New York Philharmonic This Week

Airs Thursday at 9 pm on WQXR.

The two-hour radio program, which is broadcast and syndicated nationally 52 weeks a year by the WFMT Radio Network, represents virtually the Orchestra’s entire 2013-14 season. It includes interviews with Philharmonic musicians, guest artists, and conductors. The additional 13 weeks of broadcasts, which will air during the summer months, will draw on the Philharmonic’s extensive library of commercial recordings.

The broadcasts are produced and syndicated to 290 outlets nationwide by the WFMT Radio Network.

The New York Philharmonic’s first live national radio broadcast took place on October 5, 1930, over the CBS radio network. On that Sunday, Erich Kleiber was on the podium leading the Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Since that historic broadcast, the Philharmonic has enjoyed an almost continuous presence on national radio. Advancing its role as a media pioneer, the Philharmonic, since 2002, has shared its radio broadcast with a worldwide audience through its Website,

The New York Philharmonic This Week is generously underwritten by The Kaplen Foundation, the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Philharmonic’s corporate partner, MetLife Foundation.
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Copland's Appalachian Spring and Bernstein's Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah

Tune in Thursday at 9pm ET as Michelle de Young, mezzo-soprano, joins the New York Philharmonic under the direction of David Robertson.

Berio's Sinfonia and Brahms' Symphony No. 4

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Synergy Vocals join the New York Philharmonic for Luciano Berio's Sinfonia also hear Symphony No. 4 by Johannes Brahms.


Soloist Yefim Bronfman and Esa-Pekka Salonen's Piano Concerto

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Yefim Bronfman joins the New York Philharmonic this week for a Ravel-heavy program under the direction of Esa-Pekka Salonen.


Dawn Upshaw Sings Berio

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Soprano Dawn Upshaw joins the New York Philharmonic for Berio's "Folk Songs" under the direction of Alan Gilbert.


Jean-Yves Thibaudet Plays Grieg's Piano Concerto

Thursday, October 01, 2015

This week Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins the New York Philharmonic as the soloist on Grieg's Piano Concerto.


Pierre Boulez at 90

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Tonight at 9 pm, the Philharmonic celebrates a former music director with "Pierre Boulez at 90," featuring the composer-conductor leading Debussy and Bartok.

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Tonight: Mahler's 'Resurrection' Symphony

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Tonight at 9 pm, hear Alan Gilbert leading the New York Philharmonic in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, from a concert marking the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Bernstein Conducts Bernstein

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Tonight at 9 pm, the Philharmonic digs into its archives for a program of Leonard Bernstein's music with the composer leading the orchestra.

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Strauss, Tchaikovsky and Christopher Rouse From Vail

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tonight at 9 pm, hear the Philharmonic's principal oboist Liang Wang as soloist on Christopher Rouse’s Oboe Concerto. Plus: Strauss and Tchaikovsky.


Yefim Bronfman Plays Beethoven

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic in a program recorded in July 2014 featuring Yefim Bronfman is the soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3.

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Tovey Conducts Tovey

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The New York Philharmonic this week concludes its tribute to conductor Bramwell Tovey with a 2013 recording from the Bravo! Vail festival.

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Tonight: Music Inspired by Space and Travel

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Tonight at 9 pm, Bramwell Tovey leads the New York Philharmonic in a program of works inspired by space and travel.

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Joyce Yang Plays Rachmaninoff'

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The New York Philharmonic presents another Bravo! Vail festival performance recorded last year with with Joyce Yang as the soloist on Rachmaninoff's Piano Concert No. 1. 

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Star-Spangled Celebration

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tonight at 9 pm, the United States Coast Guard Band joins the Philharmonic for a program of works by Sousa, Copland and Bernstein.


Tonight: Hear the Clarinetist Who Was Hired Away by Houston

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Tonight at 9 pm, tune in to hear outgoing associate principal clarinetist Mark Nuccio as the soloist in Copland’s Clarinet Concerto.

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Simon Trpčeski Plays Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 2

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Guest conductor Bramwell Tovey leads the New York Philharmonic in an all-Tchaikovsky program with Simon Trpčeski performing the rarely heard Piano Concerto No. 2.

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A New York Fourth

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Bramwell Tovey conducts the New York Philharmonic in "A New York Fourth," featuring Americana favorites by Bernstein, Gershwin and more.

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A Close to the Nielsen Project

Thursday, June 25, 2015

In the final week of June broadcasts, the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert conclude The Nielsen Project.

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Lisa Batiashvili Performs Bach and Escaich

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Tonight at 9 pm, violinist Lisa Batiashvili joins the New York Philharmonic for the U.S. premiere of Thierry Escaich's Violin and Oboe Concerto.

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Bronfman Plays Beethoven, Part III

Thursday, June 11, 2015

This week the New York Philharmonic wraps up The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival, in which Yefim Bronfman performs the complete Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle.

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Bronfman Plays Beethoven, Part II

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Yefim Bronfman joins the orchestra to play Beethoven's Piano Concerto  Nos. 2 and 3.

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