Our 2022–23 season marks our return to a newly reimagined David Geffen Hall. We begin the season by examining the notion of home and what it is to belong to a community. From there, we explore together those things that unite us in our shared humanity: the triumphs of the human spirit, our quests for liberation, and the urgent fragility of our earth.



Liberation

This program engages with questions of racial justice and the struggle for liberation. It will be supplemented by related events with community partners.

March 2–4

The March to Liberation

Leslie B. Dunner conducts Still’s Symphony No. 2, Song of a New Race; Hailstork’s Done Made My Vow, in a new staging directed by Tazewell Thompson and video artist Rasean Davonte Johnson; and a World Premiere by composer Courtney Bryan featuring Thompson’s new libretto.

March 3

Interlochen Arts Academy + NY Phil: मुक्ति : MUKTI

This performance begins with an original multidisciplinary work by Interlochen Arts Academy students, followed by a side-by-side performance with NY Phil musicians. Leslie B. Dunner conducts.

Spirit

Music Director Jaap van Zweden conducts two magnificent works that express the trials and triumphs of the human spirit.

March 17–19

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Turangalîla-Symphonie

An extravagant piece that celebrates humanity’s place in the natural and spiritual realms. Featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and ondes martenot soloist Cynthia Millar.

March 23–25

St. Matthew Passion

A work of startling depth, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion showcases the composer’s musical language while expressing his personal faith. Tenor Nicholas Phan performs as the Evangelist, and Davóne Tines as Christus.

Earth

Two weeks of concerts address our ecological emergency and how we might survive on planet Earth.

June 1–3

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Julia Wolfe

The World Premiere of unEarth, a multimedia event by Julia Wolfe that “digs deep into the stories and science of our planet … singing our fears and hoping for a way forward.”

June 8–10

From Water to Desert

John Luther Adams’s Become Desert dramatizes one of the many ramifications of human activity on our planet.

Home

Celebrate with us in our new home, the reimagined David Geffen Hall. More information about special community events, including our Open House Weekend with Lincoln Center, will be announced at a later date.

October 12–18

NY Phil Returns Home

Music Director Jaap van Zweden inaugurates our new home with the World Premiere of Marcos Balter’s Oyá plus works by Respighi, John Adams, and Tania León, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning Stride returns.

October 20–23

Price, Shaw, and Debussy

The musical celebration of our new hall continues with a World Premiere by Pulitzer Prize–winner Caroline Shaw, featuring the versatile vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth.

Wednesday, October 26, at 7:00 PM

The Journey: David Geffen Hall Opening Gala

The historic first Opening Night Gala concert of the new hall brings some of Broadway’s biggest stars to our stage, alongside the NY Phil.

Friday, October 28, at 7:00 PM

The Joy: David Geffen Hall Opening Gala

Experience Beethoven’s Ode to Joy in the new David Geffen Hall as the NY Phil performs the composer’s monumental Ninth Symphony.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Open House Weekend: Saturday

Come explore the new David Geffen Hall as hundreds of world-class artists animate every corner of the completely renovated building!

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Open House Weekend: Sunday

Our free Open House Weekend continues with Family Day! Lincoln Center and the NY Phil invite New Yorkers of all ages to discover how the new David Geffen Hall can be your home for music and fun.



Liberation is presented by Judith and Stewart Colton.

SPIRIT is presented by an anonymous donor.