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, 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.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Former music director Zubin Mehta returns to lead the New York Philharmonic in Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Tonight Alan Gilbert presents a premiere by Thomas Adès and conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 9. Will the infamous marimba ring tone be audible? Edited out?
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Guest conductor Daniel Harding leads the Philharmonic in Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto featuring Joshua Bell.
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Conducting the Philharmonic in Mahler's Tenth Symphony is Daniel Harding, principal guest conductor of the London Symphony.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The Philharmonic presents Handel’s Messiah with Bernard Labadie conducting this annual sacred oratorio. The performance features the New York Choral Artists led by Joseph Flummerfelt.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Jeffrey Kahane does double duty as conductor and pianist for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, which features no fewer than three cadenzas in the first movement alone.
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Bernard Haitink leads the New York Philharmonic in two pieces written during the second half of their respective composers’ lives. Both Haydn and Bruckner were in their 60s when they composed the pieces on this week’s program.
Thursday, December 01, 2011
Today at 9 pm: Conductor Bernard Haitink leads the Philharmonic in two highly descriptive works: Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony and Strauss's tone poem Don Quixote.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Leonard Bernstein conducts his own works on this week's trip into the Philharmonic archives. It includes a choral work, his dramatic Third Symphony and two suites from The Dybbuk ballet.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
On this week's broadcast, music director emeritus Kurt Masur returns to the Philharmonic to lead works by Schubert and a Shostakovich symphony he knows very well.