New York Philharmonic This Week

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The New York Philharmonic with music director Jaap van Zweden. Credit: Chris Lee.

The New York Philharmonic This Week gives listeners an opportunity to hear select concerts from the one of the world’s longest-running and most celebrated orchestras. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin, the series also features interviews with musicians, guest artists and conductors.

Schedule

Mar 6
Soloists of the New York Philharmonic

COPLAND

Clarinet Concerto
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Jaap van Zweden, conductor

BARBER

Violin Concerto
Frank Huang, violin
Juraj Valcuha, conductor

BOLCOM

Trombone Concerto
Joseph Alessi, trombone
Alan Gilbert, conductor

ADOLPHE

Unearth, Release!
Cynthia Phelps, viola
Jaap van Zweden, conductor

MOZART

Flute Concerto No. 2
Robert Langevin, flute
Bernard Labadie, conductor

Mar 13
Xian Zhang Conducts Haydn, Martinů, and Sibelius

HAYDN

Symphony No. 95 in C minor, Hob. I:95

MARTINŮ

Incantation, Piano Concerto No. 4, H. 358
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

SIBELIUS

Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39

Mar 20
Jaap van Zweden conducts Adams and Brahms

ADAMS

The Wound-Dresser
Matthias Goerne, Baritone

BRAHMS

Tragic Overture

BRAHMS

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Mar 27
William Grant Still, Bartók, and Tchaikovsky

BARTÓK

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E Major, Sz. 119
Philippe Entremont, piano; Leonard Bernstein, conductor

WILLIAM GRANT STILL

Old California
Pierre Monteux, conductor

TCHAIKOVSKY

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, “Pathetique”
Alan Gilbert, conductor

Apr 3
Sibelius, Lulu, and The Death of Cleopatra

SIBELIUS

Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
Zubin Mehta, conductor

BERLIOZ

The Death of Cleopatra
Jenny Tourel, mezzo‐soprano; Leonard Bernstein, conductor

BERG

Lulu‐Suite
Angelina Réaux, soprano; Kurt Masur, conductor

LISZT

Mephisto Waltz
Kurt Masur, conductor

Apr 10
Kodály, Rouse, Tchaikovsky, and Wagner

KODALY

Háry János: Suite
Kurt Masur, conductor

ROUSE

Trombone Concerto
Joseph Alessi, trombone
Leonard Slatkin, conductor

TCHAIKOVSKY

Francesca da Rimini
Leonard Bernstein, conductor

WAGNER

Tannhauser: Overture and Venusberg Music
Zubin Mehta, conductor

Apr 17
Gerald Finley Sings Mendelssohn’s Elijah

MENDELSSOHN

Elijah
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Twyla Robinson, soprano
Alice Coote, mezzo‐soprano
Allan Clayton, tenor
Gerald Finley, bass‐baritone
Jennifer Johnson, mezzo‐soprano
Benjamin P. Wenzelberg, boy soprano
New York Choral Artists
Joseph Flummerfelt, director

Apr 24
Jaap van Zweden Conducts Stravinsky, Debussy, and Beethoven

STRAVINSKY

Rite of Spring
Jaap van Zweden, conductor

DEBUSSY

La Mer
Jaap van Zweden, conductor

BEETHOVEN

Symphony No. 7
Jaap van Zweden, conductor

May 1
Jaap van Zweden and Pianist Yefim Bronfman

BEETHOVEN

Piano Concerto No. 2
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Jaap van Zweden, conductor

RACHMANINOFF

Symphony No. 2
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
May 8
Jaap van Zweden and Pianist Emanuel Ax

MOZART

Symphony No. 1
Jaap van Zweden, conductor

HAYDN

Piano Concerto No. 11
Emanuel Ax, piano
Jaap van Zweden, conductor

STRAVINSKY

Capriccio for Piano & Orchestra
Emanuel Ax, piano
Jaap van Zweden, conductor

MOZART

Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”
Jaap van Zweden, conductor

May 15
Brahms’ A German Requiem

BRAHMS

A German Requiem
Ying Fang, soprano
Matthias Goerne, baritone
Concert Chorale of NY
Jaap van Zweden, conductor

May 22
Lorin Maazel Conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 8

MAHLER

Symphony No. 8
Christine Brewer, soprano
Nancy Gustafson, soprano
Jeanine De Bique, soprano
Mary Phillips, mezzo‐soprano
Nancy Maultsby, mezzo‐soprano
Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor
Wolfgang Schöne, bass
Jason Grant, bass‐baritone
New York Choral Artists
The Dessoff Symphonic Choir
Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Lorin Maazel, conductor

May 29
PHIL the HALL

Performed by

Nia Franklin, host
Paloma Dineli Chesky, vocalist
Westminster Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller, director
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
New York Choral Artists
The Dessoff Symphonic Choir
Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Lorin Maazel, conductor

Program to include

BEETHOVEN

Symphony No. 5, Movement 1

Paloma Dineli
CHESKY

Rising (World Premiere)
(VYPC composer)

STUCKY

Elegy from August 4, 1964

BERNSTEIN

Overture to Candide

COPLAND

The Promise of Living, from The Tender Land

COPLAND

Hoe-Down, from Rodeo

Mack
SCOCCA-HO

Ociantrose (World Premiere)
(VYPC composer)

WAGNER

Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre

BEETHOVEN

An die Freude, from Symphony No. 9

June 5
NYP Soloists: Works by Mozart, Tan Dun and Christopher Rouse

MOZART

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra No. 2
Robert Langevin, flute
Bernard Labadie, conductor

TAN DUN

Concerto for Water Percussion & Orchestra
Christopher Lamb, percussion
Kurt Masur, conductor

HERSCH

Selections from Of Sorrow Born: Seven Elegies for Solo Violin
Yulia Ziskel, violin

MOZART

Clarinet Concerto
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Alan Gilbert, conductor

ROUSE

Flute Concerto
Robert Langevin, flute
Leonard Slatkin, conductor

June 12
Leonard Bernstein and the Gustav Mahler Revival

MAHLER

Symphony No. 4 in G Major
Reri Grist, soprano
Leonard Bernstein, conductor

MAHLER

Symphony No. 8 in E‐Flat Major, Symphony of a Thousand:
Movement 1
Adele Addison, soprano
Lucine Amara, soprano
Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano
Lili Chookasian, alto
Richard Tucker, tenor
Ezio Flagello, bass-baritone
George London, bass-baritone
Schola Cantorum
Julliard Chorus
Columbus Boychoir
Leonard Bernstein, conductor

MAHLER

Adagio from Symphony No. 10
Leonard Bernstein, conductor

June 19
“PHIL FIRSTS” ‐ World Premiers by the New York Philharmonic

DVOŘÁK

Symphony No. 9
Kurt Masur, conductor

COPLAND

Connotations for Orchestra
Leonard Bernstein, conductor

CORIGLIANO

Clarinet Concerto
Stanley Drucker, clarinet
Leonard Bernstein, conductor

CARTER

A Symphony of Three Orchestras
Pierre Boulez, conductor

June 26
“Kaplen’s Playlist”

Program to include

VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS

Fantasia on Greensleeves
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
David Nadien, violin

DEBUSSY

La Mer
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

MAHLER

Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Lorin Maazel, conductor

COPLAND

Appalachian Spring
Alan Gilbert, conductor

BERLIOZ

Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath from Symphonie fantastique
Alan Gilbert, conductor

BRAHMS

Adagio from Violin Concerto
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Pinchas Zuckerman, violin

TRADITIONAL
(arr. BERIO)

From Folk Songs: Loosin yelav
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Dawn Upshaw, soprano

RACHMANINOFF

Symphony No. 2, Movement 1
Semyon Bychkov, conductor

RAVEL

Tzigane
Zubin Mehta, conductor; Itzhak Perlman, violin