New York Philharmonic

Thursday at 8 p.m. on VPR Classical

The two-hour radio program, which is broadcast and syndicated nationally 52 weeks a year by the WFMT Radio Network, represents virtually the Orchestra’s entire 2014-15 season. It includes interviews with Philharmonic musicians, guest artists, and conductors.

Interspersed throughout the year are programs taken from the Philharmonic’s tours, Summertime Classics, and the orchestra’s residency at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado. There will also be a handful of thematic programs and encore presentations that explore the breadth and depth of the Philharmonic’s extensive library of commercial and archival recordings.

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic welcome you to broadcasts by one of the world's longest-running and most celebrated orchestras!

Visit the New York Philharmonic website for the broadcast schedule and past shows.

New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 4  (Reri Grist, soprano)
Mahler: Symphony No. 8: Veni, Creator Spiritus  (Adele Addison, Lucine Amara; Lili Chookasian, Jennie Tourel; Richard Tucker; Ezio Flagello; George London; Schola Cantorum; Juilliard Chours; Columbus Boychoir)
Mahler: Symphony No. 10: Adagio

Listen Thursday June 13 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D, K. 314  (Robert Langevin, flute; Bernard Labadie, conductor)
Tan Dun: Concerto for Water Percussion  (Christoper Lewis, percussion; Kurt Masur, conductor)
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622  (Anthony McGill, clarinet; Alan Gilbert, conductor)
Christopher Rouse: Flute Concerto  (Robert Langevin, flute; Leonard Slatkin, conductor)

Listen Thursday June 6 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Valery Gergiev, conductor

Stravinsky: Renard  (Alexander Timchenko, tenor; Dmitry Voropaev, tenor; Ilya Bannik, bass; Andrei Serov, bass-baritone)

Stravinsky: A Soldier's Tale  (Alec Baldwin narrator; Matt Cavenaugh, soldier; Daniel Davis, devil)

Listen Thursday May 30 at 8 p.m.

Moritz Nahr

New York Philharmonic
Lorin Maazel, conductor
Christine Brewer, Nancy Gustafson, Jeanine De Bique, sopranos; Mary Phillips, Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-sopranos; Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor; Wolfgang Schone, bass; Jason Grant, bass-baritone; New York Choral Artists, The Dessoff Symphonic Choir; Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Mahler: Symphony No. 8 Symphony of a Thousand

Listen Thursday May 23 at 8 p.m.

Marco Borggreve

New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Ying Fang, soprano; Matthias Goerne, baritone; Concert Chorale of New York

Brahms: A German Requiem
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Listen Thursday May 16 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Mozart: Symphony No. 1
Haydn: Piano Concerto No. 11 in D
Stravinsky: Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551 Jupiter
Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor  (Zubin Mehta, conductor)

Listen Thursday May 9 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 19
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2
Gershwin: Cuban Overture  (Zubin Mehta, conductor)
Copland: Danzon Cubano  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)

Listen Thursday May 2 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor

Debussy: La Mer
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Brubeck: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Orchestra  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor; Dave Brubeck Quartet)
Debussy: Rondes de printemps  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor; Saint Cecilia Orchestra)

Listen Thursday April 25 at 8 p.m.

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Apr 17, 2019

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Twyla Robinson, soprano; Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano; Allan Clayton, tenor; Gerald Finley, bass-baritone; Noah Sadik and Benjamin Wenzelberg, boy sopranos; New York Choral Artists

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Listen Thursday April 18 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite  (Kurt Masur, conductor)
Rouse: Trombone Concerto  (Joe Alessi, trombone; Leonard Slatkin, conductor)
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Wagner: Tannhauser Overture and Venusberg Music  (Zubin Mehta, conductor)

Listen Thursday April 11 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2  (Zubin Mehta, conductor)
Berlioz: Death of Cleopatra  (Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano; Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Berg: Lulu Suite  (Angelina Reaux, soprano; Kurt Masur, conductor)
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz  (Kurt Masur, conductor)

Listen Thursday April 4 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic

Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3  (Philippe Entremont, piano; Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
William Grant Still: Old California  (Pierre Monteux, conductor)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 Pathetique  (Alan Gilbert, conductor)
Schoenberg: Transfigured Night  (Pierre Boulez, conductor)

Listen Thursday March 28 at 8 p.m.


Mar 20, 2019

New York Philharmonic

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2  (Helen Huang, piano; Kurt Masur, conductor)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14  (Teresa Kubiak, soprano; Isser Bushkin, bass; Leonard Bernstein, conductor)

Listen Thursday March 21 at 8 p.m.


New York Philharmonic

Mussorgsky: Khovanschina Prelude  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Kancheli: And Farewell Goes Out Sighing  (Gidon Kremer, violin; Derek Ragan, counter-tenor; Kurt Masur, conductor)
Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Shostakovich: Symphony no. 7 Leningrad  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)

Listen Thursday March 14 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Xian Zhang, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Haydn: Symphony No. 95 in C minor
Martinu: Piano Concerto No. 4 Incantation
Sibelius: Symphony No. 1
Bach: Magnificat  (Sherezade Panthaki; Joelle Harvey, Iestyn Davies; Nicholas Phan, Tyler Duncan; Bach Collegium Japan; Yale Schola Cantorum; Maasaki Suzuki, conductor)

Listen Thursday March 7 at 8 p.m.

Mozart And Britten

Feb 27, 2019

New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Mathias Goerne, baritone

Bach-Webern: Fuga (Ricercare) from A Musical Offering
Various: Songs
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem

Listen Thursday February 28 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Simone Lamsma, violin

Britten: Violin Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 Leningrad

Listen Thursday February 21 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Prokofiev: Romeo at Juliet's Tomb  (Lorin Maazel, conductor)
Bruckner: finale from Symphony No. 4 Romantic  (Alan Gilbert, conductor)
Massenet: Pourquoi me reveiller  (Luciano Pavarotti, tenor; Leone Magiera, conductor)
Scriabin: Symphony No. 4 Poem of Ecstasy  (Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor)
Faure: Pelleas et Melisande Suite  (Lorin Maazel, conductor)
Schoenberg: Pelleas et Melisande (excerpt)  (Alan Gilbert, conductor)
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture  (Alan Gilbert, conductor)

New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor

Conrad Tao: Everything Must Go
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8
Wagenaar: Cyrano de Bergerac Overture

Listen Thursday February 7 at 8 p.m.

Night Music

Jan 30, 2019

New York Philharmonic
Mendelssohn: Overture and Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream  (George Szell, conductor)
Ives: Central Park in the Dark  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Schoenberg: Transfigured Night  (Pierre Boulez, conductor)
Adolphe: Dark Sand, Sifting Light  (Alan Gilbert, conductor)
Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain  (Alan Gilbert, conductor)
Berlioz: Les Nuits d'ete selections  (Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano; Alan Gilbert, conductor)