Petrushka and the World Premiere of John Adams’s Scheherazade.2

The New York Philharmonic

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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 (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 his tenure as chief conductor of Hamburg’s NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in September 2019. 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 began serving as chief conductor designate in 2017, shortly after the opening of the orchestra’s already iconic new home. 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 Josefowicz by Chris Lee


Leila Josefowicz’s advocacy of contemporary violin music is reflected in her diverse programs and enthusiasm to perform new works. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she collaborates with leading composers, orchestras, and conductors around the world. Her 2017–18 season highlights include concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; the Iceland, Boston, Lahti, Finnish Radio symphony orchestras, and Washington, D.C.’s National Symphony Orchestra. She joins her frequent collaborator pianist John Novacek for recitals in Reykjavik, Leeds, Chicago, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Halifax (Nova Scotia), and has appeared recently at venues including Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and London’s Wigmore Hall. Composers including John Adams, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Colin Matthews, and Steven Mackey have written concertos especially for Ms. Josefowicz. She joined the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of Adams’s Scheherazade.2 (dramatic symphony for violin and orchestra) in 2015, and premiered Luca Francesconi’s concerto Duende — The Dark Notes with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Susanna Mälkki in 2014, before performing it with Ms. Mälkki and the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms in 2015. Recent highlights include engagements with the Berlin Philharmonic, Zurich’s Tonhalle, Helsinki Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota, Tokyo Metropolitan, and St. Louis Symphony orchestras. She appeared with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and London’s Royal Albert Hall at the BBC Proms in 2017, and performed Adams’s Scheherazade.2 with the London Symphony Orchestra in London, Paris, and Dijon in 2016. Leila Josefowicz can be heard on the  Deutsche Grammophon, Philips / Universal, and Warner Classics labels, and was featured on Touch Press’s iPad app, The Orchestra. Her 2016 recording featuring Scheherazade.2 with the St. Louis Symphony conducted by David Robertson was nominated for a Grammy. She also received a Grammy nomination in 2014 for Salonen’s Violin Concerto with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer.

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