New York Philharmonic: Opening Night Gala 2011

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The New York Philharmonic launches its 170th season with an Opening Night Gala Concert. Soprano Deborah Voigt takes on the difficult excerpts of Wagner's Tannhäuser and Strauss's Salome, plus Barber's Homerian monologue Andromache's Farewell. A pair of overtures -- the Tannhäuser opening and Barber's nostalgic romp, The School for Scandal Overture -- round out the program, with Alan Gilbert on the podium.

WQXR broadcasts the opening night concert live at 7:30 pm with hosts Elliott Forrest and Midge Woolsey.

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Program Details:

Barber: The School for Scandal Overture
Wagner: “Dich, teure Halle” from Tannhäuser
Barber: Andromache's Farewell, for Soprano and Orchestra
Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser
R. Strauss: Intermezzo, Dance and Final Scene from Salome

Alan Gilbert, conductor
Deborah Voigt, soprano


More from the New York Philharmonic: On Sept. 10, WQXR presented a live broadcast of the New York Philharmonic's performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 2, a free concert that marked the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

→ Listen to that broadcast on-demand
→ View a slideshow of audience members' memories of music after 9/11