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)

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   

JAN. 2016

7    CONDUCTOR: Semyon Bychkov
SOLOIST: Kirill Gerstein, piano
RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 11, The Year 1905

14    CONDUCTOR: Kurt Masur, conductor
SOLOISTS: Yo-Yo Ma, cello Sylvia McNair, soprano Florence Quivar, mezzo Stuart Neil, tenor Rene Pape, bass NY Choral Artists American Boychoir
DVOŘÁK: Cello Concerto
BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 9

21   CONDUCTOR: Esa-Pekka Salonen
SOLOIST: Leila Josefowicz, violin
RAVEL: Mother Goose SuiteEsa-Pekka
SALONEN: Violin Concerto (New York Concert Premiere)
SIBELIUS: Symphony No 5

28   CONDUCTOR: Jeffrey Kahane
SOLOISTS: Jeffrey Kahane, piano; Michelle Kim, violin; Rebecca Young, viola
MOZART: Piano Concerto in G major, K.453
MOZART: Piano Concerto in D minor, K.466
MOZART: Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major, K.364


DEC. 2015

3     GERSHWIN: Porgy and Bess (selections)  (recorded 1954)
RUSSO: Symphony No. 2, Titans (recorded 1959) 
ELLINGTON/Marsalis: A Tone Parallel to  Harlem  (recorded 1999)
 COPLAND: The Tender Land (abridged) (recorded 1965)

10     CONDUCTOR: Christoph von Dohnanyi
SOLOIST: Martin Helmchen, piano
DVORAK: Piano Concerto in G
DVORAK: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

17    CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOIST: Frank-Peter Zimmerman
BRAHMS: Violin Concerto
SCHOENBERG: Pelleas and Melisande

24     CONDUCTOR: Ton Koopman
HANDEL: Messiah

31   To be announced



NOV. 2015

5    CONDUCTOR: Lorin Maazel
SOLOIST: Synergy Vocals
BERIO: Sinfonia
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4

12    CONDUCTORS: Richard Rodgers; Leonard Bernstein
SOLOISTS: Orson Welles, narrator; Andra  Velis, tenor; David Watson, baritone; Choral   Art Society, William Jonson, director  RODGERS: Victory at Sea: Suite (arr.  Bennett)
COPLAND: Third Symphony
BLITZSTEIN: Symphony, “The Airborne”

19    CONDUCTOR: Jaap van Zweden
SOLOIST: Inon Barnatan, piano
BRITTEN: Sinfonia da Requiem
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 23
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5

26    CONDUCTOR: David Robertson SOLOIST:  Michelle de Young, mezzo-soprano
 COPLAND: Appalachian Spring (Full  Orchestra)
Elliott CARTER: Of Rewaking
BERNSTEIN: Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah
Christopher ROUSE: Rapture