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New York Philharmonic 2009–2010 Season Guide Your Guide to More Than 140 Spectacular Concerts

Introducing New Music Director Alan Gilbert

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Music Director Alan Gilbert

“A musical panorama came to the fore, and Alan Gilbert knew exactly how to put it across–with total intensity.” –Berlin Morgenpost

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Passion, Inspiration, and Joy. You’d expect nothing less from the new Music Director of the New York Philharmonic. But New Yorkers Can Look Forward To So Much More. Alan Gilbert shares a unique chemistry with New York and the New York Philharmonic. A native New Yorker who literally grew up with the Orchestra, his performances with the Philharmonic are universally acclaimed for their intensity, their power, and their beauty. His fresh insight into the classics makes even the best-loved favorites sound new and inspiring. And his ability to communicate the soul of the music elevates and transports even the most work-weary listener. A new era is dawning at the Philharmonic. Join us.

Log on to nyphil.org/video to watch Alan Gilbert: A Maestro for New York.

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Highlights of the Season Andrea Bocelli

An Evening with Andrea Bocelli and the New York Philharmonic September 8–11, 2009

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New Year’s Eve December 31, 2009

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An Evening with Trey Anastasio and the New York Philharmonic September 12, 2009 A Benefit for the Kristy Anastasio Manning Memorial Fund and the New York Philharmonic.

Valery Gergiev

The Russian Stravinsky A Philharmonic Festival Conducted by Valery Gergiev April 21–May 8, 2010 Sponsored by Yoko Nagae Ceschina.

Renée Fleming

Opening Night Gala September 16, 2009 The Opening Night Gala is generously underwritten by The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation and Credit Suisse.

György Ligeti

Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre May 27—29, 2010

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby October 17, 2009 Presented by the New York Philharmonic and Princeton Entertainment.

Thomas Hampson

Thomas Hampson Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence

Magnus Lindberg

Magnus Lindberg Composer-in-Residence

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Bill Cosby’s performance will be presented without orchestra.

Matthias Pintscher

CONTACT The New Music Series Look for these concerts in December 2009 and April 2010.

Explore Opportunities for Young People at the Philharmonic Very Young People’s Concerts® For Ages 3–6 Pre-schoolers enjoy classical music through games, active listening, and hands-on music-making with musicians from the New York Philharmonic, at Merkin Concert Hall.

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Young People’s Concerts® For Ages 6–12 Four multimedia concerts explore “Points of Entry,” each concert examining a single masterpiece through which we will explore how the orchestra itself brings the music alive. To learn more about the Philharmonic’s programs for young people, go to nyphil.org/education.

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Get Behind the Notes New York Philharmonic Offstage at Barnes & Noble Meet this season’s conductors, artists, and featured composers at Barnes & Noble, 66th Street and Broadway. For details, visit nyphil.org/bn or call 212 875 5700.

Treasures from the Archives Upcoming exhibits include “Mahler’s Only Orchestra: Centennial of Mahler’s First Season with the New York Philharmonic,” “Stravinsky at the Philharmonic,” and, next spring, Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre, an exhibit of drawings and designs by Douglas Fitch, director of the production. Exhibits are presented in the Bruno Walter Gallery, located on the Grand Promenade between doors 4 and 5.

Juilliard at Night Subscribers to the Philharmonic receive a 15% discount on many non-credit classes in The Juilliard Evening Division. For a catalog, call The Juilliard School Evening Division at 212 799 5040, visit www.juilliard.edu/evening, or email juilliardatnight@juilliard.edu.

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September & October Andrea Bocelli

Special Event Tues, September 8 | 8:00pm Wed, September 9 | 8:00pm Fri, September 11 | 8:00pm Carnegie Hall 57th Street and 7th Avenue

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An Evening with Andrea Bocelli and the New York Philharmonic Asher Fisch Conductor

Tickets are $59.50–$299.50. Tickets at CarnegieCharge 212 247 7800, carnegiehall.org, or the Box Office. $6-per-ticket convenience fee on all phone and internet orders.

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Special Event Sat, September 12 | 8:00pm Carnegie Hall 57th Street and 7th Avenue Tickets are $50–$225. Tickets at CarnegieCharge 212 247 7800, carnegiehall.org, or the Box Office. $6-per-ticket convenience fee on all phone and internet orders. A Benefit for the Kristy Anastasio Manning Memorial Fund and the New York Philharmonic.

Renée Fleming

Frank Peter Zimmermann

Asher Fisch Conductor Featuring the New York premiere of Time Turns Elastic, Trey Anastasio’s concerto for electric guitar and orchestra, and other Anastasio compositions.

Special Event Opening Night Gala

Alan Gilbert Conductor Renée Fleming Soprano

Wed, September 16 | 7:30pm

Magnus LINDBERG EXPO** MESSIAEN Poèmes pour Mi BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

• Free open rehearsal. The Opening Night Gala is generously underwritten by The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation & Credit Suisse. Broadcast nationally on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center. **World Premiere, New York Philharmonic Commission.

Alan Gilbert

An Evening with Trey Anastasio and the New York Philharmonic

Thurs, September 17 | 7:30pm Fri, September 18 | 2:00pm Tues, September 22 | 7:30pm SCALE B

Alan Gilbert Conductor Petra Lang Mezzo-Soprano Women of the Westminster Symphonic Choir Joe Miller Director The American Boychoir Fernando Malvar-Ruiz Director

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time.

MAHLER Symphony No. 3

Thurs, September 24 | 7:30pm Fri, September 25 | 11:00am Sat, September 26 | 8:00pm SCALE A

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BRAHMS Violin Concerto SCHOENBERG Pelleas and Melisande

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time.

Emanuel Ax

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

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. These concerts are made possible, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Major support provided by the Francis Goelet Fund.

Bill Cosby

Special Event Bill Cosby’s stand-up comedy performance will be presented without orchestra. Sat, October 17 | 7:00pm Sat, October 17 | 9:30pm

Alan Gilbert Conductor Emanuel Ax Piano

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Magnus LINDBERG EXPO IVES Symphony No. 2 IVES The Unanswered Question BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4

Bill Cosby Bill Cosby has been making people laugh for forty-seven years. Today, after nine gold and six platinum recordings, the 2009 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and the 25th anniversary of The Cosby Show, he is funnier than ever.

Tickets are $55–$85. Presented by the New York Philharmonic and Princeton Entertainment.

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November Thomas Hampson

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Thomas Hampson Speaker & Baritone

Mon, November 2 | 6:30pm Listening To Thought: Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse Vienna’s Paradigm Shift West 65th Street and Amsterdam Avenue Artist-in-Residence Thomas Hampson explores Tickets are $20. Visit nyphil.org/insights to order and the interplay of verbal and musical languages in for more information. vocal music, focusing on experimentation and change in Vienna between the wars.

Thomas Hampson is the Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence.

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Thurs, November 5 | 7:30pm Fri, November 6 | 8:00pm Sat, November 7 | 8:00pm Tues, November 10 | 7:30pm SCALE A Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. Thomas Hampson is the Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence. Vladimir Jurowski’s debut with the New York Philharmonic is made possible by the Kurt Masur Fund for the Philharmonic, an endowment fund created to honor the accomplishments of the Philharmonic’s Music Director Emeritus, Kurt Masur. Major support provided by the Francis Goelet Fund. *U.S. Premiere.

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Young People’s Concerts For Ages 6–12 Sat, November 7 | 2:00pm

Tickets include Kidzone Live!–the fun and interactive music fair that begins at 12:45pm.

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 Philharmonic’s Education Programs.

Garrick Ohlsson

Thurs, November 12 | 7:30pm Fri, November 13 | 11:00am Sat, November 14 | 8:00pm Tues, November 17 | 7:30pm SCALE A

Vladimir Jurowski Conductor Hillevi Martinpelto Soprano Thomas Hampson Baritone Matthias PINTSCHER towards Osiris* MOZART Symphony No. 38, Prague ZEMLINSKY Lyric Symphony

Daniel Boico Conductor Theodore Wiprud Host Tom Dulack Scriptwriter & Director Benjamin Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Through Britten’s beloved orchestra showpiece, meet the virtuosic musicians and sections of the New York Philharmonic. Xian Zhang Conductor Garrick Ohlsson Piano HAYDN Symphony No. 95 MARTINU˚ Piano Concerto No. 4, Incantations SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. The BASF Concert Series is presented by BASF Corporation.

Ensembles Sun, November 15 | 3:00pm Merkin Concert Hall 129 West 67th Street Tickets are $32. To order, call Merkin Concert Hall at 212 501 3330.

Chamber Music with New York Philharmonic Musicians PROGRAM TBD

The New York Philharmonic Ensembles concerts are funded, in part, by the Zubin Mehta Fund for the Orchestra, an endowment fund created to honor the accomplishments of the Philharmonic’s former Music Director, Zubin Mehta.

Riccardo Muti

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

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

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. Riccardo Muti’s appearance is made possible through the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Conductors Endowment Fund.

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

Riccardo Muti Conductor Philip Smith Trumpet HONEGGER Symphony No. 2, for String Orchestra and Trumpet BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, Eroica

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. Riccardo Muti’s appearance is made possible through the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Conductors Endowment Fund.

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Sat, November 28 | 2:00pm This matinee begins with chamber music, followed by a spectacular, full orchestra performance. After the concert, join us for a lively Q&A panel discussion with the Philharmonic musicians.

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Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. Riccardo Muti’s appearance is made possible through the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Conductors Endowment Fund.

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

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

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December Esa-Pekka Salonen

Thurs, December 3 | 7:30pm Fri, December 4 | 11:00am Sat, December 5 | 8:00pm Tues, December 8 | 7:30pm SCALE A Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. Esa-Pekka Salonen’s appearance is made possible through the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Conductors Endowment Fund.

Glenn Dicterow

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

Esa-Pekka Salonen Conductor David Fray Piano BARTÓK Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta RAVEL Piano Concerto in G DEBUSSY La Mer Alan

Christoph von Dohnányi Conductor Glenn Dicterow Violin Cynthia Phelps Viola MOZART Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. Christoph von Dohnányi’s appearance is made possible through the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Conductors Endowment Fund.

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Sat, December 12 | 2:00pm Tickets include Kidzone Live!–the fun and interactive music fair that begins at 12:45pm.

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 Philharmonic’s Education Programs.

Daniel Boico Conductor Theodore Wiprud Host Tom Dulack Scriptwriter & Director Claude Debussy La Mer Sensual yet elusive, La Mer of 1905 marked a major advance in pictorial orchestral writing. Explore just what the modern orchestra can do.

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Ensembles Sun, December 13 | 3:00pm Merkin Concert Hall 129 West 67th Street Tickets are $32. To order, call Merkin Concert Hall at 212 501 3330.

Chamber Music with New York Philharmonic Musicians PROGRAM TBD

The New York Philharmonic Ensembles concerts are funded, in part, by the Zubin Mehta Fund for the Orchestra, an endowment fund created to honor the accomplishments of the Philharmonic’s former Music Director, Zubin Mehta.

Special Event Holiday Brass–A New York Tradition! Sun, December 13 | 3:00pm

The New York Philharmonic gratefully acknowledges support for its activities from the Gurnee and Marjorie Hart Endowment Fund.

New York Philharmonic Principal Brass United States Military Academy Band Lt. Col. Timothy J. Holtan Commander & Conductor The Philharmonic’s Principal Brass and the United States Military Academy Band present our annual holiday classic, filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the season.

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

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

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. Presented by the Robert Hekemian Family Foundation.

HANDEL Messiah

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Magnus Lindberg Conductor

Thurs, December 17 | 8:00pm Symphony Space Sat, December 19 | 7:00pm The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Marc-André DALBAVIE New Work** Lei LIANG New Work** Arlene SIERRA Game of Attrition** Arthur KAMPELA MACUNAÍMA**

For tickets, call The Metropolitan Museum of Art at 212 570 3949. The commissioning and performance of Arlene Sierra’s Game of Attrition is made possible through the Claudette Sorel Performance Endowment Fund. These concerts are made possible, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. ** World Premiere, New York Philharmonic Commission.

Leif Ove Andsnes

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

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. The January 2nd concert is dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Toos N. Daruvala.

Alan Gilbert

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

Special Event New Year’s Eve

Alan Gilbert Conductor Thomas Hampson Baritone

Thurs, December 31 | 7:30pm

COPLAND Suite from Appalachian Spring COPLAND Old American Songs (selections) VARIOUS Selections from Broadway Musicals GERSHWIN An American in Paris

Thomas Hampson is the Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence. These concerts are made possible, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Broadcast nationally on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center

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Wed, January 6 | 6:45pm SCALE C

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

Alan Gilbert Conductor Yefim Bronfman Piano PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2 RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. Alan Gilbert’s appearance is made possible through the Daisy and Paul Soros Endowment Fund. Yefim Bronfman’s appearance is made possible through the Lawrence and Ronnie Ackman Family Fund for Distinguished Pianists.

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Chamber Music with New York Philharmonic Musicians PROGRAM TBD

The New York Philharmonic Ensembles concerts are funded, in part, by the Zubin Mehta Fund for the Orchestra, an endowment fund created to honor the accomplishments of the Philharmonic’s former Music Director, Zubin Mehta.

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Annual Erich Leinsdorf Lecture

Thomas Hampson Speaker & Baritone

Mon, January 11 | 6:30pm Walter Reade Theater 165 West 65th Street

Listening To Thought: Awakening of the American Voice Walt Whitman’s role in the emergence of American identity paved the way for the democratization of expression and rise of the individual’s voice. The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Thomas Hampson discusses Whitman’s impact on American song, including John Adams’s setting of Whitman’s The Wound-Dresser.

Tickets are free, but are required and will be available through the Avery Fisher Hall Box Office, beginning December 1, 2009. Go to nyphil.org/leinsdorf. The annual Erich Leinsdorf Lecture is made possible through a generous endowment gift from Mrs. Erich Leinsdorf. Thomas Hampson is the Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence.

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Thurs, January 14 | 7:30pm Fri, January 15 | 2:00pm Sat, January 16 | 8:00pm SCALE A Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. The BASF Concert Series is presented by BASF Corporation. Thomas Hampson is the Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-inResidence. These concerts are made possible, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Major support provided by the Francis Goelet Fund.

Yefim Bronfman

Chamber Music At The Metropolitan Museum of Art Sun, January 17 | 2:30pm The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Avenue For tickets, call The Metropolitan Museum of Art at 212 570 3949.

Alan Gilbert Conductor Thomas Hampson Baritone HAYDN Symphony No. 49, La Passione John ADAMS The Wound-Dresser SCHUBERT Symphony in B minor, Unfinished BERG Three Orchestral Pieces

Sheryl Staples Violin Michelle Kim Violin Cynthia Phelps Viola Carter Brey Cello Yefim Bronfman Piano Program to include: BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F minor, op. 34

February Alan Gilbert

Wed, February 10 | 7:30pm Thurs, February 11 | 7:30pm Fri, February 12 | 8:00pm Tues, February 16 | 7:30pm SCALE A Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. Major support provided by the Francis Goelet Fund. ** World Premiere, New York Philharmonic Commission.

David Robertson

Thurs, February 18 | 7:30pm Fri, February 19 | 2:00pm Sat, February 20 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert Conductor Liang Wang Oboe Mark Nuccio Clarinet Judith LeClair Bassoon Philip Myers French Horn MOZART Sinfonia concertante for Winds Christopher ROUSE Zhizn** MOZART Symphony No. 41, Jupiter David Robertson Conductor Nicolas Hodges Piano Program to include: RAVEL Concerto for the Left Hand

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time.

Ensembles Sun, February 21 | 3:00pm Merkin Concert Hall 129 West 67th Street Tickets are $32. To order, call Merkin Concert Hall at 212 501 3330.

Chamber Music with New York Philharmonic Musicians PROGRAM TBD

The New York Philharmonic Ensembles concerts are funded, in part, by the Zubin Mehta Fund for the Orchestra, an endowment fund created to honor the accomplishments of the Philharmonic’s former Music Director, Zubin Mehta.

Gil Shaham

Thurs, February 25 | 7:30pm Fri, February 26 | 11:00am Sat, February 27 | 8:00pm SCALE A

David Robertson Conductor Gil Shaham Violin BARBER Violin Concerto BARTÓK The Wooden Prince (complete)

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. David Robertson’s appearance is made possible through the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Conductors Endowment Fund.

David Robertson

Sat, February 27 | 2:00pm This matinee begins with chamber music, followed by a spectacular, full orchestra performance. After the concert, join us for a lively Q&A panel discussion with the Philharmonic musicians.

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Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. David Robertson’s appearance is made possible through the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Conductors Endowment Fund.

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

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Very Young People’s Concerts For Ages 3–6 Sun, February 28 | 12:30pm Sun, February 28 | 3:00pm Mon, March 1 | 10:30am Merkin Concert Hall 129 West 67th Street MetLife Foundation is the Lead Corporate Underwriter for the Philharmonic’s Education Programs.

Alan Gilbert

Rush Hour

Rebecca Young Host Dorian Rence Narrator Marion Schoevaert Illustrator New York Philharmonic Musicians The Four Seasons: Winter This season, in Vivaldi and Friends, we feature Antonio Vivaldi’s beloved and ingenious The Four Seasons, set to stories of Philippe the Penguin. Kids learn through active listening and hands-on music-making with musicians.

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

Wed, March 3 | 6:45pm SCALE B

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

Riccardo Muti

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

Riccardo Muti Conductor András Schiff Piano BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 HINDEMITH Symphony in E-flat

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. Riccardo Muti’s appearance is made possible through the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Conductors Endowment Fund.

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Tickets include Kidzone Live!–the fun and interactive music fair that begins at 12:45pm.

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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 Philharmonic’s Education Programs. This concert is made possible, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Magnus Lindberg Feria The Philharmonic’s own Composer-in-Residence shares the influences and passions behind his thrilling 1997 orchestral tour de force, Feria. Find out how a composer sets a Spanish outdoor festival to music.

Sat, March 6 | 8:00pm SCALE B

Solo Recital András Schiff Piano

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time.

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

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

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BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto FRANCK Symphony in D minor

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. Riccardo Muti’s appearance is made possible through the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Conductors Endowment Fund.

Ensembles Sun, March 14 | 3:00pm Merkin Concert Hall 129 West 67th Street Tickets are $32. To order, call Merkin Concert Hall at 212 501 3330.

Chamber Music with New York Philharmonic Musicians PROGRAM TBD

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Thurs, March 18 | 7:30pm Fri, March 19 | 2:00pm Sat, March 20 | 8:00pm SCALE B

Christoph Eschenbach Conductor Pinchas Zukerman Violin BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn BERG Violin Concerto BRAHMS/Schoenberg Piano Quartet No. 1

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time.

Jeffrey Kahane

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

Jeffrey Kahane Conductor & Piano MOZART Piano Concerto No. 6 MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time.

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Daniel Boico Conductor Theodore Wiprud Host Tom Dulack Scriptwriter & Director

Sat, March 27 | 2:00pm Tickets include Kidzone Live!–the fun and interactive music fair that begins at 12:45pm.

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 Philharmonic’s Education Programs.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 41, Jupiter In the finale of his last symphony, Mozart builds a simple musical phrase, familiar for centuries, into a sublime expression of humanity. Discover how a conductor approaches a work of such perfection.

April Thomas Hampson

Insights Series

Thomas Hampson Speaker & Baritone

Mon, April 5 | 6:30pm Listening To Thought: Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse A Guide to German Romanticism West 65th Street and Amsterdam Avenue In this roadmap to German Lieder, The Mary Tickets are $20. Visit nyphil.org/insights to order and and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence for more information. Thomas Hampson unearths the richness and meaning of the iconography, metaphor, and Thomas Hampson is the Mary and James G. Wallach imagery of the German Romantic tradition. Artist-in-Residence.

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Antonio Pappano Conductor

Wed, April 7 | 6:45pm SCALE C

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

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Joshua Bell

Thurs, April 8 | 7:30pm Fri, April 9 | 11:00am Sat, April 10 | 8:00pm SCALE C

Antonio Pappano Conductor Joshua Bell Violin MOZART Symphony No. 31, Paris BRUCH Scottish Fantasy BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. Antonio Pappano’s appearance is made possible through the Daisy and Paul Soros Endowment Fund.

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Very Young People’s Concerts For Ages 3–6 Sun, April 11 | 12:30pm Sun, April 11 | 3:00pm Mon, April 19 | 10:30am Merkin Concert Hall 129 West 67th Street MetLife Foundation is the Lead Corporate Underwriter for the Philharmonic’s Education Programs.

Rebecca Young Host Dorian Rence Narrator Marion Schoevaert Illustrator New York Philharmonic Musicians The Four Seasons: Spring This season, in Vivaldi and Friends, we feature Antonio Vivaldi’s beloved and ingenious The Four Seasons, set to stories of Philippe the Penguin. Kids learn through active listening and hands-on music-making with musicians.

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Sun, April 11 | 5:00pm Alice Tully Hall 65th Street and Broadway

Solo Recital Thomas Hampson Baritone

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This is a co-presentation of the New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center’s Art of the Song series.

Riccardo Muti

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

Riccardo Muti Conductor Carter Brey Cello MOZART Symphony No. 34 BOCCHERINI Cello Concerto in D, G.479 SCHUBERT Symphony No. 4, Tragic

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Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. Riccardo Muti’s appearance is made possible through the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Conductors Endowment Fund.

Alan Gilbert

CONTACT, The New Music Series Fri, April 16 | 8:00pm Symphony Space Sat, April 17 | 7:00pm The Metropolitan Museum of Art For tickets, call The Metropolitan Museum of Art at 212 570 3949.

Alan Gilbert Conductor Thomas Hampson Baritone Sean SHEPARD New Work** Nico MUHLY New Work** Matthias PINTSCHER New Work**

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Thomas Hampson is the Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-inResidence. These concerts are made possible, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts ** World Premiere, New York Philharmonic Commission.

Valery Gergiev

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

Valery Gergiev

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

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. The Russian Stravinsky is generously sponsored by Yoko Nagae Ceschina.

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

The Russian Stravinsky A Philharmonic Festival

Valery Gergiev Conductor Mariinsky Theatre Chorus

Fri, April 23 | 2:00pm Sat, April 24 | 8:00pm SCALE B

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

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Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. The Russian Stravinsky is generously sponsored by Yoko Nagae Ceschina.

Waltraud Meier

The Russian Stravinsky A Philharmonic Festival Wed, April 28 | 7:30pm Thurs, April 29 | 7:30pm SCALE A Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. The Russian Stravinsky is generously sponsored by Yoko Nagae Ceschina.

Valery Gergiev Conductor Leonidas Kavakos Violin Cast to include: Waltraud Meier Mezzo-Soprano (Jocasta) Anthony Dean Griffey Tenor (Oedipus) Mikhail Petrenko Bass (Tiresias) Alexander Timchenko Tenor (A Shepherd) Mariinsky Theatre Chorus STRAVINSKY Le roi des étoiles STRAVINSKY Violin Concerto STRAVINSKY Oedipus Rex

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

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

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. The Russian Stravinsky is generously sponsored by Yoko Nagae Ceschina.

Valery Gergiev

Insights Series Sat, May 1 | 11:00am Gilder Lehrman Hall, The Morgan Library & Museum 225 Madison Avenue and 36th Street Tickets are $35. Visit nyphil.org/insights to order and for more information. The Russian Stravinsky is generously sponsored by Yoko Nagae Ceschina.

Igor Stravinsky

The Russian Stravinsky A Philharmonic Festival Sun, May 2 | 3:00pm SCALE A Special Sunday 3PM Matinee. Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. The Russian Stravinsky is generously sponsored by Yoko Nagae Ceschina.

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Stravinsky’s Russian-American Odyssey For much of his career, Stravinsky held his native Russia in contempt, turning to a variety of compositional styles associated with the West. But is it possible to examine his musical identity separate from his cultural heritage?

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

The Russian Stravinsky A Philharmonic Festival

Valery Gergiev Conductor Denis Matsuev Piano

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

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

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. Valery Gergiev’s appearance is made possible through the Daisy and Paul Soros Endowment Fund. The Russian Stravinsky is generously supported by Yoko Nagae Ceschina.

Alexei Volodin

Joseph Horowitz Curator and Host Valery Gergiev Speaker Pianists from The Juilliard School New York Philharmonic Musicians

The Russian Stravinsky A Philharmonic Festival Fri, May 7 | 8:00pm Sat, May 8 | 11:00am There will be no post-concert discussion following the May 8th matinee.

SCALE A Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. The Russian Stravinsky is generously sponsored by Yoko Nagae Ceschina.

Valery Gergiev Conductor Alexei Volodin Piano STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements STRAVINSKY Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

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New York Philharmonic Musicians Alexei Volodin Piano

Sun, May 9 | 2:30pm The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Avenue

Program to include: SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Quintet

For tickets, call The Metropolitan Museum of Art at 212 570 3949.

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Very Young People’s Concerts For Ages 3–6 Sun, May 9 | 12:30pm Sun, May 9 | 3:00pm Mon, May 10 | 10:30am Merkin Concert Hall 129 West 67th Street MetLife Foundation is the Lead Corporate Underwriter for the Philharmonic’s Education Programs.

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The Four Seasons: Summer This season, in Vivaldi and Friends, we feature Antonio Vivaldi’s beloved and ingenious The Four Seasons, set to stories of Philippe the Penguin. Kids learn through active listening and hands-on music-making with musicians.

Kurt Masur Conductor

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

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Rebecca Young Host Dorian Rence Narrator Marion Schoevaert Illustrator New York Philharmonic Musicians

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 BRUCKNER Symphony No. 7

Håka Hard

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. The BASF Concert Series is presented by BASF Corporation. Kurt Masur’s appearance is made possible through the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Conductors Endowment Fund.

Ensembles

Chamber Music with New York Philharmonic Musicians

Sun, May 16 | 3:00pm Merkin Concert Hall 129 West 67th Street Tickets are $32. To order, call Merkin Concert Hall at 212 501 3330.

Steph Blyth

PROGRAM TBD

The New York Philharmonic Ensembles concerts are funded, in part, by the Zubin Mehta Fund for the Orchestra, an endowment fund created to honor the accomplishments of the Philharmonic’s former Music Director, Zubin Mehta.

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

György Ligeti

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. † The Open Rehearsal for this concert is on May 26, 2010. Generous support provided by the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation. Additional support provided by the Francis Goelet Fund.

Alan Gilbert Conductor Douglas Fitch Director Cast to include: Barbara Hannigan, Eric Owens, Mark Schowalter, Jennifer Black, Joshua Bloom, Kiera Duffy, Melissa Parks, Wilbur Pauley, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Peter Tantsits, and Renée Tatum. New York Choral Artists Joseph Flummerfelt Director LIGETI Le Grand Macabre (semi-staged)

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Free Memorial Day Concert Mon, May 31 | 8:00pm Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

Alan Gilbert Conductor PROGRAM TBD

Generous support provided by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.

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

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. Sir Andrew Davis’s appearance is made possible through the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Conductors Endowment Fund.

Lisa Batiashvili

Thurs, June 10 | 7:30pm Fri, June 11 | 2:00pm Sat, June 12 | 8:00pm Tues, June 15 | 7:30pm SCALE A

Sir Andrew Davis Conductor Susan Graham Mezzo-Soprano Kent Tritle Organ BERLIOZ Les francs-juges Overture CHAUSSON Poème de l’amour et de la mer SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, Organ

Alan Gilbert Conductor Lisa Batiashvili Violin Magnus LINDBERG Arena SIBELIUS Violin Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. These concerts are made possible, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Major support provided by the Francis Goelet Fund.

Alan Gilbert

Sat, June 12 | 2:00pm This matinee begins with chamber music, followed by a spectacular, full orchestra performance. After the concert, join us for a lively Q&A panel discussion with the Philharmonic musicians.

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Håkan Hardenberger

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time.

BRAHMS String Sextet No. 2 BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

Thurs, June 17 | 7:30pm Fri, June 18 | 11:00am Sat, June 19 | 8:00pm SCALE A

Alan Gilbert Conductor Håkan Hardenberger Trumpet

Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. Major support provided by the Francis Goelet Fund.

Stephanie Blythe

Wed, June 23 | 7:30pm Thurs, June 24 | 7:30pm Sat, June 26 | 8:00pm SCALE A Pre-Concert Talk one hour before concert time. These concerts are made possible, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Major support provided by the Francis Goelet Fund. **World Premiere, New York Philharmonic Commission.

Bramwell Tovey

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

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

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

Summertime Classics

Bramwell Tovey Conductor & Host

June 29–July 10

Popular masterpieces in a festive atmosphere. Visit nyphil.org/summertime in spring 2010 for more information.

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Music Director Alan Gilbert and Principal Cello Carter Brey

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

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