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)

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

OCT. 2015

1 Soloists: Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Sheryl Staples, violin; Liang Wang, oboe
BRAUNFELS: Suite fro Fantastic Apparitions on a Theme from Berlioz
GRIEG:  piano Concerto, a
BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 7, A
Fill music: BACH: Concerto for Violin and Oboe

8  Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Soloist: Dawn Upshaw, soprano
HAYDN: Symphony No. 48, Maria Theresia
BERIO : Folk Songs
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4

15     Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Soloist: Yefim Bronfman, piano
RAVEL: Le tombeau de Couperin
Esa-Pekka SALONEN: Piano Concerto
MUSORGSKY/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

22   Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Soloists: Christine Brewer, soprano; Jane Henschel, soprano; Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor, Eric Owens, bass-baritone; New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director
Magnus LINDBERG: Al largo
BEETHOVEN: Missa solemnis

29   Conductor: David Zinmann
Soloist: Christian Tetzlaff, violin
SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 1
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5


SEPT. 2015

3              CONDUCTOR:   Leonard Bernstein, conductor
SOLOISTS: Camerata Singers, dir. Abraham Kaplan; Columbus Boychoir, dir. Donald Bryant Jamie Bernstein, special co-host
BERNSTEIN:  Chichester Psalms
BERNSTEIN:  Kaddish, Symphony No.3
BERNSTEIN:  Suites 1 and 2 from the Dybbuk


10           9/11 In Memoriam
CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOISTS: Dorothea Röschmann, soprano; Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano;New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director
MAHLER: Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”
ADAMS: The Wound-Dresser
(Thomas Hampson, baritone

17           Pierre Boulez at 90
Pierre Boulez, conductor
Musical highlights taken from:
Boulez: Pli selon Pli
Debussy: La Mer
Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin

24           Music Director Emeritus Kurt Masur
Kurt Masur, conductor
Musical highlights taken from:
Wagner: Die Meistersinger
Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Mozart: Symphony No 41, Jupiter
Ives: Three Places in New England
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No 3
Adès: America, A Prophecy
Coleman: Skies of America
Martin: Six Monologues from Everyman
Mendelssohn: Die Erste Walpurgisnacht
Shostakovich: Symphony No 13



6  CONDUCTOR: Bramwell Tovey
John ADAMS: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
OFFENBACH: Ballet of the Snowflakes from Le Voyage dans la lune
JOSEF STRAUSS: Music of the Spheres
HOLST: The Planets

13   CONDUCTOR: Bramwell Tovey
SOLOIST: Joseph Alessi, trombone
COPLAND: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
TOVEY: The Lincoln Tunnel Cabaret
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 8

20   CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOIST: Midori, violin
NIELSEN Helios Overture, Op. 17
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
GRIEG Selections from Peer Gynt
LISZT Les Préludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3,    after Lamartine

27   CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOIST: Liang Wang, oboe
R. STRAUSS Don Juan, op. 20
R. STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Christopher ROUSE Oboe Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet, Overture- Fantasy


JULY 2015

Conductor: Bramwell Tovey
Soloists: Tracy Dahl, vocalist; The Hellcats and Jazz Knights from the West Point Band; Lt. Col. Jim Keene, commander/conductor
BERNSTEIN: Three Dance Episodes from On   the Town; and  "Glitter and Be Gay" from Candide
GERSHWIN: "Walking the Dog" from Shall We Dance?
GERSHWIN/Tovey: The Man I Love", “They     Can't Take That Away from Me", "A Foggy Day in London Town", "Fascinatin' Rhythm"
TRADITIONAL: American Heritage
WARD: America the Beautiful
GARLAND: In the Mood
ELGAR: March No. 1 in D major from Military Marches, Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39, No. 1
SOUSA: The Liberty Bell
KESSLER: Armed Forces Medley
EGNER: The Official West Point March
SOUSA: The Stars and Stripes Forever (Performed on 7/3/2013)

9  Conductor: Bramwell Tovey
Soloist: Kirill Gerstein, piano
All-TCHAIKOVSKY program:
Festival Coronation March
Piano Concerto No. 2
Selections from Act IV of “Swan Lake”
1812 Overture

16  Conductor: Bramwell Tovey
Soloist: Marc Nuccio, clarinet
COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man
GERSHWIN/Arr. Rose: “Strike Up the Band” from Strike Up the Band 113
COPLAND: Clarinet Concerto
GROFÉ: Grand Canyon Suite

23  Conductor: Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Soloists: Joseph Alessi, trombone; U.S. Coast Guard Band; Capt. Kenneth W. Megan, Director
COPLAND: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
TOVEY: The Lincoln Tunnel Cabaret for Trombone and Orchestra
SOUSA: The Glory of the Yankee Navy
BERNSTEIN/arr. GRUNDMAN: Candide Suite; The Best of All Possible Worlds; Auto-Da-Fe (What a Day); Glitter and Be Gay;  Make Our Garden Grow
VARIOUS/arr. Daniel Sandidge and Sean Nelson: Armed Forces Medley
SOUSA: Hands Across the Sea; The Liberty Bell

30  Conductor: Bramwell Tovey
Soloist: Joyce Yang, piano
SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1
MUSSORGSKY: Night on Bald Mountain
TCHAIKOVSKY: Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker; and Marche Slave, Op. 31



JUNE 2015

4       CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOISTS: Yefim Bronfman, piano
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, op. 19
SEAN SHEPHERD Songs (World-Premiere, New York Philharmonic Commission)
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37

11     CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOISTS: Yefim Bronfman, piano; Glenn Dicterow, violin; Carter Brey, cello
BEETHOVEN Concerto in C major for Piano,    Violin, and Cello, Op. 56, “Triple”
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat      major, op. 73, “Emperor”

18     CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOISTS: Lisa Batiashvili, violin;  Francoix Leleux, oboe
BACH: Concerto for violin and oboe
ESCAICH: Violin and Oboe Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10

25    CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOIST: Anthony McGill, clarinet
RAVEL: Valses nobles et sentimentales
NIELSEN: Clarinet Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY: Selections from Swan Lake


MAY 2015

7              CONDUCTOR: Andrey Boreyko
SOLOIST: Judith LeClair, bassoon
STRAVINSKY The Song of the Nightingale
MOZART Bassoon Concerto
ZEMLINSKY The Mermaid, Fantasy for Orchestra

14           CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOISTS: Philip Myers, horn; Kate Royal, soprano; Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano; Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor (Spring Symphony); Michael Slattery, tenor (Serenade); New York Choral Artists;  Joseph Flummerfelt, director; Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Dianne Berkun,  director
BRITTEN Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings
BRITTEN Spring Symphony

21           CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOIST: Inon Barnatan, piano
RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G
STRAUSS: Rosenkavalier Suite

28           CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOISTS: Yefim Bronfman, piano
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15
HEUNG: Lyra (World-Premiere, New York    Philharmonic Commission)
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, OP. 58


APRIL 2015

April 2
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Soloists: Dorothea Röschmann, soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano Steve Davislim, tenor Eric Owens, bass-baritoneThe New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, Director
J.S. BACH: Mass in b-minor

April 9 
CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOISTS: Robert Langevin, flute; Nikolaj  Znaider, violin
NIELSEN: Flute Concerto
NIELSEN: Violin Concerto
 TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”

April 16
CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOIST: Carter Brey, cello
DVORAK: Cello Concerto
TCHAIKOVKSY: Symphony No. 5
J.S. BACH: Suites 1 & 2 for unaccompanied   cello

April 23
CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOIST: Leila Josefowicz, violin
LYADOV: Enchanted Lake
STRAVINSKY: Petrushka (1911)
ADAMS: Scheherazade.2

April 30 
CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOIST: Liang Wang, oboe
R. STRAUSS:  Also sprach Zarathustra
ROUSE:  Oboe Concerto
R. STRAUSS:  Don Juan


MARCH 2015

March 5
CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOISTS: Angela Meade, soprano; Lilli Paasikivi, mezzo-soprano; Brandon Jovanovich, tenor; Eric Owens, bass-baritone; New York Choral Artists; Joseph Flummerfelt, director
VERDI: Messa da Requiem

March 12
CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOIST: Jan Vogler
ROUSE: Phantasmata
BLOCH: Schelomo
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1

March 19
CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert, conductor
SOLOIST: Emmanuel Ax, piano
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 3

March 26
CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOIST: Emanuel Ax, piano
HAYDN: Piano Concerto No. 11 in D-major
ROUSE: Symphony No. 3
WAGNER: A Ring Journey (arr Alan Gilbert     after Erich Leinsdorf)