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, 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.

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Happy Birthday, Dimitri Shostakovich

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.

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Gilbert Conducts Tchaikovsky and Lindberg

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tonight at 8 pm, the New York Philharmonic performs Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and Magnus Lindberg's Piano Concerto No. 2.

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Tonight: Mahler's Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tonight at 9 pm, Alan Gilbert leads the Philharmonic in Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony, featuring soprano Dorothea Röschmann, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, and the New York Choral Artists.

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Beethoven, Korngold and Nielsen

Thursday, September 05, 2013

The 2013–14 season of weekly New York Philharmonic radio broadcasts begins with Music Director Alan Gilbert leading the orchestra in Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture; Korngold’s Violin Concerto, with Leonidas Kavakos as soloist; Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3, featuring soprano Erin Morley and baritone Joshua Hopkins; and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 2.

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A Dancer's Dream: Two Works by Stravinsky

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The New York Philharmonic, under the direction of Alan Gilbert performs "A Dancer’s Dream: Two Works by Stravinsky," a multidisciplinary, reimagining of Stravinsky’s ballets The Fairy’s Kiss and Petrushka. New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns stars in the production created by Giants Are Small, the creative team behind "Le Grand Macabre" and "The Cunning Little Vixen."

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Copland, Tovey and Dvořák

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Recorded during the New York Philharmonic’s 2013 residency at the Bravo! Vail summer festival in Colorado, Bramwell Tovey conducts Copland’s Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo, as well as his own piece, The Lincoln Tunnel Cabaret, with principal trombone Joseph Alessi as soloist, and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8.

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Alan Gilbert and Carter Brey

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Recorded during the New York Philharmonic’s 2013 residency at the Bravo! Vail summer festival in Colorado, Alan Gilbert conducts the orchestra in Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, with principal cello Carter Brey as soloist, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. This broadcast also includes Brey’s performance of J.S. Bach’s Unaccompanied Cello Suites Nos. 1 and 2, recorded at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on March 27, 2013, as part of The Bach Variations: A Philharmonic Festival.

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Best of Contact

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Tonight at 8 pm, the Philharmonic presents highlights from their new-music Contact! Series, showcasing the progressive currents music of our time along with commentary from the performers and composers.

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Nielsen's Flute and Violin Concertos and Tchaikovsky's 'Little Russian'

Thursday, August 01, 2013

The New York Philharmonic is in the midst of performing and recording all of Carl Nielsen's major orchestral works, including six symphonies and three concertos.

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Summertime Classics

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Bramwell Tovey conducts his second “Summertime Classics” concert this season at the Philharmonic. The program opens with John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine.

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Alan Gilbert Conducts Scheherazade

Thursday, July 18, 2013

New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert conducts this week’s program that focuses on Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Opening the program is Musorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain. The 19th Century composition, inspired by Russian literary works, was made famous by Rimsky-Korsakov’s edition of the piece.

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Emanuel Ax, Christopher Rouse and Wagner

Thursday, July 11, 2013

This week, New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert conducts a program of Hadyn, Rouse and Wagner.

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Tovey conducts Summertime Classics

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Tonight at 8 pm, the Philharmonic offers a program that begins with Bernstein and finishes with Sousa. In between are Gershwin classics and various other patriotic tunes.

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Alan Gilbert, Lisa Batiashvili, Prokofiev and Il Prigioniero

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.

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Gilbert Conducts Copland and Marsalis Conducts Swing Symphony

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.

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The Bach Variations: András Schiff

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.

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The Bach Variations: Violin Concertos in A minor and E major

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.

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Gilbert Conducts Bach's Mass in B minor

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.

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The Bach Variations: Bach and Mendelssohn

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.

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Alan Gilbert, Christopher Rouse and Joshua Bell

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.

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