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      New York Philharmonic This Week with Host Alec Baldwin

      New York Philharmonic This Week

      Thursdays at 8:00 pm (unless otherwise noted)

      An avid music-lover, Alec Baldwin lends his Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning style to one of music's great institutions. Since its founding in 1842, the New York Philharmonic has been the apex for composers, soloists and conductors alike. Bringing to bear that 170-year history, The New York Philharmonic This Week offers the highest musicianship, insight and vision in every program.

      About the Music Director

      New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert

      When he succeeded Lorin Maazel as music director in 2009, Alan Gilbert became the first native New Yorker to head the Philharmonic, and is among the youngest music directors in the orchestra's 170-year history. He serves as Director of Conducting and Orchestral Studies at the Juilliard School and as Conductor Laureate to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

      This exciting broadcast venture is underwritten with support from Credit Suisse, global sponsor of the New York Philharmonic, and with generous support from the Kaplen Foundation and the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation; the Philharmonic's corporate partner, MetLife Foundation; and the National Endowment for the Arts.

      Program Schedule | Fall 2014

      October 30, 2014

      Songs and Fairy Tales

      Alan Gilbert, conductor
      Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano

      Haydn: Symphony No. 88
      Schubert: Songs for Mezzo Soprano and Orchestra
      Ravel: Mother Goose (complete ballet)
      Ravel: La Valse

      November 6, 2014

      Alan Gilbert and Mahler

      Alan Gilbert, conductor
      Kari Kriikku, clarinet

      Unsuk Chin: Clarinet Concerto (U.S. Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra)
      Mahler: Symphony No. 1

      November 13, 2014

      More from the Philharmonic’s Nielsen Project

      Alan Gilbert, conductor

      Nielsen: Maskerade Overture
      Symphony No. 5
      Symphony No. 6, Semplice

      November 20, 2014

      Batiashvili Plays Brahms

      Alan Gilbert, conductor
      Lisa Batiashvili, violin

      Rouse: Thunderstuck (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
      Haydn: Symphony No. 103, Drumroll
      Brahms: Violin Concerto

      November 27, 2014

      Copland, Ravel, Rouse

      Leonard Slatkin, conductor
      Robert Langevin, flute

      Copland: El Salon Mexico
      Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit (orchestrated by Constant)
      Rouse: Flute Concerto (New York Premiere)
      Ravel: Bolero

      December 4, 2014

      Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival (Program 1)

      Alan Gilbert, conductor

      Stravinsky: The Fairy’s Kiss
      Petrouchka

      December 11, 2014

      Gilbert Conducts Beethoven’s Ninth

      Alan Gilbert, conductor      
      Julianna Di Giacomo, soprano
      Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano
      Russell Thomas, tenor
      Shenyang, bass
      Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus, Kent Tritle, director

      Turnage: Frieze      

      Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

      December 18, 2014

      Mostly Strauss

      Gary Thor Wedow, conductor
      Layla Claire, soprano
      Tim Mead, countertenor
      Kenneth Tarver, tenor
      Alastair Miles, bass
      New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director

      Handel: Messiah

      December 25, 2014

      Handel’s Messiah

      Alan Gilbert, conductor
      Liang Wang, oboe

      R. Strauss: Don Juan
      Rouse: Oboe Concerto
      R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

      January 1, 2015

      Winter Holiday Show

      Mozart: German Dance in C, K. 605, Sleigh Ride
      Leonard Bernstein, conductor
      From Sony SMK 64076

      Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1, Winter Dreams
      Leonard Bernstein, conductor
      From Sony SMK 47631

      Henderson: Selections from Winter Holiday, 1961-62
      Skitch Henderson, conductor and piano
      Columbia MS 6381 and Sony Promotional SSK 6381

      Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67
      Leonard Bernstein, conductor and narrator
      From Sony SMK 60175

      J. Strauss Jr.: Overture to Die Fledermaus
      Danny Kaye, conductor
      From An Evening with Danny Kaye, Bel Canto Paramount 12704