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FOUR CREATE CONCERT YOUR SERIES OWN


MUSIC DIRECTOR ALAN GILBERT WITH, L. TO R. PHILHARMONIC MUSICIANS ALAN BAER, CARTER BREY, HAE-YOUNG HAM, PASCUAL MARTÍNEZ FORTEZA, AND JOSEPH ALESSI.


A SEASON OF BRILLIANT NIGHTS

The New York Philharmonic's 2014–15 season features more than 100 extraordinary evenings (and matinees) of the best music-making you’ll hear anywhere. Here are a few highlights:

ONLY SUBSCRIBERS CAN RESERVE THEIR SEATS NOW FOR THESE SPECIAL EVENTS. THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic Alec Baldwin, Artistic Advisor

La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema

YO-YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE

The Oscar-winning actress (La Vie en Rose, Midnight in Paris, Rust and Bone) stars in the U.S. Premiere of a new, fully staged production of Honegger’s dramatic masterpiece. Alan Gilbert conducts, June 10—13.

The Silk Road Ensemble and Yo-Yo Ma celebrate their 15th anniversary season by joining the New York Philharmonic for a special collaboration. Integrating musical traditions and instruments from around the world into the fabric of the symphony orchestra, the two ensembles make cross-cultural connections and showcase virtuoso performers in new world classical music.

LISA BATIASHVILI

DOHNÁNYI/DVORˇ ÁK:

PREMIERES

“One of the most fabulous violinists of our time ... a truly great artist” (Le Figaro) performs Brahms, Barber, Bach, and the U.S. Premiere of a new concerto for Violin and Oboe by French composer Thierry Escaich.

As the orchestra that premiered his New World Symphony, the Philharmonic has long held a close relationship with Dvorˇák, who lived in New York for three years. We celebrate this legacy December 4–13 with conductor Christoph von Dohnányi, and with performances of Dvorˇák’s chamber music masterpieces in our Saturday Matinee Concerts.

Christopher Rouse completes his tenure as The Marie-Josée Kravis Composerin-Residence with Thunderstuck, a new orchestral work to be premiered in October; the Philharmonic also performs the New York Premiere of his Flute Concerto and Iscariot. This season includes premieres of Philharmonic commissions from John Adams, Unsuk Chin, Thierry Escaich, and Peter Eötvös as well as the U.S. Premiere of a new work from Thomas Adès.

JOSHUA BELL

VERDI’S REQUIEM

CONTACT!

“The greatest American violinist active today” (Boston Herald) performs Glazunov’s delightful Violin Concerto with the Philharmonic and Associate Conductor Case Scaglione, November 12—18.

Alan Gilbert leads the Philharmonic, New York Choral Artists, and a quartet for the ages (Angela Meade, Lilli Paasikivi, Brandon Jovanovich, and Eric Owens) in our first performances of this powerful and deeply moving masterpiece in nine years, January 15—17.

“Must-see adventures with provocative, enticing contemporary music.” – The New York Times

The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence

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MARION COTILLARD IN JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE

A PHILHARMONIC FESTIVAL

September 16 & 17 8 ½, La Dolce Vita, Cinema Paradiso – these classics of Italian cinema are beloved not only for their story telling, but also for their unmistakable music. And when that gorgeous music is performed by the Philharmonic and soloists Josh Groban, Joshua Bell, and Renée Fleming – accompanied by animated graphics and film clips – it truly becomes an evening in cinema paradise. Presented in collaboration with Sugar Music. September 16 is the Philharmonic’s Opening Gala.

Opening Gala, September 16 $247.50, $147.50, $117.50, $97.50, $77.50 September 17 $167.50, $147.50, $117.50, $97.50, $77.50

Any remaining seats go on sale to the general public in August.

SUPERSTAR SOLOISTS Lang Lang Plays Mozart Alan Gilbert, conductor October 21 The acclaimed pianist performs Mozart’s Piano Concertos Nos. 17 and 24. $147.50, $117.50, $107.50, $97.50, $57.50

HOLIDAY CONCERTS New Year’s Eve Gershwin Celebration Bramwell Tovey, conductor

December 31 It’s New York’s classiest New Year’s: the Philharmonic performs the brilliant music of that quintessential New Yorker, George Gershwin, under the baton of Bramwell Tovey. “Tovey, whose personality is as ebullient as this music, interspersed the works with a lively stream of jokes and anecdotes.” – The New York Times $277.50, $197.50, $147.50, $107.50, $81.50

Chinese New Year Celebration with Yo-Yo Ma

Long Yu, conductor Wu Tong, sheng February 24 “The Philharmonic’s new tradition of celebrating Chinese New Year ... was a pleasure from first note to last.... [T]he orchestra was in flawless fettle.” – Musical America.com

Messiah

December 16–20 Gary Thor Wedow, conductor Camilla Tilling, soprano Iestyn Davies, countertenor Michael Slattery, tenor James Westman, baritone Westminster Symphonic Choir Joe Miller, director

$147.50, $117.50, $107.50, $97.50, $57.50

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EVENINGS ON THE TOWN These concerts create the perfect sound track to a magical evening. Share an evening with someone you love and lose yourselves in the classics. Sound good? Then these concerts are for you. If it’s not what you’re looking for, it’s not a problem. You can Create Your Own Series from any four concerts on pages 8–14, or in the center grid.

Hilary Hahn

Jaap van Zweden

Yo-Yo Ma

Jeremy Denk

Daniil Trifonov

TUESDAYS/WEDNESDAYS 7:30pm

THURSDAY A 7:30pm

THURSDAY B 7:30pm

FRIDAY A 8:00pm

FRIDAY B 8:00pm

SATURDAYS 8:00pm

Wednesday, November 12 Case Scaglione conductor Joshua Bell violin

Thursday, October 16 Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor Jeremy Denk piano

Thursday, November 13 Case Scaglione conductor Joshua Bell violin

Friday, October 17 Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor Jeremy Denk piano

Friday, November 14 Case Scaglione conductor Joshua Bell violin

Saturday, October 18 Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor Jeremy Denk piano

DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun GLAZUNOV Violin Concerto PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

BEETHOVEN King Stephen Overture BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete)

DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun GLAZUNOV Violin Concerto PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

BEETHOVEN King Stephen Overture BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete)

DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun GLAZUNOV Violin Concerto PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

BEETHOVEN King Stephen Overture BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete)

Wednesday, November 26 Jaap van Zweden conductor Hilary Hahn violin

Thursday, November 20 Jaap van Zweden conductor Sheryl Staples violin Cynthia Phelps viola

Thursday, January 8 Alan Gilbert conductor

Friday, November 28 Jaap van Zweden conductor Hilary Hahn violin

Friday, January 2 Juanjo Mena conductor Daniil Trifonov piano

Saturday, November 29 Jaap van Zweden conductor Hilary Hahn violin

WAGENAAR Cyrano de Bergerac Overture KORNGOLD Violin Concerto BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio espagnol RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 1 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

WAGENAAR Cyrano de Bergerac Overture KORNGOLD Violin Concerto BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

Thursday, February 5 David Zinman conductor Lisa Batiashvili violin

Friday, January 9 Alan Gilbert conductor

Christopher ROUSE Iscariot BARBER Violin Concerto RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2

RAVEL Valses nobles et sentimentales MOZART Symphony No. 35, Haffner TCHAIKOVSKY Selections from Swan Lake

Friday, January 23 Long Yu conductor Philip Myers horn

Saturday, January 24 Long Yu conductor Philip Myers horn

CHEN Qigang Enchantements oubliés

CHEN Qigang Enchantements oubliés

Thursday, June 4 Jeffrey Kahane conductor and piano

Friday, February 20 Alan Gilbert conductor Yo-Yo Ma cello Silk Road Ensemble

MOZART Horn Concerto No. 4 SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

MOZART Horn Concerto No. 4 SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

Friday, February 6 David Zinman conductor Lisa Batiashvili violin

Saturday, February 21 Alan Gilbert conductor Yo-Yo Ma cello Silk Road Ensemble

WAGENAAR Cyrano de Bergerac Overture KORNGOLD Violin Concerto BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 Tuesday, January 13 Alan Gilbert conductor RAVEL Valses nobles et sentimentales MOZART Symphony No. 35, Haffner TCHAIKOVSKY Selections from Swan Lake Wednesday, June 3 Jeffrey Kahane conductor and piano MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 MOZART Don Giovanni Overture MOZART Symphony No. 38, Prague

$478 $350 $318 $258 $226 $146

MOZART Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 8 Thursday, January 22 Long Yu conductor Philip Myers horn CHEN Qigang Enchantements oubliés New York Premiere

MOZART Horn Concerto No. 4 SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 Thursday, February 19 Alan Gilbert conductor Yo-Yo Ma cello Silk Road Ensemble PROGRAM TBA

$463 $335 $303 $243 $211 $131

RAVEL Valses nobles et sentimentales MOZART Symphony No. 35, Haffner TCHAIKOVSKY Selections from Swan Lake

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 MOZART Don Giovanni Overture MOZART Symphony No. 38, Prague

$463 $335 $303 $243 $211 $131

PROGRAM TBA

$422 $326 $294 $258 $210 $146

New York Premiere

Christopher ROUSE Iscariot BARBER Violin Concerto RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2

$407 $311 $279 $243 $195 $131

When Maria was a little girl and heard her family listening to the soundtrack of Bernstein’s West Side Story, the song “Maria” came on and she ran around looking for who was calling her name. In addition to now being a member of the Philharmonic, she performs contemporary music with groups such as Music Mobile and the Guild of Composers, has toured Europe with the Ensemble Intercontemporain, and is a member of the cello quartet CELLO.

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Joshua Bell

New York Premiere

PROGRAM TBA

$502 $366 $342 $278 $254 $162

Maria Kitsopoulos Cello Leelanee Sterrett Third Horn

There’s a reason you never hear Genghis Barbie and the New York Philharmonic perform at the same time – Leelanee Sterrett’s in both of them. The leading post post-feminist all-female horn experience, you can hear more of the Barbies on their latest CD, Amp it Up!

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Christoph von Dohnányi

Nothing stirs the soul like works from great composers. With The Masters series, you can experience the majestic pillars of their repertoire brought to life as only the Philharmonic can. Also, if you love the masters but need more, you can Create Your Own Series from any four concerts on pages 8–14, or in the center grid.

Mozart

Patrick Jee Cello

Rachmaninoff

Verdi

A native New Yorker, Patrick Jee has performed on CNN’s American Morning as well as at the United Nations at the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Korean War armistice. An avid chamber musician, the denizen of the Upper West Side is a member of the award-winning New Piano Trio.

Brahms

Eric Owens

Yefim Bronfman

Sakari Oramo

NEW! NO INTERMISSION FRIDAYS

Emanuel Ax

TUESDAYS/WEDNESDAYS 7:30pm

THURSDAY A 7:30pm

THURSDAY B 7:30pm

SATURDAY A 8:00pm

SATURDAY B 8:00pm

Tuesday, October 28 Alan Gilbert conductor Yefim Bronfman piano

Thursday, October 2 Alan Gilbert conductor

Thursday, October 23 Alan Gilbert conductor Yefim Bronfman piano

Saturday, October 25 Alan Gilbert conductor Yefim Bronfman piano

DOHNÁNYI/DVORˇÁK:

BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 3 BRUCKNER Symphony No. 8

BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 3 BRUCKNER Symphony No. 8

DOHNÁNYI/DVORˇÁK:

DOHNÁNYI/DVORˇÁK:

BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 3 BRUCKNER Symphony No. 8

NIELSEN Helios Overture NIELSEN Symphony No. 5 NIELSEN Symphony No. 6, Sinfonia semplice

DOHNÁNYI/DVORˇÁK:

DOHNÁNYI/DVORˇÁK:

A PHILHARMONIC FESTIVAL Tuesday, December 9 Christoph von Dohnányi conductor Alisa Weilerstein cello

A PHILHARMONIC FESTIVAL Thursday, December 4 Christoph von Dohnányi conductor Alisa Weilerstein cello

Program to include: DVORˇ ÁK Cello Concerto DVORˇ ÁK Symphony No. 9, From the New World

Program to include: DVORˇ ÁK Cello Concerto DVORˇ ÁK Symphony No. 9, From the New World

Program to include: DVORˇ ÁK Piano Concerto DVORˇ ÁK Symphony No. 7

Program to include: DVORˇ ÁK Piano Concerto DVORˇ ÁK Symphony No. 7

Tuesday, December 16 Gary Thor Wedow conductor Camilla Tilling soprano Iestyn Davies countertenor Michael Slattery tenor James Westman baritone Westminster Symphonic Choir Joe Miller director

Thursday, January 15 Alan Gilbert conductor Angela Meade soprano Lilli Paasikivi mezzo-soprano Brandon Jovanovich tenor Eric Owens bass-baritone New York Choral Artists Joseph Flummerfelt director

Thursday, January 29 David Robertson conductor Emanuel Ax piano

Saturday, January 17 Alan Gilbert conductor Angela Meade soprano Lilli Paasikivi mezzo-soprano Brandon Jovanovich tenor Eric Owens bass-baritone New York Choral Artists Joseph Flummerfelt director

HANDEL Messiah

VERDI Requiem

Wednesday, January 28 David Robertson conductor Emanuel Ax piano

Thursday, February 26 Sakari Oramo conductor Frank Peter Zimmermann violin

RACHMANINOFF Vocalise CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 STRAVINSKY The Song of the Nightingale BARTÓK The Miraculous Mandarin Suite

SIBELIUS The Oceanides SIBELIUS Violin Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

Wednesday, May 6 Alan Gilbert conductor RAVEL Valses nobles et sentimentales R. STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier Suite STRAVINSKY Petrushka (1911, original version)

$560 $400 $360 $285 $245 $145

$463 $335 $303 $243 $211 $131

A PHILHARMONIC FESTIVAL Thursday, December 11 Christoph von Dohnányi conductor Martin Helmchen piano

RACHMANINOFF Vocalise CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 STRAVINSKY The Song of the Nightingale BARTÓK The Miraculous Mandarin Suite Thursday, May 28 Manfred Honeck conductor Augustin Hadelich violin J. STRAUSS II Die Fledermaus Overture MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

$463 $335 $303 $243 $211 $131

A PHILHARMONIC FESTIVAL Saturday, December 13 Christoph von Dohnányi conductor Martin Helmchen piano

VERDI Requiem Saturday, February 28 Sakari Oramo conductor Frank Peter Zimmermann violin SIBELIUS The Oceanides SIBELIUS Violin Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

$487 $351 $327 $263 $239 $147

(except where noted)

A PHILHARMONIC FESTIVAL Saturday, December 6 Christoph von Dohnányi conductor Alisa Weilerstein cello Program to include: DVORˇ ÁK Cello Concerto DVORˇ ÁK Symphony No. 9, From the New World Saturday, December 20, 7:30pm Gary Thor Wedow conductor Camilla Tilling soprano Iestyn Davies countertenor Michael Slattery tenor James Westman baritone Westminster Symphonic Choir Joe Miller director HANDEL Messiah Saturday, January 31 David Robertson conductor Emanuel Ax piano RACHMANINOFF Vocalise CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 STRAVINSKY The Song of the Nightingale BARTÓK The Miraculous Mandarin Suite Saturday, May 30 Manfred Honeck conductor Augustin Hadelich violin J. STRAUSS II Die Fledermaus Overture MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

$502 $366 $342 $278 $254 $162

Many of you have told us you wished our concerts ended a little earlier in the evening, and we’ve listened. These concerts will be performed with no intermission and will end at about 9:00pm – allowing you to get home a little earlier or enjoy a late dinner. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on this new format in our post-concert surveys next season.

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THE MASTERS

Friday, October 31, 7:30pm Leonard Slatkin conductor Robert Langevin flute COPLAND El Salón México RAVEL/Orch. Constant Gaspard de la nuit Christopher ROUSE Flute Concerto New York Premiere

RAVEL Boléro

Friday, January 16, 7:30pm Alan Gilbert conductor Angela Meade soprano Lilli Paasikivi mezzo-soprano Brandon Jovanovich tenor Eric Owens bass-baritone New York Choral Artists Joseph Flummerfelt director VERDI Requiem Friday, March 13, 7:30pm Thomas Adès conductor Christianne Stotijn mezzo-soprano Simon Keenlyside baritone BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 BERLIOZ Les Francs-juges Overture Thomas ADÈS Totentanz U.S. Premiere

Friday, June 12, 7:30pm Alan Gilbert conductor Côme de Bellescize director Cast to include: Marion Cotillard actress (Joan) Éric Génovèse actor (Brother Dominique) Christian Gonon actor (Narrator) Simone Osborne soprano (Marguerite) Faith Sherman mezzo-soprano (Catherine) Thomas Blondelle tenor Steven Humes bass HONEGGER Joan of Arc at the Stake (staged)

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MUSICAL ADVENTURES You never know where these concerts will take you. This series blends the fresh and new with the masterpieces you never tire of hearing. If you’re looking for concerts that’ll transport you to a place that’s a little bit different, your Musical Adventure awaits. And remember, you also have the option to book your very own musical adventure — Create Your Own Series – from any four concerts on pages 8–14, or in the center grid.

Marion Cotillard

THURSDAY B 7:30pm

FRIDAY 8:00pm

Tuesday, September 23 Alan Gilbert conductor Kari Kriikku clarinet

Thursday, October 9 Alan Gilbert conductor Lisa Batiashvili violin

Thursday, October 30 Leonard Slatkin conductor Robert Langevin flute

NO INTERMISSION CONCERT

Christopher ROUSE Thunderstuck

COPLAND El Salón México RAVEL/Orch. Constant Gaspard de la nuit Christopher ROUSE Flute Concerto

Unsuk CHIN Clarinet Concerto

U.S. Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra

FAURÉ Pelléas et Mélisande Suite James MACMILLAN Piano Concerto No. 3, The Mysteries of Light New York Premiere

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 Wednesday, April 8 Alan Gilbert conductor Lisa Batiashvili violin François Leleux oboe J.S. BACH Concerto for Violin and Oboe Thierry ESCAICH Concerto for Violin and Oboe U.S. Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10

Unsuk Chin

Wednesday, June 10 Alan Gilbert conductor Côme de Bellescize director Cast to include: Marion Cotillard actress (Joan) Éric Génovèse actor (Brother Dominique) Christian Gonon actor (Narrator) Simone Osborne soprano (Marguerite) Faith Sherman mezzo-soprano (Catherine) Thomas Blondelle tenor Steven Humes bass HONEGGER Joan of Arc at the Stake (staged)

$463 $335 $303 $243 $211 $131

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Leila Josefowicz

THURSDAY A 7:30pm

Wednesday, February 11 Stéphane Denève conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano

John Adams

Anne Sofie von Otter

TUESDAYS/WEDNESDAYS 7:30pm

MAHLER Symphony No. 1

Thomas Adès

Jonathan Biss

World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission

HAYDN Symphony No. 103, Drumroll BRAHMS Violin Concerto Thursday, February 12 Stéphane Denève conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano

FAURÉ Pelléas et Mélisande Suite James MACMILLAN Piano Concerto No. 3, The Mysteries of Light New York Premiere

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 Thursday, March 26 Alan Gilbert conductor Leila Josefowicz violin LYADOV The Enchanted Lake STRAVINSKY Petrushka (1911, original version) John ADAMS Scheherazade.2 – Symphony for violin and orchestra World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra – David Robertson Chief Conductor and Artistic Director

Thursday, May 21 Susanna Mälkki conductor Jonathan Biss piano BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn HARVEY Tranquil Abiding BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1

$448 $320 $288 $228 $196 $116

New York Premiere

RAVEL Boléro

(except where noted)

Friday, October 31, 7:30pm Leonard Slatkin conductor Robert Langevin flute COPLAND El Salón México RAVEL/Orch. Constant Gaspard de la nuit Christopher ROUSE Flute Concerto

Esa-Pekka SALONEN Nyx RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major DEBUSSY Jeux R. STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier Suite Thursday, April 9 Alan Gilbert conductor Lisa Batiashvili violin François Leleux oboe J.S. BACH Concerto for Violin and Oboe Thierry ESCAICH Concerto for Violin and Oboe U.S. Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10

Thursday, June 11 Alan Gilbert conductor Côme de Bellescize director Cast to include: Marion Cotillard actress (Joan) Éric Génovèse actor (Brother Dominique) Christian Gonon actor (Narrator) Simone Osborne soprano (Marguerite) Faith Sherman mezzo-soprano (Catherine) Thomas Blondelle tenor Steven Humes bass HONEGGER Joan of Arc at the Stake (staged)

$463 $335 $303 $243 $211 $131

NO INTERMISSION CONCERT

Friday, March 13, 7:30pm Thomas Adès conductor Christianne Stotijn mezzo-soprano Simon Keenlyside baritone BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 BERLIOZ Les Francs-juges Overture Thomas ADÈS Totentanz U.S. Premiere

Friday, May 8 Alan Gilbert conductor Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo-soprano Russell Braun baritone SCHUBERT Symphony in B minor, Unfinished Peter EÖTVÖS Senza sangue

U.S. Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commisison with the support of The Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music, with the Kölner Philharmonie

NO INTERMISSION CONCERT

Friday, June 12, 7:30pm Alan Gilbert conductor Côme de Bellescize director Cast to include: Marion Cotillard actress (Joan) Éric Génovèse actor (Brother Dominique) Christian Gonon actor (Narrator) Simone Osborne soprano (Marguerite) Faith Sherman mezzo-soprano (Catherine) Thomas Blondelle tenor Steven Humes bass HONEGGER Joan of Arc at the Stake (staged)

$407 $311 $279 $243 $195 $131

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SATURDAY A 8:00pm

SATURDAY B 8:00pm

Saturday, September 27 Alan Gilbert conductor Kari Kriikku clarinet

Saturday, October 11 Alan Gilbert conductor Lisa Batiashvili violin

Unsuk CHIN Clarinet Concerto

Christopher ROUSE Thunderstuck

U.S. Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra

MAHLER Symphony No. 1

New York Premiere

RAVEL Boléro Thursday, March 19 Alan Gilbert conductor Inon Barnatan piano

Lisa Batiashvili

World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission

HAYDN Symphony No. 103, Drumroll BRAHMS Violin Concerto

Saturday, November 1 Leonard Slatkin conductor Robert Langevin flute

Saturday, March 14 Thomas Adès conductor Christianne Stotijn mezzo-soprano Simon Keenlyside baritone

COPLAND El Salón México RAVEL/Orch. Constant Gaspard de la nuit Christopher ROUSE Flute Concerto

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 BERLIOZ Les Francs-juges Overture Thomas ADÈS Totentanz

New York Premiere

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Jean-Yves Thibaudet

U.S. Premiere

RAVEL Boléro

Saturday, March 28 Alan Gilbert conductor Leila Josefowicz violin LYADOV The Enchanted Lake STRAVINSKY Petrushka (1911, original version) John ADAMS Scheherazade.2 – Symphony for violin and orchestra World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra – David Robertson Chief Conductor and Artistic Director

Saturday, May 9 Alan Gilbert conductor Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo-soprano Russell Braun baritone SCHUBERT Symphony in B minor, Unfinished Peter EÖTVÖS Senza sangue

U.S. Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commisison with the support of The Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music, with the Kölner Philharmonie

$472 $336 $312 $248 $224 $132

Saturday, April 11 Alan Gilbert conductor Lisa Batiashvili violin François Leleux oboe J.S. BACH Concerto for Violin and Oboe Thierry ESCAICH Concerto for Violin and Oboe U.S. Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10

Saturday, June 13 Alan Gilbert conductor Côme de Bellescize director Cast to include: Marion Cotillard actress (Joan) Éric Génovèse actor (Brother Dominique) Christian Gonon actor (Narrator) Simone Osborne soprano (Marguerite) Faith Sherman mezzo-soprano (Catherine) Thomas Blondelle tenor Steven Humes bass HONEGGER Joan of Arc at the Stake (staged)

$487 $351 $327 $263 $239 $147

NEW! NO-INTERMISSION CONCERTS

Many of you have told us you wished our concerts ended a little earlier in the evening, and we’ve listened. These concerts will be performed with no intermission and will end at about 9:00pm – allowing you to get home a little earlier or enjoy a late dinner. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on this new format in our postconcert surveys next season.

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MATINEES With a Philharmonic Matinee series, you can combine world-renowned musical performances with shopping, lunch, and all the other pleasures of a midday getaway.

FRIDAY 11AM MATINEE

FRIDAY 2PM MATINEE

SATURDAY 2PM MATINEE

Friday, September 26 Alan Gilbert conductor Kari Kriikku clarinet

Friday, October 3 Alan Gilbert conductor

Our popular Saturday Matinee Concerts are more than just concerts: they’re triple features. Each concert features a chamber music gem and a performance starring the full New York Philharmonic. An entertaining and engaging panel discussion with Philharmonic musicians completes the afternoon.

Unsuk CHIN Clarinet Concerto

U.S. Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra

MAHLER Symphony No. 1

Friday, January 30 David Robertson conductor Emanuel Ax piano RACHMANINOFF Vocalise CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 STRAVINSKY The Song of the Nightingale BARTÓK The Miraculous Mandarin Suite Friday, February 27 Sakari Oramo conductor Frank Peter Zimmermann violin SIBELIUS The Oceanides SIBELIUS Violin Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

Sharon Yamada, who joined the New York Philharmonic in 1988, was an architecture major at Yale University while also serving as concertmaster of the Yale Symphony. She is now a regular presence at the Philharmonic Ensembles at Merkin Concert Hall and the Very Young People’s Concerts.

Friday, March 20 Alan Gilbert conductor Inon Barnatan piano Esa-Pekka SALONEN Nyx RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major DEBUSSY Jeux R. STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier Suite Friday, May 22 Susanna Mälkki conductor Jonathan Biss piano BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn HARVEY Tranquil Abiding BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1

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Friday, November 21 Jaap van Zweden conductor Sheryl Staples violin Cynthia Phelps viola MOZART Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 8

DOHNÁNYI/DVORˇÁK:

A PHILHARMONIC FESTIVAL Friday, December 5 Christoph von Dohnányi conductor Alisa Weilerstein cello Program to include: DVORˇ ÁK Cello Concerto DVORˇ ÁK Symphony No. 9, From the New World Friday, December 19 Gary Thor Wedow conductor Camilla Tilling soprano Iestyn Davies countertenor Michael Slattery tenor James Westman baritone Westminster Symphonic Choir Joe Miller director HANDEL Messiah Friday, February 13 Stéphane Denève conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano FAURÉ Pelléas et Mélisande Suite James MACMILLAN Piano Concerto No. 3, The Mysteries of Light New York Premiere

Friday, June 5 Jeffrey Kahane conductor and piano

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 MOZART Don Giovanni Overture MOZART Symphony No. 38, Prague

Friday, May 29 Manfred Honeck conductor Augustin Hadelich violin

$474 $402 $354 $354 $294 $174 Sharon Yamada Violin

NIELSEN Helios Overture NIELSEN Symphony No. 5 NIELSEN Symphony No. 6, Sinfonia semplice

J. STRAUSS II Die Fledermaus Overture MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

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Saturday, October 11 Alan Gilbert conductor Lisa Batiashvili violin Musicians from the New York Philharmonic DVORˇ ÁK String Quartet in F major, American HAYDN Symphony No. 103, Drumroll BRAHMS Violin Concerto Saturday, November 29 Jaap van Zweden conductor Hilary Hahn violin Musicians from the New York Philharmonic DVORˇ ÁK Wind Serenade WAGENAAR Cyrano de Bergerac Overture KORNGOLD Violin Concerto Saturday, February 7 David Zinman conductor Inon Barnatan piano Musicians from the New York Philharmonic DVORˇ ÁK Piano Quintet, Op. 81 RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 Saturday, May 23 Susanna Mälkki conductor Jonathan Biss piano Alan Gilbert viola Musicians from the New York Philharmonic DVORˇ ÁK Quintet for Strings in E-flat major BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1

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YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONCERTS

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SUPER SONIC MUSIC BOX

Imagine a music box that plays something different every time you open it – a doorway into sounds you’ve never imagined and melodies you’ll never forget. Imagine the orchestra itself as a chameleon of infinite colors, a composer as a wizard transforming the sounds around us, and yourself as the greatest transformer of all, making meaning of everything you hear. Discover the super sounding music box that is the New York Philharmonic. November 15, 2014 MELODY TRANSFORMED What happens when a beautiful melody is transported to a new setting? How does its meaning change? And what is a melody anyway? Investigate one of the most mysterious but essential aspects of music in works of Debussy, Prokofiev, and others. January 24, 2015 ORCHESTRA TRANSFORMED The sounds that a symphony orchestra can produce are almost limitless, as varied as the personalities of composers who create for it. Survey the remarkable range of sonorities produced by different combinations of instruments in music by Handel, Chen Qigang, Shostakovich, and others. February 21, 2015 STORY TRANSFORMED Can music tell an actual story? Or does each listener hear their own story? Explore the world of meanings suggested in music by composers from very different cultures. May 9, 2015 DANCE TRANSFORMED The waltz craze swept Europe in the 19th century, and that beautiful music has been reinterpreted by composers ever since. Trace the evolution of this most charming music in works by Johann Strauss II, Richard Strauss, Maurice Ravel, and Christopher Rouse.

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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! Young People’s Concerts are hosted by Theodore Wiprud, Vice President, Education. MetLife Foundation is the lead corporate underwriter for the New York Philharmonic's Education Programs. Additional support from The Theodore H. Barth Foundation.


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“When I was about four, a little girl I knew played ‘Twinkle, Twinkle’ on the violin. Immediately I wanted to play the violin, too…. I eventually gave up the violin — I liked the viola sound better.” — Vivek Kamath, who has performed at the Marlboro, Ravinia, Sarasota, Blossom, and Bowdoin festivals and with the Philharmonic Ensembles, also enjoys playing tennis, studying wildlife, and dining out.

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The New York Philharmonic works with its corporate partners to enhance brand awareness and visibility while providing unique opportunities for client entertainment. Sponsorships are supported by our extensive marketing platform, highly desirable audience and patron demographics, and one-of-a-kind Philharmonic events. We would be pleased to customize a plan to fulfill your business objectives. Lisa has appeared as a soloist with distinguished ensembles including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra of St. John's Smith Square (under the direction of Lord Yehudi Menuhin), and, a lover of chamber music, has participated in the Taos Chamber Music Festival, and the Aspen and Sarasota music festivals.

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Vivek Kamath Viola

“I started on the cornet at five. I had no interest in the trombone until my father brought one home — he thought it fit my chops better. I started playing it at eight.” — Joseph Alessi, whose father was a professional trumpet player, and mother a singer in the Metropolitan Opera chorus, and whose 1999 recording of George Crumb’s Star-Child won a Grammy.

SPONSORS The New York Philharmonic is proud to acknowledge the following additional companies that play a leadership role through sponsorship of performances, events, and education activities:

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“Our section is very close, and we have known each other for many years. To be a part of such a great section is fantastic, and it’s great getting paid to do what you love to do.” – R. Allen Spanjer, on his colleagues in the Philharmonic’s horn section. Al is also the “ears” of the Philharmonic, carefully scrutinizing every recording before it is released as a CD or download.

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PUBLIC SUPPORT Programs of the New York Philharmonic are also supported, in part, by public funds from the following agencies: Photo Credits: Cover: Alan Gilbert and Orchestra Members by The Wade Brothers; Pages 2–3: Alan Gilbert and Orchestra Members by The Wade Brothers; Page 4: Marion Cotillard by Mondino, Joan of Arc at the Stake ©Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, Yo-Yo Ma by Todd Rosenberg, Lisa Batiashvili by Decca-Kasskara, Dvorˇák courtesy of the New York Philharmonic, Christopher Rouse by Jeffrey Herman, Joshua Bell by Bill Phelps, Alan Gilbert by Karen Ballard, CONTACT! by Ryan Jensen; Page 5: Renée Fleming by Andrew Eccles, Josh Groban by Olaf Heine; Lang Lang courtesy of CAMI, Bramwell Tovey by David Cooper, Long Yu by Lin Hao, Yo-Yo Ma by Todd Rosenberg, Choir and Orchestra by Chris Lee, Orchestra by Chris Lee, Alan Gilbert by Chris Lee, Christopher Lamb and Kyle Zerna by Chris Lee; Page 6: Alan Gilbert and Orchestra by Chris Lee; Page 8: Avery Fisher Hall by Julie Skarratt, Concert Goers by Chris Lee, Maria Kitsopoulos by Chris Lee, Hilary Hahn by Peter Miller, Yo-Yo Ma by Todd Rosenberg; Page 9: Joshua Bell by Eric Kabik, Jeremy Denk by Michael Wilson, Daniil Trifonov by Vadim Shults, Jaap van Zweden by Bert Hulselmans, Leelanee Sterrett by Chris Lee; Page 10: Compser Headshots courtesy of the New York Philharmonic, Patrick Jee by Chris Lee, Audience Members by Chris Lee, Christoph von Dohnányi courtesy of Decca, Eric Owens by Dario Acosta; Page 11: Yefim Bronfman by Dario Acosta, Sakari Oramo by Heikki Tuuli and Octavia, Emanuel Ax by Lisa Marie Mazzucco, Orchestra Members by Frank Walsh, Cellist by Michael DiVito; Page 12: Unsuk Chin by Woenki Kim, Thomas Adès by Maurice Foxall, Esa-Pekka Salonen by Katja Tähjä, John Adams by Margaretta Mitchell, Jean-Yves Thibaudet by DeccaKasskara, Jonathan Biss by Banjamin Ealovega; Page 13: Marion Cotillard by Mondino, Anne Sofie von Otter by Ewa-Marie Rundquist, Leila Josefowicz courtesy of the New York Philharmonic, Lisa Batiashvili by Mat Hennek; Page 14: Alan Gilbert by Chris Lee, Sharon Yamada by Chris Lee; Page 15: Young People’s Concert and Kidzone Live! Images by Michael DiVito; Page 16: Orchestra Members by Chris Lee; Page 18: Alan Gilbert and Orchestra by Chris Lee; Page 19: Concert goers by Chris Lee.

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