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New York Philharmonic Releases Schedule for 2015 Holiday Season

The New York Philharmonic's 2015 holiday season presents classic masterpieces and seasonal favorites, the Philharmonic's Artist-in-Residence and Artist-in-Association as well as debuts, and continuing and new traditions. This schedule includes the 20th annual Holiday Brass concert, featuring the return of the Canadian Brass, which helped launch the event in 1995, alongside the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet; Handel's Messiah, led by Jane Glover in her New York Philharmonic debut; Oh, What Fun! A Philharmonic Holiday, led by Philharmonic Assistant Conductor Courtney Lewis and featuring the New York City Gay Men's Chorus, The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Eric Owens performing "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," and a carol sing-along; and New Year's Eve: La Vie Parisienne, led by Alan Gilbert and featuring mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, Artist-in-Association Inon Barnatan, and pianist Makoto Ozone. The New Year's Eve concert will be telecast live nationally on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS stations.

  • ? December 13, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. - Holiday Brass
    The 20th annual Holiday Brass concert features the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet joining forces with Canadian Brass for seasonal favorites from the Baroque to contemporary.

  • ? December 14, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. - Insights at the Atrium: "Messiah: Then and Now" The New York Philharmonic's free Insights at the Atrium series will present "Messiah: Then and Now," featuring music historian Thomas Forrest Kelly. The event takes place
    at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center (Columbus Avenue at 62nd Street) and is co-presented with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

  • ? December 15-17, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; December 18, 2015, at 11:00 a.m.; and December 19, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. - Handel's Messiah
    Handel's celebrated and celebratory oratorio returns, conducted by Jane Glover (in her Philharmonic debut) and sung by soprano Heidi Stober (debut), countertenor Tim Mead, tenor Paul Appleby, and baritone Roderick Williams, as well as the Westminster Symphonic Choir, Joe Miller, director.

    In the Pre-Concert Insights, which begin one hour before the start of each performance, composer Joelle Wallach will introduce the program.

  • ? December 18, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. and December 19, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. -
    Oh, What Fun! A Philharmonic Holiday
    The New York City Gay Men's Chorus joins the New York Philharmonic, led by Assistant Conductor Courtney Lewis, for holiday music including Hague's "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," performed by Artist-in-Residence Eric Owens; classical works by Tchaikovsky and Humperdinck; popular favorites including a mash-up of Irving Berlin's "Happy Holiday" and Pharrell Williams's "Happy"; and an audience sing-along of traditional carols.

  • ? December 31, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. - New Year's Eve: La Vie Parisienne
    Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, this year featuring a program of French music. Artist-in-Association Inon Barnatan will perform alongside pianist Makoto Ozone in Saint-Saëns's Carnival of the Animals, featuring a new narration; mezzo-soprano Susan Graham will perform vocal works including Edith Piaf's "La Vie en rose"; and the Orchestra will perform Ravel's Pavane pour une Infante défunte and selections from Offenbach's Gaîté parisienne. The concert will be telecast live nationally on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS stations.

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