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.

The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival, Part II

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Philharmonic's Beethoven piano concertos festival continues this week with music director Alan Gilbert leading the orchestra in the Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3, with Yefim Bronfman as soloist.

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The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic in the opening program of The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival, featuring Yefim Bronfman as soloist on Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 4. The concert also features the world premiere of Anthony Cheung’s Lyra, a New York Philharmonic commission.


Summertime Classics: Program I

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, Bramwell Tovey conducts the Philharmonic in Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with Joyce Yang as soloist.

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West Side Story, Ravel, and Tchaikovsky

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic in a program featuring Ravel and Bernstein. Pianist Yefim Bronfman joins the orchestra for Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1.


In Tribute to Lorin Maazel

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The program features works composed and conducted by the late maestro Lorin Maazel, with an incredible lineup of soloists.

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Yefim Bronfman Plays Brahms

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lorin Maazel conducts the New York Philharmonic in Sibelius's Second Symphony. But first, the concert kicks off with Yefim Bronfman as soloist for Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1.


Summertime Classics: Star-Spangled Celebration

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The July broadcasts of the New York Philharmonic begin tonight at 9 pm with Bramwell Tovey leading the orchestra in an all-American program.

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Alan Gilbert Leads an All-Mozart Program

Thursday, June 19, 2014

New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in an all-Mozart program made up of various performances and featuring Emanuel Ax and others.

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Bernard Haitink Conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 3

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm: hear Bernard Haitink leading the New York Philharmonic in Mahler's Third Symphony with mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink and baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

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Haitink Conducts Beethoven's 'Eroica' Symphony

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Bernard Haitink conducts the New York Philharmonic in Webern's tone poem Im Sommerwind, Berg's Violin Concerto with soloist Leonidas Kavakos, and Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony.

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Alan Gilbert, Emanuel Ax, Rouse and Wagner

Thursday, May 29, 2014

New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert leads a program that highlights composer Christopher Rouse and pianist Emanuel Ax. The program features Ax as soloist on Haydn’s Piano Concerto No. 11; the New York Premiere of Rouse’s Symphony No. 3; and Gilbert’s A Ring Journey, his arrangement of Erich Leinsdorf’s synthesis of Wagner’s Ring Cycle.

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Leonard Bernstein Conducts Mussorgsky, Borodin and Shostakovich

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, tune in for historic recordings of Leonard Bernstein conducting three Russian Romantic classics, including Shostakovich's powerful "Leningrad" Symphony.

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Andrew Davis Conducts Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sir Andrew Davis returns to the New York Philharmonic to conduct the U.S. premiere of Julian Anderson's The Discovery of Heaven, a New York Philharmonic co-commission with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Also on the program is Franck's Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra with Marc-André Hamelin as soloist in his subscription debut with the orchestra, and selections from Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet.

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Pablo Heras-Casado Conducts Britten, Bartók and Shostakovich

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, hear Pablo Heras-Casado making his Philharmonic debut in a program of Britten, Bartók and Shostakovich.

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Manfred Honeck Conducts Vivier

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Manfred Honeck returns to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Claude Vivier’s Orion, marking the orchestra’s first performance of any work by Vivier. Honeck will also conduct Bruckner’s final symphonic work, Symphony No. 9.

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Alan Gilbert Conducts Bach's B Minor Mass

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Alan Gilbert conducts Bach’s Mass in B minor with soprano Dorothea Röschmann, mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, tenor Steve Davislim, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the New York Choral Artists directed by Joseph Flummerfelt. This performance was part of The Bach Variations: A Philharmonic Festival in 2013.


Tonight: Alan Gilbert Conducts Nielsen and Tchaikovsky

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, Alan Gilbert leads the Philharmonic in Nielsen’s Flute Concerto, with Robert Langevin; and Violin Concerto, featuring Nikolaj Znaider; as well as Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2.

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Beethoven, Korngold and Nielsen

Thursday, April 03, 2014

New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture; Korngold’s Violin Concerto, with soloist Leonidas Kavakos; Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3, Sinfonia espansiva, with soprano Erin Morley and baritone Joshua Hopkins; and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 2, The Four Temperaments.

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All Nielsen Program

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tonight, Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in the continuation of its Nielsen Project with a performance of Nielsen’s Helios Overture, Symphony No. 1 and Symphony No. 4.

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All Britten Program

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic in an all-Britten program featuring Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, with Principal Horn Philip Myers and tenor Michael Slattery; and Spring Symphony with soprano Kate Royal, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, the New York Choral Artists directed by Joseph Flummerfelt, and Brooklyn Youth Chorus directed by Dianne Berkun-Menaker.

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