Program notes provide additional insight into the works and artists performing on each concert. You can read them in advance, when you arrive at your performance, or after your concert to learn more about your program.

James M. Keller is the program annotator of the New York Philharmonic

February 23 Alan Gilbert's 50th Birthday
Selections from concertos by J.S. BACH, BRAHMS, BEETHOVEN, BRUCH; songs by R. STRAUSS and KORNGOLD, GERSHWIN's An American in Paris 

February 22, 24, 25  Beethoven's Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 8 
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 7   

February 15-18 Beethoven and Mahler 
BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 1
MAHLER  Symphony No. 1

February 9-11  Tchaikovsky Festival: Symphony No. 6, Pathétique 
TANEYEV  Oresteia Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY  Francesca da Rimini
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

February 2-4 & 7 Tchaikovsky Festival: First Piano Concerto and Manfred Symphony
TCHAIKOVSKY  Piano Concerto No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY  Manfred Symphony 

January 31 Chinese New Year Celebration 
Traditional Chinese songs, works by LI Huanzhi, CHEN Qigang, SAINT-SAËNS, PUCCINI, RAVEL, and more

January 26-28 Tchaikovsky Festival: Second Piano Concerto & Fifth Symphony  
GLINKA  Valse-Fantaisie
TCHAIKOVSKY  Piano Concerto No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 5

January 11-14, Beethoven's Emperor Concerto and Brahms's Third Symphony
BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor 
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 3

January 5-7, Emanuel Ax, Gruber & Schubert
WEILL Little Threepenny Music for Wind Orchestra
HK GRUBER Piano Concerto
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 2

December 31, New Year's Eve
Selections by Copland, Rodgers & Hammerstein, J. Strauss II, Lerner & Loewe

December 28-30 & January 3, Copland and Marsalis
COPLAND Quiet City
William BOLCOLM Trombone Concerto
Wynton MARSALIS The Jungle (Symphony No. 4)

December 16-17, Film: Babe in Concert 
WESTLAKE  Babe

December 13-17  Handel's Messiah
HANDEL  Messiah

December 10, Saturday Matinee: Dvořák's Symphony No. 6
HINDEMITH  Kleine Kammermusik
HINDEMITH  Septet
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 6

December 8-10, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3
JANÁČEK  House of the Dead Overture
BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 3
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 6

December 1-3, All-Mozart
MOZART  Symphony No. 31, Paris;  Flute Concerto No. 2; Exsultate, jubilate; and Symphony No. 39

November 26, Saturday Matinee
DVOŘÁK  String Quartet in F major, American
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 8

November 23-26, Beethoven's Violin Concerto and Dvořák
BEETHOVEN  Violin Concerto
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 8

November 17-19, Van Zweden Conducts Wagner & a Premiere
WAGNER  Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin
Julia ADOLPHE  Unearth, Release (Concerto for Viola and Orchestra)
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

November 15, Itzhak Perlman and the New York Philharmonic 
BEETHOVEN Two Romances for Violin and Orchestra
BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture and Symphony No. 4

November 9-12, Trifonov Performs Mozart
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25
RAVEL Daphnis et Chlo é (complete ballet)

November 3-5, Anoushka Shankar and Schubert's Unfinished
R. SHANKAR Rāgā-Mālā Concerto No. 2, for Sitar and Orchestra
HAYDN Symphony No. 93
SCHUBERT Symphony in B minor, Unfinished

October 27-29 & November 1, Bruch's Violin Concerto
BARTÓK Dance Suite
BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7

October 20-22 & 25, Kavakos Plays Bach
J.S. BACH Violin Concerto in D minor (reconstructed), BMV 1052
BUSONI Berceuse elegiaque
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2

October 6-8, Lang Lang Plays Beethoven
LIGETI Mysteries of the Macabre,for Trumpet and Orchestra
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
BARTÓK Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta

October 5, Beethoven's Symphony No. 5
BARTÓK Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
LIGETI Mysteries of the Macabre, for Trumpet and Orchestra
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5;

September 29-October 1 Scheherazade
BERLIOZ Les Nuits d’été
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

September 27, Mozart & the New World Symphony
John CORIGLIANO STOMP, for Orchestra
MOZART Clarinet Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, From the New World 

September 22-24, Batiashvili, Tchaikovsky & the New World Symphony 
TCHAIKOVSKY  Violin Concerto
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 9, From the New World

September 21, Opening Gala Concert 
John CORIGLIANO  STOMP, for Orchestra
GERSHWIN  Concerto in F 
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 9, From the New World

September 16-17, THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic
GERSHWIN Manhattan (World Premiere–complete film with orchestra)

September 13-15, THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic
BERNSTEIN West Side Story (complete film with orchestra)