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.


April 18

Gilbert and Zimmerman

Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Soloists: Frank Zimmerman, violin; Alan Gilbert, violin

BACH, J.S.: Concerto for Two Violins
BERG: Violin Concerto
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3

April 25

Maazel Conducts Mozart and Debussy

Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Soloist: Robert Langevin, flute; Nancy Allen, harp

MOZART: Symphony No. 38, “Prague”
MOZART: Concerto for Flute and Harp

May 2

Masur Conducts Schubert and Shostakovich

Conductor: Kurt Masur

SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, Unfinished
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 13, “Babi Yar”

May 9

Mehta and Sinopoli

Conductors: Zubin Mehta (Holst); Giuseppe Sinopoli (Respighi)

HOLST: The Planets
RESPIGHI: Feste romane
RESPIGHI: The Pines of Rome

May 16

Haitink Conducts Strauss and Beethoven

Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Soloists: Cynthia Phelps, viola; Carter Brey, cello

R. STRAUSS: Don Quixote
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6, “Pastorale”

May 23

Haitink Conducts Haydn and Bruckner

Conductor: Bernard Haitink

HAYDN: Symphony No. 96, “Miracle”
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 (Ed. Nowak)

May 30

Kahane Conducts Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven

Conductor: Jeffrey Kahane
Soloists: Sheryl Staples, violin; Liang Wang, oboe; Jeffrey Kahane, cond. and piano (Beethoven)

BACH, J.S.: Concerto for Violin and Oboe
MOZART: Symphony No. 33
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1

June 6

Dohnanyi and Zimmerman

Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Soloist: Frank Zimmerman, violin

SCHNITTKE: (K)ein Sommernachtstraum
DVORAK: Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique”

June 13

Blomstedt and Ohlsson

Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
Soloist: Garrick Ohlsson, piano

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 9, “Jeunehomme”
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5

June 20

Gilbert Conducts Berlioz, Neikrug, Mozart, and Debussy

Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Soloist: Lisa Batiashvili, violin

BERLIOZ: Le Corsaire Overture
NEIKRUG: Concerto for Orchestra
MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3