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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023


13 - 17 Dec 2017

The Philharmonic played with the weight and nuance that are in its DNA

The New York Times

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Alan Gilbert conducts for the last time

Sing from the rooftops of David Geffen Hall this holiday season with this annual tradition! Featuring a cast of top operatic singers including soprano Christina Landshamer, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, tenor Matthew Polenzani and bass John Relyea. They will be joined by the Concert Chorale of New York, and all conducted by leading maestro and outgoing musical director of New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert. A beloved annual tradition at the Hall, this festival Philharmonic concert is a stunning way to conclude your year!

George Frideric Handel's signature piece, Messiah. The piece was first performed in 1742 in Dublin, and has since become a firm favorite among classical music lovers. The piece is an oratorio, which is a musical work similar to an opera but performed utilizing the vocals of both soloists as well as a choir, and often without the same narrative structure as an opera. Handel's Messiah is based on Biblical scripture.

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Opening night: 13 December 2017

Booking through until: 17 December 2017


Suitable for ages 10+

Run time

Two hours & 30 minutes with intermission


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