New York Philharmonic This Week on WUOT

Thursdays from 8-10 p.m.

An avid music-lover, host Alec Baldwin lends his Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning style to one of music's great institutions. Since its founding in 1842, the New York Philharmonic has been the apex for composers, soloists and conductors alike. Bringing to bear that 170-year history, The New York Philharmonic This Week offers the highest musicianship, insight and vision in every program.

(Programs subject to change)

MAY 2016

5              CONDUCTOR: Pierre Boulez
SOLOIST: Jessye Norman, soprano (Berg) Yvonne Minton, soprano (Mahler)
BERG: Der Wein (concert aria) from SMK 45838
MAHLER: Symphony No. 3 from NYP Special Editions

12           SOLOISTS: Martina Arroyo, soprano (Barber); Christopher Lamb, percussion (Zwilich)
STRAVINSKY: Symphony in Three Movements from APEX 8573-89095-2
BARBER: Andromache’s Farewell from MHK 62837
ZWILICH: Symbolon from NW-372-2
TAN DUN: Concerto for Water Percussion and Orchestra from NYP Special Editions
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No 8 from SMK 60557

19           CONDUCTOR: Lorin Maazel
SOLOIST: Jennifer Koh, Violin
TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy
LUTOSŁAWSKI: Chain 2: Dialogue for Violin and Orchestra
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5

26           CONDUCTOR: David Robertson
SOLOIST: Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
MESSIAEN: Les offrandes oubliées: Méditation symphonique pour orchestra
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major
Tristan MURAIL: Piano Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2


APRIL 2016

7   CONDUCTOR: James Gaffigan 
SOLOIST: Jeffrey Kahane, piano 
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4
ANDREW NORMAN: Split (World-Premiere)
STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

14   CONDUCTOR: Charles Dutoit
SOLOIST: Yuja Wang, piano
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 9
RESPIGHI: Roman Festivals; Fountains of Rome; Pines of Rome

21    CONDUCTOR: David Robertson
SOLOIST: Leonidas Kavakos, violin
IVES/Schuman: Variations on “America”
BARBER: Violin Concerto
John ADAMS: Harmonielehre 28   CONDUCTOR: David Robertson
SOLOIST: Leonidas Kavakos, violin
MOZART: Symphony No. 34
BARTÓK: Violin Concerto No. 2
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3  


MARCH 2016

3   CONDUCTORS: Kurt Masur; Zubin Mehta; Leopold Stokowski; Leonard Bernstein
IVES: Three Places in New England (recorded 1994)
PAINE:    Symphony No. 1 in c-minor, Op. 23 (recorded 1989)
THOMSON: The Mother of Us All: Suite (recorded 1950)
SCHUMAN: Symphony No. 8 (recorded 1962)

10   CONDUCTOR: Esa-Pekka Salonen
SOLOISTS: Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano; Gábor Bretz, bass; Richard Easton, narrator
LIGETI:  Concert Românesc (Romanian Concerto)
HAYDN:  Symphony No. 7, Le Midi
BARTÓK  Bluebeard's Castle

17  CONDUCTORS:  Charles Munch; Leonard Bernstein; KurtMasur
SOLOISTS: Walter Hendl, piano;Sylvia Marlowe, harpsichord;Christina Stavrache, harp;Sergei Leiferkus, baritone
Men of the New York Choral Artists; Joseph Flummerfelt, director
BLOCH:  Concerto Grosso No. 1 (recorded 1948)
BEN-HAIM: Sweet Psalmist of Israel (recorded 1959)
SHOSTAKOVICH:   Symphony No. 13, “Babi Yar” (recorded 1993)

24  CONDUCTOR: Pierre Boulez
SOLOIST: Phyllis-Bryn Julson, soprano
The Philharmonic Remembers Pierre Boulez
Music by Ravel, Debussy, Bartok, Stravinsky and others

31  CONDUCTOR: Bernard Labadie, conductor
SOLOISTS: Miah Persson, soprano; Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano; Frédéric Antoun, tenor; Andrew Foster-Williams, bass; Philip Smith, trumpet; New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director
J.S.BACH: Cantata No. 51: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!
HANDEL: “Let the Bright Seraphim” from Samson
MOZART: Requiem


FEB. 2016

4   CONDUCTOR: Iván Fischer
SOLOIST: Leonidas Kavakos, violin
BARTÓK:  Romanian Folk Dances
Henri DUTILLEUX:   L’arbre des songes (New York Philharmonic Premiere)
RACHMANINOFF:  Symphony No. 2

11   CONDUCTOR: Kurt Masur
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7  18  CONDUCTOR:Alan Gilbert, conductor
SOLOIST: Emmanuel Ax, pianoMOZART: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 3  25   CONDUCTORS: Bramwell Tovey (overture); Lorin Maazel (cello concerto); Andrei Boreyko (4th Symphony)
SOLOIST:  Lynn Harrell, celloSHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture
SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto No. 1
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 4