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NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC 2018 HOLIDAY CONCERTS
Source: NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
11/10/2018

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

 
 


HANDEL’S MESSIAH
Presented by Gary W. Parr
Conducted by JONATHAN COHEN in His Philharmonic Debut
With Lauren Snouffer, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Andrew Staples, and Neal Davies
December 11–15, 2018

23rd ANNUAL HOLIDAY BRASS 
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC BRASS AND PERCUSSION
Former Principal Trumpet PHILIP SMITH To Conduct, Host, and Perform
December 16, 2018

HOME ALONE IN CONCERT
New York Premiere of John Williams’s Oscar-Nominated Score Performed Live to Complete Film
Conducted by CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS
December 20–21, 2018

NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH RENÉE FLEMING
Conducted by JAAP van ZWEDEN
Nationally Telecast on LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
December 31, 2018

The New York Philharmonic’s 2018 holiday season presents beloved annual traditions featuring renowned performers and classical and seasonal hallmarks, and a family-friendly Christmas movie with the Oscar-nominated score performed live to the complete film.

December 11–15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.: Handel’s Messiah
Handel’s Messiah returns, conducted by Jonathan Cohen in his Philharmonic debut and sung by soprano Lauren Snouffer (Philharmonic debut), countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, tenor Andrew Staples (Philharmonic debut), and bass-baritone Neal Davies (Philharmonic subscription debut), as well as the Westminster Symphonic Choir, Joe Miller, director.

December 16, 2018, 3:00 p.m.: Holiday Brass 
The 23rd annual Holiday Brass concert will feature the New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion, led by conductor / host / former Principal Trumpet Philip Smith, performing holiday favorites and works from the brass canon, from the Baroque to the contemporary.

December 20–21, 2018, 7:00 p.m.: Home Alone in Concert
The New York Philharmonic will present the New York Premiere of Home Alone in Concert with John Williams’s Oscar-nominated score performed live to the film, conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos and featuring the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, directed by Dianne Berkun Menaker.

December 31, 2018, 7:30 p.m.: New Year’s Eve with Renée Fleming
New Year’s Eve will feature Music Director Jaap van Zweden leading the Philharmonic with soprano Renée Fleming as soloist in a program celebrating the intersection of classical music and dance, from the waltzes of J. Strauss II, polkas, marches, and operetta gems to Broadway hits and film songs. The concert will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center — Jaap van Zweden’s first appearance on that program — on PBS stations at 8:00 p.m. (check local listings).

Biographies
Handel’s Messiah: Jonathan CohenLauren SnoufferAnthony Roth CostanzoAndrew StaplesNeal DaviesWestminster Symphonic Choir directed by Joe MillerNew York Philharmonic
Holiday Brass: Philip Smith
Home Alone in Concert: Constantine KitsopoulosBrooklyn Youth Chorus directed by Dianne Berkun MenakerNew York Philharmonic
New Year’s Eve: Jaap van ZwedenRenée FlemingNew York Philharmonic

Tickets
Single tickets for Messiah start at $34; a limited number of $18 tickets for Handel’s Messiah may be available for students within 10 days of the performance at nyphil.org/rush, or in person the day of (valid identification is required). Single tickets for Holiday Brass start at $59. Single tickets for Home Alone in Concert start at $45. Single tickets for New Year’s Eve start at $105. (Ticket prices subject to change.)

Tickets may be purchased online at nyphil.org or by calling (212) 875-565610:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Tickets may also be purchased at the David Geffen Hall Box Office. The Box Office opens at 10:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday. On performance evenings, the Box Office closes one-half hour after performance time; other evenings it closes at 6:00 p.m.


Event Listing

HANDEL’S MESSIAH
Presented by Gary W. Parr

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Jonathan Cohen*, conductor
Lauren Snouffer*, soprano
Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor
Andrew Staples*, tenor
Neal Davies**, bass-baritone
Westminster Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller, director

HANDEL Messiah


HOLIDAY BRASS

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center

Sunday, December 16, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion
Philip Smith, conductor / host / trumpet

The New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion, led by conductor / host / former Principal Trumpet Philip Smith, will perform holiday favorites and works from the brass canon, from the Baroque to the contemporary.


HOME ALONE IN CONCERT

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 21, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor
Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Dianne Berkun Menaker, director

John WILLIAMS Home Alone (New York Premiere–score performed live to complete film)


NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH RENÉE FLEMING

Monday, December 31, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
    Live From Lincoln Center telecast on PBS stations, 8:00 p.m. (check local listings)

Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Renée Fleming, soprano

The New York Philharmonic’s annual New Year’s Eve concert will celebrate the intersection of classical music and dance with soprano Renée Fleming, from the waltzes of J. Strauss II, polkas, marches, and operetta gems to Broadway hits and film songs.


New York Philharmonic debut
** New York Philharmonic subscription debut

ALL PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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