The New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert Music Director, 2009-2010 Season Preview

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Music Director Alan Gilbert

Music Director Alan Gilbert

The New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert Music Director, 2009-2010 Season Preview

Opening Night Gala: Magnus Lindberg, Messiaen, and Berlioz

Avery Fisher Hall
Free Open Rehearsal, 9:45 A.M.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 7:30 P.M.
Live From Lincoln Center

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Renée Fleming, Soprano

Magnus Lindberg   Expo (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic
Commission)
Messiaen    Poèmes Pour Mi
Berlioz    Symphonie Fantastique
Added: Free Open Rehearsal
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Alan Gilbert Conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 3

Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, September 17, 2009, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, September 18, 2009, 2:00 P.M.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 7:30 P.M.

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

Mahler    Symphony No. 3
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Alan Gilbert Conducts Schoenberg’s Pelleas and Melisande

Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, September 24, 2009, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, September 25, 2009, 11:00 A.M.
Saturday, September 26, 2009, 8:00 P.M.

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Frank Peter Zimmermann, Violin

Brahms    Violin Concerto
Schoenberg   Pelleas and Melisande
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Alan Gilbert Conducts Works By Magnus Lindberg,
Ives, and Beethoven

Avery Fisher Hall

Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 7:30 P.M.
Thursday, October 1, 2009, 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, October 3, 2009, 8:00 P.M.

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Emanuel Ax, Piano

Magnus Lindberg    Expo (New York Philharmonic Commission)
Ives       Symphony No. 2
Ives       The Unanswered Question
Beethoven     Piano Concerto No. 4
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Alan Gilbert and The New York Philharmonic at
The Caramoor Center For The Performing Arts

Caramoor Center For the Performing Arts
Katonah, New York

Friday, October 2, 2009, 8:00 P.M.

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Emanuel Ax, Piano

Beethoven   Piano Concerto No. 4
Beethoven   Symphony No. 7
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Asian Horizons:
Alan Gilbert and The New York Philharmonic

October 8–24, 2009

Between October 8 and October 24, Alan Gilbert will lead the new york philharmonic
on a tour that spans the breadth of asia, and taking the orchestra to vietnam for the first
time for a performance at the hanoi opera house, as well as a debut in Abu Dhabi,
U.A.E. The tour will also take the musicians to Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, Korea; and
Singapore. Pianist Emanuel Ax and Violinists Frank Peter Zimmermann and Ye-Eun Choi
(Philharmonic Debut) will be the featured soloists. tour repertoire to include works by
Beethoven, Brahms, Magnus Lindberg, Mozart, and Mahler. Asian Horizons marks the
fourth New York Philharmonic concert tour under the aegis of Credit Suisse, the
orchestra’s global sponsor, and the second in Asia.
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Insights Series Event With Thomas Hampson

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
Rose Building
65Th Street and Amsterdam Avenue

Monday, November 2, 2009, 6:30 P.M.

Listening To Thought: Vienna’s Paradigm Shift
Thomas Hampson, Baritone, Leonard Bernstein Scholar-In-Residence
An exploration of the interplay of verbal and musical languages in vocal music, focusing
on experimentation and change in Vienna between the wars. Presented in conjunction
with Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony, to be performed by The New York Philharmonic
November 5–6 and 10, 2009, with Mr. Hampson as one of the soloists.
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Vladimir Jurowski and Thomas Hampson

Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, November 5, 2009, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, November 6, 2009, 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, November 7, 2009, 8:00 P.M.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 7:30 P.M.

Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor*
Hillevi Martinpelto, Soprano*
Thomas Hampson, Baritone

Matthias Pintscher   Towards Osiris (U.S. Premiere)
Mozart    Symphony No. 38, Prague
Zemlinsky    Lyric Symphony
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Young People’s Concert®
Points Of Entry: Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Avery Fisher Hall

Saturday, November 7, 2009, 2:00 P.M.
Kidzone Live!, An Interactive Music Fair, Precedes Each Concert 12:45 P.M.

Daniel Boico, Conductor
Theodore Wiprud, Host

Program tba
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Xian Zhang and Garrick Ohlsson

Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, November 12, 2009, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, November 13, 2009, 11:00 A.M.
Saturday, November 14, 2009, 8:00 P.M.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 7:30 P.M.

Xian Zhang, Conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, Piano
Haydn    Symphony No. 95
Martinů    Piano Concerto No. 4, Incantation
Sibelius    Symphony No. 1
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New York Philharmonic Ensembles at Merkin Concert Hall

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center
129 West 67Th Street

Sunday, November 15, 2009, 3:00 P.M.

Beethoven     Clarinet Trio
Pascual Martinez Forteza, Clarinet
Sumire Kudo, Cello; Gema Nieto-Forteza, Piano°

Gabaye   Recreation
Matthew Muckey, Trumpet; Erik Ralske, Horn
David Finlayson, Trombone
Jonathan Feldman, Piano

Robert Aldridge   Combo Platter
Soohyun Kwon, Violin; Marcus Rhoten, Marimba
Alto Saxophone tba

Dvořák   String Quintet, Op. 77
Sharon Yamada, Lisa Gihae Kim, Violin
Robert Rinehart, Viola; Maria Kitsopoulos, Cello
Satoshi Okamoto, Bass
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Chamber Music on Staten Island

College of Staten Island, The City University of New York

Monday, November 16, 2009, 7:30 P.M.

Sheryl Staples, Michelle Kim, Violin
Robert Rinehart, Viola
Eric Bartlett, Cello
Satoshi Okamoto, Bass
Erik Ralske, Howard Wall, Horn

Mozart      Divertimento In B-Flat Major
Mozart      Divertimento In D Major
Added: Event, Artists, and Repertoire
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Riccardo Muti Conducts

Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, November 19, 2009, 7:30 P.M.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 7:30 P.M.

Riccardo Muti, Conductor

Liszt     Les Préludes
Elgar    In The South
Prokofiev    Romeo and Juliet (Selections)
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Riccardo Muti and The New York Philharmonic at
The Kimmel Center For The Performing Arts

The Kimmel Center For The Performing Arts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Friday, November 20, 2009, 8:00 P.M.

Riccardo Muti, Conductor

Liszt     Les Préludes
Elgar    In The South
Prokofiev    Romeo and Juliet (Selections)
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Riccardo Muti and The New York Philharmonic at
The Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

The Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts
Washington, D.C.

Saturday, November 21, 2009, 4:00 P.M.

Riccardo Muti, Conductor

Liszt     Les Préludes
Elgar    In The South
Prokofiev    Romeo and Juliet (Selections)
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Riccardo Muti Conducts Honegger and Beethoven

Avery Fisher Hall

Friday, November 27, 2009, 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, November 28, 2009, 8:00 P.M.

Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Philip Smith, Trumpet

Honegger    Symphony No. 2, For String Orchestra and Trumpet
Beethoven   Symphony No. 3, Eroica
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Saturday Matinee Concert

Avery Fisher Hall

Saturday, November 28, 2009, 2:00 P.M.

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

Schoenberg   Verklärte Nacht
Beethoven   Symphony No. 3, Eroica
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Esa-Pekka Salonen and David Fray

Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, December 3, 2009, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, December 4, 2009, 11:00 A.M.
Saturday, December 5, 2009, 8:00 P.M.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 7:30 P.M.

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
David Fray, Piano*

Bartók    Music For Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
Ravel    Piano Concerto In G Major
Debussy    La Mer
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Christoph von Dohnányi Conducts

Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, December 10, 2009, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, December 11, 2009, 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, December 12, 2009, 8:00 P.M.

Christoph Von Dohnányi, Conductor
Glenn Dicterow, Violin
Cynthia Phelps, Viola

Mozart     Sinfonia Concertante For Violin and Viola
Bruckner     Symphony No. 4
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Young People’s Concert®
Points Of Entry: Debussy’s La Mer

Avery Fisher Hall

Saturday, December 12, 2009, 2:00 P.M.
Kidzone Live!, An Interactive Music Fair, Precedes Each Concert 12:45 P.M.

Daniel Boico, Conductor
Theodore Wiprud, Host

Program tba
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New York Philharmonic Ensembles at Merkin Concert Hall

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center
129 West 67Th Street

Sunday, December 13, 2009, 3:00 P.M.

Rossi     Trio Sonatas
Vladimir Tsypin, Kuan-Chen Lu, Violin
Lionel Party, Harpsichord

Glière      Suite For Violin and Double Bass
Anna Rabinova, Violin; David J. Grossman, Bass

Beethoven   String Trio, Op. 9, No. 2
Kuan-Cheng Lu, Violin; Irene Breslaw, Viola
Ru-Pei Yeh, Cello

Arensky      Piano Trio No. 1
Lisa Kim, Violin; Eileen Moon, Cello
Jae-Hyuck Cho, Piano°
Added: Event, Artists, and Repertoire
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Holiday Brass

Avery Fisher Hall

Sunday, December 13, 2009, 3:00 P.M.

New York Philharmonic Principal Brass
United States Military Academy Band
Lt. Col. Timothy J. Holtan, Commander/Conductor

Program tba
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Helmuth Rilling Conducts Handel’s Messiah

Avery Fisher Hall

Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 7:30 P.M.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 7:30 P.M.
Thursday, December 17, 2009, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, December 18, 2009, 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, December 19, 2009, 7:30 P.M.

Helmuth Rilling, Conductor
Annette Dasch, Soprano*
Daniel Taylor, Countertenor*
James Taylor, Tenor
Shen Yang, Bass-Baritone*
Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Chorus

Handel    Messiah
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Contact: The New York Philharmonic’s New-Music Series

Thursday, December 17, 2009, 8:00 P.M.
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95Th Street

Saturday, December 19, 2009, 7:00 P.M.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue

Magnus Lindberg, Conductor*

Marc-andré Dalbavie  New Work (World Premiere–
New York Philharmonic Commission)
Lei Liang    New Work (World Premiere–
New York Philharmonic Commission)
Arlene Sierra   Game Of attrition (World Premiere–
New York Philharmonic Commission)
Arthur Kampela   Macunaíma (World Premiere–
New York Philharmonic Commission)
Changed: December 19 Concert Time

Alan Gilbert and Leif Ove Andsnes

Avery Fisher Hall

Tuesday, December 29, 2009, 7:30 P.M.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, January 2, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano

Webern    Im Sommerwind
Mozart    Piano Concerto No. 23
Webern    Symphony, Op. 21
Schumann    Symphony No. 2
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All-American New Year’s Eve Concert With Alan Gilbert
and Thomas Hampson

Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, December 31, 2009, 7:30 P.M.
Live From Lincoln Center

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Thomas Hampson, Baritone

Copland    Appalachian Spring Suite
Copland    Old American Songs (Selections)
Various    Selections From Broadway Musicals
Gershwin    An American In Paris
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Alan Gilbert at Rush Hour

Rush Hour Concert

Avery Fisher Hall

Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 6:45 P.M.

Alan Gilbert, Conductor

Rachmaninoff     Symphony No. 2
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Alan Gilbert and Yefim Bronfman

Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, January 7, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, January 8, 2010, 8:00 P.M.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 7:30 P.M.

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Yefim Bronfman, Piano

Prokofiev    Piano Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninoff   Symphony No. 2
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Alan Gilbert and The New York Philharmonic at The
Tilles Center For The Performing Arts

Tilles Center For The Performing Arts
Long Island University
Brookville, New York

Saturday, January 9, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Yefim Bronfman, Piano

Prokofiev    Piano Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninoff   Symphony No. 2
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New York Philharmonic Ensembles at Merkin Concert Hall

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center
129 West 67Th Street

Sunday, January 10, 2010, 3:00 P.M.

Mozart    Sonata For Violin and Bass In F Major
Duoming Ba, Violin; Satoshi Okamoto, Bass

Piston      Duo For Viola and Cello
Robert Rinehart, Viola; Eric Bartlett, Cello

Moszkowski     Suite For Two Violins and Piano, Op. 71
Yulia Ziskel, Anna Rabinova, Violins
Hélène Jeanney, Piano°

David Winkler     Piano Quartet
Anna Rabinova, Violin; Dorian Rence, Viola
Qiang Tu, Cello; Tatiana Goncharova, Piano°

Turina      Piano Trio No. 1
Hanna Lachert, Violin; Qiang Tu, Cello
Hélène Jeanney, Piano°

Added: Event, Artists, and Repertoire
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Annual Erich Leinsdorf Lecture with Thomas Hampson

Walter Reade Theater, Broadway at 65Th Street

Monday, January 11, 2010, 6:30 P.M.

Listening To Thought: Awakening Of The American Voice
Thomas Hampson, Baritone, Leonard Bernstein Scholar-In-Residence
Walt Whitman’s Role In The Emergence of An American Identity Paved The Way For The
Democratization of Expression and The Rise of The Individual’s Voice. Mr. Hampson Will
Discuss Whitman’s Impact on American Song, Including John Adams’s The Wound-
Dresser, A Setting of Texts By Walt Whitman, Which He Will Perform With The
Philharmonic on January 14–16, 2010.
Added: Event and Artist
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Alan Gilbert and Thomas Hampson

Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, January 14, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, January 15, 2010, 2:00 P.M.
Saturday, January 16, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

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
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Chamber Music at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sunday, January 17, 2010, 2:30 P.M.

Mozart   Duo For Violin and Viola In G Major
Sheryl Staples, Violin; Cynthia Phelps, Viola

Ravel    String Quartet
Sheryl Staples, Michelle Kim, Violin
Cynthia Phelps, Viola; Carter Brey, Cello

Brahms    Piano Quintet In F Minor
Sheryl Staples, Michelle Kim, Violin
Cynthia Phelps, Viola; Carter Brey, Cello
Yefim Bronfman, Piano

Added: Complete Repertoire
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2010 Tour Of Europe

In January 2010 The Philharmonic Will Tour Europe, led by Music Director Alan Gilbert.
Details to be Announced.
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Alan Gilbert Conducts World Premiere–
New York Philharmonic Commission By Christopher Rouse

Avery Fisher Hall

Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Thursday, February 11, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, February 12, 2010, 8:00 P.M.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 7:30 P.M.

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Liang Wang, Oboe
Mark Nuccio, Clarinet
Judith Leclair, Bassoon
Philip Myers, Horn

Mozart    Sinfonia Concertante For Oboe, Clarinet,
Bassoon, and Horn
Christopher Rouse   Zhizn (World Premiere–
New York Philharmonic Commission)
Mozart    Symphony No. 41, Jupiter
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Alan Gilbert and The New York Philharmonic
at Carnegie Hall
Magnus Lindberg’s Clarinet Concerto

Carnegie Hall

Saturday, February 13, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Kari Kriikku, Clarinet*

Wagner    Overture to Rienzi
Magnus Lindberg   Clarinet Concerto (U.S. Premiere)
Sibelius    Symphony No. 2
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David Robertson Conducts; Pianist Nicolas Hodges is Soloist

Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, February 19, 2010, 2:00 P.M.
Saturday, February 20, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

David Robertson, Conductor
Nicolas Hodges, Piano*

George Benjamin   Dance Figures, Nine Choreographic Scenes For
Orchestra)
Debussy     Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Faun
Ravel      Concerto For The Left Hand
Ginastera    Dances From The Ballet Estancia, Op. 8A
Added: Complete Repertoire
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New York Philharmonic Ensembles at Merkin Concert Hall

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center
129 West 67Th Street

Sunday, February 21, 2010, 3:00 P.M.

Rossini    Sonata A Quattro No. 3
Anna Rabinova, Na Sun, Violin
Qiang Tu, Cello; David J. Grossman, Bass

Prokofiev    Quintet
Sherry Sylar, Oboe
Pascual Martinez Forteza, Clarinet; Lisa Kim, Violin
William Blossom, Bass

Webern      Langsamer Satz
Lisa Gihae Kim, Minyoung Chang, Violin
Vivek Kamath, Viola; Eileen Moon, Cello

Turina      Piano Trio No. 2
Soohyun Kwon, Violin; Wei Yu, Cello
Yoo Jung Kim, Piano°
Added: Event, Artists, and Repertoire
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David Robertson and Gil Shaham

Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, February 25, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, February 26, 2010, 11:00 A.M.
Saturday, February 27, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

David Robertson, Conductor
Gil Shaham, Violin

Ravel      Mother Goose Suite
Barber    Violin Concerto
Bartók    The Wooden Prince (Complete)
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Saturday Matinee Concert

Avery Fisher Hall

Saturday, February 27, 2010, 2:00 P.M.

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

Beethoven    Septet
Ravel     Mother Goose Suite
Barber    Violin Concerto
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Very Young People’s Concerts
The Four Seasons: Winter

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center
129 West 67Th Street

Sunday, February 28, 2010, 12:30 and 3:00 P.M.
Monday, March 1, 2010, 10:30 A.M.
Program and Artists tba

Added: Event
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Alan Gilbert Conducts Rush Hour Concert

Avery Fisher Hall

Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 6:45 P.M.

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Liang Wang, Oboe
Mark Nuccio, Clarinet
Judith Leclair, Bassoon
Philip Myers, Horn

Mozart      Sinfonia Concertante For Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon
and Horn
Mozart    Symphony No. 41, Jupiter
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Riccardo Muti and András Schiff

Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, March 4, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, March 5, 2010, 8:00 P.M.
Monday, March 8, 2010, 7:30 P.M.

Riccardo Muti, Conductor
András Schiff, Piano

Brahms    Piano Concerto No. 1
Hindemith    Symphony In E-Flat
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Young People’s Concert®
Points Of Entry: Magnus Lindberg’s Feria

Avery Fisher Hall

Saturday, March 6, 2010, 2:00 P.M.
Kidzone Live!, An Interactive Music Fair, Precedes Each Concert 12:45 P.M.

Daniel Boico, Conductor
Theodore Wiprud, Host

Program tba
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New York Philharmonic presents András Schiff in Recital

Avery Fisher Hall

Saturday, March 6, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

András Schiff, Piano

Mendelssohn   Variations Sérieuses
Schumann    Sonata No. 1, Grosse Sonate
Mendelssohn   Songs Without Words (Selections)
Schumann    Fantasie, Op. 17
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Riccardo Muti and Vadim Repin

Avery Fisher Hall

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Thursday, March 11, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, March 13, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Vadim Repin, Violin

Beethoven   Violin Concerto
Franck    Symphony In D Minor
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New York Philharmonic Ensembles at Merkin Concert Hall

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center
129 West 67Th Street

Sunday, March 14, 2010, 3:00 P.M.

Elliott Carter     Au Quai
Kim Laskowski, Bassoon; Dawn Hannay, Viola

Rand Steiger     Trio In Memoriam
Sumire Kudo, Cello; Steven Beck, Piano°
Daniel Druckman, Percussion

Britten      Phantasy Quartet
Sherry Sylar, Oboe; Fiona Simon, Violin
Judith Nelson, Viola; Eileen Moon, Cello

Stuart Balcomb     American Trilogy
Robert Langevin, Flute; Sherry Sylar, Oboe
Mark Nuccio, Clarinet; Judith Leclair, Bassoon
Erik Ralske, Horn

Schumann     String Quartet No. 1, Op. 41
Kuan-Cheng Lu, Na Sun, Violin
Peter Kenote, Viola; Wei Yu, Cello
Added: Event, Artists, and Repertoire
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Christoph Eschenbach and Pinchas Zukerman

Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, March 19, 2010, 2:00 P.M.
Saturday, March 20, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor
Pinchas Zukerman, Violin

Brahms    Variations on A Theme By Haydn
Berg     Violin Concerto
Brahms/Schoenberg  Piano Quartet No. 1 In G Minor
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Jeffrey Kahane in All-Mozart Program

Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, March 25, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, March 26, 2010, 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, March 27, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

Jeffrey Kahane, Conductor and Piano

Mozart    Piano Concerto No. 6
Mozart    Piano Concerto No. 25
Mozart    Piano Concerto No. 24
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Young People’s Concert®
Points Of Entry: Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony

Avery Fisher Hall

Saturday, March 27, 2010, 2:00 P.M.
Kidzone Live!, An Interactive Music Fair, Precedes Each Concert 12:45 P.M.

Daniel Boico, Conductor
Theodore Wiprud, Host

Program tba
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Insights Series Event With Thomas Hampson

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
Rose Building
65Th Street and Amsterdam Avenue

Monday, April 5, 2010, 6:30 P.M.

Listening To Thought: A Guide To German Romanticism
Thomas Hampson, Baritone, Leonard Bernstein Scholar-In-Residence
In This Roadmap to German Lieder, Mr. Hampson Unearths The Richness and Meaning of
The Iconography, Metaphor, and Imagery of The German Romantic Tradition. Presented In
Conjunction With A Solo Recital By Mr. Hampson (April 11, 2010, at Alice Tully Hall).
Added: Event and Artist
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Rush Hour Concert

Avery Fisher Hall

Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 6:45 P.M.

Antonio Pappano, Conductor

Mozart    Symphony No. 31, Paris
Brahms    Symphony No. 4

Antonio Pappano and Joshua Bell

Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, April 9, 2010, 11:00 A.M.
Saturday, April 10, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

Antonio Pappano, Conductor
Joshua Bell, Violin

Mozart    Symphony No. 31, Paris
Bruch    Scottish Fantasy
Brahms    Symphony No. 4
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Thomas Hampson in Recital
Co-Presented by The New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center’s Art of the Song Series

Alice Tully Hall

Sunday, April 11, 2010, 5:00 P.M.

Thomas Hampson, Baritone
Pianist tba

Program tba
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Very Young People’s Concerts
The Four Seasons: Spring

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center
129 West 67Th Street

Sunday, April 11, 2010, 12:30 and 3:00 P.M.
Monday, April 19, 2010, 10:30 A.M.

Program and Artists tba
Added: Event
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Riccardo Muti Conducts

Avery Fisher Hall

Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Thursday, April 15, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, April 16, 2010, 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, April 17, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Carter Brey, Cello

Mozart    Symphony No. 34
Boccherini   Cello Concerto In D Major, G.479
Schubert    Symphony No. 4, Tragic
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Contact: The New York Philharmonic’s New-Music Series

Friday, April 16, 2010, 8:00 P.M.
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95Th Street

Saturday, April 17, 2010, 7:00 P.M.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Thomas Hampson, Baritone

Sean Shepherd   New Work (World Premiere–
New York Philharmonic Commission)
Nico Muhly    New Work (World Premiere–
New York Philharmonic Commission)
Matthias Pintscher  New Work (World Premiere–
New York Philharmonic/Frankfurt Radio
Symphony Orchestra Co-Commission)
Changed: April 17 Concert Time

The Russian Stravinsky: A Philharmonic Festival
Conducted by Valery Gergiev

Program I

Avery Fisher Hall

Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Thursday, April 22, 2010, 7:30 P.M.

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

Stravinsky    Les Noces
Stravinsky    Symphonies Of Wind Instruments
Stravinsky    The Firebird (Complete)
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The Russian Stravinsky: A Philharmonic Festival
Conducted By Valery Gergiev

Program II

Avery Fisher Hall

Friday, April 23, 2010, 2:00 P.M.
Saturday, April 24, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Mariinsky Theatre Chorus

Stravinsky    Jeu De Cartes, Ballet In Three Deals
Stravinsky    Symphony Of Psalms
Stravinsky    The Firebird (Complete)
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The Russian Stravinsky: A Philharmonic Festival
Conducted By Valery Gergiev

Program IV

Avery Fisher Hall

Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Thursday, April 29, 2010, 7:30 P.M.

Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin
Waltraud Meier, Mezzo-Soprano*(Jocasta)
Anthony Dean Griffey, Tenor (Oedipus)
Alexei Tanovitski, Bass-Baritone* (Creon & A Messenger, April 28; Tiresias,
April 29)
Mikhail Petrenko, Bass* (Tiresias, April 28; Creon & A Messenger, April 29)
Alexander Timchenko, Tenor (A Shepherd)
Narrator tba
Mariinsky Theatre Chorus

Stravinsky    Le Roi Des Étoiles
Stravinsky    Violin Concerto
Stravinsky    Oedipus Rex
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The Russian Stravinsky: A Philharmonic Festival
Conducted By Valery Gergiev

Program V

Avery Fisher Hall

Friday, April 30, 2010, 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, May 1, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Waltraud Meier, Mezzo-Soprano (Jocasta)
Anthony Dean Griffey, Tenor (Oedipus)
Alexander Timchenko, Tenor (A Shepherd)
Alexei Tanovitski, Bass-Baritone (Creon & A Messenger, April 30; Tiresias, May 1)
Mikhail Petrenko, Bass (Tiresias, April 30; Creon & A Messenger, May 1)
Narrator tba
Mariinsky Theatre Chorus

Stravinsky    Orpheus
Stravinsky    Oedipus Rex
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Insights Series Event With Valery Gergiev

Gilder Lehrman Hall
The Morgan Library and Museum
225 Madison Avenue at 36Th Street

Saturday, May 1, 2010
11:00 A.M. A Conversation With Valery Gergiev: “How Russian Was
Stravinsky?”
1:30 P.M.     The Piano Music of Igor Stravinsky

Stravinsky’s Russian-American Odyssey
Joseph Horowitz, Curator and Host
Valery Gergiev, Guest Speaker
Pianists From The Juilliard School
Musicians From The New York Philharmonic

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? Presented in conjunction with The
Russian Stravinsky: A Philharmonic Festival conducted by Valery Gergiev, April 21–
May 8, 2010.
Added: Event and Details
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The Russian Stravinsky: A Philharmonic Festival
Conducted By Valery Gergiev

Program VI

Avery Fisher Hall

Sunday, May 2, 2010, 3:00 P.M.

Valery Gergiev, Conductor

Cast to Include:
Alexander Timchenko, Tenor
Dmietry Voropaev, Tenor*
andrei Serov, Bass*
Gennady Bezzubenkov, Bass

Stravinsky    Renard
Stravinsky    L’histoire Du Soldat
Added: Additional Artists
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The Russian Stravinsky: A Philharmonic Festival
Conducted By Valery Gergiev

Program VII

Avery Fisher Hall

Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Thursday, May 6, 2010, 7:30 P.M.

Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Denis Matsuev, Piano*

Stravinsky    Symphony In C
Stravinsky    Capriccio For Piano and Orchestra
Stravinsky    Petrushka (1911 Version)
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The Russian Stravinsky: A Philharmonic Festival
Conducted By Valery Gergiev

Program VIII

Avery Fisher Hall

Friday, May 7, 2010, 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, May 8, 2010, 11:00 A.M.

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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Chamber Music at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Sunday, May 9, 2010, 2:30 P.M.

Program to Include:
Shostakovich    Piano Quintet
Glenn Dicterow, Violin
Lisa Kim, Violin
Rebecca Young, Viola
Eileen Moon, Cello
Alexei Volodin, Piano
Added: Additional Artists

Very Young People’s Concerts
“The Four Seasons: Summer”

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center
129 West 67Th Street

Sunday, May 9, 2010, 12:30 and 3:00 P.M.
Monday, May 10, 2010, 10:30 A.M.

Program and Artists tba
Added: Event


Insights Series Event With Alan Gilbert and Douglas Fitch

Venue tba

Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 6:30 P.M.

Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre
Alan Gilbert, Douglas Fitch, Speakers
Additional Speakers tba
Music Director Alan Gilbert and Director Douglas Fitch Reflect on bringing György
Ligeti’s fantastical 1975 opera — perhaps the most humorous and ironic examination of
mortality ever composed — to New York for the first time. presented in conjunction with
The New York Philharmonic’s performance of Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre in its New
York Premiere, May 27–29, 2010.

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Kurt Masur Conducts Beethoven and Bruckner

Avery Fisher Hall

Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Thursday, May 13, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, May 14, 2010, 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, May 15, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

Kurt Masur, Conductor

Beethoven    Symphony No. 1
Bruckner     Symphony No. 7
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New York Philharmonic Ensembles at Merkin Concert Hall

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center
129 West 67Th Street

Sunday, May 16, 2010, 3:00 P.M.

Eric Ewazen      Trio For Trumpet, Violin, and Piano
Philip Smith, Trumpet
Sharon Yamada, Violin
Jonathan Feldman, Piano

Loeffler       Deux Rapsodies
Sherry Sylar, Oboe; Cynthia Phelps, Viola
Yi-Fang Huang, Piano°

Dohnanyi  Piano Quintet No. 1
Sheryl Staples, Sharon Yamada, Violin
Rebecca Young, Viola; Eric Bartlett, Cello
Jonathan Feldman, Piano
Added: Event, Artists, and Program
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Alan Gilbert Conducts School Day Concerts

Avery Fisher Hall

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 10:30 A.M. and 12:00 P.M.
Thursday, May 20, 2010, 10:30 A.M. and 12:00 P.M.
Friday, May 21, 2010, 10:30 A.M. and 12:00 P.M.

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Theodore Wiprud, Host

Stravinsky                                    Petrushka (1947 Version)
Very Young Composers           Suite of New Works
Added: Repertoire
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Alan Gilbert Conducts New York Premiere Of Ligeti’s
Le Grand Macabre

Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, May 27, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, May 28, 2010, 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, May 29, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Douglas Fitch, Director

Barbara Hannigan, Soprano* (Gepopo)
Kiera Duffy, Soprano (Venus)
Jennifer Black, Soprano* (Amanda)
Renée Tatum, Mezzo-Soprano (Amando)
Anthony Roth Costanzo, Countertenor* (Prince Go-Go)
Melissa Parks, Mezzo-Soprano* (Mescalina)
Mark Schowalter, Tenor* (Piet The Pot)
Eric Owens, Bass-Baritone (Nekrotzar)
Wilbur Pauley, Bass (Astradamors)
Peter Tantsits, Tenor (The White Minister)
Joshua Bloom, Baritone* (The Black Minister)
New York Choral Artists
Joseph Flummerfelt, Director

Ligeti      Le Grand Macabre (New York Premiere)
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Annual Free Memorial Day Concert at
The Cathedral Church Of St. John the Divine

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue

Monday, May 31, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

Alan Gilbert, Conductor

Program tba
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Sir Andrew Davis Conducts All-French Program

Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, June 3, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, June 4, 2010, 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, June 5, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Susan Graham, Mezzo-Soprano
Kent Tritle, Organ

Berlioz     Overture to Les Francs-Juges
Chausson     Poème De L’amour Et De La Mer
Saint-Saëns    Symphony No. 3, Organ
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Alan Gilbert and Lisa Batiashvili

Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, June 10, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, June 11, 2010, 2:00 P.M.
Saturday, June 12, 2010, 8:00 P.M.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 7:30 P.M.

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, Violin

Magnus Lindberg    Arena
Sibelius     Violin Concerto
Brahms     Symphony No. 2
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Saturday Matinee Concert

Avery Fisher Hall

Saturday, June 12, 2010, 2:00 P.M.

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

Brahms     String Sextet No. 2
Brahms     Symphony No. 2
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Alan Gilbert Conducts HK Gruber’s Aerial

Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, June 17, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, June 18, 2010, 11:00 A.M.
Saturday, June 19, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Håkan Hardenberger, Trumpet*

Wagner     Siegfried Idyll
HK Gruber     Aerial
Mozart     Symphony No. 25
Wagner     Prelude and Liebestod, From Tristan Und
Isolde
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Alan Gilbert Conducts Magnus Lindberg
and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

Avery Fisher Hall

Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Thursday, June 24, 2010, 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, June 26, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Christine Brewer, Soprano
Mezzo-Soprano tba
Paul Groves, Tenor
Eric Owens, Bass-Baritone
New York Choral Artists
Joseph Flummerfelt, Director

Magnus Lindberg   New Work (World Premiere–
New York Philharmonic Commission)
Beethoven   Missa Solemnis
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Alan Gilbert and The New York Philharmonic at
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Newark, New Jersey

Friday, June 25, 2010, 8:00 P.M.

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Christine Brewer, Soprano
Mezzo-Soprano tba
Paul Groves, Tenor
Eric Owens, Bass-Baritone
New York Choral Artists
Joseph Flummerfelt, Director

Magnus Lindberg   New Work (World Premiere–
New York Philharmonic Commission)
Beethoven   Missa Solemnis
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About the author

The Editor

Michael Miller, Editor and Publisher of New York Arts, an International Journal for the Arts and The Berkshire Review, was trained as a classicist and art historian at Harvard and Oxford, worked in the art world for many years as a curator and dealer, and contributed reviews and articles to Bostonia, Master Drawings, Drawing, Threshold, and North American Opera Journal, as well as numerous articles for scholarly and popular periodicals. He has taught courses in classics, the English language, and art history at Oberlin, Rutgers, New York University, the New School, and Williams. Currently, when he is not at work on New York Arts, he writes fiction, pursues photography, and publishes scholarly work. In 2011 he contributed an introductory essay to Leonard Freed: The Italians / exh. cat. Io Amo L’Italia, exhibition at Le Stelline, Milan, and wrote the revised the section on American opera houses in The Grove Dictionary of American Music. He is currently at work on a libretto for a new opera by Lewis Spratlan, Midi, an adaptation of Euripides’ Medea set in the French West Indies, ca. 1930.

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