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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

      January 7, 2016

      Bychkov and Gerstein in Russian Music

      CONDUCTOR: Semyon Bychkov
      SOLOIST: Kirill Gerstein, piano

      RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
      SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No 11 (The Year 1905)

      January 21, 2016

      Salonen and Josefowicz

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

      RAVEL: Mother Goose
      SALONEN: Violin Concerto (New York concert premiere)
      SIBELIUS: Symphony No 5

      January 28, 2016

      All Mozart

      CONDUCTOR: Jeffrey Kahane
      SOLOISTS: Jeffrey Kahane, piano
      Michelle Kim, violin
      Rebecca Young, viola

      MOZART: Piano Concerto in G major, K 453
      MOZART: Piano Concerto in D minor, K 466
      MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat Major, K 364

      February 4, 2016

      CONDUCTOR: Iván Fischer
      SOLOIST: Leonidas Kavakos, violin

      BARTÓK: Rumanian Folk Dances
      DUTILLEUX: L’Arbre des Songes (New York Philharmonic premiere)
      RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No 2

      February 11, 2016

      Kurt Masur: Beethoven and Bruckner

      CONDUCTOR: Kurt Masur

      BEETHOVEN: Symphony No 1
      BRUCKNER: Symphony No 7

      February 18, 2016

      Gilbert and Ax

      CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
      SOLOIST: Emanuel Ax, piano

      MOZART: Piano Concerto No 25 in C Major
      BRUCKNER: Symphony No 3

      February 25, 2016

      All Shostakovich

      CONDUCTORS: Bramwell Tovey, Lorin Maazel, Andrei Boreyko
      SOLOIST: Lynn Harrell, cello

      BRAHMS: Festive Overture
      Cello Concerto No 1
      Symphony No 4

      March 3, 2016

      Historic Concert Performances of American Music

      CONDUCTORS: Kurt Masur; Zubin Mehta; Leopold Stokowski; Leonard Bernstein

      IVES: Three Places in New England
      PAINE: Symphony No 1 in C Minor, Op 23
      THOMSON: The Mother of Us All Suite
      WM SCHUMAN: Symphony No 8

      March 10, 2016

      Bluebeard’s Castle

      CONDUCTOR: Esa-Pekka Salonen
      SOLOISTS: Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano
      Gábor Bretz, bass
      Richard Easton, narrator

      LIGETI: Concert Romanesc (Rumanian Concerto)
      HAYDN: Symphony No 7, Le Midi
      BARTOK Bluebeard’s Castle

      March 17, 2016

      Historic Concert Performances

      CONDUCTORS: Charles Munch; Leonard Bernstein; Kurt Masur
      SOLOISTS: Walter Hendl, piano
      Sylvia Marlowe, harpsichord
      Christina Stavrache, harp
      Sergei Leiferkus, baritone
      Men of the New York Choral Artists; Joseph Flummerfelt, director

      BLOCH: Concerto Grosso No 1
      BEN-HAIM: The Sweet Psalmist of Israel
      SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No 13, Babi Yar

      March 24, 2016

      Remembering Pierre Boulez

      The late composer-conductor Pierre Boulez was for several seasons music director of the New York Philharmonic. The Philharmonic remembers him tonight with highlights of his many concert performances with the orchestra. We’ll hear some of Boulez’s own music, plus Stravinsky, Mahler, Wagner, Bartok, Debussy, and more.

      March 31, 2016

      From the 18th Century

      CONDUCTOR: Bernard Labadie
      SOLOISTS: Miah Persson, soprano
      Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano
      Frédéric Antoun, tenor
      Andrew Foster-Williams, bass
      Philip Smith, trumpet
      New York Choral Artists
      Joseph Flummerfelt, director

      JS BACH: Cantata No 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
      HANDEL: Samson: Let the Bright Seraphim
      MOZART: Requiem Mass