New York Philharmonic Plays Respighi and Tchaikovsky

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After taking a hiatus in 2011, the New York Philharmonic is back with its annual summer tour of New York City's parks.

For tonight's broadcast at 8pm, recorded on July 13 on Central Park's Great Lawn, Alan Gilbert leads the ensemble through a lively program of Respighi's Pines of Rome and Fountains of Rome, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4. Naomi Lewin and Elliott Forrest host.

 

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Alan Gilbert, with baton in hand, waits backstage before conducting the New York Philharmonic in Central Park on July 13, 2012.
Alan Gilbert, with baton in hand, waits backstage before conducting the New York Philharmonic in Central Park on July 13, 2012. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Central Park's Great Lawn fills up with picnickers.
Central Park's Great Lawn fills up with picnickers. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
One of the more elaborate picnic spreads.
One of the more elaborate picnic spreads. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Picnickers.
Picnickers. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Actor Alec Baldwin, the 'voice' of the New York Philharmonic, and Alan Gilbert before the concert.
Actor Alec Baldwin, the 'voice' of the New York Philharmonic, and Alan Gilbert before the concert. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4.
Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4.
Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4.
Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4.
Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow with WQXR host Elliott Forrest during intermission.
Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow with WQXR host Elliott Forrest during intermission. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Post-concert fireworks.
Post-concert fireworks. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Alan Gilbert looks up at the fireworks following concert while talking with Elliott Forrest.
Alan Gilbert looks up at the fireworks following concert while talking with Elliott Forrest. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
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