New York Philharmonic This Week

Fridays at 9:00 pm

The New York Philharmonic with music director Jaap van Zweden (Photo: Chris Lee)

From Lincoln Center, hear one of the country's most celebrated orchestras.

Join host Alec Baldwin for this series of New York Philharmonic performances from the stage of the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. With programs centered around Strauss, Bernstein, and Stravinsky, this series features select concerts from the current subscription series as well as NY Phil commercial recordings and performances from the orchestra's archives.

Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

August 19, 2022

A mixed-rep program featuring Leonard Bernstein, Bruno Walter, Christine Brewer, the New York Choral Artists, and more.

Vivaldi, Hindemith, Mozart, and Paine

August 26, 2022

A mixed-rep program featuring conductors Zubin Mehta, Leonard Bernstein, and Christopher Hogwood and instrumental soloists Mindy Kaufmann (piccolo) and Judith LeClair (bassoon).

Trifonov and van Zweden

September 2, 2022

In this broadcast of the opening concert of the 2021-22 Season, Daniil Trifonov joins music director Jaap van Zweden as soloist in Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Simone Young

September 9, 2022

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the first Black musician to win the BBC Young Musician Award, is the soloist in Dvořák’s Cello Concerto on this week’s Simone Young-conducted program.

Bell and van Zweden

September 16, 2022

Joshua Bell joins the New York Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden in a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Also on this program is Duo Ye by Chinese-American composer Chen Yi and the Pulcinella Suite by Igor Stravinsky.

Bach’s Mass in B minor

September 23, 2022

“There is a sense of monumentality, perfection, and universality of message that puts the B-minor Mass in a category by itself,” wrote Alan Gilbert of J.S. Bach’s masterpiece.

Dohnányi Conducts Brahms and Schumann

September 30, 2022

Pianist Paul Lewis is the soloist in Johannes Brahms’ stormy Piano Concerto No. 1. Christoph von Dohnányi also conducts the Second Symphony by Robert Schumann, Brahms’ protégé.

A Sibelius Sojourn

October 7, 2022

This week’s broadcast is dedicated to the music of the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

Julia Wolfe’s Fire in my mouth

October 14, 2022

Jaap van Zweden conducts Julia Wolfe’s Grammy-nominated composition Fire in my mouth, a dramatic account of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911 and the fight for workplace rights for immigrant women.

Leonard Rose Performs Saint-Saëns’s Cello Concerto No. 1

October 21, 2022

Leonard Rose was the Principal Cello of the New York Philharmonic from 1943 to 1951; in the final year of his tenure he recorded Saint-Saëns’ First Cello Concerto, conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos.

“There, in the Night”

October 28, 2022

In the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve, we bring you a playlist of favorite works spawned from midsummer nights, an enchanted lake, and a moon described as a floating white tomb.