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Symphonic Masters 1

Esa-Pekka Salonen
Esa-Pekka Salonen / Photo by Minna Hatinen/Finnish National Opera and Ballet

Sunday afternoon concerts featuring jewels of the symphonic canon rendered by world-renowned orchestras, conductors, and soloists.

Philharmonia Orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm

David Geffen Hall

Bruckner: Symphony No. 7

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Edward Gardner, conductor

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm

David Geffen Hall

Debussy: La mer

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

Ravel: Ma mère l’oye (“Mother Goose Suite”)

Debussy: Ibéria, from Images

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Manfred Honeck, conductor

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm

David Geffen Hall

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”)

Mahler: Symphony No. 5

Symphonic Masters 2

Russian National Orchestra
Russian National Orchestra / Photo courtesy of the RNO

Unforgettable evenings of symphonic masterpieces with some of the world’s foremost orchestras, conductors, and soloists.

Russian National Orchestra

Russian National Orchestra

Kirill Karabits, conductor (New York debut)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 8:00 pm

David Geffen Hall

ALL-RACHMANINOFF PROGRAM

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

Symphonic Dances

Philharmonia Orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Monday, March 11, 2019 at 8:00 pm

David Geffen Hall

Sibelius: The Oceanides

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Cello Concerto

Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Edward Gardner, conductor

Monday, April 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm

David Geffen Hall

Beethoven: Egmont Overture

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor

Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Chamber Orchestras

Concerto Köln
Photo by Harald Hoffmann

Vivaldi, Handel, Bach, and two magnificent settings of the Stabat Mater, performed by the world’s most remarkable chamber orchestras.

Britten Sinfonia

MACMILLAN STABAT MATER

Britten Sinfonia

The Sixteen

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

ALL-JAMES MACMILLAN PROGRAM

Miserere (U.S. premiere)

Stabat Mater (U.S. premiere)

Performed without intermission

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Vivaldi: Gloria

Concerto Köln

MUSIC ON PERIOD INSTRUMENTS

Concerto Köln

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Handel: Concerto Grosso in F major, Op. 6, No. 2

Bach: Concerto for two violins in D minor

Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in A major

Locatelli: Concerto for 4 violins and strings in F major

Handel: Concerto for organ and strings in F major

Geminiani: Concerto Grosso (“La Follia”)

Vivaldi: Concerto for 4 violins and orchestra in B minor

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

Anders Hillborg: Bach Materia (New York premiere)

Haydn: Symphony No. 99

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (“Classical”)

Virtuoso Recitals

Hilary Hahn
Hilary Hahn / Photo by Michael Patrick O'Leary

Singular performers reveal the timeless power of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, and more.

Single tickets and Compose Your Own packages are available for Virtuoso Recitals concerts.

Hilary Hahn, solo violin

HILARY HAHN PLAYS BACH

Hilary Hahn, solo violin

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

ALL-BACH PROGRAM

Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001

Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002

Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

As an encore, Ms. Hahn repeated the Chaconne from Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004.

Martin Fröst, clarinet Henrik Måwe, piano

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata, FP 184

Bartók (arr. Jonas Dominique): Selected Romanian Folk Dances, Sz.56

Brahms (arr. Martin Fröst and Henrik Måwe): Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 13, and 21

Brahms: Wie Melodien zieht es mir

Brahms: Mädchenlied

Brahms: Vergebliches Ständchen

Brahms: Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 120, No. 2

As an encore, Mr. Fröst and Mr. Måwe performed an Improvisation and Klezmer Dance by Göran Fröst.

Piotr Anderszewski, piano

DIABELLI VARIATIONS

Piotr Anderszewski, piano

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Bach: Selected Preludes and Fugues from the Well-tempered Clavier, Book II

Beethoven: 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op. 120

Joshua Bell, violin Steven Isserlis, cello Jeremy Denk, piano

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor

Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor

Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque

Ravel: Piano Trio

Takács Quartet

Takács Quartet
Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado

Experience the luminous world of Schubert through the sublime playing of the Takács Quartet.

Single tickets and Compose Your Own packages are available for Takács Quartet concerts.

Takács Quartet

Takács Quartet

David Korevaar, piano
Paul Erhard, bass

Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Brahms: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2

Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major (“Trout”)

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

Jiji
Jiji / Photo by Lauren Chun

A refreshing Sunday ritual: an hour of splendid music, followed by coffee and conversation with the artists.

Federico Colli, piano

Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 11:00 am

Walter Reade Theater

Scarlatti: Six Sonatas

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 5 in G major, K.283

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in F minor (“Appassionata”)

As an encore, Mr. Colli performed Myra Hess’s arrangement of Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring.

Van Kuijk Quartet

DEATH AND THE MAIDEN

Van Kuijk Quartet

Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 11:00 am

Walter Reade Theater

Schubert: String Quartet in D minor, D.810 (“Death and the Maiden”)

As an encore, the Van Kuijk Quartet performed Jean-Christophe Masson’s arrangement of Poulenc’s Les chemins de l’amour.

Verona Quartet

INTIMATE LETTERS

Verona Quartet

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 11:00 am

Walter Reade Theater

Mozart: String Quartet No. 23 in F major, K.590 (“Prussian”)

Janáček: String Quartet No. 2 (“Intimate Letters”)

Benjamin Beilman, violin Orion Weiss, piano

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 11:00 am

Walter Reade Theater

Schubert: Rondo for violin and piano in B minor, D.895 (“Rondo brillant”)

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96

Jiji, guitar

ELECTRIC COUNTERPOINT

Jiji, guitar

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 11:00 am

Walter Reade Theater

Albéniz: Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Albéniz: Asturias (Leyenda), from Suite Española

Scarlatti: Sonata D minor, K.10

Marais: Les Voix humaines

Bach: Allegro, from Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro in E-flat major, BWV 998

Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint

Ginastera: Sonata for Guitar

Francesco Piemontesi, piano

ITALIAN CONCERTO

Francesco Piemontesi, piano

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 11:00 am

Walter Reade Theater

Bach: Italian Concerto

Debussy: Images, Book II

Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No. 2

Great Pianists on Film

Arthur Rubinstein
Arthur Rubinstein / Photo courtesy of New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives

Each season, the Music on Film series makes it possible to travel through time to witness some of the most iconic performers of the past century in career-defining moments. In this extraordinary collection, we’re bringing together beautifully restored performance footage of master pianists, including Argerich, Arrau, Backhaus, Gould, Horowitz, Richter, Rubinstein, and Serkin.

Great Pianists Play Beethoven

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Walter Reade Theater

ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM

Rudolf Serkin, Sonata in E major, Op. 109 (1987)

Claudio Arrau, Sonata in C minor, Op. 111 (1970)

Wilhelm Backhaus, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major (Vienna Symphony, cond. Karl Böhm) (1967)

Great Pianists Play Chopin

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Walter Reade Theater

ALL-CHOPIN PROGRAM

Arthur Rubinstein in Recital (1953), Polonnaise, Op. 40, No. 1; Valse, Op. 64, No. 2; Prélude, Op. 28, No. 8; Mazurka, Op. 30, No. 4; Scherzo No. 3; Nocturne, Op. 15, No. 2; Polonnaise, Op. 53 (“Héroïque”)

Vladimir Horowitz, Excerpt from The Last Romantic (dir. Albert and David Maysles, 1985)

Martha Argerich, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor (Orchestre National de L’ORTF; Franco Mannino, Conductor; 1970)

Gould Plays Bach

MUSIC ON FILM

Gould Plays Bach

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Walter Reade Theater

ALL-BACH PROGRAM

Allegro, from Concerto No. 1 in D minor

Goldberg Variations

Compose Your Own

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Complimentary Classical

Navarra String Quartet
Navarra String Quartet / Photo by Sussie Ahlburg

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

Navarra String Quartet

Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Pēteris Vasks: String Quartet No. 4

Ravel: String Quartet in F major

Tesla Quartet

Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Respighi: Quartet in D major

Beethoven: Quartet in F major, Op. 135

Castalian String Quartet

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Britten: String Quartet No. 2

Schubert: String Quartet in A minor (“Rosamunde”)

Minguet Quartet

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Beethoven: String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

Mahler (arr. Reisinger): Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

Virtuoso Recitals

Isabelle Faust
Photo by Felix Broede

Master recitalists infuse new depth and passion into treasured works.

Isabelle Faust, violin

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM

Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30, No. 1

Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30, No. 3

Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30, No. 2

Daniil Trifonov, piano

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

ALL-BACH PROGRAM

Bach (arr. Brahms):  Chaconne for the left hand, from Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor

Bach (arr. Rachmaninoff): Prelude, Gavotte, and Gigue, from Violin Partita No. 3 in E major

Bach (trans. Liszt): Fantasie and Fugue in G minor

Bach: The Art of Fugue

Steven Osborne, piano

BEETHOVEN'S FINAL PIANO SONATAS

Steven Osborne, piano

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM

Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110

Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

Jeremy Denk, piano

Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I