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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Wedow Conducts Handel's Messiah

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tonight at 9 pm, Gary Thor Wedow conducts Handel’s Messiah, recorded with the New York Philharmonic in 2012.

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Alan Gilbert Conducts Strauss and Rouse

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.

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Bach, Handel and Mozart's Requiem

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.

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All-Mozart Program

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.

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Pictures at an Exhibition, Penderecki and Alisa Weilerstein

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.

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Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11

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.

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Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and Dvořák's Symphony No. 8

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.

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Macabre Masterworks

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).

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Mark-Anthony Turnage Premiere and Beethoven's Ninth

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.

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Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Yefim Bronfman

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.

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Masur Conducts Brahms

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.

o. In the final week, 
Music Director Emeritus Kurt Masur conducts an all-Brahms program, featuring the Double 
Concerto for Violin and Cello, with Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and cellist Alisa Weilerstein 
as soloists, and Symphony No. 2.

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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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