Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden will open the New York Philharmonic’s 176th season, leading two programs that feature the virtuosity of the musicians of the Philharmonic in repertoire both central to the Orchestra’s history and new to Philharmonic audiences. The Philharmonic opens its 2017–18 season with 106 All-Stars: Opening Gala Concert of New York’s Orchestra, Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., a celebration of the musicians of the Orchestra, featuring Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, a work closely tied with the Philharmonic’s lineage that showcases the individual musicians of the New York Philharmonic. The opening week continues with Maestro van Zweden conducting the New York Premiere of Philip Glass’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, with Katia and Marielle Labèque as soloists, as well as Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, Friday, September 22, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m.


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