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
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)

Berlioz & Saint-Saens

Jan 23, 2019

New York Philharmonic
Berlioz: Les francs-juges Overture  (Sir Andrew Davis, conductor)
Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3, with Organ  (Kent Tritle, organ; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor)
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Gershwin: Cuban Overture  (Zubin Mehta, conductor)

Listen Thursday January 24 at 8 p.m.

English Music

Jan 16, 2019

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Elgar: Cockaigne Overture  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Tallis: Why Fum'th in Fight  (The Sixteen; Harry Christophers, conductor)
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Tallis  (Dmitri Mitropoulos, conductor)
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Britten: selections from War Requiem  (Carol Vaness, soprano; Jerry Hadley, tenor; Thomas Hampson, baritone; Westminster Choir; American Boychoir; Kurt Masur, conductor)
Holst: The Planets  (New York Choral Artists; Zubin Mehta, conductor)

New York Philharmonic
David Robertson, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Ravel: Mother Goose
Barber: Violin Concerto
Bartok: The Wooden Prince
Barber: Serenade for Strings  (Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Gerard Schwarz, conductor)

Listen Thursday January 10 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Milhaud: Suite francaise  (Darius Milhaud, conductor)
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite  (Igor Stravinsky, conductor)
Hindemith: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd  (Louise Parker, alto; George London, bass; Schola Cantorum; Paul Hindemith, conductor)
Rodgers: Carousel Waltz  (Richard Rodgers, conductor)

Listen Thursday January 3 at 8 p.m.

Haydn's Creation

Dec 26, 2018

New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Judith Raskin, soparno; Alexander Young, tenor; John Reardon, baritone; Camerata Singers

Haydn: The Creation
Haydn: Trumpet Concerto finale  (Philip Smith, trumpet; Zubin Mehta, conductor)

Listen Thursday December 27 at 8 p.m.

Holiday Favorites!

Dec 14, 2018

The New York Philharmonic in a program of holiday favorites, conducted by Danny Kaye, Leonard Bernstein, Skitch Henderson, and others.

Listen Thursday December 20 at 8 p.m.

Handel's 'Messiah'

Dec 11, 2018
Jon Christopher Meyers

New York Philharmonic
Helmuth Rilling, conductor
Gachinger Kantorei, Stuttgart; Annette Dash, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; James Taylor, tenor; Shenyang, bass.

Handel: Messiah

Listen Thursday December 13 at 8 p.m.