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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

      July 2, 2015

      American Celebration I

      Bramwell Tovey, conductor
      Tracy Dahl, vocalist
      The Hellcats and Jazz Knights from the West Point Band

      Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
      Bernstein: Glitter and Be Gay from Candide
      Gershwin: Walking the Dog; The Man I Love; They Can't Take That Away from Me;
          A Foggy Day in London Town; Fascinatin’ Rhythm
      Traditional: American Heritage
      Ward: American the Beautiful
      Garland: In the Mood
      Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1
      Sousa: The Liberty Bell March
      Kessler: Armed Forces Medley
      Egner: The Official West Point March
      Sousa: March, The Stars and Stripes Forever

      July 9, 2015

      All Tchaikovsky

      Bramwell Tovey, conductor
      Kirill Gerstein, piano

      Tchaikovsky: Festival Coronation March
          Piano Concerto No 2
          Excerpts from act 4 of Swan Lake
          1812 Overture

      July 16, 2015

      All American

      Bramwell Tovey, conductor
      Marc Nuccio, clarinet

      Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
      Gershwin-Rose: Strike Up the Band
      Copland: Clarinet Concerto
      Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite

      July 23, 2015

      American Celebration II

      Bramwell Tovey, conductor
      Joseph Alessi, trombone
      US Coast Guard Band

      Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
      Tovey: The Lincoln Tunnel Cabaret
      Sousa: The Glory of the Yankee Navy
      Hesketh: Masque
      Bernstein-Grundman: Candide Suite: The Best of All Possible Worlds;
          Auto-Da-Fe (What A Day); Glitter and Be Gay; Make Our Garden
      Arr Sandidge-Nelson: Armed Forces Medley
      Sousa: March, Hands Across the Sea
      Sousa: March, The Liberty Bell

      July 30, 2015

      All Russian

      Bramwell Tovey, conductor
      Joyce Yang, piano

      Shostakovich: Festive Overture
      Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No 1 in F-sharp minor
      Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
      Rachmaninoff: Vocalise
      Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker
      Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave

      August 6, 2015

      Outer Space

      Bramwell Tovey, conductor

      Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
      Offenbach: Snowflake Ballet from Le Voyage dans la lune
      Jos Strauss: Music of the Spheres Waltzes
      Holst: The Planets

      August 13, 2015

      Copland and Dvorak

      Bramwell Tovey, conductor
      Joseph Alessi, trombone

      Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
      Tovey: The Lincoln Tunnel Cabaret
      Dvorak: Symphony No 8

      August 20, 2015

      Midori Plays Tchaikovsky

      Alan Gilbert, conductor
      Midori, violin

      Nielsen: Helios Overture
      Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major
      Grieg: From Peer Gynt: Morning Mood; Solvejg’s Song; Åse’s Death; Anitra’s Dance;
          In the Hall of the Mountain King  
      Liszt: Les Préludes

      August 27, 2015

      Strauss, Rouse, Tchaikovsky

      Alan Gilbert, conductor
      Liang Wang, oboe

      Strauss: Don Juan
          Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
      Rouse: Oboe Concerto    
      Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet

      September 3, 2015

      The Artistry of Zubin Mehta

      Zubin Mehta, conductor
      Daniel Barenboim, piano

      Musical highlights taken from:
      Crumb: Ancient Voices of Children
      Mozart: Symphony No 25 in G Minor
      Bartok: Piano Concerto No 1
      Furtwängler: Symphony No 2
      Webern: Six Pieces for Orchestra

      September 10, 2015

      9/11 In Memoriam

      Alan Gilbert, conductor
      Dorothea Röschmann, soprano
      Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano
      Thomas Hampson, baritone
      New York Choral Artists

      Mahler: Symphony No 2, Resurrection
      Adams: The Wound-Dresser

      September 17, 2015

      Pierre Boulez at 90

      Pierre Boulez, conductor

      Musical highlights taken from:
      Boulez: Pli selon Pli
      Debussy: La Mer
      Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin

      September 23, 2015

      Music Director Emeritus Kurt Masur

      Kurt Masur, conductor

      Musical highlights taken from:
      Wagner: Die Meistersinger
      Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
      Mozart: Symphony No 41, Jupiter
      Ives: Three Places in New England
      Beethoven: Leonore Overture No 3
      Adès: America, A Prophecy
      Coleman: Skies of America
      Martin: Six Monologues from Everyman
      Mendelssohn: Die Erste Walpurgisnacht
      Shostakovich: Symphony No 13