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Spring 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic welcome you to another season of broadcasts by one of the world's longest-running and most celebrated orchestras.

Forty-one of the 52 weekly two-hour broadcasts that make up this series will make use of material from the orchestra's 2013-2014 subscription season.  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.

The New York Philharmonic's first live national radio broadcast took place on October 5, 1930, over the CBS radio network. On that Sunday Erich Kleiber was on the podium leading the Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Since that historic broadcast, the Philharmonic has enjoyed an almost continuous presence on national radio. Advancing its role as a media pioneer, the Philharmonic, since 2002, has shared its radio broadcasts with a worldwide audience through its Website, In 2004 the New York Philharmonic was the first major American orchestra to offer downloadable concerts, recorded live. Following on this innovation, in 2009 the Orchestra announced the first-ever subscription download series: Alan Gilbert: The Inaugural Season, available exclusively on iTunes, produced and distributed by the New York Philharmonic, and comprising more than 50 works performed during the 2009-10 season. The self-produced iTunes pass series has continued each and every year since then. Since 1917 the Philharmonic has made nearly 2,000 recordings, with more than 500 currently available-including two recent releases on Da Capo featuring music of Carl Nielsen and Magnus Lindberg.

The New York Philharmonic This Week, which began in 2004 and is syndicated nationally by the WFMT Radio Network, has been recipient of numerous awards, including a Gold World Medal in the category of, "Best Sound," and its second Bronze World Medal in the category of, "Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program at the 2013 New York Festivals Radio Programs & Promotions Awards.  The program has also won awards for Best Classical Format and Best Announcer Presentation.

Broadcasts are available on the Philharmonic's website,, for two weeks following the original uplink.  Emmy and Golden-Globe Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin is the host of the program, New York Philharmonic Audio Producer Mark Travis is the writer & producer, and New York Philharmonic Audio Director Lawrence Rock is the engineer for the series.

On June 18, 2010, The New York Philharmonic was honored with two 2009-10 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming at the League of American Orchestras' Annual Meeting at its 65th National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The Philharmonic received the Award for American Programming on Foreign Tours, and a First Place Award for Programming of Contemporary Music.  The following year, the Philharmonic received the 2010-11 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, winning first place in the Awards for Programming Contemporary Music.  For 2012-13, the orchestra was again awarded the ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and the Leonard Bernstein Award for Educational Programming

This exciting broadcast venture is made possible with the generous support The Kaplen Foundation and the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, the Philharmonic's corporate partner, MetLife Foundation and the National Endowments for the Arts.

Broadcast Rights:
Stations are allowed one (1) broadcast only within two weeks of the first release date of each program.

This 52-week series of The New York Philharmonic This Week is available free of charge to all affiliated stations.  For more information, please contact Tony Macaluso at (773) 279-2114, email:, Estlin Usher at (773) 279-2112, email: or David Sims at 773-279-2027.

 Broadcast Schedule - Winter/Spring 2014 

Please Note: These programs are subject to change.      
Also Note: Stations have a 14-day broadcast window, from the first release date.

PROGRAM#:  NYP 14-14 ***
RELEASE:  January 1, 2014

CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOIST:  Thomas Hampson, baritone

Copland:   Suite from Appalachian Spring
Copland:   Selections from Old American Songs, Books 1 & II:
                  The Dodger
                  Simple Gifts
                  The Little Horses
                  The Golden Willow Tree
                  The Boatmen's Dance        
Cole Porter:  Night and Day
                   Who Said Gay Paree?
                   Where Is the Life that Late I Led?
                   In the Still of the Nigh
                   Begin the Beguine
Gershwin:   An American in Paris

PROGRAM #:  NYP 14-15
RELEASE:  January 8, 2014

CONDUCTOR: Esa-Pekka Salonen
SOLOIST:  Leila Josefowicz, violin

Ravel:   Mother Goose Suite
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Violin Concerto (New York Concert Premiere)
Sibelius:  Symphony No 5

PROGRAM #:  NYP 14-16
RELEASE:  January 15, 2014

CONDUCTOR: David Zinman
SOLOIST:  Richard Goode, piano

Thomas Adès:  Three Studies from Couperin
Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 18
Mendelssohn:  Symphony No. 3, Scottish

PROGRAM #:  NYP 14-17
RELEASE:  January 22, 2014  

CONDUCTOR: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
SOLOIST:  Glenn Dicterow, violin

Beethoven:  Symphony No. 8
R. Strauss:  Ein Heldenleben

PROGRAM #:  NYP 14-18*** rev 1/8/14
RELEASE:  January 29, 2014

CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOISTS:  Yefim Bronfman, piano; Magnus Lindberg, piano; Chen Halevi, clarinet; Carter Brey, cello; Christopher S. Lamb, percussion; Markus Rhoten, timpani; Juhani Liimatainen, electronics 

LINDBERG:  Souvenir in Memoriam of Gerard Grisey
LINDBERG:  Grand Duo
LINDBERG:  Piano Concerto No. 2

PROGRAM #:  NYP 14-19
RELEASE:  February 5, 2014

CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert 
SOLOIST:  Lisa Batiashvili, violin

Beethoven:  Fidelio Overture
Shostakovich:  Violin Concerto No. 1
Beethoven:  Symphony No. 1
Gershwin:  An American in Paris

PROGRAM#:  NYP 14-20
RELEASE:  February 12, 2014

CONDUCTOR: Andrey Boreyko
SOLOIST:  Judith LeClair, bassoon

Stravinsky:  The Song of the Nightingale
Mozart:  Bassoon Concerto
Zemlinsky:  The Mermaid, Fantasy for Orchestra

PROGRAM#:  NYP 14-21
RELEASE:  February 19, 2014

CONDUCTOR: Andrey Boreyko
SOLOISTS:  Gautier Capuçon, cello; Glenn Dicterow, violin

N. Tcherepnin: The Enchanted Kingdom
Shostakovich:  Cello Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky:  Suite No. 3

PROGRAM#:  NYP 14-22
RELEASE:  February 26, 2014

CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOIST:  Jan Vogler

Rouse:   Phantasmata        
Bloch:   Schelomo                                  
Brahms:   Symphony No. 1   

PROGRAM#:  NYP 14-23
RELEASE:  March 5, 2014

CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert, conductor
SOLOIST:  Joshua Bell, violin

Christopher Rouse: Prospero's Rooms
Bernstein:  Serenade (after Plato's Symposium)
Ives:   Symphony No. 4

PROGRAM#:  NYP 14-24
RELEASE:  March 12, 2014

CONDUCTORS: Alan Gilbert, Case Scaglione
SOLOISTS:  Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra; Marc Nuccio, clarinet

Stravinsky:  Ragtime for 11 Instruments
Shostakovich:  Tahiti Trot
Copland:  Clarinet Concerto
Wynton Marsalis: Swing Symphony (Symphony No. 3)

PROGRAM#:  NYP 14-25
RELEASE:  March 19, 2014

CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOISTS:  Robert Langevin, flute; Nikolaj Znaider, violin

Nielsen:  Flute Concerto
Nielsen:  Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 2, Little Russian

PROGRAM#:  NYP 14-26***rev 3/10
RELEASE:  March 26, 2014

CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert, conductor

Nielsen:  Helios Overture
Nielsen:  Symphony No. 1
Nielsen:  Symphony No. 4

PROGRAM #:  NYP 14-27
RELEASE:  April 2, 2014
CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert, conductor
SOLOISTS:  Leonidas Kavakos, violin; Erin Morley, soprano; Joshua Hopkins, baritone

Beethoven:   Coriolan Overture
Korngold:  Violin Concerto
Nielsen:   Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, Sinfonia Espansiva (DaCapo 6.220623)
Nielsen:   Symphony No. 2, Op. 16, The Four Temperaments (DaCapo 6.220623)

PROGRAM#:  NYP 14-28
RELEASE:  April 9, 2014
CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOISTS:  Robert Langevin, flute; Nikolaj Znaider, violin

Nielsen:  Flute Concerto
Nielsen:  Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 2, Little Russian

PROGRAM#:  NYP 14-29
RELEASE:  April 16, 2014
CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOISTS:  Dorothea Röschmann, soprano; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano;
Steve Davislim, tenor; Eric Owens, bass-baritone; The New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, Director

J.S. Bach:   Mass in B Minor      

PROGRAM#:  NYP 14-30***rev 3/25
RELEASE:  April 23, 2014
CONDUCTOR: Manfred Honeck

Vivier:   Orion
Bruckner:  Symphony No. 9

PROGRAM#:  NYP 14-31
RELEASE:  April 30, 2014
CONDUCTOR: Pablo Heras-Casado
SOLOIST:  Peter Serkin, piano

Britten:  Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Bartók:   Piano Concerto No. 3
Shostakovich:  Symphony No. 10

PROGRAM#:  NYP 14-32
RELEASE:  May 7, 2014
CONDUCTOR: Christoph von Dohnányi
SOLOIST:  Paul Lewis, piano

Brahms:  Piano Concerto No. 1
Schumann:  Symphony No. 2

PROGRAM#:  NYP 14-33
RELEASE:  May 14, 2014
CONDUCTOR: Sir Andrew Davis
SOLOIST:  Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Julian Anderson: The Discovery of Heaven (U.S. Premiere-New York Philharmonic Co-Commission with the London Philharmonic Orchestra)
Franck:  Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra
Prokofiev:  Selections from Romeo and Juliet

PROGRAM#:  NYP 14-34
RELEASE:  May 21, 2014
CONDUCTORS: Leonard Bernstein; Kurt Masur (Kancheli)
SOLOISTS:  Gidon Kremer, violin; Derek Lee Ragin, countertenor

Mussorgsky (orch/ Rimsky-Korsakov): Prelude: Dawn on the Moskva River from Khovanshchina (SMK 47607)
Kancheli:  And Farewell Goes Out Sighing… (NYP Special Editions)
Borodin:  In the Steppes of Central Asia (SMK 63076)
Shostakovich:  Symphony No. 7 in C, Op. 60, Leningrad (SMK 47616)

PROGRAM#:  NYP 14-35
RELEASE:  May 28, 2014
CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOIST:  Emanuel Ax, piano

Haydn:  Piano Concerto No. 11 in D Major
Rouse:  Symphony No. 3 (New York Premiere)
Wagner (arr/Alan Gilbert after Erich Leinsdorf): A Ring Journey

PROGRAM#:  NYP 14-36
RELEASE:  June 4, 2014
CONDUCTOR: Bernard Haitink, conductor
SOLOIST:  Leonidas Kavakos, violin

Webern:  Im Sommerwind
Berg:   Violin Concerto
Beethoven:  Symphony No. 3, Eroica

PROGRAM#:  NYP 14-37
RELEASE:  June 11, 2014
CONDUCTOR: Bernard Haitink, conductor
SOLOISTS:  Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano; Women of the New York Choral Artists,
Joseph Flummerfelt, director; Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Dianne Berkun, director

Mahler:  Symphony No. 3

PROGRAM#:  NYP 14-38
RELEASE:  June 18, 2014
CONDUCTOR: Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
SOLOIST:  Janine Jansen, violin

Opening work:  tba
Szymanowski:  Violin Concerto No. 1
Prokofiev:  Cinderella Suite

PROGRAM#:  NYP 14-39
RELEASE:  June 25, 2014
CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert, conductor
SOLOIST:  Emmanuel Ax, piano

Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major
Bruckner:  Symphony No. 3