Received from the New York Philharmonic:
NY Philharmonic Offers Discounted Tickets for the 2012–13 Season
One-Week Sale August 12–18;Box Office Opens August 19
From August 12–18, in advance of the box office opening for the 2012–13 season, the New York Philharmonic will offer tickets for $69.50 with the purchase of three or more subscription concerts, up to 48% off regularly priced tickets. Fans of the Philharmonic on Facebook can access the sale early for one day only on August 10 (12:01 a.m. until midnight).
Single tickets for the New York Philharmonic’s 2012–13 season go on sale August 19, and the season opens September 19, 2012, with a concert conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert with pianist Leif Ove Andsnes.Reading between the lines, this means "tickets aren't selling so well so we are going to start discounting them a whole lot earlier than we ordinarily would."
Click here to explore the season and buy tickets.
Also reading between the lines, I conjecture that this means "this year's boring programming doesn't sell so well." Alan Gilbert, go back to your crazy programming ways!