New York Philharmonic

Thursday at 8 p.m. on VPR Classical

The two-hour radio program, which is broadcast and syndicated nationally 52 weeks a year by the WFMT Radio Network, represents virtually the Orchestra’s entire 2014-15 season. It includes interviews with Philharmonic musicians, guest artists, and conductors.

Interspersed throughout the year are programs taken from the Philharmonic’s tours, Summertime Classics, and the orchestra’s residency at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado. There will also be a handful of thematic programs and encore presentations that explore the breadth and depth of the Philharmonic’s extensive library of commercial and archival recordings.

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic welcome you to broadcasts by one of the world's longest-running and most celebrated orchestras!

Visit the New York Philharmonic website for the broadcast schedule and past shows.

Richard Strauss

Jul 11, 2018

New York Philharmonic

R. Strauss: Don Quixote  (Carter Brey, cello; Cynthia Phelps, viola; Bernard Haitink, conductor)
Bettison: Threaded Madrigals  (Rebecca Young, viola)
R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben  Frank Huang, violin; Alan Gilbert, conductor)

Listen Thursday July 12 at 8 p.m.

American Music

Jul 11, 2018

New York Philharmonic
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
The Hellcats and Jazz Knights from West Point

Music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Sousa and others.

Listen Thursday July 5 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Martin Helmchen, piano; Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin
All Dvorak:
Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 33
Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 From the New World
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

Listen Thursday June 28 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
This week, a remembrance of conductor Lorin Maazel, who had a long relationship with the Philharmonic.

Listen Thursday June 21 at 8 p.m.

Christian Steiner

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Carter Brey, cello (N.Y.P. Principal)

Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Bach: Suites for Solo Cello Nos. 1 & 2

Listen Thursday June 14 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein & Kurt Masur, conductors
Gidon Kremer, violin; Derek Ragain, countertenor

Mussorgsky: Dawn on the Moskva River Prelude
Giya Kancheli: And Farewell Goes Out Sighing
Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7, Op. 60 Leningrad

Listen Thursday June 7 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Kurt Masur, conductor

Music of Beethoven, Wagner, Mendelssohn, Mussorgsky, Bruckner and others.

Listen Thursday May 31 at 8 p.m.

Ives And Blitzstein

May 23, 2018

New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Ives: Holidays Symphony
Blitzstein: Airborne Symphony  (Orson Welles, narrator; Andrea Velis, tenor; David Watson, baritone; Choral Arts Society)

fill: Richard Rodgers: D-Day from Victory at Sea (RCA Victor Symphony; Robert Russell Bennett, conductor)

Listen Thursday May 24 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
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  (Pinchas Zukerman, violin; Alan Gilbert, conductor)
Trad. (arr. Berio): Loosin yelav  (Dawn Upshaw, soprano; Alan Gilbert, conductor)

All Sibelius

May 12, 2018

New York Philharmonic
All Sibelius:
Finlandia  (Zubin Mehta, conductor)
Pohola's Daughter  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Violin Concerto  (Zino Francescatti, violin; Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Petlleas et Melisande  (Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor)
Symphony No. 2  (Lorin Maazel, conductor)

Listen Thursday May 10 at 8 p.m.

Zubin Mehta At 80

May 2, 2018

New York Philharmonic
Zubin Mehta, conductor
Jan Kubelik, violin; Daniel Barenboim, piano; Julianne Baird, soprano

Music by Schoenberg, Bruckner, Joan Tower, Bartok, Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler and others

Listen Thursday May 3 at 8 p.m.

All Stravinsky

Apr 25, 2018

New York Philharmonic
All Stravinsky:
Scherzo fantastique  (Pierre Boulez, conductor)
Firebird excerpts  (Alan Gilbert, conductor)
Persephone  (Vera Zorina, narrator; Richard Robinson, tenor; Westminster Choir; Igor Stravinsky, conductor)
Rite of Spring  (Alan Gilbert, conductor)

Listen Thursday April 26 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 From the New World  (Kurt Masur, conductor)
Copland: Connotations  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Corigliano: Clarinet Concerto  (Stanley Druckner, clarinet; Zubin Mehta, conductor)
Carter: A Symphony of Three Orchestras  (Pierre Boulez, conductor)

Listen Thursday April 19 at 8 p.m.

Bluebeard's Castle

Apr 11, 2018

New York Philharmonic
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Wagner: Immolation Scene from Gotterdammerung  (Montserrat Caballe, soprano; Zubin Mehta, conductor)
Mascagni: Cherry Duet  (Placido Domingo, tenor; Adrianna Morelli, soprano; Zubin Mehta, conductor)
Bartok: Bluebeard's Castle  (Tatiana Troyanos, mezzo-soprano; Siegmund Nimsgern, baritone; Rafael Kubelik, conductor)

Listen Thursday April 12 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Pierre Boulez, conductor
Debussy: La Mer
Carter: Symphony of Three Orchestras
Stravinsky: Petrushka, Second Tableau
Berg: Lyric Suite
Mahler: Symphony No. 3, Third Movement
Boulez: Improvisation 1 from Pli selon Pli
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Wagner: Tannhauser Overture

Listen Thursday April 5 at 8 p.m.

The Planets

Mar 28, 2018

New York Philharmonic
Elgar: Cockaigne Overture  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Tallis: Why fum'th in Fight  (The Sixteen; Harry Christophers, conductor)
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Tallis  (Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor)
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Britten: Agnus dei 7 Libera Me from War Requiem  (Carol Vaness, soprano; Jerry Hadley, tneor; Thomas Hampson, baritone; Westminster Choir; American Boychoir; Kurt Masur, conductor)

New York Philharmonic
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Hillevi Martinpelto, soprano; Thomas Hampson, baritone

Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus Overture
Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D, K. 504 Prague
Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550  (Alan Gilbert, conductor)

Listen Thursday March 22 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Xian Zhang, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Haydn: Symphony No. 95 in C minor
Martinu: Piano Concerto No. 4 Incantation
Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor
Bach: Magnificat (Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Joelle Harvey, alto; Iestyn Davies, counter-tenor; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Bach Collegium of Japan Chorus; Maasaki Suzuki, conductor)

Listen Thursday March 15 at 8 p.m.

Mozart And Bruckner

Mar 7, 2018

New York Philharmonic
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Glenn Dicterow, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat, K. 364
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Romantic
Finzi: Prelude  (Guildhall String Ensemble)

Listen Thursday March 8 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
David Robertson, conductor
George Benjamin: Dance Figures
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Ginastera: Three Dances from Estancia

Alan Gilbert, conductor
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake selections

Listen Thursday March 1 at 8 p.m.