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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

      October 7, 2015

      Conductor: Alan Gilbert
      Soloist: Dawn Upshaw, soprano

      Haydn: Symphony No. 48, Maria Theresia
      Berio: Folk Songs
      Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

      October 14, 2015

      Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
      Soloist: Yefim Bronfman, piano

      Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin
      Esa-Pekka Salonen: Piano Concerto
      Musorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

      October 21, 2015

      Conductor: Alan Gilbert
      Soloists: Christine Brewer, soprano; Jane Henschel, soprano; Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor; Eric Owens, bass-baritone; New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director

      Magnus Lindberg: Al largo
      Beethoven: Missa solemnis

      October 28, 2015

      Conductor: David Zinmann
      Soloist: Christian Tetzlaff, violin

      Mussorgsky/Rimsky-Korsakov: Night on Bare Mountain
      Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1
      Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

      November 4, 2015

      Conductor: Lorin Maazel
      Soloist: Synergy Vocals

      Berio: Sinfonia
      Brahms: Symphony No. 4

      November 11, 2015

      Conductors: Richard Rodgers; Leonard Berstein

      Soloists: Orson Welles, narrator;  Andra Velis, tenor;  David Watson, baritone
      Choral Art Society, William Jonson, director

      Rodgers: Victory at Sea: Suite (arr. Bennett)
      Copland: Third Symphony
      Blitzstein: Symphony, “The Airborne”

      November 18, 2015

      Conductor: Jaap van Zweden
      Soloist: Inon Barnatan, piano

      Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
      Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23
      Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

      November 25, 2015

      Conductor: David Robertson
      Soloist: Michelle de Young, mezzo-soprano

      Copland: Appalachian Spring (Full Orchestra)
      Elliott Carter: Of Rewaking
      Berstein: Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah
      Christopher Rouse: Rapture

      December 2, 2015

      Conductors: André Kostelantetz; Leonard Berstein; Kurt Masur; Aaron Copland
      Soloists: Maynard Ferguson, trumpet; Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, artistic director & trumpet; Joy Clements, soprano; Claramae Turner, mezzo-soprano; Richard Cassilly, tenor; Richard Fredricks, baritone; Norman Treigle, bass; Choral Art Society, William Jonson, director

      Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (selections) (recorded 1954)
      Russo: Symphony No. 2, Titans (recorded 1959)
      Ellington/Marsalis: A Tone Parallel to Harlem (recorded 1999)
      Copland: The Tender Land (abridged) (recorded 1965)

      December 9, 2015

      Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
      Soloist: Martin Helmchen, piano

      Dvorak: Piano Concerto in G
      Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

      December 16, 2015

      Conductor: Alan Gilbert
      Soloist: Frank-Peter Zimmerman

      Brahms: Violin Concerto
      Schoenberg: Pelleas and Melisande  

      December 23, 2015

      Conductor: Ton Koopman
      Soloists: Sunhae Im, soprano; Andreas Scholl, countertenor; Jörg Dürmüller, tenor Detlef Roth, baritone; Westminster Symphonic Choir; Joe Miller, director

      Handel: Messiah