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.

Thomas Hampson and Mozart's Prague Symphony

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Neeme Järvi conducts the New York Philharmonic playing Zemlinsky's extravagant Lyric Symphony, featuring Thomas Hampson and Hillevi Martinpelto. The program also includes Beethoven's Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus and Mozart's Prague Symphony.


Opening Night Gala: Gilbert & Fleming

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Alan Gilbert era at the New York Philharmonic kicked off with a celebratory gala concert in September. Hear that program in this installment of New York Philharmonic This Week.


Maazel Conducts Sibelius's Second Symphony

Thursday, November 12, 2009

This week's New York Philharmonic This Week features Lorin Maazel leading a program featuring two of his own compositions--Monaco Fanfares and Farewells--as well as Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2.

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Summertime Classics: From the Danube to the Rhine

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Bramwell Tovey plays tour guide as New York Philharmonic This Week presents an enchanting evening with the great Romantic composers of Europe, featuring Brooklyn's own Simone Dinnerstein.


In Residence: Vail Valley Music Festival

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The New York Philharmonic This Week presents highlights from the Concerts in the Parks summer concert series, including works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn.


Beethoven, Ives and Magnus Lindberg

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic in EXPO, a new showpiece by Magnus Lindberg, two works by Charles Ives and Ludwig von Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major.


Violin Concerto in D Major, Pelléas and Mélisande

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tonight's broadcast features Alan Gilbert conducting Johannes Brahms' Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 and Arnold Schoenberg's Pelléas and Mélisande.


Alan Gilbert Conducts Mahler’s Third Symphony

Friday, October 09, 2009

Alan Gilbert’s first subscription concerts as the music director of the New York Philharmonic in September started with a big statement: Mahler's Third Symphony. The composer’s longest symphony, in six movements and lasting nearly 100 minutes, it is a treacherous, complex work, even for an orchestra with a longstanding Mahler tradition. Gilbert conducted the score from memory on this occasion and according to a review in The New York Times “drew an organic, solidly executed and deeply involving performance.”