- N. Tcherepnin – The Enchanged Kingdom, Op. 39
- Shostakovitch – Concerto No. 1 for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 107
- Tchaikovsky – Suite No. 3 in G major, Op. 55
The pre-concert talk was notable for how the presenter, Fred Plotkin, synthesized the works and highlighted common threads (other than all being Russian). I also enjoyed my seat in Row D of the orchestra. While I wouldn’t want to always sit so close as the sound is not balanced, it was enjoyable to closely watch the musicians and conductor. Another satisfying evening at the NY Philharmonic!