Program notes provide additional insight into the works and artists performing on each concert. They will be posted here a few days before the related concert so 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, The Leni and Peter May Chair, of the New York Philharmonic

October 31-November 2, Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Mendelssohn
PROKOFIEV  Symphony No. 1, Classical 
MENDELSSOHN  Violin Concerto in E minor 
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 7   

October 24-26, Emanuel Ax Performs Beethoven
Jennifer HIGDON  blue cathedral

BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 1

ROUSSEL  Symphony No. 3

RAVEL  La Valse

October 18-19, & 22, Susanna Mälkki Conducts Haydn, Strauss, and Unsuk Chin
HAYDN  Symphony No. 22, Philosopher
Unsuk CHIN  Šu, for Sheng and Orchestra  
R. STRAUSS  Also sprach Zarathustra

October 7, Fall Gala with Lang Lang
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

October 3-5, Jaap van Zweden Conducts Symphonie fantastique
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

September 26-28, Bluebeard's Castle and Erwartung
SCHOENBERG Erwartung
BARTÓK Bluebeard's Castle

September 18-21, Kelli O'Hara Sings Barber
Philip GLASS King Lear Overture
BARBER Knoxville: Summer of 1915
PROKOFIEV Selections from Romeo and Juliet

September 13-14, The Art of the Score: Psycho in Concert
HERRMANN Psycho (New York Premiere–score performed live to complete film)

September 11-12, The Art of the Score: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
John WILLIAMS Close Encounters of the Third Kind (New York Premiere–score performed live to complete film)