March 19, 2024

New York Philharmonic Announces 2024-2025 Season

The New York Philharmonic announces its 2024–25 season, which reflects the broad perspectives of its community, both locally and globally; celebrates musical history; and presents a wide range of new compositions, including 13 World, US, and New York Premieres. Following the conclusion of Jaap van Zweden’s tenure as Music Director, NY Phil musicians and several leading artists have been invited to curate subscription concerts and complementary events.

In the 2024–25 season the NY Phil looks ahead to its future as Gustavo Dudamel — who will become the Orchestra’s Music Director Designate in the 2025–26 season, and then will become the Orchestra’s Oscar L. Tang and H.M. Agnes Hsu-Tang Music and Artistic Director in 2026–27 — conducts three weeks of subscription programs. Also, for the first time Dudamel leads the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer.

In the 2024–25 season Gustavo Dudamel — who will become the NY Phil’s Oscar L. Tang and H.M. Agnes Hsu-Tang Music and Artistic Director in the 2026–27 season, after serving as Music Director Designate in 2025–26 — leads three weeks of subscription concerts comprising iconic touchstones of the repertoire plus the World Premiere of an NY Phil commission. In addition, the Orchestra introduces its future musical leader to New Yorkers across the boroughs through his debut on the Concerts in the Parks.

Dudamel — who has to date conducted the NY Phil in 29 concerts, beginning with his November 2007 debut — leads the Orchestra in the following subscription programs:

Varèse’s Amériques (which the Philharmonic has performed only three times before, most recently in 2010); Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand and Piano Concerto in G major, both performed by Yuja Wang, the 2024–25 season’s Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence; and Gershwin’s An American in Paris (which the NY Phil, conducted by Walter Damrosch, premiered in 1928); March 13–16, 2025. (The performances are part of the NY Phil’s exploration of Ravel on the 150th anniversary of his birth.)

Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements (the first work that the New York Philharmonic ever commissioned — the Orchestra also performed its World Premiere); the World Premiere of an NY Phil commission by composer and vocalist Kate Soper, who marks her NY Phil debut as the soprano soloist in the performances; and Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 11; May 22–24 and 27, 2025.

Concluding the subscription season, performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 7; May 29–June 1, 2025. The concerts mark a continuation of Dudamel’s interpretations ofMahler — himself a former NY Phil Music Director — at the Philharmonic, having previously led the Orchestra in his Symphonies Nos. 5 (January 2009) and 9 (May 2023), as well as in his song cycle Das Lied von der Erde (January 2020).

For the first time Dudamel conducts the NY Phil’s Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, in June 2025. The program will be announced at a later date.

For additional information, please visit the website of the New York Philharmonic.