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)


6   Conductor: Alan Gilbert
WEBERN: Im Sommerwind (In the Summer Wind, Idyll for Orchestra)
SCHOENBERG: Pelleas et Melisande, Op. 5
IVES: Symphony No. 2

13   Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Soloist: Emmanuel Ax, piano
IVES: The Unanswered Question
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G-major, Op. 58
WEBERN: Symphony, Op. 21
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2 in C-major, Op. 61

20   Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Soloists: Petra Lang, mezzo-soprano; Women of the Westminster Symphony Choir (Joe Miller, Director); The American Boychoir (Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Director)
MAHLER: Symphony No. 4

27   Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Soloists: Yefim Bronfman, piano
TCHAIKOVKSY: Polonaise from Eugen Onegin
PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 2 in g-minor, Op. 16
RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2 in e-minor, Op. 27



1    CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert, conductor; Semyon Bychkov, conductor (Mahler)
SIBELIUS: Finlandia
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 7
MAHLER: Symphony No. 6

  8  CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOIST: Stefan Vinke, tenor
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 4
MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde

15   CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert, conductor; David Robertson, conductor (Williams)
SOLOISTS: Carter Brey, cello; Alan Baer, tuba; Joseph Alessi, trombone
SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto
JOHN WILLIAMS: Tuba Concerto
WILLIAM BOLCOM: Trombone Concerto

22   CONDUCTOR: Frank Huang, ensemble leader & violin
VIVALDI: The Four Seasons
GRIEG: The Last Spring from Two Elegiac Melodies
PIAZZOLLA/arr. DESYATINIKOV: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

 29  Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Soloist: Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin
BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D
BERLIOZ: Sinfonie fantastique, Op. 14



4  Conductor: Manfred Honeck
Soloist: Liang Wang, oboe
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6
STRAUSS: Oboe Concerto
SUPPÉ: Poet & Peasant

11           CONDUCTOR: Jaap van Zweden, conductor
SOLOISTS: Sheryl Staples, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola
MOZART: Sinfonia concertante, K.364/320d
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 8

18           CONDUCTOR: Jaap van Zweden
SOLOIST: Hilary Hahn, violin
WAGENAAR: Cyrano de Bergerac Overture
KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

25           CONDUCTOR: Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
SOLOISTS: Camilla Tilling, soprano; Matthias Goerne, baritone
BRAHMS: A German Requiem


JULY 2016

7   Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Soloist: Marino Formenti, piano
HAYDN: Symphony No. 6, Le Matin
LIGETI: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra
BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra

14   Conductor: Bernard Haitink
MAHLER: Symphony No. 9

21   In Memoriam: Music Director Emeritus, Kurt Masur
Musical highlights include  music by Wagner, Adams, Mozart and others

28   Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Soloist: Nicola Benedetti, violin
SZYMANOWSKI: Violin Concerto No. 1
PROKOFIEV: Selections from Cinderella