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

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
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)