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Thursday, September 29, 2011
Violinist Augustin Hadelich, winner of the 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Juilliard graduate, joins the New York Philharmonic for Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The music world is celebrating the 200th birthday of Franz Liszt this year, with a flood of performances and recordings. The Philharmonic dives into its archives for this week's episode, which features four of the composer's orchestral works.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
In a reprise of last Saturday's live broadcast from Avery Fisher Hall, the Philharmonic performs Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection." Music director Alan Gilbert conducts. Jeff Spurgeon hosts the concert.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
The New York Philharmonic presents two works in honor of the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The program includes On the Transmigration of Souls by John Adams and a rebroadcast of the Brahms German Requiem, performed in New York on September 20, 2001.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
In June, the pianist Kirill Gerstein made his Philharmonic debut at a Summertime Classics concert, playing Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto. This week's episode features that performance as part of an all-Russian program.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Guest conductor Christoph von Dohnányi takes the reins of the New York Philharmonic as concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and principal violist Cynthia Phelps perform Mozart's Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola. Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 rounds out the program.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Christoph von Dohnányii is steeped in the old-school Hungro-Austrian tradition, one that surfaces in this week's program. On tap is Bruckner's mighty Fourth Symphony, and Mozart's Sinfonia concertante.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane has a longstanding specialty in Mozart. He frequently plays the composer's piano concerts while conducting from the keyboard. During the 2005–06 concert season, he performed all 23 of the concertos as part of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth. On this week's broadcast he brings three of them to the New York Philharmonic.
Thursday, August 04, 2011
This week's show brings you the Philharmonic from the Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado, where the orchestra is in residence each summer. Baritone Nathan Gunn sings selections from Copland's Old American Songs. Plus: Mahler's Symphony No. 1.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Elements of the new and grotesque tie tonight's program together, from the highly brash Shostakovich First Symphony and Rachmaninoff's Isle of the Dead through the hysterical protagonist of Schoenberg's Erwartung.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Russian pianist Yulianna Avdeeva became the first woman in 45 years to take the gold medal at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 2010. Tonight at 9 pm, hear her performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Violinist Gil Shaham joins the New York Philharmonic after a performance with the orchestra at Carnegie Hall's 120th anniversary gala. On tap is Walton's Violin Concerto, complemented by Pictures at an Exhibition.
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Hear the debut performance of the new production of Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen. Janácek brings a comic strip to life in this touching tale of the cycle of life in a European forest. This new production conducted by Alan Gilbert and directed by Douglas Fitch features soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian in the role of the Vixen.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter concludes her year as the New York Philharmonic's Artist in Residence with music by Beethoven and Sebastian Currier.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Join us tonight at 7:15pm for a live broadcast of the New York Philharmonic production of Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen. Janácek brings a comic strip to life in this touching tale of the cycle of life in a European forest.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter concludes her year as the New York Philharmonic's Artist in Residence with something old and something new, from Beethoven's Romance No. 2 to Sebastian Currier's Time Machines.
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Violinist Lisa Batiashvili has made a name for herself by performing with world-renowned orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic, with whom she toured during the 2010-2011 concert season. Hear her performances of Bartok's second violin concerto and Beethoven's Eroica Symphony this week.
Thursday, June 02, 2011
On this week's broadcast, Alan Gilbert opens his second season at the helm of the Philharmonic with the U.S. premiere of Wynton Marsalis's Swing Symphony, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The New York Philharmonic delves into its storied history to present notable works by American composers. Tonight at 9 pm, hear Bernstein conduct Gershwin, Masur conduct Ellington/Marsalis and Copland conduct his own work.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
The Philharmonic welcomes Emanuel Ax for his 100th performance with the orchestra, having made his debut at 28 in 1977 with Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D minor. The program includes works by Debussy and Messiaen as well as the Mahler Symphony No. 5.