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Symphonic Masters 1

Gustavo Dudamel
Photo by Mathew Imaging

Peak performances of vibrant masterpieces by the world’s leading orchestras and conductors

Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm

David Geffen Hall

Beethoven: Missa solemnis

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer, conductor

Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm

David Geffen Hall

Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm

David Geffen Hall

Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

London Symphony Orchestra

Simon Rattle, conductor

Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm

David Geffen Hall

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

Symphonic Masters 2

Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Photo by Ian Douglas

Peak performances of vibrant masterpieces by the world’s leading orchestras and conductors

Monday, March 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm

David Geffen Hall

Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”)

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8:00 pm

David Geffen Hall

Esa-Pekka Salonen: New work (New York premiere)

Varèse: Amériques 

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

London Symphony Orchestra

Simon Rattle, conductor

Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8:00 pm

David Geffen Hall

Mahler: Symphony No. 9

London Symphony Orchestra

Simon Rattle, conductor

Monday, May 7, 2018 at 8:00 pm

David Geffen Hall

Mahler: Symphony No. 10 (completed by Deryck Cooke)

Mahler Transcending

Photo by Stephan Rabold

Simon Rattle, in his first New York appearance as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra, reveals the sheer beauty of Mahler’s final three works.

London Symphony Orchestra

Simon Rattle, conductor

Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8:00 pm

David Geffen Hall

Mahler: Symphony No. 9

London Symphony Orchestra

Simon Rattle, conductor

Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm

David Geffen Hall

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

London Symphony Orchestra

Simon Rattle, conductor

Monday, May 7, 2018 at 8:00 pm

David Geffen Hall

Mahler: Symphony No. 10 (completed by Deryck Cooke)

Art of the Song

Mark Padmore
Richard Termine

Spellbinding lieder recitals by some of today’s most magnetic vocal artists

Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Sibelius: Kaiutar (“The Echo Nymph”);Illalle (“To Evening”); Romeo; Im Feld ein Mädchen singt; Die stille Stadt

Schubert: Selections, from Schwanengesang

Vaughan Williams: The Vagabond; Youth and Love; The Infinite Shining Heavens, from Songs of Travel

Somervell: There Pass the Careless People

Warlock: My Own Country; Piggesnie; The Night

Grainger: The Sprig of Thyme

Poulenc: Tel jour, telle nuit; Bonne journée; Une ruine coquille vide; Le front comme un drapeau perdu; Une roulotte couverte en tuiles; A toutes brides; Une herbe pauvre; Je n’ai envie que de t’aimer; Figure de force brûlante et farouche; Nous avons fait le nuit

Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Schumann: Liederkreis

Brahms: Es liebt sich so lieblich im Lenze; Sommerabend; Mondenschein; Es schauen die Blumen; Meerfahrt; Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht

Schumann: Dichterliebe

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Beethoven: Neue Liebe, neues Leben, Op. 75, No. 2; Wonne der Wehmut, Op. 83, No. 1; Mit einem gemalten Band, Op. 83, No. 3; Aus Goethes Faust, Op. 75, No. 3

Schubert: Prometheus Geistes-Gruss, D. 142; An den Mond, D. 259; Rastlose Liebe, D. 138; An Schwager Kronos, D. 369; Schäfers Klagelied, D. 121; Wandrers Nachtlied II, D. 768; Erlkönig, D.328

Tchaikovsky: Don Juan’s Serenade, Op. 38, No. 1; At the balll, Op. 38, No. 3; None, but the lonely heart, Op. 6, No. 6; Over burning ashes, Op. 25, No. 2

Rachmaninoff: O stay, my love, Op. 4, No. 1; V molchan’i nochi taynoy (“In the Silence of the Secret Night”) Op. 4, No. 3; Fate, Op. 21, No. 1; On the Death of a Linnet, Op. 21, No. 8; Christ is Risen, Op. 26, No. 6; Spring Waters, Op. 14, No. 11

Selection of favorite folk songs

Chamber Orchestras

Photo by Patrick Seeger

Leaders in period performance bring Bach, Monteverdi, Mozart, and Vivaldi to Alice Tully Hall.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea

CHRISTMAS ORATORIO

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Bach: Four Cantatas from Weihnachts-Oratorium (“Christmas Oratorio”)

Jauchzet frohlocket auf preiset die Tage

Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend

Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen

Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben

VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS

Concerto Köln

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

All-Vivaldi program

The Four Seasons

Concerto for strings in G minor

Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Haydn: Symphony No. 74 in E-flat major

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major

J.C. Bach: Symphony in G minor

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major (“Jeunehomme”)

The Birth of Opera

Photo by Sim Canetty Clarke

John Eliot Gardiner and his exceptional period-instrument ensemble and choir celebrate the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi’s birth, capturing the touching humanity of his surviving three operas in semi-staged performances over a single week.

GARDINER CONDUCTS MONTEVERDI

Orfeo

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Monteverdi: L’Orfeo

GARDINER CONDUCTS MONTEVERDI

The Return of Ulysses

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Monteverdi: Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria 

GARDINER CONDUCTS MONTEVERDI

The Coronation of Poppea

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea 

17/18 VR Virtuoso Recitals

Photo by Uwe Arens

Dazzling performance meets emotional depth with these master recitalists.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM 

Sonata in C minor, Op. 13 (“Pathétique”)

Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”)

Sonata in C major, Op. 53 (“Waldstein”)

Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (“Moonlight”)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

ALL-BACH PROGRAM

Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003

Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005

Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Byrd: Two Pavans and Galliards, from My Ladye Nevells Booke of Virginal Music 

Bach: English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811

Beethoven: Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101

Debussy: Préludes, Book 2

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Beethoven: Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 5, No. 1

Britten: Sonata in C major, Op. 65

Chopin: Sonata in G minor, Op. 65

Chopin: Grand Duo on themes from Meyerbeer’s Robert le diable

Emerson String Quartet

Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco

A genius pairing: late Shostakovich illuminates late Beethoven—and vice versa—in two intriguing performances by the Emerson String Quartet

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 127

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 15 in E-flat minor, Op. 144

Nearing the End

Emerson String Quartet

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 127

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 15

Performed without intermission. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Beethoven: String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat minor, Op. 138

Beethoven: Grosse Fuge in B-flat major, Op. 133

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

Calmus
Photo by Irene Zandel

A refreshing Sunday ritual: intimate one-hour concerts accompanied by Nespresso and conversation with the artists

Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 11:00 am

Walter Reade Theater

Valentin Silvestrov: Benedictus

Mompou: Angelico, from Música callada, Vol. I, No. 1

Valentin Silvestrov: Der Bote (“The Messenger”)

Mozart: Allegro, from Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K.545

Valentin Silvestrov: Wedding Waltz

Schubert: Impromptu No. 3 in G-flat major, D.899

Valentin Silvestrov: Chopin Moments

Chopin: Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1

Valentin Silvestrov: Bagatelle

Debussy: Reflets dans l’eau, from Images, Book I

Valentin Silvestrov: Postludium

Wagner (trans. Liszt): Isolde’s Liebestod, from Tristan und Isolde

Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 11:00 am

Walter Reade Theater

Valentin Silvestrov: Benedictus

Mompou: Angelico, from Música callada

Silvestrov: Der Bote (“The Messenger”)

Mozart: Allegro, from Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major

Silvestrov: Wedding Waltz

Schubert: Impromptu No. 3 in G-flat major

Silvestrov: Chopin Moments

Chopin: Nocturne in C minor

Silvestrov: Bagatelle

Debussy: Reflets dans l’eau

Silvestrov: Postludium

Wagner (trans. Liszt): Liebestod, from Tristan und Isolde

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 11:00 am

Walter Reade Theater

Bach: Chromatic fantasia and fugue in D minor

Jason Eckardt: Echoes’ White Veil

Rachmaninoff: Étude-tableau in A minor

Beethoven: Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major

CHRISTMAS CAROLS AROUND THE WORLD

Calmus

Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 11:00 am

Walter Reade Theater

Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 11:00 am

Walter Reade Theater

Haydn: Piano Trio No. 39 in G major (“Gypsy”)

Hans Abrahamsen: Serenade from Traumlieder

Hans Abrahamsen: Arabesque Traumlieder

Smetana: Piano Trio in G minor

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

Walter Reade Theater

Prokofiev: Violin Sonata in D major

Dvořák: Romantic Pieces

Ravel: Tzigane

Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 11:00 am

Walter Reade Theater

Mozart: Sonata for Piano Four-Hands in D major, K.381

John Adams: Roll Over Beethoven

Chopin: Rondo in C major for Two Pianos

Lutosławski: Variations on a Theme by Paganini

17/18 FILM Music on Film

Photo by Susanne Faulkner Stevens

A captivating glimpse into the creative process through rare, behind-the-scenes footage of visionary conductors, plus a new documentary on legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Walter Reade Theater

Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Walter Reade Theater

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 6:15 pm

Walter Reade Theater

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 8:45 pm

Walter Reade Theater

Compose Your Own

Enjoy the most flexibility and compose your own perfect season. Choose four performances and save 15%, or choose three and save 10%.

Complimentary Classical

Photo by Amy Schroeder

Four spirited string quartets in FREE, hour-long concerts in the David Rubenstein Atrium.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Mozart: Quartet in A major, K.464

R. Murray Schafer: Quartet No. 2 (“Waves”)

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Piston: String Quartet No. 3

Debussy: String Quartet in G minor

Guido López Gavilán: Guaguanco

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Haydn: String Quartet in C major, Op. 74, No. 1

Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Beethoven: String Quartet in F major, Op. 18, No. 1

Ives: String Quartet No. 2