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The New York Philharmonic This Week Debuts On New Year’s Day

WFIU presents a year-long series of broadcasts taken from the Orchestra’s entire subscription season and hosted by Alec Baldwin.

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The New York Philharmonic weekly series puts the listener in the heart of the orchestra.

Sundays at 8pm

The New York Philharmonic This Week is a year-long series of broadcasts taken from the Orchestra’s entire subscription season.

Interspersed with concerts from Avery Fisher Hall, the two-hour programs will be taken from the Philharmonic’s international tours, their Summertime Classics Series, their residency at Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado, as well as their extensive library of commercial and archival recordings.

Your host is stage, screen, and TV star Alec Baldwin, who made his Philharmonic debut narrating Inside the Music. Recognized with Emmy and Tony awards and an Oscar nomination, Baldwin’s TV credits include the miniseries Dress Gray and Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial, and the current hit 30 Rock. He is the author, with Mark Tabb, of A Promise to Ourselves: A Journey Through Fatherhood and Divorce.

Since its first concert in 1842 the New York Philharmonic has played a leading role in American musical life. Founded by a group of local musicians led by American-born Ureli Corelli Hill, the Philharmonic is by far the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, and one of the oldest in the world. It currently plays some 180 concerts a year, and in 2010 gave its 15,000th concert—a milestone unmatched by any other symphony orchestra.

Sunday, January 1
Mozart: German Dance in C, K. 605, Sleigh Ride (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1, Winter Dreams

From Winter Holiday (1961)
Conductor: Skitch Henderson
Soloist: Skitch Henderson, piano

Leroy Anderson: “Sleigh Ride”
Bernard: “Winter Wonderland”
Suessdorf: “Moonlight in Vermont”
Cooper: “Caribbean Polka”
Hadjidakis: “Never on Sunday”
Henderson: “Einsamkeit”
Henderson: “Paris Match”
Monterde: “Macarenas”
Prokofiev: Lt. Kije Suite, Op. 60, Troika
Prokofiev: From Winter Bonfire:
“Children’s Suite, Op. 122, No. 2”
“Around the Bonfire, No. 4”
“Home Again, No. 8”
Styne: “Three Coins in the Fountain”
Trenet: “La Mer”

From Holiday Brass (12/11/11)
Including arrangements by Lee Musiker and his Jazz Trio
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 (Leonard Bernstein, narrator/conductor)

From An Evening with Danny Kaye
Strauss II: Overture to Die Fledermaus

Sunday, January 8
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Mahler/Cooke: Symphony No. 10

Sunday, January 15
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Soloist: Joshua Bell, violin
Schumann: Manfred Overture
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Sunday, January 22
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Thomas Adès: Polaris (New York premiere)
Mahler: Symphony No. 9

Sunday, January 29
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8

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