Alan Gilbert Conducts Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

An all-star cast: soprano Christine Brewer, mezzo-soprano Jane Henschel, tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, and bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the New York Choral Artists directed by Joseph Flummerfelt.

Sebastien Currier’s Time Machines and Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

Anne-Sophie Mutter is the violin soloist.

Van Zweden Conducts Stravinsky, Debussy, and Beethoven

Music director Jaap van Zweden conducts Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Debussy’s La Mer, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major.

Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff

Yefim Bronfman is the soloist in Prokofiev’s fiendishly difficult Piano Concerto No. 2. We also present Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 from that same concert and the broadcast opens with Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise from the opera Eugene Onegin.

Alan Gilbert conducts Mahler’s Third Symphony

Alan Gilbert conducts Mahler’s Third Symphony on our next New York Philharmonic broadcast. Mezzo-soprano Petra Lang joins the orchestra, along with the Women of the Westminster Symphonic Choir and the American Boychoir.

Emanuel Ax Plays Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto

Plus music by Charles Ives, Anton Webern, and Robert Schumann.

20th Century Masterworks

We explore the “Romantic side” of three 20th century masters in this broadcast: Webern, Schoenberg, and Ives.

Alan Gilbert Conducts Lindberg, Brahms, and Berlioz

EXPO by Magnus Lindberg begins our broadcast and will be followed by the Brahms Violin Concerto in D performed by Frank Peter Zimmerman. The program concludes with the Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz.

Alan Gilbert Conducts Mozart’s Final Symphonies

This week we hear former Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert lead Mozart’s final symphonies.

WFMT Programming and Hosting News

On March 1, updates will be coming to WFMT.

Der Wein and Mahler’s Third Symphony

Pierre Boulez conducts two historic performances taken from the orchestra’s archives, with one featuring the great Jessye Norman.

Acclaimed Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa dies at age 88

The Japanese conductor amazed audiences with the lithe physicality of his performances during three decades at the helm of the BSO. He served as the first music director of Ravinia from 1964 to 1968.

Alan Gilbert and Frank Huang Perform Ein Heldenleben

Plus visiting the West Coast by way of Salonen’s L.A. Variations.

The Philharmonic Remembers Pierre Boulez

The broadcast features works by Wagner, Mahler, Stravinsky, Berg, Debussy and Carter plus some of Mr. Boulez’s own music.

Bloch, Ben-Haim, and Shostakovich

Some classics from the New York Philharmonic’s storied discography.

Hilary Hahn receives prestigious Avery Fisher Prize

From her debut — at age 12 — with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Hilary Hahn has become a shining example of what it means to be a 21st century violinist.

The Sound of Home: Debussy, Caroline Shaw and Florence Price

The musical celebration of our new hall continues with a US Premiere by Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw.

Leonard Slatkin Conducts Copland, Rouse, Ravel

Robert Langevin is the soloist in the Celtic-influenced Flute Concerto by Christopher Rouse. We’ll also hear works by Copland and Ravel including the Boléro, all conducted by Leonard Slatkin.

Alan Gilbert Conducts Lyadov, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich

We visit Lyadov’s Enchanted Lake and Swan Lake of Tchaikovsky before hearing the Symphony No. 10 by Dmitri Shostakovich. Alan Gilbert conducts.

Gilbert Conducts Beethoven, Lindberg, and Dvořák

Alan Gilbert is joined by two former Artists-in-Residence in works by Beethoven, Dvořák, and former Composer-in-Residence Magnus Lindberg.

Alan Gilbert Conducts Symphonies by Haydn and Prokofiev

This broadcast features symphonies by Haydn and Prokofiev, plus a selection of songs by Franz Schubert orchestrated by various composers and the Fantasy-Overture, Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky. The orchestra is joined by mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter for the Schubert.

Trifonov Plays Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto

In the opening concert of the 2021-22 Season, Daniil Trifonov was soloist in Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto.

Violin Concertos and Beethoven’s 8th with Alan Gilbert

Alan Gilbert leads a program featuring violin concertos by Vivaldi and Berg as well as the Symphony No. 8 by Beethoven and the Symphony No. 4 by Brahms.

Bernstein, Serebrier, and Boulez Conduct Works by Spanish and Mexican Composers

Music by Carlos Chávez, Manuel Ponce, and Manuel de Falla.

Alan Gilbert conducts works by two giants of the symphonic literature, Beethoven and Bruckner

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica, is paired with the Symphony No. 2 by Anton Bruckner.

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