New York Philharmonic This Week

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The New York Philharmonic This Week, hosted by Alec Baldwin, includes recent performances of the orchestra, interviews with musicians, guest artists and conductors. 

The New York Philharmonic This Week is generously underwritten by The Kaplan Foundation, the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation and the Philharmonic’s corporate partner, MetLife Foundation. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Gilbert Conducts Bach's Mass in B minor

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.


The Bach Variations: Bach and Mendelssohn

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 a...

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Alan Gilbert, Christopher Rouse and Joshua Bell

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.


David Robertson and Pierre-Laurent Aimard

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.


Alan Gilbert and Yefim Bronfman

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. 


From the Archives: Chavez, Ponce and Falla

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.


Gilbert Conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 6

Thursday, April 04, 2013

New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in Mahler's epic Symphony No. 6. 


Brahms, Bloch and Rouse

Thursday, March 14, 2013

New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in Phantasmata by The MarieJosée Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse; Bloch’s Schelomo, featuring cellist Jan Vogler; and Brahms’s Symphony No. 1.


Tchaikovsky's Pathétique and Brahms' Second Piano Concerto

Thursday, March 07, 2013

New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the orchestra in Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring Rudolf Buchbinder as soloist, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, Pathétique.


Brahms's Violin Concerto and Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Andris Nelsons returns to the New York Philharmonic to lead Dvořák’s The Noon Witch, Brahms’s Violin Concerto with soloist Christian Tetzlaff, and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.

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Andrey Boreyko Conducts Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and Dvořák

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Andrey Boreyko returns to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Mendelssohn and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann.


Jennifer Koh Makes Subscription Debut with Lutosławski

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Former Music Director Lorin Maazel returns to the New York Philharmonic to lead the orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy, Lutosłowski’s Symphony No. 2 with violin soloist Jennifer Koh in her New York Philharmonic subscription debut, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5.


Maazel, Bronfman, Brahms and Sibelius

Thursday, February 07, 2013

The February broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week begin with former Music Director Lorin Maazel returning to the orchestra to conduct Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1  with soloist Yefim Bronfman. The performance continues the New York Philharmonic’s survey this season of Brahms’s complete symphonies and concertos. The program concludes with Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2.


Zukerman, Eschenbach, Bruch and Bruckner

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Christoph Eschenbach returns to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, with soloist Pinchas Zuckerman, followed by Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6.

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Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Manfred Honeck makes his New York Philharmonic debut conducting Braunfels’s Suite from Fantastic Apparitions on a Theme by Berlioz, Grieg’s Piano Concerto with Jean-Yves Thibaudet as soloist, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.

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Jan Lisiecki Makes Philharmonic Debut with Schumann Piano Concerto

Friday, January 18, 2013

David Zinman returns to the New York Philharmonic to lead the orchestra in Sibelius’s Symphony No. 3, as well as Schumann’s Piano Concerto with pianist Jan Lisiecki in his debut with the orchestra, and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 7.

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André Watts and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2

Friday, January 11, 2013

Juraj Valčuha leads the New York Philharmonic in Weber’s Oberon Overture, followed by Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with soloist André Watts. Richard Strauss’ “Fantasie” from Die Frau ohne Schatten and Der Rosenkavalier Suite round out the program.

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A Steven Stucky NY Premiere, Barber and Rachmaninoff

Thursday, January 03, 2013

The January broadcasts of the New York Philharmonic this Week begin with music director Alan Gilbert conducting the New York premiere of Steven Stucky’s Symphony.

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Winter Holiday Special

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tonight at 8 pm, tune in for Mozart’s German Dance in C major, "The Sleigh Ride," Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, recorded in 1960, and selections from the orchestra's “Winter Holiday.”


Tonight: The New York Philharmonic's Messiah

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tonight at 8 pm, the Philharmonic performs Handel's masterpiece with soprano Annette Dash, countertenor Daniel Taylor, tenor James Taylor and bass Shenyang.

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