NEW YORK — Conductor Debut Week - Oct. 15-20: The orchestra continues a tradition of presenting emerging conductors in subscription performances.
Dvorak's "New World Symphony" - Dec. 7, March 17 and 19: The world premiere was given by the orchestra and Anton Seidl 100 years ago. Kurt Masur conducts.
Isaac Stern - Dec. 10: The violinist performs Brahms, Dvorak, and Bartok.
Young People's Concerts - Dec. 12: "Young Performers," conducted by Masur and co-hosted by Eugenia Zuckerman, features winners of the Young Performers Audition, and the world premiere performance of a commissioned work for young people by Jon Deak, associate principal bassist. Feb. 6: "Swan Lake," Tchaikovsky's masterpiece conducted by Erich Leinsdorf in a concert version. May 1: "Sound of America" will showcase Copland, under the direction of Leonard Slatkin. June 5: "Fantastic Symphony," selections fro m Berlioz, conducted by James DePreist.
Andre Watts - Feb. 11-16: Brahms "Second Piano Concerto." Watts marks the 30th anniversary of his Philharmonic debut.
Composer Week - March 4-6: Composer Oliver Knussen will conduct the premiere of his 150th-anniversary commission.
A Philharmonic Celebration: Remembering Lenny - June 16-19: Leonard Slatkin conducts an all-Bernstein concert.