Tickets range from $40-$264.
The New York Philharmonic will present Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert December 11-14 with John Williams’s complete score performed live to the film, conducted by Justin Freer. Ticket holders are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite wizarding attire and will have the opportunity to take event-themed photos.
Holiday Brass (December 15)
The annual Holiday Brass concert will feature the New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion and former Principal Trumpet Philip Smith, who returns to conduct, host, and perform a program of works from the brass canon, from the Baroque to the contemporary, and Christmas and Chanukah favorites. This year they will be joined by jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon — a founding member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra whose arrangement of NPR’s All Things Considered theme song is heard daily across the globe — as special guest in his New York Philharmonic debut.
Handel’s Messiah (December 17–21)
Handel’s Messiah returns for the 125th performance at the Philharmonic, this year conducted by Harry Bicket and featuring soprano Louise Alder in her Philharmonic debut, countertenor Iestyn Davies, tenor Joshua Ellicott (Philharmonic debut), and bass-baritone Dashon Burton (Philharmonic debut). The chorus will be the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus, directed by Harry Christophers, marking the first-ever collaboration between two of America’s oldest musical ensembles: the New York Philharmonic (founded in 1842) and the Handel and Haydn Society (1815). The Philharmonic will offer an allotment of free tickets to young people ages 13–26 for the concert on Friday, December 20 as part of Philharmonic Free Fridays.
New Year’s Eve: Celebrating Sondheim (December 31)
The New York Philharmonic will present New Year’s Eve: Celebrating Sondheim, featuring selections and suites from A Little Night Music, Assassins, Company, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Tony Award winner Katrina Lenk — who will star in the gender-blind Broadway revival of Sondheim’s Company in 2020 — will perform Losing My Mind and Could I Leave You? from Follies in her New York Philharmonic debut. Alexander Gemignani (Philharmonic debut) will conduct, and Lonny Price will direct. The performance will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS stations at 8:00 p.m. (check local listings).