SERIES Alan Gilbert Music Director


Alan Gilbert among the trunks the Philharmonic has used for its international tours since the 1950s


2010 11 SEASON

“ An evening at the Philharmonic is a total experience. It’s meant to transcend and transport. Every concert is conceived as a complete journey, and our promise is to bring you with us, to inspire and thrill you as only great music can.” —Alan Gilbert

Another inspiring New York Philharmonic concert season will be here soon. And with it comes the marvelous journey that Alan Gilbert builds into every concert experience. The renowned music director transports audiences to new and unexpected places with every performance. With the Create Your Own Series you can customize your musical experience to your liking. Simply choose four or more concerts to design your ideal season. The musical journeys are about to begin. We invite you to come along for the ride.


HIGHLIGHTS of the 2010 11 Season

Join the New York Philharmonic for another spectacular season filled with tremendous talent and extraordinary music. Subscribe now and get the benefit of reserving your seats for these sure sell-outs. Any remaining tickets go on sale to the general public in August. OPENING NIGHT GALA: Wynton Marsalis and Alan Gilbert

Sept. 22, 2010 Alan Gilbert conducts the U.S. Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s new work for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.

NEW YEAR’S EVE: Lang Lang and Tchaikovsky

Dec. 31, 2010 A true mid-winter night’s dream: Alan Gilbert conducts Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Lang Lang, and the magical second act of The Nutcracker.

MESSIAH Hallelujah! Baroque master Bernard Labadie conducts

Dec. 14 –18, 2010 With soloists Karina Gauvin, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Tilman Lichdi, and Andrew Foster-Williams. Presented by the Robert Hekemian Family Foundation. Wynton Marsalis

THE THOMASHEFSKYS: Music and Memories of a Life in Yiddish Theater Apr. 5–6, 2011 With archival film clips, theatrical staging, a quartet of

performers, and the New York Philharmonic, conductor and host Michael Tilson Thomas tells the poignant and flamboyant real-life story of Boris and Bessie Thomashefsky, who – besides being superstars of the Yiddish Theater on the Lower East Side of 100 years ago – were his beloved grandparents. Directed by Patricia Birch. “Hysterically funny . . . an evening of pure pleasure.” – Los Angeles Times “This one really raises the roof.” – Financial Times

Emanuel Ax

Lang Lang

The New York Philharmonic salutes Young Concert Artists on the occasion of its 50th anniversary during the 2010|11 Season. Our programs feature four YCA alumni: Emanuel Ax, Olli Mustonen, Pinchas Zukerman, and Philharmonic Principal Cello Carter Brey.

Lisa Batiashvili

Kurt Masur

Gil Shaham


Yefim Bronfman

THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN Jun. 22–25, 2011 In 1924 Leos Janácek ˇ penned what may well be the most endearing opera ever inspired by a comic strip. This touching tale of the cycle of life in a European forest – featuring a brilliant orchestral score and characters as varied as the forest itself – receives its Philharmonic premiere in a colorful production conducted by Alan Gilbert and directed by Douglas Fitch. MASTERS AND MASTERPIECES

Both Brahms piano concertos conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi, with soloists Yefim Bronfman and Radu Lupu. Mahler’s Symphonies Nos. 4, 5, and 6 conducted by Alan Gilbert and Daniel Harding.

TODAY’S MUSIC

The latest from Magnus Lindberg (The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence), plus Rouse, Kernis, Adès, Rihm, Gubaidulina, and more. Lindberg’s Kraft surrounds the audience with performers stationed throughout the hall, and Adès’s In Seven Days is a combination of piano concerto and video art.

Itzhak Perlman Karita Mattila

A SEASON OF BRILLIANT STARS

Violinists Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Pinchas Zukerman, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Gil Shaham, Lisa Batiashvili, and more. Pianists: In addition to Yefim Bronfman and Radu Lupu, we welcome Emanuel Ax, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Olli Mustonen, and more. Saxophonist Branford Marsalis, vocalists Thomas Hampson, Ian Bostridge, Karita Mattila, Deborah Voigt, and more.

“A stupendous performance . . . The emotion surged through the music.”

Joshua Bell

—The New Yorker

Thomas Hampson

Deborah Voigt

Sir Colin Davis

Pinchas Zukerman


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Anne-Sophie Mutter – The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence

One of the supreme musicians of our time, Anne-Sophie Mutter joins the Philharmonic as Artist-in-Residence for the 2010–11 season. The full range of Mutter’s artistry will be displayed in performances as orchestra soloist, chamber musician, director, and a leading champion of new music for violin and orchestra.

Orchestra Concerts Thursday, November 18 | 7:30pm Friday, November 19 | 11:00am Saturday, November 20 | 8:00pm Tuesday, November 23 | 7:30pm Anne-Sophie Mutter director/violin Michael Francis conductor SCALE C MOZART Violin Concerto No. 1 MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3 Wolfgang RIHM Lichtes Spiel ** MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5

Thursday, March 31 | 7:30pm Friday, April 1 | 8:00pm Saturday, April 2 | 8:00pm Michael Tilson Thomas conductor Anne-Sophie Mutter violin SCALE B

Thursday, June 2 | 7:30pm Friday, June 3 | 2:00pm Saturday, June 4 | 8:00pm Alan Gilbert conductor Anne-Sophie Mutter violin SCALE A

PROKOFIEV Overture in B-flat major, American Sofia GUBAIDULINA In Tempus Praesens, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra* TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2, Little Russian

BEETHOVEN Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra Sebastian CURRIER Time Machines** BRUCKNER Symphony No. 2

Sunday, April 3 | 3:00pm Anne-Sophie Mutter violin Roman Patkoló bass Sheryl Staples, Michelle Kim, Lisa Kim violins Cynthia Phelps, Rebecca Young violas Carter Brey, Eileen Moon cellos SCALE A

Sunday, June 5 | 3:00pm Anne-Sophie Mutter violin Lambert Orkis piano SCALE A

Chamber Concerts Sunday, November 14 | 3:00 pm Anne-Sophie Mutter violin Yuri Bashmet viola Lynn Harrell cello SCALE B BEETHOVEN String Trio in C minor BEETHOVEN Serenade in D major BEETHOVEN String Trio in E-flat major

BEETHOVEN String Trio in G major Wolfgang RIHM New work for Violin and Double Bass** Krzysztof PENDERECKI New work for Violin and Double Bass** MENDELSSOHN Octet for Strings

DEBUSSY Violin Sonata MENDELSSOHN Violin Sonata in F major BRAHMS Violin Sonata No. 3 SARASATE Carmen Fantasy Series pricing below. Concerts are also available as part of your Create Your Own Series. $220

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“In the range of music that we play – roughly 300 years’ worth – there really are more similarities than differences.” –Esa-Pekka Salonen

Hungarian Echoes: A Philharmonic Festival Conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen

Over his 30 years as a conductor and composer, Esa-Pekka Salonen has achieved worldwide renown for his brilliantly inventive and innovative approach to classics old and new. Now, in one of the signature events of the season, Salonen and the New York Philharmonic present this illuminating three-week festival featuring trailblazing composers from three different eras, each inspired by his connections to Hungary. These concerts are available as part of your Create Your Own Series. Thursday, March 10 | 7:30pm Friday, March 11 | 11:00am Saturday, March 12 | 8:00pm Tuesday, March 15 | 7:30pm Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano SCALE B

Friday, March 18 | 8:00pm Saturday, March 19 | 8:00pm Tuesday, March 22 | 7:30pm Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor Michelle DeYoung mezzo-soprano Evgeny Nikitin bass-baritone SCALE B

HAYDN Symphony No. 6, Le Matin LIGETI Piano Concerto BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra

LIGETI Concert Românesc HAYDN Symphony No. 7, Le Midi BARTÓK Bluebeard’s Castle

Thursday, March 17 | 7:30pm Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor SCALE B

Thursday, March 24 | 7:30pm Friday, March 25 | 2:00pm Saturday, March 26 | 8:00pm SCALE A

LIGETI Concert Românesc HAYDN Symphony No. 7, Le Midi BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor Olli Mustonen piano Women of the New York Choral Artists Joseph Flummerfelt director

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HAYDN Symphony No. 8, Le Soir BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 1 LIGETI Clocks and Clouds BARTÓK Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin

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EVENING CONCERTS Here it is. The complete 2010–2011 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. OPENING NIGHT GALA Wednesday, September 22 | 7:30pm Available now as an Add-On to your Create Your Own series.

†U.S. Premiere – New York Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and The Barbican.

Alan Gilbert conductor Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Wynton Marsalis artistic director & trumpet Wynton MARSALIS New work† R. STRAUSS Don Juan HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

Itzhak Perlman

Broadcast nationally on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center.

Thursday, September 23 | 7:30pm Saturday, September 25 | 8:00pm Tuesday, September 28 | 7:30pm SCALE C

Alan Gilbert conductor Itzhak Perlman violin

Thursday, September 30 | 7:30pm Friday, October 1 | 8:00pm Saturday, October 2 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert conductor

Wednesday, October 6 | 7:30pm SCALE B

Alan Gilbert conductor Joshua Bell violin

Alan Gilbert

R. STRAUSS Don Juan MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto Henri DUTILLEUX Métaboles HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

MAHLER Symphony No. 6

DEBUSSY Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun SIBELIUS Violin Concerto R. STRAUSS Don Juan HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber Thursday, October 7 | 7:30pm Friday, October 8 | 8:00pm Tuesday, October 12 | 7:30pm SCALE B

Alan Gilbert conductor Joshua Bell violin Magnus Lindberg piano Carter Brey cello Markus Rhoten timpani Christopher S. Lamb, Daniel Druckman percussion

Joshua Bell

DEBUSSY Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun SIBELIUS Violin Concerto Magnus LINDBERG Kraft * Thursday, October 14 | 7:30pm Saturday, October 16 | 8:00pm SCALE C

Alan Gilbert conductor Pinchas Zukerman violin

Wednesday, November 10 | 7:30pm Thursday, November 11 | 7:30pm Saturday, November 13 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert conductor Carolyn Sampson soprano Alice Coote mezzo-soprano Allan Clayton tenor Gerald Finley bass-baritone New York Choral Artists Joseph Flummerfelt director

WEBERN Passacaglia, Op. 1 BRAHMS Violin Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 Magnus Lindberg

MENDELSSOHN Elijah Thursday, November 18 | 7:30pm Saturday, November 20 | 8:00pm Tuesday, November 23 | 7:30pm SCALE C

Anne-Sophie Mutter director/violin Michael Francis conductor MOZART Violin Concerto No. 1 MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3 Wolfgang RIHM Lichtes Spiel ** MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5

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Pinchas Zukerman


Cynthia Phelps

Glenn Dicterow

Rebecca Young

Liang Wang

“Gilbert and the orchestra performed with breathtaking precision and power.”

Philip Myers

Philip Smith

–The Daily News

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EVENING CONCERTS November 2010 – January 2011

Friday, November 26 | 8:00pm Saturday, November 27 | 8:00pm SCALE C

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conductor Leonidas Kavakos violin Women of the New York Choral Artists Joseph Flummerfelt director GLINKA Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto DEBUSSY Nocturnes STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird (1919)

Tuesday, November 30 | 7:30pm SCALE B

Leonidas Kavakos

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conductor Women of the New York Choral Artists Joseph Flummerfelt director GLINKA Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila HAYDN Symphony No. 100, Military DEBUSSY Nocturnes STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird (1919)

Thursday, December 2 | 7:30pm Saturday, December 4 | 8:00pm Tuesday, December 7 | 7:30pm SCALE A

Sir Colin Davis conductor Dorothea Röschmann soprano Ian Bostridge tenor

Thursday, December 9 | 7:30pm Friday, December 10 | 8:00pm Saturday, December 11 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Sir Colin Davis conductor Nikolaj Znaider violin

Tuesday, December 14 | 7:30pm Wednesday, December 15 | 7:30pm Thursday, December 16 | 7:30pm Friday, December 17 | 7:30pm Saturday, December 18 | 7:30pm SCALE A

Philip Smith

ELGAR Introduction and Allegro MOZART Symphony No. 36, Linz ELGAR Violin Concerto Bernard Labadie conductor Karina Gauvin soprano Marie-Nicole Lemieux mezzo-soprano Tilman Lichdi tenor Andrew Foster-Williams bass New York Choral Artists Joseph Flummerfelt director HANDEL Messiah

Tuesday, December 28 | 7:30pm Wednesday, December 29 | 7:30pm Thursday, December 30 | 7:30pm SCALE A

Sir Colin Davis

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 MAHLER Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Philip Myers

Alan Gilbert conductor Sheryl Staples, Michelle Kim, Marc Ginsberg, Lisa Kim, violins Philip Smith trumpet Philip Myers horn Liang Wang oboe VIVALDI Concerto for Four Violins, Op. 3, No. 10 Aaron Jay KERNIS a Voice, a Messenger*** HINDEMITH Horn Concerto Christopher ROUSE Oboe Concerto* RAVEL Boléro

NEW YEAR’S EVE Friday, December 31 | 8:00pm

Alan Gilbert conductor Lang Lang piano

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

TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker, Act II Broadcast nationally on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center.

Tuesday, January 4 | 7:30pm SCALE B

Alan Gilbert conductor Winner of the 16th International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition CHOPIN Piano Concerto TBD TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker, Act II

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Liang Wang


EVENING CONCERTS January – February 2011

Thursday, January 6 | 7:30pm Friday, January 7 | 8:00pm Saturday, January 8 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert conductor Thomas Hampson baritone Thomas Adès piano Tal Rosner video artist MOZART Symphony No. 40 MAHLER Kindertotenlieder Thomas ADÈS In Seven Days (Concerto for Piano with Moving Image)*

Thursday, January 13 | 7:30pm Friday, January 14 | 8:00pm Saturday, January 15 | 8:00pm SCALE B

Christoph von Dohnányi conductor Yefim Bronfman piano

RUSH HOUR

Christoph von Dohnányi conductor Radu Lupu piano

Wednesday, January 19 | 6:45pm SCALE B

Yefim Bronfman

Jörg WIDMANN Con brio, Concert Overture for Orchestra SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4 BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1

Thursday, January 20 | 7:30pm SCALE A

Christoph von Dohnányi conductor

Friday, January 21 | 8:00pm Saturday, January 22 | 8:00pm SCALE B

Christoph von Dohnányi conductor Radu Lupu piano

Thursday, January 27 | 7:30pm Friday, January 28 | 8:00pm Saturday, January 29 | 8:00pm Tuesday, February 1 | 7:30pm SCALE B

Alan Gilbert conductor Karita Mattila soprano

Thursday, February 10 | 7:30pm Saturday, February 12 | 8:00pm SCALE B

Andris Nelsons conductor Jonathan Biss piano

Wednesday, February 16 | 7:30pm Thursday, February 17 | 7:30pm Saturday, February 19 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Andrey Boreyko conductor Branford Marsalis saxophone

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Thomas Hampson

Jörg WIDMANN Con brio, Concert Overture for Orchestra SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4 ˇ DVORÁK Symphony No. 8

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 ˇ DVORÁK Symphony No. 8

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8 BEETHOVEN “Ah, perfido!” SIBELIUS Selected Songs for Soprano and Orchestra NIELSEN Symphony No. 2, The Four Temperaments

Radu Lupu

Karita Mattila

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

HAYDN Symphony No. 60, Il distratto GLAZUNOV Concerto for Alto Saxophone SCHULHOFF Hot-Sonate for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra R. STRAUSS Le Bourgeois gentilhomme

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“Gilbert led an energetic account... Its rousing conclusion drew the audience to its feet for a five-minute ovation.” –Associated Press


EVENING CONCERTS February – April 2011

Thursday, February 24 | 7:30pm Saturday, February 26 | 8:00pm Tuesday, March 1 | 7:30pm SCALE B

Paavo Järvi conductor Janine Jansen violin

Thursday, March 3 | 7:30pm Saturday, March 5 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Daniel Harding conductor Glenn Dicterow violin Lisa Milne soprano

Esa-Pekka Salonen

SZYMANOWSKI Violin Concerto No. 1 MAHLER Symphony No. 4

Michael Tilson Thomas

Erkki-Sven TÜÜR Aditus* BRITTEN Violin Concerto BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

Hungarian Echoes: A Philharmonic Festival Thursday, March 10 | 7:30pm Saturday, March 12 | 8:00pm Tuesday, March 15 | 7:30pm SCALE B

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano

Hungarian Echoes: A Philharmonic Festival Thursday, March 17 | 7:30pm SCALE B

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

Hungarian Echoes: A Philharmonic Festival Friday, March 18 | 8:00pm Saturday, March 19 | 8:00pm Tuesday, March 22 | 7:30pm SCALE B

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor Michelle DeYoung mezzo-soprano Evgeny Nikitin bass-baritone

Hungarian Echoes: A Philharmonic Festival Thursday, March 24 | 7:30pm Saturday, March 26 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor Olli Mustonen piano Women of the New York Choral Artists Joseph Flummerfelt director

Thursday, March 31 | 7:30pm Friday, April 1 | 8:00pm Saturday, April 2 | 8:00pm SCALE B

The Thomashefskys: Music and Memories of a Life in Yiddish Theater Tuesday, April 5 | 7:30pm Wednesday, April 6 | 7:30pm SCALE A

HAYDN Symphony No. 6, Le Matin LIGETI Piano Concerto BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra

LIGETI Concert Românesc HAYDN Symphony No. 7, Le Midi BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra

LIGETI Concert Românesc HAYDN Symphony No. 7, Le Midi BARTÓK Bluebeard’s Castle

Anne-Sophie Mutter

HAYDN Symphony No. 8, Le Soir BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 1 LIGETI Clocks and Clouds BARTÓK Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin Michael Tilson Thomas conductor Anne-Sophie Mutter violin PROKOFIEV Overture in B-flat major, American Sofia GUBAIDULINA In Tempus Praesens, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra* TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2, Little Russian Michael Tilson Thomas conductor and host Patricia Birch director Judy Blazer vocalist A fully staged musical-theatrical production

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Kurt Masur

Glenn Dicterow


EVENING CONCERTS

Emanuel Ax

April – June 2011

Wednesday, April 13 | 7:30pm Thursday, April 14 | 7:30pm Saturday, April 16 | 8:00pm SCALE B

Kurt Masur conductor Cynthia Phelps viola Rebecca Young viola

RUSH HOUR

Alan Gilbert conductor

Wednesday, April 27 | 6:45pm SCALE B

LISZT Les Préludes Sofia GUBAIDULINA Two Paths BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

MAHLER Symphony No. 5

Thursday, April 28 | 7:30pm Saturday, April 30 | 8:00pm SCALE B

Alan Gilbert conductor Emanuel Ax piano

Wednesday, May 4 | 7:30pm Friday, May 6 | 8:00pm Saturday, May 7 | 8:00pm SCALE B

Alan Gilbert conductor Lisa Batiashvili violin

Thursday, June 2 | 7:30pm Saturday, June 4 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert conductor Anne-Sophie Mutter violin

RUSH HOUR

David Robertson conductor

Lisa Batiashvili

DEBUSSY Selections from Estampes for solo piano MESSIAEN Couleurs de la cité céleste MAHLER Symphony No. 5

BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 2 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, Eroica Cynthia Phelps

Wednesday, June 8 | 6:45pm SCALE A

BEETHOVEN Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra Sebastian CURRIER Time Machines** BRUCKNER Symphony No. 2

RACHMANINOFF The Isle of the Dead SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1

Thursday, June 9 | 7:30pm Friday, June 10 | 8:00pm Saturday, June 11 | 8:00pm SCALE A

David Robertson conductor Deborah Voigt soprano

Thursday, June 16 | 7:30pm Saturday, June 18 | 8:00pm SCALE B

Ludovic Morlot conductor Gil Shaham violin

Wednesday, June 22 | 7:30pm Thursday, June 23 | 7:30pm Friday, June 24 | 8:00pm Saturday, June 25 | 8:00pm SCALE A

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1 RACHMANINOFF The Isle of the Dead SCHOENBERG Erwartung

MUSORGSKY Prelude to Khovanshchina WALTON Violin Concerto RAVEL Pavane pour une Infante défunte MUSORGSKY/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition

Gil Shaham

Alan Gilbert conductor Douglas Fitch director and designer Isabel Bayrakdarian soprano (Vixen) Alan Opie baritone (Forester) Marie Lenormand mezzo-soprano (Fox) Keith Jameson tenor (Schoolmaster, Mosquito) ˇ JANÁCEK The Cunning Little Vixen A fully staged production

Isabel Bayrakdarian

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FRIDAY 11:00AM MATINEES

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Choose a 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.

Friday, September 24 | 11:00am SCALE C

Alan Gilbert conductor Itzhak Perlman violin R. STRAUSS Don Juan MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto Henri DUTILLEUX Métaboles HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

Friday, November 19 | 11:00am SCALE C

Anne-Sophie Mutter director/violin Michael Francis conductor MOZART Violin Concerto No. 1 MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3 Wolfgang RIHM Lichtes Spiel** MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5

Friday, February 11 | 11:00am SCALE B

Andris Nelsons conductor Jonathan Biss piano BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

Friday, February 25 | 11:00am SCALE B

Paavo Järvi conductor Janine Jansen violin

Paavo Järvi Janine Jansen

Erkki-Sven TÜÜR Aditus* BRITTEN Violin Concerto BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 Hungarian Echoes: A Philharmonic Festival

Friday, March 11 | 11:00am SCALE B

Friday, June 17 | 11:00am SCALE B

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano HAYDN Symphony No. 6, Le Matin LIGETI Piano Concerto BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra Ludovic Morlot conductor Gil Shaham violin MUSORGSKY Prelude to Khovanshchina WALTON Violin Concerto RAVEL Pavane pour une Infante défunte MUSORGSKY/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

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*New York Premiere **World Premiere

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FRIDAY 2:00PM MATINEES Friday, October 15 | 2:00pm SCALE C

Alan Gilbert

Alan Gilbert conductor Pinchas Zukerman violin WEBERN Passacaglia, Op. 1 BRAHMS Violin Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

Friday, February 18 | 2:00pm SCALE A

Andrey Boreyko conductor Branford Marsalis saxophone HAYDN Symphony No. 60, Il distratto GLAZUNOV Concerto for Alto Saxophone SCHULHOFF Hot-Sonate for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra R. STRAUSS Le Bourgeois gentilhomme

Friday, March 4 | 2:00pm SCALE A

Daniel Harding conductor Glenn Dicterow violin Lisa Milne soprano SZYMANOWSKI Violin Concerto No. 1 MAHLER Symphony No. 4

Hungarian Echoes: A Philharmonic Festival

Friday, March 25 | 2:00pm SCALE A

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor Olli Mustonen piano Women of the New York Choral Artists Joseph Flummerfelt director

Pinchas Zukerman Daniel Harding

HAYDN Symphony No. 8, Le Soir BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 1 LIGETI Clocks and Clouds BARTÓK Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin Friday, April 29 | 2:00pm SCALE B

Alan Gilbert conductor Emanuel Ax piano DEBUSSY Selections from Estampes for solo piano MESSIAEN Couleurs de la cité céleste MAHLER Symphony No. 5

Friday, June 3 | 2:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert conductor Anne-Sophie Mutter violin

Olli Mustonen

BEETHOVEN Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra Sebastian CURRIER Time Machines** BRUCKNER Symphony No. 2

“An enormous ovation from the audience... it was a great beginning for Mr. Gilbert and his orchestra.”

–The New York Times

Branford Marsalis

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SUNDAY 3:00PM MATINEES WITH ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence, Anne-Sophie Mutter, performs three chamber programs with special guests.

Sunday, November 14 | 3:00 pm SCALE B

Anne-Sophie Mutter violin Yuri Bashmet viola Lynn Harrell cello BEETHOVEN String Trio in C minor BEETHOVEN Serenade in D major BEETHOVEN String Trio in E-flat major

Sunday, April 3 | 3:00pm SCALE A

Anne-Sophie Mutter violin Roman Patkoló bass Sheryl Staples, Michelle Kim, Lisa Kim violins Cynthia Phelps, Rebecca Young violas Carter Brey, Eileen Moon cellos BEETHOVEN String Trio in G major

Wolfgang RIHM New work for Violin and Double Bass** Krzysztof PENDERECKI New work for Violin and Double Bass** MENDELSSOHN Octet for Strings Sunday, June 5 | 3:00pm

SCALE A

Anne-Sophie Mutter violin Lambert Orkis piano

Anne-Sophie Mutter

DEBUSSY Violin Sonata MENDELSSOHN Violin Sonata in F major BRAHMS Violin Sonata No. 3 SARASATE Carmen Fantasy

SATURDAY 2:00PM 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.

Saturday, November 27 | 2:00pm SCALE C

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conductor Leonidas Kavakos violin

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

Glenn Dicterow, Michelle Kim violin Cynthia Phelps, Rebecca Young viola Eileen Moon cello

MOZART String Quintet in G minor, K.516 HAYDN Symphony No. 100, Military TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto Saturday, January 29 | 2:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert conductor

Sheryl Staples, Michelle Kim violin Robert Rinehart viola Eric Bartlett cello Satoshi Okamoto bass Erik Ralske, Howard Wall horn

MOZART Divertimento for Two Horns and Strings, K.334 NIELSEN Symphony No. 2, The Four Temperaments Saturday, February 12 | 2:00pm SCALE B

Leonidas Kavakos

Andris Nelsons conductor Jonathan Biss piano MOZART Quintet for Piano and Winds, K.452 BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3

Saturday, June 18 | 2:00pm SCALE B

Ludovic Morlot conductor

Glenn Dicterow, Sheryl Staples violin Cynthia Phelps, Alan Gilbert viola Carter Brey cello

MOZART String Quintet in D major, K.593 RAVEL Pavane pour une Infante défunte MUSORGSKY/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition

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CONTACT! The New Music Series Prepare to go where no audience has gone before. CONTACT! connects you with some of the most interesting, innovative, and engaging music of our time, performed by ensembles of Philharmonic musicians in more intimate and less formal settings. In addition to the music itself, each CONTACT! performance includes insightful commentary from the composers and performers. “A dynamic addition to the Philharmonic’s offerings beyond Avery Fisher Hall,” writes The New York Times; “listeners of all ages filled the hall.” Friday, November 19 | 8:00pm Symphony Space

Friday, December 17 | 7:00pm The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Saturday, November 20 | 7:00pm The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Saturday, December 18 | 8:00pm Symphony Space

Alan Gilbert conductor Magnus Lindberg host

Alan Gilbert conductor Magnus Lindberg host

Magnus LINDBERG New work** GRISEY Quatre chants pour

Julian ANDERSON Comedy of Change*** James MATHESON New work** Jay Alan YIM New work**

franchir le seuil

Symphony Space, Series of 2: $35; Add-on price: $17.50 per ticket For Symphony Space tickets, go to nyphil.org or call 212-875-5656

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: $20 per ticket For Metropolitan Museum of Art tickets, go to www.Metmuseum.org/tickets

Magnus Lindberg is The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence. CONTACT! is made possible with generous support from The Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust.

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Magnus Lindberg Magnus Lindberg


Rush Hour 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. Wednesday, January 19 | 6:45pm SCALE B Christoph von Dohnányi conductor Radu Lupu piano BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1

To learn more, visit nyphil.org/createyourown

Wednesday, June 8 | 6:45pm SCALE A David Robertson conductor RACHMANINOFF The Isle of the Dead SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1

Wednesday, April 27 | 6:45pm SCALE B Alan Gilbert conductor MAHLER Symphony No. 5

“Still it was the sheer sound of the orchestra here – lush, warm, shimmering and clear – that kept pulling you in ...” –The New York Times

David Robertson

Pricing below includes all three Rush Hour series concerts. Concerts are also available as part of your Create Your Own Series. $232 $187 $187 $160 $142

$93

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Young People’s Concerts®

FOR CHILDREN 6 TO 12 YEARS OF AGE

Daniel Boico

Children have a natural curiosity about music, and there’s no better way to encourage their interest than by letting them experience live performances. This season, we’re exploring The Ages of Music in concerts featuring compositions from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods. In only four concerts, kids will get to experience more than 300 years of symphonic tradition.

THE AGES OF MUSIC BAROQUE Saturday, Dec 4 | 2:00pm Here’s where it all started – the extravagance, grandeur, and drama that is Baroque music. Experience it all with music of the 17th and 18th centuries, including music by Bach and Handel. CLASSICAL Saturday, Jan 15 | 2:00pm Why is late-18th century music called Classical? Explore the music of a noble era, with its structure, clarity, and order. Music of Haydn, Mozart, and more. ROMANTIC Saturday, Mar 12 | 2:00pm The 19th century gave us some of the world’s most expressive music. Discover a world driven by emotion, adventure, and imagination, including music by Berlioz and Musorgsky. MODERN Saturday, Apr 2 | 2:00pm How did music change during the 20th century and where is it heading today? Check out the most explosive period of musical development ever, with music of Bartók, Schoenberg, and more.

Major support provided by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, with additional support from The Theodore H. Barth Foundation. MetLife Foundation is the Lead Corporate Underwriter for the New York Philharmonic’s Education Programs.

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Young People’s Concerts are hosted by Theodore Wiprud, Director of Education, and conducted by Daniel Boico, Assistant Conductor.

Each Young People’s Concert is preceded at 12:45pm 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!

4-concert series pricing below. Concerts are also available as part of your Create Your Own Series. See page 27 for Seating Chart.

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Global Sponsor ADDITIONAL SPONSORS

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Additional corporate support for the Philharmonic’s education programs is provided by Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan Chase & Co.

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Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center

Unless otherwise noted, all concerts are held at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, located on Broadway and 65th Street. For information and directions to Lincoln Center, go to nyphil.org/planyourvisit.

Music Here, There & Everywhere Philharmonic Concerts in the Park

Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer Summer 2010 marks our 46th year of music under the stars. Look for our announcement of concert schedules and programs in the spring.

New York Philharmonic On the Air

The New York Philharmonic This Week Listen to the New York Philharmonic’s weekly national concert broadcasts hosted by Alec Baldwin on the air (locally on 105.9 FM WQXR) and online. For more information, visit nyphil.org/broadcasts. Live From Lincoln Center The only live performing arts series on television that nationally broadcasts the New York Philharmonic concerts, including Opening Night September 22, 2010, with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, as well as New Year’s Eve with Lang Lang, both conducted by Alan Gilbert.

Chamber Concerts

Live from Merkin Concert Hall Enjoy the virtuosity of the New York Philharmonic musicians in the intimate setting of our Ensembles Concerts at Merkin Concert Hall. Concert information will be available in the spring.

The Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall

November 12, 2010 & May 5, 2011 Alan Gilbert conducts Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with violinist Midori and John Adams’s Harmonielehre November 12, 2010, as well as works by Beethoven, Ellington, and Gershwin at the 120th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall May 5, 2011, with Emanuel Ax, Gil Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, and Audra McDonald.

The Philharmonic on Tour

2010–11 Philharmonic Tours The Philharmonic plays musical ambassador on its tours to Europe in October 2010 and May 2011.

Summertime Classics

Conducted and Hosted by Bramwell Tovey Summertime Classics features popular masterpieces in a festive atmosphere.

Philharmonic Programs for Young People School Day Concerts (grades 3 to 12) Music Director Alan Gilbert leads these annual concerts for over 12,000 school children. Programs tailored to elementary or secondary groups introduce kids to the symphony orchestra in the context of a curriculum that comes alive in the classroom. Very Young People’s Concerts (for ages 3 to 6) The Very Young People’s Concerts introduce preschoolers to classical music through games, active listening, and hands-on music-making with musicians from the New York Philharmonic. To subscribe, please call us at 212 875 5656 or simply visit nyphil.org/vypc. School Partnership Program (grades 3 to 5) The world of classical music comes to city children as musicians and teaching artists of the New York Philharmonic visit our partner elementary schools. Call if your school is interested in partnering with us. For more information, please visit nyphil.org/spp or call us at 212 875 5909. Philharmonic Mentors (grades 6 to 12) Philharmonic musicians work with instrumental ensembles in middle and high schools across the region, and welcome students to Avery Fisher Hall for Philharmonic rehearsals and performances. English and social studies classes get involved by studying the social context of major musical works. Musical Encounters (grades 3 to 12) Students get something extra when they attend an Open Rehearsal: either a workshop on the music performed that day, or a post-rehearsal discussion with a Philharmonic musician. Explore Kidzone! at nyphilkids.org Visit the Philharmonic’s award-winning interactive Website, where kids can play classical music and learn about composers and instruments, at nyphilkids.org. Discover a world of learning opportunities for children and adults at nyphil.org/education.

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*Partial View: A portion of the stage is not visible. Gala seating only. There is a $2.50 per ticket facility fee in addition to ticket prices. THANK YOU! YOUR TICKETS WILL BE MAILED THIS SUMMER. Photo Credits. Brochure: Front Cover: Alan Gilbert by Karen Ballard; Pages 2-3: Alan Gilbert by Karen Ballard; Page 4: Wynton Marsalis by Keith Major, Emanuel Ax by Harald Haugan, Lang Lang by Philip Glaser, Kurt Masur by Frans Jansen, Lisa Batiashvili by Mat Henneck, Gil Shaham by Christian Steiner; Page 5: Sir Colin Davis by Chris Lee, Thomas Hampson by Dario Acosta, Pinchas Zukerman by Paul Labelle, Yefim Bronfman by Dario Acosta, Itzhak Perlman by Chris Lee, Karita Mattila by Lauri Eriksson, Joshua Bell by Bill Phelps, Deborah Voigt by CAMI; Pages 6-7: Avery Fisher Hall Exterior by Julie Skarratt; Page 8: Anne-Sophie Mutter by Anja Frers/DG; Page 9: Esa-Pekka Salonen by Nicho Södling, Pierre-Laurent Aimard by Paul Cox; Page 10: Itzhak Perlman by Akira Kinoshita, Alan Gilbert by Karen Ballard, Joshua Bell by Bill Phelps, Magnus Lindberg by Hanya Chlala, Pinchas Zukerman by Paul Labelle; Page 11: Alan Gilbert and Orchestra by Karen Ballard, Cynthia Phelps by Chris Lee, Glenn Dicterow by Chris Lee, Rebeca Young by Susan Johannco, Liang Wang by Chris Lee, Philip Myers by Chris Lee, Philip Smith by Chris Lee; Page 12: Leonidas Kavakos by Yannis Bournias, Sir Colin Davis by Chris Lee, Philip Smith by Chris Lee, Philip Myers by Chris Lee, Liang Wang by Chris Lee; Page 13: Thomas Hampson by Dario Acosta, Yefim Bronfman by Dario Acosta, Radu Lupu by Mary Robert, Karita Mattila by Lauri Eriksson, Branford Marsalis by Palma Kolansky; Pages 14-15: Alan Gilbert and Orchestra by Chris Lee; Page 16: Esa-Pekka Salonen by Nicho Södling, Michael Tilson Thomas by Susan Schelling, Anne-Sophie Mutter by Anja Frers/DG, Kurt Masur by Frans Jansen, Glenn Dicterow by Chris Lee; Page 17: Emanuel Ax by Harald Haugan, Lisa Batiashvili Mat Hennek, Cynthia Phelps by Chris Lee, Gil Shaham by Christian Steiner, Isabel Bayrakdarian by Dario Acosta; Page 18: Alan Gilbert and Orchestra by Chris Lee; Page 19: Anne-Sophie Mutter by Anja Frers / DG, Paavo Järvi by Mathias Bother, Janine Jansen by Felix Broede, Pierre-Laurent Aimard by Paul Cox, Ludovic Morlot by Sussie Alhburg; Page 20: Alan Gilbert by Karen Ballard, Pinchas Zukerman by Paul Labelle, Daniel Harding courtesy of NY Philharmonic, Ollie Mustonen by Outi Montosen, Branford Marsalis by Palma Kolansky; Page 21: Anne-Sophie Mutter by Anja Frers/DG, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos courtesy of NY Philharmonic, Leonidas Kavakos by Yannis Bournia, Carter Brey by Chris Lee; Page 22: Audience by Chris Lee, Magnus Lindberg by Hanya Chlala; Page 23: David Robertson by Dario Acosta; Page 24: Young concertgoers by Chris Lee, Daniel Boico by Chris Lee; Page 26: Fireworks by Chris Lee. Back Cover: Audience by Chris Lee. At-A-Glance Insert: Radu Lupu by Mary Robert, Alan Gilbert by Karen Ballard, David Robertson by Dario Acosta, Alan Gilbert by Karen Ballard, Lang Lang by Philip Glaser, Alan Gilbert and Orchestra by Chris Lee, Anne-Sophie Mutter by Anja Frers / DG, Magnus Lindberg by Hanya Chlala.

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Wynton Marsalis. Anne-Sophie Mutter. Joshua Bell. Esa-Pekka Salonen. Itzhak Perlman. Lang Lang. The Cunning Little Vixen. Mahler’s 4th, 5th and 6th Symphonies. Yefim Bronfman. Brahms’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2. Magnus Lindberg. Deborah Voigt. Kurt Masur. Michael Tilson Thomas. Messiah. The Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, Inc. Avery Fisher Hall 10 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023-6970 Alan Gilbert Music Director


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