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

March 12-14, Gergiev Conducts Rachmaninoff 
Rodion SHCHEDRIN  Concerto for Orchestra No. 1, Naughty Limericks
RACHMANINOFF  Piano Concerto No. 3
STRAVINSKY  Petrushka 

March 5, 7 & 10 Debussy, Ravel, and Scriabin
DEBUSSY  Prélude à l'après d'un faune and Nocturnes 
RAVEL  Shéhérazade 
SCRIABIN  Le Poème de l'extase

February 27-29, Strauss's Symphonia domestica 
Jörg WIDMANN  Babylon Suite
R. STRAUSS  Symphonia domestica

February 20-22, Renée Fleming Sings Björk
Ellen REID  When the World as You've Known It Doesn't Exist (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Anders HILLBORG  Dark Harbor XXV and Dark Harbor XI, from The Strand Settings
BJÖRK  Virus and All Is Full of Love
BRUCKNER  Symphony No. 4 

February 13, 15, & 18, Brahms, Strauss, and Tania León
BRAHMS  Violin Concerto 
Tania LEÓN  Stride (World Premiere–Co-Commission with the Oregon Symphony)
R. STRAUSS  Der Rosenkavalier Suite 

February 5-6, 8 & 11, Mozart, Haydn, and Nina C. Young 
Nina C. YOUNG  Tread softly (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission) 
HAYDN  Cello Concerto in C major
MOZART  Mass in C minor, Great

February 1, Saturday Matinee Enigma Variations
DVOŘÁK  String Sextet
ELGAR  Enigma Variations

January 30-31, Britten and Elgar
BRITTEN  Four Sea Interludes, from Peter Grimes 
Brett DEAN  Cello Concerto
ELGAR  Enigma Variations

January 28, Lunar New Year
ZHOU Tian  Gift  (US Premiere) 
CHEN Gang / HE Zhanhao  The Butterfly Lovers, Violin Concerto 
Texu KIM  Spin-Flip  (New York Premiere) 
GERSHWIN  Rhapsody in Blue, for Piano and Orchestra 

January 23-25, Dudamel Conducts Mahler and Schubert 
SCHUBERT  Symphony No. 4, Tragic
MAHLER  Das Lied von der Erde

January 16-18 & 21, Dudamel Conducts Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 
IVES  The Unanswered Question 
Esteban BENZECRY  Piano Concerto, Universos infinitos (New York Premiere) 
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 9, From the New World   

January 9-11, Grieg and Strauss's An Alpine Symphony 
GRIEG  Piano Concerto 
R. STRAUSS  An Alpine Symphony 

January 4, Saturday Matinee: Haydn's Miracle Symphony
BRAHMS  Piano Quintet 
RESPIGHI  Trittico botticelliano 
HAYDN  Symphony No. 96, Miracle  

January 3-4 & 7, Mozart and Haydn  
MOZART  Piano Concerto No. 22
RESPIGHI  Trittico botticelliano 
HAYDN  Symphony No. 96, Miracle  

December 31, New Year's Eve: Celebrating Sondheim
SONDHEIM  Suites from Into the Woods, Assassins, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Sunday in the Park with George, plus selections from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, and Follies 

December 17-21, Handel's Messiah
HANDEL  Messiah

December 5-7, Bronfman and Beethoven
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 2 
REICH  Music for Ensemble and Orchestra 
BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 4 

November 30, Saturday Matinee: Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5
MOZART  Wind Serenade in E-flat major, K.375b
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 5 

November 27, 29-30 & December 3, Daniil Trifonov Performs Scriabin
SCRIABIN  Piano Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 5  

November 21-23,Saint-Saëns and Dvořák
BORODIN Symphony No. 2
SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No. 1
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 6

November 14-16, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, and Bryce Dessner
TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy
Bryce DESSNER Wires
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1

November 6, 8-9 & 12, Salonen, Bach, and Hindemith
HINDEMITH Ragtime (Well-Tempered)
BACH / Orch. Schoenberg Two Chorale Preludes
Esa-Pekka SALONEN Gemini
HINDEMITH Mathis der Maler Symphony

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
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)