The New York Philharmonic

Update Browser

Pages don't look right?

You are using a browser that does not support the technology used on our website.

Please select a different browser or use your phone or tablet to access our site.

Download: Firefox | Chrome | Safari | Microsoft Edge

Note that Internet Explorer is no longer supported as of June 15, 2022.

Yunchan Lim Plays Rachmaninoff

May 10 - May 12

Limited Availability

Fresh off his 2022 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition win, Yunchan Lim makes his NY Phil debut in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, considered the Everest for pianists. James Gaffigan also conducts Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 3, in which intensity builds relentlessly until the explosive finale.

Yunchan Lim Plays Rachmaninoff


7:30 PM





7:30 PM





2:00 PM




Become a 2022–23 NY Phil subscriber by purchasing 3 or more eligible concerts. You’ll save at least 10% on every ticket! Create Your Own Series now.

Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall


1 Hour and 45 Minutes with Intermission

Additional Info
These concerts will be streamed on the Hauser Digital Wall.


Program Notes

Valentin Silvestrov

Prayer for Ukraine


Symphony No. 3


Piano Concerto No. 3



  • James Gaffigan


    Recognized for his natural ease and extraordinary collaborative spirit, American conductor James Gaffigan has attracted international attention for his equitable prowess as both a conductor of symphony orchestras and opera. The mutual trust he builds with artists empowers them to cultivate the highest art possible. 

    Gaffigan is uniquely poised in his music directorships at two international opera houses. He is the newly appointed general music director of Komische Oper Berlin, a post that commences in the 2023–24 season, and is in his second season as music director of Valencia’s Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, where his production of Berg’s Wozzeck was widely acclaimed. He serves as principal guest conductor of both the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, where he is in his ninth and final season, and the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Opera. He also serves as music director of the Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra, where he champions the education of promising young musicians. In June 2021 Gaffigan finished his tenure as chief conductor of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, a position he held for ten years, where he raised the orchestra’s international profile with recordings and tours abroad.

    In high demand with leading orchestras and opera companies throughout North America and Europe, in the 2022–23 season Gaffigan leads productions of Puccini’s La bohème and Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at Valencia’s Les Arts, La bohème at The Metropolitan Opera, and Tristan und Isolde at Santa Fe Opera. His orchestral appearances include returns to the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, DC) leading two programs: Bernstein’s Mass in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of The Kennedy Center, and subscription performances later in the season. He also conducts the Orchestre de Paris, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Orchestra of Teatro di San Carlo; reunites with the Lucerne Symphony; and leads the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, where he conducts a special concert with soprano Lise Davidsen culminating his tenure as principal guest conductor.

    Passionate about music education and a product of the New York City public school system, James Gaffigan believes access to music education is the method by which America’s concert halls will finally begin to reflect our community and shrink the racial and gender gaps that exist in performing arts today.

    Learn more about James Gaffigan
  • Yunchan Lim


    Yunchan Lim became the youngest person ever to win gold at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in June 2022, when his performances showcased an elevated, magical authenticity that astounded people around the world. The depth of his artistry and intense connection to listeners also secured him the Audience Award and Best Performance of a New Work (for Stephen Hough’s Fanfare Toccata). At age 19, his ascent to international stardom has been meteoric. His final Cliburn Competition appearance — performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with Marin Alsop and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra — marked the defining moment of the three-week event; the video of that performance trended globally, reaching No. 24 on YouTube within days and since becoming the platform’s most-watched version of that piece, amassing more than 5.5 million views in just one month. It also secured him a place in The New York Times “Best Classical Music Performances of 2022.”

    Learn more about Yunchan Lim

Special Thanks

Lead support for these concerts is provided by Misook Doolittle in memory of Harry C. Doolittle.

Yunchan Lim’s appearances are made possible through the Lawrence and Ronnie Ackman Family Fund for Distinguished Pianists, with generous support provided by the Misook Doolittle Korean Artist Fund and The Donna and Marvin Schwartz Virtuoso Piano Performance Series.

The May 11 concert is supported by the Fadem Family Foundation in loving memory of Edna Mae and Leroy Fadem.


Purchase 3 or more eligible concerts & save.

About Create Your Own Series:

Pick three (or more) concerts and and enjoy exclusive Subscriber Benefits including unlimited free ticket exchange. Ideal for concertgoers who want the ultimate in flexibility and the benefits of being a subscriber.

Subscriber Benefits:

  • Free, easy ticket exchange (available online or by phone)
  • Save on subscription concerts all year long
  • Priority notice on special events

How it Works:

  1. Look for the Create Your Own Series icon CYO eligible icon next to a concert and add it to your cart.
  2. Simply follow the directions in the shopping cart and enter promo code CREATE3 at check out.

Members Get More

Free passes to donor rehearsals. Access to the new Ackman Family Patron Lounge. Concierge ticketing services. Champagne receptions with artists. All this – and more – when you become a member!