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, 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.
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.