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New York Philharmonic Announces 2018 Holiday Concerts

New York Philharmonic Announces 2018 Holiday Concerts

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).

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, 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 or by calling (212) 875-5656, 10:00 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.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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