New York Philharmonic This Week

Airs Thursday at 9 pm on WQXR.

The New York Philharmonic This Week, hosted by Alec Baldwin, is produced by the New York Philharmonic and broadcast and syndicated nationally 52 weeks a year by the WFMT Radio Network. The two-hour program includes recent performances of the orchestra, interviews with Philharmonic musicians, guest artists and conductors. 

The New York Philharmonic This Week airs locally in the New York metropolitan area on WQXR 105.9 FM, Thursdays at 9 p.m. The broadcasts are syndicated to nearly 500 outlets nationally and more than 30 countries internationally by the WFMT Radio Network and are available on nyphil.org for on-demand streaming. The New York Philharmonic This Week can also be heard on the radio in China on Dong Fan Group Shanghai Classical Radio 94.7.

The New York Philharmonic This Week is generously underwritten by The Kaplan Foundation, the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation and the Philharmonic’s corporate partner, MetLife Foundation. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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The Modern Beethoven: Symphony Nos. 2 and 7

Thursday, March 22, 2012

On this week's broadcast, guest conductor David Zinman helps breathe modern life into Beethoven's Second and Seventh symphonies.

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Playing With Color

Friday, March 16, 2012

Alan Gilbert conducts a colorful program featuring Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and Ravel’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

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Frank Peter Zimmermann Delivers a Fleet Beethoven Violin Concerto

Thursday, March 08, 2012

In this week’s program, artist in residence Frank Peter Zimmermann ascends Beethoven’s “Mount Everest of violin concertos,” performing his only concerto for the instrument.

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Spotlighting Two Leap Year Artists

Thursday, March 01, 2012

This week's broadcast from the Philharmonic spotlights two artists from vastly different historical periods born on a leap year: Giacomo Rossini and soprano Reri Grist.

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On Tour: Winter 2012 in London

Thursday, February 23, 2012

This week’s New York Philharmonic program comes from the orchestra’s recent stop at the Barbican Centre in London, where it performed the UK premiere of Thomas Ades’ Polaris, a New York Philharmonic co-commission with the Barbican.

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Alan Gilbert and Lang Lang

Thursday, February 16, 2012

This week the New York Philharmonic welcomes guest soloist Lang Lang for Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

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On Tour With the New York Philharmonic

Thursday, February 09, 2012

This week’s program was recorded during the New York Philharmonic’s 2010 European Tour with Alan Gilbert conducting and pianist Yefim Bronfman performing Prokofiev’s second piano concerto.

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In Honor of Debussy and Massenet

Thursday, February 02, 2012

In memory of the 150th anniversary of Claude Debussy’s birth and the 100th anniversary of Jules Massenet’s death, this week’s New York Philharmonic broadcast features several recordings of pieces by the two composers.

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Mehta Conducts Bruckner's Eighth Symphony

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Former music director Zubin Mehta returns to lead the New York Philharmonic in Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8.

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Alan Gilbert Conducts Mahler's Ninth Symphony

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tonight Alan Gilbert presents a premiere by Thomas Adès and conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 9. Will the infamous marimba ring tone be audible? Edited out?

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Daniel Harding Conducts Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Guest conductor Daniel Harding leads the Philharmonic in Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto featuring Joshua Bell.

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Daniel Harding Conducts Mahler's Tenth

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Conducting the Philharmonic in Mahler's Tenth Symphony is Daniel Harding, principal guest conductor of the London Symphony.

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Handel's Messiah

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Philharmonic presents Handel’s Messiah with Bernard Labadie conducting this annual sacred oratorio. The performance features the New York Choral Artists led by Joseph Flummerfelt.

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Conductor and Pianist Jeffrey Kahane Plays Beethoven

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Jeffrey Kahane does double duty as conductor and pianist for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, which features no fewer than three cadenzas in the first movement alone.

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Second Careers: Haitink Conducts Later Pieces by Haydn and Bruckner

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Bernard Haitink leads the New York Philharmonic in two pieces written during the second half of their respective composers’ lives. Both Haydn and Bruckner were in their 60s when they composed the pieces on this week’s program.

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A Don Quixote Adventure and Beethoven's Pastoral

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Today at 9 pm: Conductor Bernard Haitink leads the Philharmonic in two highly descriptive works: Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony and Strauss's tone poem Don Quixote.

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Bernstein conducts Bernstein

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Leonard Bernstein conducts his own works on this week's trip into the Philharmonic archives. It includes a choral work, his dramatic Third Symphony and two suites from The Dybbuk ballet.

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Masur Conducts Schubert and Shostakovich

Thursday, November 10, 2011

On this week's broadcast, music director emeritus Kurt Masur returns to the Philharmonic to lead works by Schubert and a Shostakovich symphony he knows very well.

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Maazel Conducts Strauss Triple Bill

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Former music director Lorin Maazel returns to the Philharmonic podium once again, this time to lead an all-Strauss concert.

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Maazel Conducts Mozart and Debussy

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Former music director Lorin Maazel returns to the Philharmonic to lead a concert of Mozart and Debussy.

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