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, June 20, 2013
New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert conducts Dallapiccola’s rarely performed serialist opera Il Prigioniero. Bass-baritone Gerald Finley is The Prisoner, and making their debuts with the Philharmonic are soprano Patricia Racette as The Mother, tenor Peter Hoare as The Jailer and Grand Inquisitor, tenor William Ferguson as the First Priest, and baritone Sidney Outlaw as the Second Priest. Also featured is the Collegiate Chorale, led by James Bagwell.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in Copland’s Clarinet Concerto followed by Wynton Marsalis’s "Swing Symphony" featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Marsalis.
Thursday, June 06, 2013
The June broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week begin with the final program from The Bach Variations: A Philharmonic Festival. András Schiff makes his debut conducting the orchestra and performs as the piano soloist.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
For the final broadcast in May, Bernard Labadie conducts the New York Philharmonic in Bach’s Orchestral Suites Nos. 3 and 4, Sinfonia from Cantata No. 42 and Violin Concertos in E major and A minor, performed by violinist Isabelle Faust in her debut with the orchestra.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in a program featuring 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 under the direction of Joseph Flummerfelt.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Bach specialist Masaaki Suzuki looks to make Philharmonic sound like a period instrument ensemble. Tonight at 9 pm, we hear his Phil debut conducting Bach’s motet Singet dem Herrn and Magnificat.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert returns to the podium to conduct the world premiere of Prosepero’s Rooms, a New York Philharmonic commission by Christopher Rouse.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Tonight at 9 pm, David Robertson and Pierre-Laurent Aimard return to the Philharmonic to perform works by Mozart, Messiaen and a premiere by Tristan Murail.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
High drama is the order of the day as the New York Philharmonic presents an all-Russian program with works by Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff, recorded during the orchestra's 2010 European Tour. Alan Gilbert conducts and pianist Yefim Bronfman is the soloist on Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
This week's program digs into the New York Philharmonic archives and features conductors Leonard Bernstein, Jose Serebrier and Pierre Boulez, and soloists Sharon Isbin on guitar, and messo-sopranos Jan DeGaetani and Marilyn Horne.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in Mahler's epic Symphony No. 6.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in Phantasmata by The MarieJosée Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse; Bloch’s Schelomo, featuring cellist Jan Vogler; and Brahms’s Symphony No. 1.
Thursday, March 07, 2013
New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the orchestra in Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring Rudolf Buchbinder as soloist, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, Pathétique.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Andris Nelsons returns to the New York Philharmonic to lead Dvořák’s The Noon Witch, Brahms’s Violin Concerto with soloist Christian Tetzlaff, and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Andrey Boreyko returns to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Mendelssohn and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Former Music Director Lorin Maazel returns to the New York Philharmonic to lead the orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy, Lutosłowski’s Symphony No. 2 with violin soloist Jennifer Koh in her New York Philharmonic subscription debut, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5.
Thursday, February 07, 2013
The February broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week begin with former Music Director Lorin Maazel returning to the orchestra to conduct Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Yefim Bronfman. The performance continues the New York Philharmonic’s survey this season of Brahms’s complete symphonies and concertos. The program concludes with Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Christoph Eschenbach returns to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, with soloist Pinchas Zuckerman, followed by Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Manfred Honeck makes his New York Philharmonic debut conducting Braunfels’s Suite from Fantastic Apparitions on a Theme by Berlioz, Grieg’s Piano Concerto with Jean-Yves Thibaudet as soloist, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.
Friday, January 18, 2013
David Zinman returns to the New York Philharmonic to lead the orchestra in Sibelius’s Symphony No. 3, as well as Schumann’s Piano Concerto with pianist Jan Lisiecki in his debut with the orchestra, and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 7.