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.

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.


New York Philharmonic
David Robertson, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Ravel: Mother Goose
Barber: Violin Concerto
Bartok: The Wooden Prince (ballet)

Listen Thursday February 22 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Pinchas Zukerman, violin

Pintscher: Towards Osiris
Berg: Violin Concerto
Brahms (orch. Schoenberg): Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
Foss: Song of Songs  (Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano; Leonard Bernstein, conductor)

Listen Thursday February 8 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Jeffrey Kahane, piano and conductor

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 6 in B-flat, K. 238
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C, K. 503
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551 Jupiter  (Alan Gilbert, conductor)

Listen Thursday February 1 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Antonio Pappano, conductor

Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D, K. 297 Paris
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10  (Alan Gilbert, conductor)

Listen Thursday January 25 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Kurt Masur, conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 21
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll  (Pierre Boulez, conductor)

Listen Thursday January 18 at 8 p.m.

All Stravinsky

Jan 10, 2018

New York Philharmonic
Valery Gergiev, conductor
Alexander Timchenko, tenor; Dmitry Voropaev, tenor; Ilya Bannik, bass; Andrei Serov, bass-baritone; Alec Baldwin, narrator; Matt Cavenaugh, Soldier; Daniel Davis, Devil

Stravinsky: Renard
Stravinsky: A Soldier's Tale
Stravinsky: Petrushka  (Alan Gilbert, conductor)

Listen Thursday January 11 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Kent Tritle, organ

Berlioz: Overture to Les Francs-juges
Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 with Organ
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Rossini: William Tell Overture  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)

Listen Thursday January 4 at 8 p.m.