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 21, 2012
Tonight at 9 pm, pianist Emanuel Ax performs Debussy's Estampes for solo piano and joins the orchestra in Messiaen's Couleurs de la cité céleste. The program ends with Mahler's Symphony No. 5.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Under the direction of Alan Gilbert, Finnish soprano Karita Mattila joins the New York Philharmonic for Beethoven’s tragic concert aria Ah! Perfido and selected works for soprano and symphony from Sibelius. Bookending the performance is Beethoven’s lighthearted Eighth Symphony and Nielsen’s Second Symphony.
Thursday, June 07, 2012
Music director emeritus Kurt Masur returns to the New York Philharmonic to lead the orchestra in this performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, featuring soloists Sylvia McNair, Florence Quivar, Stuart Neill, and Rene Pape, as well as Dvorak's Cello Concerto performed by Yo-Yo Ma.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Pianist Yefim Bronfman joins the Philharmonic for the premiere of Magnus Lindberg’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Plus: Dvorák's Carnival Overture and Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Violinist Lisa Batiashvili, under the direction of Alan Gilbert, joins the Philharmonic for Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3. Also: music by Debussy, Berlioz and Marc Neikrug.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor laureate of the San Francisco Symphony, leads the New York Philharmonic in Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9, featuring pianist Garrick Ohlsson.
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Conductor Christoph von Dohnányi returns to the New York Philharmonic to lead the orchestra in works by Schnittke and Tchaikovsky, as well as Dvořák’s Violin Concerto featuring violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Christoph von Dohnányi has a long history with Hans Werner Henze’s one-act opera The Bassarids. In this program he leads the Philharmonic in selections from The Bassarids. Also on the program is Schubert’s Ninth Symphony.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Alan Gilbert conducts this New Year’s Eve program of American classics by New York composers Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet lends his touch to the Gershwin pieces.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Anne Sophie von Otter joins the New York Philharmonic for selected songs for mezzo-soprano and orchestra by Schubert. Alan Gilbert conducts.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Tonight at 9 pm, David Zinman leads the Philharmonic in Beethoven’s first and third symphonies, plus Hartmann’s Concerto funèbre featuring soloist Gil Shaham.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Guest conductor David Zinman leads the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's Second and Seventh symphonies and cellist Alisa Weilerstein shines on Barber's demanding Cello Concerto.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
On this week's broadcast, guest conductor David Zinman helps breathe modern life into Beethoven's Second and Seventh symphonies.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Alan Gilbert conducts a colorful program featuring Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and Ravel’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
Thursday, March 08, 2012
In this week’s program, artist in residence Frank Peter Zimmermann ascends Beethoven’s “Mount Everest of violin concertos,” performing his only concerto for the instrument.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
This week's broadcast from the Philharmonic spotlights two artists from vastly different historical periods born on a leap year: Giacomo Rossini and soprano Reri Grist.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
This week’s New York Philharmonic program comes from the orchestra’s recent stop at the Barbican Centre in London, where it performed the UK premiere of Thomas Ades’ Polaris, a New York Philharmonic co-commission with the Barbican.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
This week the New York Philharmonic welcomes guest soloist Lang Lang for Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
This week’s program was recorded during the New York Philharmonic’s 2010 European Tour with Alan Gilbert conducting and pianist Yefim Bronfman performing Prokofiev’s second piano concerto.
Thursday, February 02, 2012
In memory of the 150th anniversary of Claude Debussy’s birth and the 100th anniversary of Jules Massenet’s death, this week’s New York Philharmonic broadcast features several recordings of pieces by the two composers.