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11/5     Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (Semyon Bychkov, cond)
11/12   Mahler: Symphony No. 7 (Rafael Kubelik, cond)
11/19   Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (Christine Brewer, s; Nancy Gustafson, s; Jeanine De Bique, s; Mary Phillips, ms; Nancy Maultsby, ms; Anthony Dean Griffey, t; Wolfgang Schöne, bs; Jason Grant, bs-bar; New York Choral Artists; The Dessoff Symphonic Choir; Brooklyn Youth Chorus; Lorin Maazel, cond)
11/26   Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (Alan Gilbert, cond)

Philip Montgomery for The New York Times

  The New York Times recently ran a profile of conductor Alan Gilbert and his work as Music Director at the New York Philharmonic.  It's both a good read to understand more of what's going on with the New York Philharmonic, but also to understand the challenges of leading an orchestra these days. 

June 2017 New York Philharmonic Programs

May 29, 2017

6/4        Verdi: Messa da Requiem (Angela Meade, s; Lilli Paasikivi, ms; Russell Thomas, t;
Eric Owens, b-bar; Joseph Flummerfelt, dir; Alan Gilbert, cond)
6/11      Salonen: Nyx Ravel: Piano Concerto Debussy: Jeux Strauss: Rosenkavalier Suite (Inon Barnatan, p; Alan Gilbert, cond)

May 2017 New York Philharmonic Programs

May 1, 2017

5/7        Copland: El Salón México Ravel/Orch. Constant: Gaspard de la nuit Christopher Rouse: Flute Concerto Ravel: Boléro (Robert Langevin, f; Leonard Slatkin, cond)

5/14      Nielsen: Maskerade Overture Nielsen: Symphony No. 5 Nielsen: Symphony No. 6, Sinfonia semplice (Alan Gilbert, cond)

April 2017 New York Philharmonic Programs

Mar 28, 2017

4/2        Salonen: L.A. Variations Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (Frank Huang, v; Alan Gilbert, cond)

4/9        Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 Schumann: Symphony No. 2 (Paul Lewis, p; Christoph von Dohnányi, cond)

4/16      R. Strauss: Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks  Rouse: Oboe Concerto 20:00 Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy (Liang Wang, ob; Alan Gilbert, cond)

March 2017 New York Philharmonic Programs

Feb 27, 2017

3/5        Dvorak: Carnival Overture Beethoven: Violin Concerto Lindberg: Piano Concerto No. 2 Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 (Frank-Peter Zimmermann, v; Yefim Bronfman, p; Alan Gilbert, cond)

3/12      Lyadov: The Enchanted Lake Tchaikovksy: Selections from Swan Lake Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (Alan Gilbert, cond)

March 2017 Relevant Tones listings

Feb 26, 2017

3/4        Composer Spotlight: James Matheson  With important commissions from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic among others, and a new and highly praised album release, James Matheson has established a reputation as a composer of finely tuned, individualistic music with wide-ranging appeal. We’ll chat with him about his career and play his music.

What happens when a winter storm and a stomach virus throws an assistant conductor into his New York Philharmonic debut?   It’s sort of the job of the assistant conductor to be at the rehearsals and learn the repertory. We’re there to cover all the performances, in the event something happens, said Joshua Gersen in this interview. 

February 2017 New York Philharmonic programs

Jan 30, 2017
Fine Art America

2/5       Vivaldi: Concerto for Four Violins Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 Berg: Violin Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 (Sheryl Staples, Michelle Kim, Marc Ginsburg, Lisa Kim, v; Frank-Peter Zimmermann, v; Alan Gilbert, cond)
2/12      NYP Jukebox: There, in the Night Ives: Central Park in the Dark Schoenberg: Transfigured Night

There's magic in the air with opera overtures from Mozart and Schubert, symphonic greatest hits from Mahler, Beethoven, Dvorak, and Tchaikovsky, and ring in Christmas with Handel's Messiah, from the New York Philharmonic on Classical 91.5.