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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
This week, New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert conducts a program of Hadyn, Rouse and Wagner.
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.
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.