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.

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano

Barber: First Essay
John Corigliano: One Sweet Morning
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

Listen Thursday September 13 at 8 p.m.

Verdi Requiem

Sep 3, 2018

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Angela Meade, soprano; Lilli Paasikivi, mezzo-soprano; Russell Thomas, tenor; Eric Owens, bass-baritone; New York Choral Artists

Verdi: Requiem
Mendelssohn: Magnificat in D  (Masaaki Suzuki, conductor)

Listen Thursday September 6 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Listen Thursday August 30 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Bernstein: Candide Overture  (no conductor)
Schumann: Manfred Overture
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5  (John Wummer, flute; Isaac Stern, violin; Leonard Bernstein, harpsichord)
Thomson: Four Saints in Three Acts (selections)  (Betty Allen, mezzo-soprano; McHenry Boatwright, bass; Lee Venora, soprano; Arnold Voketaitis, baritone; Robert Eckert, tenor; Choral Arts Society)
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Russo: Symphony No. 2 Titans  (Maynard Ferguston, trumpet)

New York Philharmonic
Schumann: Manfred Overture  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Schoenberg: Transfigured Night)  (Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor)
Copland: Orchestral variations  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor; Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano)
Gershwin: Cuban Overture  (Zubin Mehta, conductor)
Copland: Danzon Cubano  (Leonard Bernstein)

Listen Thursday August 16 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
Debussy: La Mer
Stravinsky: Petrushka
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9
Holst: Mars, from The Planets

Listen Thursday August 9 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 4  (Reri Grist, soprano)
Mahler: Symphony No. 8: Veni Creator Spiritus  (Adele Addison; Lucine Amara; Lili Chookasian; Jennie Tourel; Richard Tucker; Ezio Flagello; George London; Schola Cantorum; Juilliard Chorus; Columbus Boychoir)
Mahler: Symphony No. 10: Adagio

Listen Thursday August 2 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 2, K. 314  (Robert Langevin, flute; Bernard Labadie, conductor)
Tan Dun: Concerto for Water Percussion  (Christopher Lamb, percussion; Kurt Masur, conductor)
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, K. 622  (Anthony McGill, clarinet; Alan Gilbert, conductor)
Rouse: Flute Concerto  (Robert Langevin, flute; Leonard Slatkin, conductor)

Listen Thursday July 26 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Carter: Concerto for Orchestra  (Pierre Boulez, conductor)
Bach: Concerto for Violin and Oboe  (Sheryl Staples, violin; Liang Wang, oboe; Jeffrey Kahane, conductor)
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129  (Carter Brey, cello; Alan Gilbert, conductor)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade  (Frank Huang, violin; Alan Gilbert, conductor)\

Listen Thursday July 19 at 8 p.m.

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.