New York Philharmonic This Week

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The New York Philharmonic This Week, hosted by Alec Baldwin, includes recent performances of the orchestra, interviews with musicians, guest artists and conductors. 

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.

Mahler's Resurrection Symphony

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Capping a year that saw performances of Mahler's Sixth, Ninth and Tenth Symphonies, the Philharmonic performs the composer's Second Symphony, under the direction of Alan Gilbert.


Summertime Classics: Tchaikovsky Festival

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bramwell Tovey leads the New York Philharmonic in an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring pianist Simon Trpčeski on Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto.


Concerts in the Park: Van Cortlandt Park

Thursday, July 19, 2012

This week, hear a recording from Tuesday night's New York Philharmonic Concert in the Park in Van Cortlandt Park, where James Ehnes performed Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. The orchestra also played the prelude to Act I of Wagner's Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg and Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in C minor. Andrey Boreyko conducted.


Season Finale: All-Mozart with Alan Gilbert and Emanuel Ax

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tonight at 8 pm, the Philharmonic wraps us its 2011-12 season with Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor and his Piano Concerto No. 22 featuring guest soloist Emanuel Ax.


Star-Spangled Celebration

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Bramwell Tovey leads selections from Kiss Me Kate, South Pacific, My Fair Lady and Porgy and Bess, and the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps performs works by Sousa and other American ...


Kahane Leads in Bach, Mozart and Beethoven

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Jeffrey Kahane joins the Philharmonic on the harpsichord for Bach's Concerto for Violin and Oboe, featuring violinist Sheryl Staples and oboist Liang Wang. He also conducts the orchestra in Mozart's Symphony No. 33 and performs Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1.


Emanuel Ax, Messiaen and Mahler's Fifth Symphony

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tonight at 9 pm, pianist Emanuel Ax performs Debussy's Estampes for solo piano and joins the orchestra in Messiaen's Couleurs de la cité céleste. The program ends with Mahler's Symphony No. 5.


Soprano Karita Mattila Performs Beethoven and Sibelius

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Under the direction of Alan Gilbert, Finnish soprano Karita Mattila joins the New York Philharmonic for Beethoven’s tragic concert aria Ah! Perfido and selected works for soprano and symphony from Sibelius. Bookending the performance is Beethoven’s lighthearted Eighth Symphony and Nielsen’s Second Symphony.


The Artistry of Kurt Masur

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Music director emeritus Kurt Masur returns to the New York Philharmonic to lead the orchestra in this performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, featuring soloists Sylvia McNair, Florence Quivar, Stuart Neill, and Rene Pape, as well as Dvorak's Cello Concerto performed by Yo-Yo Ma.

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Tchaikovsky's Fourth and a Lindberg World Premiere

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pianist Yefim Bronfman joins the Philharmonic for the premiere of Magnus Lindberg’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Plus: Dvorák's Carnival Overture and Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony.


Batiashvili, Mozart and a World Premiere

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Violinist Lisa Batiashvili, under the direction of Alan Gilbert, joins the Philharmonic for Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3. Also: music by Debussy, Berlioz and Marc Neikrug.

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Blomstedt Conducts Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor laureate of the San Francisco Symphony, leads the New York Philharmonic in Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9, featuring pianist Garrick Ohlsson.


Dohnányi Conducts Tchaikovsky and Dvorák

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Conductor Christoph von Dohnányi returns to the New York Philharmonic to lead the orchestra in works by Schnittke and Tchaikovsky, as well as Dvořák’s Violin Concerto featuring violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann.


Dohnányi conducts Henze and Schubert

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Christoph von Dohnányi has a long history with Hans Werner Henze’s one-act opera The Bassarids. In this program he leads the Philharmonic in selections from The Bassarids. Also on the...


New Year's Eve Rewind: Bernstein and Gershwin

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Alan Gilbert conducts this New Year’s Eve program of American classics by New York composers Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet lends his touch to the Gershwin pieces.

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Selected Songs by Schubert

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Anne Sophie von Otter joins the New York Philharmonic for selected songs for mezzo-soprano and orchestra by Schubert. Alan Gilbert conducts.


The Modern Beethoven: Symphony Nos. 1 and 3

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Tonight at 9 pm, David Zinman leads the Philharmonic in Beethoven’s first and third symphonies, plus Hartmann’s Concerto funèbre featuring soloist Gil Shaham.


The Modern Beethoven: Symphony Nos. 8 and 4

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Guest conductor David Zinman leads the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's Second and Seventh symphonies and cellist Alisa Weilerstein shines on Barber's demanding Cello Concerto.


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.


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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