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Petrushka and John Adams’s World Premiere


David Geffen Hall

Price Range

$33.00 - $129.00


1 hour 45 minutes with intermission

Date & Times


Mar, 2015

Thursday, 7:30 PM


Mar, 2015

Friday, 8:00 PM


Mar, 2015

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

Composer John Adams will participate in Pre-Concert Insights before these concerts.



The Enchanted Lake



Petrushka (original 1911 version)


John Adams

Scheherazade.2 – Dramatic symphony for violin and orchestra (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam; the Royal Concertgebouw; and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, David Robertson, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director)


Alan Gilbert


Alan Gilbert


Alan Gilbert


Alan Gilbert, former Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, launches a new appointment as chief conductor designate of Hamburg’s NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra this fall, shortly after the opening of its already iconic new home. The Grammy Award–winning conductor previously served as principal guest conductor of the orchestra (then known as NDR Symphony Orchestra Hamburg) for more than a decade, and will assume the role of chief conductor in September 2019. This position follows his truly transformative eight-year tenure as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, during which, through such key initiatives as the NY PHIL BIENNIAL, he succeeded in making the Orchestra a leader on the cultural landscape. Alan Gilbert is also conductor laureate of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and the founder and president of Musicians for Unity. With the endorsement and guidance of the United Nations, this new organization will bring together musicians from around the world to perform in support of peace, development, and human rights.

Alan Gilbert makes regular guest appearances with orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. He has led operatic productions for Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, The Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Zurich Opera, Royal Swedish Opera, and Santa Fe Opera, where he was the inaugural music director.

His discography includes The Nielsen Project, a box set recorded with the New York Philharmonic, and John Adams’s Doctor Atomic, captured on DVD at The Metropolitan Opera, for which he won a Grammy Award. He received Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Music Direction in PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts of two star-studded New York Philharmonic productions: of Sweeney Todd and Sinatra: Voice for a Century.

Alan Gilbert has received Honorary Doctor of Music degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and Westminster Choir College, as well as Columbia University’s Ditson Conductor’s Award. He is a member of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and was named an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. At The Juilliard School, he is the first holder of the William Schuman Chair in Musical Studies and serves as Director of Conducting and Orchestral Studies. After giving the annual Royal Philharmonic Society Lecture on Orchestras in the 21st Century: A New Paradigm during the New York Philharmonic’s EUROPE / SPRING 2015 tour, he received a 2015 Foreign Policy Association Medal for his commitment to cultural diplomacy.

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Leila Josefowicz


Leila Josefowicz


Leila Josefowica


Violinist Leila Josefowicz is the chosen interpreter of several of today’s leading composers, including John Adams, Oliver Knussen, Thomas Adès, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. In recognition of her advocacy and commitment to the music of today, she was named a 2008 MacArthur Fellow. Violin concertos have been written for her by Salonen, Steven Mackey, Colin Matthews, and Luca Francesconi, whose concerto Duende – The Dark Notes Ms. Josefowicz performed in its World Premiere in February 2014 with Susanna Mälkki and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. She first performed Salonen’s Violin Concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by the composer, before subsequent performances throughout Europe and North America, including with the New York Philharmonic. She premiered Matthews’s Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra before performing it with the Orchestre national de Lyon and the BBC and Finnish Radio symphony orchestras. After premiering John Adams’s Scheherazade.2 — Dramatic symphony for violin and orchestra with the New York Philharmonic, which co-commissioned the work, led by Alan Gilbert in March 2015, she will reprise the work with the Cincinnati and Atlanta symphony orchestras in April and May, respectively, both conducted by the composer. Other engagements in the 2014–15 season include concerts with Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra with Esa-Pekka Salonen and Cologne’s Gürzenich Orchestra with James Gaffigan, and a recital at London’s Wigmore Hall in March 2015. Recent highlights include performances with the BBC, Boston, Chicago, Swedish Radio, Finnish Radio, RAI National, Melbourne, and Lucerne symphony orchestras, and the London Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala. Leila Josefowicz has released several recordings, notably for Deutsche Grammophon, Philips/Universal, and Warner Classics and was featured on Touch Press’s acclaimed iPad app, The Orchestra. Her latest recording, of Salonen’s Violin Concerto with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2014.

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