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SEASON HIGHLIGHTS A SEASON OF MASTERPIECES CONDUCTED BY ALAN GILBERT

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Alan Gilbert

In this extraordinary new season, Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic in a feast of musical masterworks. This year’s menu includes Mozart’s Mass in C minor; Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, plus his Symphonies Nos. 5 and 9; Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony and Brahms’s Third Symphony; Musorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition; Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony; Debussy’s La Mer; and much more. Don’t miss these all-time masterpieces performed with the passion and fire of one of the world’s most acclaimed musical partnerships, Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic.

THE MODERN BEETHOVEN A PHILHARMONIC FESTIVAL Conducted by David Zinman

David Zinman

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March 1–20 “Exhilarating” is how Gramophone magazine describes conductor David Zinman’s approach to the masterpieces of Beethoven. Hear for yourself in this three-week festival featuring six Beethoven symphonies led by David Zinman, with soloists Gil Shaham, Peter Serkin and Alisa Weilerstein.

BRILLIANT STARS

Joshua Bell

Pianists Lang Lang, Jean Yves Thibaudet, Yefim Bronfman, Emanuel Ax, and Garrick Ohlsson; violinists Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, Pinchas Zukerman, Lisa Batiashvili, and Glenn Dicterow; singers Anne Sofie von Otter and Stephanie Blythe; and many more. On the podium, Lorin Maazel, Bernard Haitink, Christoph von Dohnányi, and Daniel Harding return for two-week residencies.

TODAY’S MUSIC The latest from Magnus Lindberg (The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence), plus premieres by John Corigliano, Thomas Adés, and Marc Neikrug. CONTACT! returns to the intimate settings of Symphony Space and the Met Museum.

FRANK PETER ZIMMERMANN

Magnus Lindberg

Alan Gilbert Music Director

The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence The acclaimed violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann, our 2011–12 Artist-in-Residence, will perform concertos by Beethoven, Bach, Berg, and Dvoˇrák, as well as the complete sonatas for violin and piano by J.S. Bach on October 11, and an all-Brahms chamber concert on January 22.

Philharmonic has been sounding “The better than ever under Alan Gilbert.”

The Yoko Nagae Ceschina Chair

Frank Peter Zimmermann

– The New York Times

New York Philharmonic

2011-12 Season


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OPENING NIGHT GALA: Deborah Voigt WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 7:30pm

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JOHN WILLIAMS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 7:30pm Academy Award-winning composer/conductor John Williams returns for a thrilling program of music from the movies, featuring excerpts from such classics as Alex North’s score for Spartacus and Bernard Herrmann’s for Vertigo, plus Williams’s own for Harry Potter, Star Wars, and more. Film clips will accompany much of the program. $295, $225, $185, $145, $115, $75

KOYAANISQATSI LIVE: A Breathtaking Spectacle of Sight and Sound WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 AND THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 7:30pm Lose yourself in Philip Glass’s powerful music for the 1982 Godfrey Reggio film Koyaanisqatsi: A Life Out Of Balance, performed live by the Philharmonic and the Philip Glass Ensemble, as the landmark film is projected on a huge screen above the Avery Fisher Hall stage. $115, $75, $55, $35

HOLIDAY BRASS

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 3:00pm The Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet presents our annual holiday classic filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the season.

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NEW YEAR’S EVE: Gershwin & Bernstein SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 8:00pm Rhapsody in Blue, West Side Story, Candide, Gershwin’s Concerto in F . . . New York’s most sophisticated New Year’s Eve stars “one of the greatest pianists in the world” (Seattle Times) – Jean-Yves Thibaudet – and the New York Philharmonic conducted by Alan Gilbert. Jean-YvesThibaudet

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The preeminent dramatic soprano of our time joins Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic for an Opening Night of fireworks for voice and virtuoso orchestra, featuring Richard Strauss’s searing Dance of the Seven Veils and the Final Scene from Salome.

John Williams

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 8:00pm Alan Gilbert conducts music of Shakespeare’s time, along with Sir William Walton’s magnificent score for the Laurence Olivier film of Henry V, with legendary actor Christopher Plummer narrating.

“Ms. Voigt is astonishing . . . . Simply glorious.” – The New York Times

Deborah Voigt

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EVENING CONCERTS

EVENING CONCERTS

September–October 2011

October–December 2011

Here it is. The complete 2011–2012 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. SPECIAL EVENT: SHAKESPEARE’S HENRY V Saturday, September 17 | 8:00pm Available now as an Add-On to your Create Your Own Series.

Alan Gilbert

Alan Gilbert conducts music of Shakespeare’s time, along with Sir William Walton’s magnificent score for the Laurence Olivier film of Henry V, with legendary actor Christopher Plummer narrating.

SPECIAL EVENT: Alan Gilbert conductor OPENING NIGHT GALA Deborah Voigt soprano Wednesday, September 21, 7:30pm BARBER The School for Scandal Overture Available now as an Add-On to your WAGNER “Dich, teure Halle” from Tannhäuser Create Your Own Series. BARBER Andromache’s Farewell The Opening Night Gala is presented by Breguet. WAGNER Overture to Tannhäuser Broadcast live nationally on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center R. STRAUSS Intermezzo, Dance and Final Scene from Salome

Thursday, September 22 | 7:30pm Saturday, September 24 | 8:00pm Tuesday, September 27 | 7:30pm SCALE B

Alan Gilbert conductor Miah Persson soprano Lilli Paasikivi mezzo-soprano New York Choral Artists  Joseph Flummerfelt director

SPECIAL EVENT: JOHN WILLIAMS Tuesday, October 25 | 7:30pm

John Williams conductor

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

Academy Award-winning composer/ conductor John Williams returns for a thrilling program of music from the movies accompanied by film clips. The program features classic scores plus highlights from Williams’s own career.

Thursday, October 27 | 7:30pm Friday, October 28 | 8:00pm Saturday, October 29 | 8:00pm SCALE C

Kurt Masur conductor Sergei Leiferkus baritone New York Choral Artists Joseph Flummerfelt director

Friday, September 30 | 8:00pm Saturday, October 1 | 8:00pm Tuesday, October 4 | 7:30pm SCALE A

Wednesday, October 5 | 7:30pm Thursday, October 6 | 7:30pm SCALE A

Thursday, October 13 | 7:30pm Saturday, October 15 | 8:00pm Tuesday, October 18 | 7:30pm SCALE A Frank Peter Zimmermann

Thursday, October 20 | 7:30pm Saturday, October 22 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert conductor Stephanie Blythe mezzo-soprano John CORIGLIANO  One Sweet Morning, for mezzo soprano and orchestra ** ˇ DVORÁK  Symphony No. 7

Alan Gilbert conductor/violin Frank Peter Zimmermann violin J.S. BACH  Concerto for Two Violins BERG  Violin Concerto BRAHMS  Symphony No. 3

Lorin Maazel conductor Nancy Allen harp Robert Langevin flute MOZART Symphony No. 38, Prague MOZART Flute and Harp Concerto DEBUSSY Jeux DEBUSSY Ibéria

Lorin Maazel conductor Philip Myers horn R. STRAUSS  An Alpine Symphony R. STRAUSS  Horn Concerto No. 1 R. STRAUSS  Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

SPECIAL EVENT: Michael Riesman conductor PHILIP GLASS ENSEMBLE Philip Glass Ensemble Wednesday, November 2 | 7:30pm Westminster Symphonic Choir Thursday, November 3 | 7:30pm Philip GLASS  Koyaanisqatsi Available now as an Add-On to your Create Your Own Series.

Kurt Masur

Thursday, November 10 | 7:30pm Friday, November 11 | 8:00pm Saturday, November 12 | 8:00pm Tuesday, November 15 | 7:30pm SCALE B

Bernard Haitink conductor Cynthia Phelps viola Carter Brey cello

Thursday, November 17 | 7:30pm Friday, November 18 | 8:00pm Saturday, November 19 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Bernard Haitink conductor

R. STRAUSS  Don Quixote BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 6, Pastoral

HAYDN  Symphony No. 96, Miracle BRUCKNER  Symphony No. 7

Tuesday, November 22 | 7:30pm SCALE B Friday, November 25 | 8:00pm SCALE C Saturday, November 26 | 8:00pm SCALE C Tuesday, November 29 | 7:30pm SCALE B

Jeffrey Kahane conductor/piano Sheryl Staples violin Liang Wang oboe

Thursday, December 1 | 7:30pm Saturday, December 3 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Daniel Harding conductor

Wednesday, December 7 | 7:30pm Thursday, December 8 | 7:30pm Friday, December 9 | 8:00pm Saturday, December 10 | 8:00pm SCALE C

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Philip Glass

J.S. BACH  Concerto for Violin and Oboe MOZART  Symphony No. 33 BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 1

Daniel Harding

MAHLER  Symphony No. 10 (completed by Deryck Cooke)

Daniel Harding conductor Joshua Bell violin SCHUMANN  Manfred Overture TCHAIKOVSKY  Violin Concerto STRAVINSKY  The Rite of Spring

Lorin Maazel

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John Williams

SCHUBERT  Symphony in B minor, Unfinished SHOSTAKOVICH  Symphony No. 13, Babi Yar

MAHLER Symphony No. 2, Resurrection

Deborah Voigt

Lilli Paasikivi

Alan Gilbert conductor Christopher Plummer narrator

Joshua Bell

** World Premiere—New York Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Shanghai Symphony Orchesta

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EVENING CONCERTS

EVENING CONCERTS

December–January 2012

Peter Schreier conductor Ute Selbig soprano Nathalie Stutzmann contralto Steve Davislim tenor Peter Rose bass Westminster Symphonic Choir Joe Miller director HANDEL  Messiah

Anne Sofie von Otter

Wednesday, December 28 | 7:30pm Alan Gilbert conductor Thursday, December 29 | 7:30pm Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo-soprano Friday, December 30 | 8:00pm HAYDN  Symphony No. 88 SCALE A SCHUBERT  Selected Songs for Mezzo-soprano and Orchestra RAVEL  Mother Goose (complete ballet) RAVEL  La Valse

SPECIAL EVENT: NEW YEAR’S EVE Saturday, December 31 | 8:00pm Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Available now as an Add-On to your Create Your Own Series. Broadcast live nationally on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center

RUSH HOUR Wednesday, January 4 | 6:45pm

Alan Gilbert

Thursday, January 5 | 7:30pm Saturday, January 7 | 8:00pm Tuesday, January 10 | 7:30pm SCALE A

Thursday, January 12 | 7:30pm Friday, January 13 | 8:00pm Saturday, January 14 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Lang Lang

Gala Seating Only

BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide GERSHWIN Concerto in F BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue

Alan Gilbert conductor Frank Peter Zimmermann violin

Thursday, February 23 | 7:30pm Saturday, February 25 | 8:00pm Tuesday, February 28 | 7:30pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert conductor Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano

Zubin Mehta conductor BRUCKNER  Symphony No. 8

Alan Gilbert conductor Lang Lang piano Magnus LINDBERG  Feria BARTÓK  Piano Concerto No. 2 PROKOFIEV  Symphony No. 5

Lang Lang

BEETHOVEN  Violin Concerto STRAVINSKY  Symphony in Three Movements RAVEL  Daphnis and Chloé, Suite No. 2 Alan Gilbert

BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story RAVEL Mother Goose (complete ballet) RAVEL La Valse

Thomas ADÈS  Polaris † MAHLER  Symphony No. 9

TRADITIONAL Spring Festival Overture BAO Yuankai China Air Suite TRADITIONAL Mongolian Folk Song Suite CHEN Qigang Extase for oboe and orchestra TRADITIONAL Works for bamboo flute and orchestra LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1

Thursday, January 26 | 7:30pm Friday, January 27 | 8:00pm Saturday, January 28 | 8:00pm SCALE B

Alan Gilbert conductor

Alan Gilbert conductor

Long Yu conductor Lang Lang piano Liang Wang oboe Tang Jun Qiao bamboo flute Mongolian Children’s Chorus

Thursday, March 1 | 7:30pm Saturday, March 3 | 8:00pm Tuesday, March 6 | 7:30pm SCALE C

Steven STUCKY  Son et lumière BERLIOZ  Les Nuits d’été MUSORGSKY/Ravel  Pictures at an Exhibition David Zinman conductor Peter Serkin piano BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 2 STRAVINSKY  Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 7

Joyce DiDonato

Thursday, March 8 | 7:30pm David Zinman conductor Saturday, March 10 | 8:00pm Alisa Weilerstein cello Tuesday, March 13 | 7:30pm BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 8 SCALE C BARBER  Cello Concerto BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 4 Thursday, March 15 | 7:30pm David Zinman conductor Saturday, March 17 | 8:00pm Gil Shaham violin Tuesday, March 20 | 7:30pm BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 1 SCALE C HARTMANN  Concerto funèbre for Solo Violin and String Orchestra BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 3, Eroica

and the orchestra performed “ Gilbert with breathtaking precision and power.” – The Daily News

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Alan Gilbert conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano

Zubin Mehta

Wednesday, January 18 | 7:30pm Thursday, January 19 | 7:30pm Friday, January 20 | 8:00pm Saturday, January 21 | 8:00pm SCALE C

SPECIAL EVENT: CHINESE NEW YEAR Tuesday, January 24 | 7:30pm

THE MODERN BEETHOVEN A PHILHARMONIC FESTIVAL

Tuesday, December 13 | 7:30pm Wednesday, December 14 | 7:30pm Thursday, December 15 | 7:30pm SCALE A Saturday, December 17 | 7:30pm SCALE C

January–March 2012

Alisa Weilerstein

Gil Shaham

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† New York City Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission 11


EVENING CONCERTS March–May 2012

“Gilbert led an energetic account... . Thursday, March 22 | 7:30pm Saturday, March 24 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Christoph von Dohnányi conductor

RUSH HOUR Wednesday, March 28 | 6:45pm

Christoph von Dohnányi conductor

Thursday, March 29 | 7:30pm Friday, March 30 | 8:00pm Saturday, March 31 | 8:00pm SCALE B

Christoph von Dohnányi conductor Frank Peter Zimmermann violin

Thursday, April 12 | 7:30pm Friday, April 13 | 8:00pm Saturday, April 14 | 8:00pm Tuesday, April 17 | 7:30pm SCALE B

Jaap van Zweden conductor Yuja Wang piano

Thursday, April 19 | 7:30pm Friday, April 20 | 8:00pm Saturday, April 21 | 8:00pm SCALE C

Herbert Blomstedt conductor Garrick Ohlsson piano

RUSH HOUR Wednesday, April 25 | 6:45pm

Alan Gilbert conductor Lisa Batiashvili violin

Christoph von Dohnányi

Yuja Wang

Garrick Ohlsson

Hans Werner HENZE  Excerpts from The Bassarids SCHUBERT  Symphony No. 9, Great

SCHNITTKE (K)ein Sommernachtstraum TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

SCHNITTKE  (K)ein Sommernachtstraum ˇ DVORÁK   Violin Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

PROKOFIEV  Piano Concerto No. 3 MAHLER  Symphony No. 1

MOZART  Piano Concerto No. 9, Jeunehomme TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 5

BERLIOZ Le Corsaire Overture MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish DEBUSSY La Mer

Thursday, April 26 | 7:30pm Saturday, April 28 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert conductor Lisa Batiashvili violin

Thursday, May 3 | 7:30pm Saturday, May 5 | 8:00pm SCALE B

Alan Gilbert conductor Yefim Bronfman piano ˇ DVORÁK  Carnival Overture Magnus LINDBERG  Piano Concerto No. 2* TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 4

Lisa Batiashvili

BERLIOZ  Le Corsaire Overture Marc NEIKRUG  Concerto for Orchestra** MOZART  Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish DEBUSSY  La Mer

Magnus Lindberg

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** World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission * World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission

Its rousing conclusion drew the audience to its feet for a five-minute ovation.”

– Associated Press


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EVENING CONCERTS

FRIDAY 11AM MATINEE

May–June 2012

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.

Evgeny Kissin

Saturday, May 19 | 8:00pm Tuesday, May 22 | 7:30pm Saturday, May 26 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert conductor Glenn Dicterow violin

SPECIAL EVENT: EVGENY KISSIN Wednesday, May 23 | 7:30pm

Alan Gilbert conductor Evgeny Kissin piano

Friday, October 7 | 11:00am SCALE A

J.S. BACH  Concerto for Two Violins BERG  Violin Concerto BRAHMS  Symphony No. 3

ˇ DVORÁK Carnival Overture BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 1 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

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Thursday, May 31 | 7:30pm Friday, June 1 | 8:00pm Saturday, June 2 | 8:00pm SCALE C

Program to include: GRIEG Piano Concerto

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conductor Erin Morley soprano Nicholas Phan tenor Orfeon Pamplona chorus

Friday, October 21 | 11:00am SCALE A

Wednesday, June 6 | 7:30pm Thursday, June 7 | 7:30pm Saturday, June 9 | 8:00pm SCALE C

Pinchas Zukerman conductor/violin

Thursday, June 14 | 7:30pm Saturday, June 16 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert conductor Leonidas Kavakos violin

J.S. BACH  Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 MOZART  Violin Concerto No. 3 STRAVINSKY  Concerto in D MOZART  Symphony No. 39

BEETHOVEN  Coriolan Overture NIELSEN  Symphony No. 1 KORNGOLD  Violin Concerto BEETHOVEN  Leonore Overture No. 3

Leonidas Kavakos

Wednesday, June 20 | 7:30pm Thursday, June 21 | 7:30pm Friday, June 22 | 8:00pm Saturday, June 23 | 8:00pm SCALE C

Alan Gilbert conductor Emanuel Ax piano Jennifer Zetlan soprano Jennifer Johnson mezzo-soprano Paul Appleby tenor Joshua Hopkins baritone New York Choral Artists Joseph Flummerfelt director MOZART  Piano Concerto No. 22 MOZART  Mass in C minor, Great

Lorin Maazel conductor Philip Myers horn R. STRAUSS  An Alpine Symphony R. STRAUSS  Horn Concerto No. 1 R. STRAUSS  Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Friday, December 2 | 11:00am SCALE A

FALLA Selections from Atlántida ORFF  Carmina burana

Erin Morley

Alan Gilbert conductor/violin Frank Peter Zimmermann violin

Daniel Harding conductor MAHLER  Symphony No. 10 (completed by Deryck Cooke)

THE MODERN BEETHOVEN A PHILHARMONIC FESTIVAL Friday, March 16 | 11:00am SCALE C

David Zinman conductor Gil Shaham violin

Friday, May 4 | 11:00am SCALE B

Alan Gilbert conductor Yefim Bronfman piano ˇ  Carnival Overture DVORÁK Magnus LINDBERG  Piano Concerto No. 2* TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 4

Friday, June 8 | 11:00am SCALE C

Frank Peter Zimmermann

Alan Gilbert

BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 1 HARTMANN  Concerto funèbre for Solo Violin and String Orchestra BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 3, Eroica

David Zinman

Pinchas Zukerman conductor/violin J.S. BACH  Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 MOZART  Violin Concerto No. 3 STRAVINSKY  Concerto in D MOZART  Symphony No. 39

Emanuel Ax

Yefim Bronfman

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Pinchas Zukerman

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FRIDAY 2PM MATINEE

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MATINEES Our popular Saturday matinees are more than just concerts, they’re triple features. This season, each Saturday Matinee concert begins with a chamber music gem by Franz Schubert performed by Philharmonic musicians (and, on June 16, Alan Gilbert), followed by a performance starring the full New York Philharmonic and an entertaining, engaging panel discussion with Philharmonic musicians. Also, make plans to join us for the annual Holiday Brass concert on Sunday, December 11th.

Friday, October 14 | 2:00pm SCALE A

Lorin Maazel conductor Nancy Allen harp Robert Langevin flute

Saturday, October 1 | 2:00pm SCALE A

MOZART Symphony No. 38, Prague MOZART Flute and Harp Concerto DEBUSSY Jeux DEBUSSY Ibéria

Lorin Maazel

Friday, December 16 | 2:00pm SCALE A

Peter Schreier conductor Ute Selbig soprano Nathalie Stutzmann contralto Steve Davislim tenor Peter Rose bass Westminster Symphonic Choir Joe Miller director

SCHUBERT  Quintet in A major, Trout ˇ  Symphony No. 7 DVORÁK

Saturday, November 26 | 2:00pm SCALE C

Peter Schreier

Friday, March 23 | 2:00pm SCALE A

Christoph von Dohnányi

Friday, April 27 | 2:00pm SCALE A

David Zinman conductor Peter Serkin piano BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 2 STRAVINSKY  Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 7

Christoph von Dohnányi conductor Hans Werner HENZE  Excerpts from The Bassarids SCHUBERT  Symphony No. 9, Great

SPECIAL EVENT: HOLIDAY BRASS Sunday, December 11 | 3:00pm Available now as an Add-On to your Create Your Own Series.

Saturday, May 19 | 2:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert conductor Lisa Batiashvili violin

Lisa Batiashvili

Alan Gilbert conductor Leonidas Kavakos violin BEETHOVEN  Coriolan Overture NIELSEN  Symphony No. 1 KORNGOLD  Violin Concerto BEETHOVEN  Leonore Overture No. 3

The Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet presents our annual holiday classic filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the season.

Alan Gilbert conductor Glenn Dicterow violin Sheryl Staples, Michelle Kim violins Rebecca Young viola Judith LeClair bassoon Philip Myers horn Eileen Moon cello Satoshi Okamoto bass SCHUBERT  Octet BARTÓK  Violin Concerto No. 1 ˇ  Carnival Overture DVORÁK

BERLIOZ  Le Corsaire Overture Marc NEIKRUG  Concerto for Orchestra** MOZART  Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish DEBUSSY  La Mer

Friday, June 15 | 2:00pm SCALE A

Jeffrey Kahane conductor/piano Glenn Dicterow violin Sheryl Staples violin Carter Brey cello Liang Wang oboe

Alan Gilbert

SCHUBERT  Piano Trio in B-flat major J.S. BACH  Concerto for Violin and Oboe MOZART  Symphony No. 33

HANDEL Messiah

THE MODERN BEETHOVEN A PHILHARMONIC FESTIVAL Friday, March 2 | 2:00pm SCALE C

Alan Gilbert conductor Michelle Kim violin Cynthia Phelps viola Carter Brey cello Satoshi Okamoto bass Anne-Marie McDermott piano

Saturday, June 16 | 2:00pm SCALE A

Glenn Dicterow

Philip Myers

Alan Gilbert conductor/violin Leonidas Kavakos violin Cynthia Phelps viola Carter Brey cello Maria Kitsopoulos cello SCHUBERT  String Quintet in C major NIELSEN  Symphony No. 1 BEETHOVEN  Leonore Overture No. 3

Carter Brey

Alan Gilbert

Cynthia Phelps

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** World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission

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CONTACT!

Rush Hour

The New Music Series

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HOUR-LONG CONCERTS AT 6:45pm

Alan Gilbert

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.” CONTACT! The Metropolitan Museum of Art Friday, December 16, 7:00pm Peter Norton Symphony Space Saturday, December 17, 8:00pm Alan Gilbert conductor HK Gruber chansonnier Alexandre LUNSQUI Fibres, Yarn and Fabric* Magnus LINDBERG Gran Duo HK GRUBER Frankenstein!!

Young People’s Concerts

RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN 6 TO 12 YEARS OF AGE

Artist-in-Residence

Chamber Concert and Recital

Lisa Batiashvili

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 concerts begin at 6:45pm, are affordably priced, and last about an hour. Wednesday, January 4 Alan Gilbert conductor BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story RAVEL Mother Goose (complete ballet) RAVEL La Valse Wednesday, March 28 Christoph von Dohnányi conductor SCHNITTKE (K)ein Sommernachtstraum TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, Pathétique Wednesday, April 25 Alan Gilbert conductor Lisa Batiashvili violin BERLIOZ Le Corsaire Overture MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish DEBUSSY La Mer

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Friday, June 8, 7:00pm

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Peter Norton Symphony Space Saturday, June 9, 8:00pm

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David Robertson conductor Yann ROBIN Backdraft ** Michael JARRELL New work*** Pierre BOULEZ …explosante-fixe…

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FOUR GREATS

This season we focus on four of the biggest names in orchestral music, placing them in the context of the music of their own time and tracing their impact on future generations. Find out why Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms are the lasting pillars of the repertory, and why Bernstein’s legacy as a composer continues to grow. Saturday, October 15, 2:00pm BACH J.S. Bach summed up everything accomplished in the Baroque period of music, but his music went out of fashion for a century after his death. Fathom some of the richest music ever composed, and trace Bach’s resurgence and his impact through generations of succeeding composers. Saturday, November 12, 2:00pm BERNSTEIN Leonard Bernstein may have been the Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, but as a composer he sought to unify popular and classical music. Find out where that mission led him and his successors. Saturday, March 17, 2:00pm BEETHOVEN No composer is more central to the symphonic repertory than Beethoven, but his music was difficult for his own generation to accept. Discover what set him apart and why his example has dominated musical thought for 200 years. David Zinman conductor Saturday, April 14, 2:00pm BRAHMS As a young man Johannes Brahms accepted a challenge to buck the tide of musical change. How was the world changing and what enabled Brahms to redirect musical history?

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FRANK PETER ZIMMERMANN The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence

In addition to numerous concerto performances with the Philharmonic, our Artist-in-Residence will perform the complete sonatas for violin and keyboard by J.S. Bach, as well as an all-Brahms chamber recital, joined by Philharmonic musicians. Subscribers can reserve their tickets now. Tuesday, October 11, 7:30pm Frank Peter Zimmermann violin Enrico Pace piano BACH Complete Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard, BWV 1014-1019 Price: $35 Sunday, January 22, 3:00pm Frank Peter Zimmermann violin Enrico Pace piano Philip Myers horn Sheryl Staples violin Cynthia Phelps viola Alan Gilbert viola Carter Brey cello Eileen Moon cello BRAHMS Scherzo for Violin and Piano BRAHMS Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano, in E-flat Major, Op. 40 BRAHMS String Sextet No. 1 Price: $35

keenly intelligent … “aBrilliant, nobly expressive and lucid performance.” – The New York Times

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, Director of Education. The Sue B. Mercy Chair

Tickets for the Met go on sale in June. CONTACT! is made possible with generous support from The Mary Flagler Charitable Trust.

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