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, nyphil.org.
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.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Guest conductor Andrey Boreyko leads the New York Philharmonic in a performance of Stravinsky’s The Song of the Nightingale; Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto, with the orchestra's Principal Bassoon Judith LeClair as soloist; and Zemlinsky’s The Mermaid, Fantasy for Orchestra.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture and Symphony No. 1, as well as Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 — with Lisa Batiashvili as soloist — and Gershwin’s An American in Paris.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Tonight at 8 pm, the Philharmonic presents former composer-in-residence Magnus Lindberg’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with artist-in-residence Yefim Bronfman as soloist.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben, featuring New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow in the concertmaster solos.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
David Zinman leads the New York Philharmonic in Thomas Adès's Three Studies from Couperin, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 18 with Richard Goode as soloist, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, "Scottish."
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Composer-conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the New York concert premiere of his Violin Concerto, featuring Leila Josefowicz as soloist, as well as Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5.
Thursday, January 02, 2014
The New York Philharmonic kick off 2014's weekly radio broadcasts with an all-American New Year’s Eve Concert conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert with Thomas Hampson as soloist. The program, recorded on New Year’s Eve in 2009, includes Copland’s Suite from "Appalachian Spring" and Old American Songs (selections), in addition to selections from Broadway musicals and Gershwin’s An American in Paris.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
The New York Philharmonic digs into it's archives for a selection of winter holiday music.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Tonight at 9 pm, Gary Thor Wedow conducts Handel’s Messiah, recorded with the New York Philharmonic in 2012.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the New York premiere of The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Oboe Concerto featuring principal oboe Liang Wang. Also on the program is Richard Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra and Don Juan, both featuring Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow in the concertmaster solos.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
The December broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week begin with Bernard Labadie returning to the Philharmonic to conduct Mozart’s Requiem, J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 51 and Handel’s "Let the Bright Seraphim" from Samson. The program’s soloists are soprano Miah Persson, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, tenor Frédéric Antoun, bass Andrew Foster-Williams, and associate principal trumpet Matthew Muckey, joined by the New York Choral Artists directed by Joseph Flummerfelt.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
The New York Philharmonic closes out its November broadcasts with and all-Mozart program, including Piano Concerto No. 22 with guest soloist Emanuel Ax.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Tonight at 9 pm, Charles Dutoit conducts the New York Philharmonic in a program honoring the 80th birthday of Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Semyon Bychkov returns to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with pianist Kirill Gerstein in his subscription debut, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11, The Year 1905.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
The November broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week begin with Assistant Conductor Joshua Weilerstein, in his subscription debut, conducting Osvaldo Golijov’s Last Round, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto featuring violinist Arabella Steinbacher in her debut with the orchestra, and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
The final New York Philharmonic broadcast in October, coinciding with Halloween, features recordings of macabre masterworks from the New York Philharmonic Archives, including H.J. Wood’s arrangement of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor (recorded in 1936 and conducted by Arturo Toscanini); Rimsky-Korsakov’s arrangement of Musorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain (recorded in 2012 and led by Alan Gilbert); Gounod’s Ballet Music from Faust (recorded in 1967 and led by Leonard Bernstein); Berlioz’s "Pandemonium" from The Damnation of Faust, featuring tenor Paul Groves, bass Willard White, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir (recorded in 2005 and conducted by Charles Dutoit); and Liszt’s A Faust Symphony, featuring tenor Charles Bressler, and the Chorale Art Society (recorded in 1971 and led by Leonard Bernstein).
Thursday, October 24, 2013
New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and the U.S. premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Frieze, which was written in response to Beethoven’s Ninth and co-commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society, New York Philharmonic, and BBC Radio 3.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Tonight at 9 pm, Alan Gilbert leads the Philharmonic in Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso, Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Music Director Emeritus Kurt Masur conducts the New York Philharmonic in an all-Brahms program. Host Alec Baldwin will showcase Johannes Brahms' "Double Concerto for Violin and Cello" with Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and cellist Alisa Weilerstein as the soloists, as well as Brahms' Symphony No. 2.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
This week the New York Philharmonic pays tribute to Dimitri Shostakovich, the day after the anniversary of his birthday. The program includes his Symphony No. 4.