NY Philharmonic Announces Details of Worldwide Radio Broadcasts for November 2013
The November broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin - begin with Assistant Conductor Joshua Weilerstein, in his Philharmonic subscription debut, conducting Osvaldo Golijov's Last Round, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, featuring violinist Arabella Steinbacher in her Philharmonic debut; and Dvo?ák's Symphony No. 8. The following week, Semyon Bychkov returns to the Philharmonic to conduct Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, with pianist Kirill Gerstein in his subscription debut, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11, The Year 1905.
In the third week of broadcasts, Charles Dutoit conducts the New York Philharmonic in a program honoring the 80th birthday of Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki. The program features the Philharmonic's first-ever presentation of Mr. Penderecki's Concerto grosso, with Philharmonic Principal Cello Carter Brey and cellists Alisa Weilerstein and Daniel Müller-Schott as the soloists; Ravel's Rapsodie espagnole; and Ravel's orchestration of Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. In the final broadcast of November, Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the New York Concert Premiere of his Violin Concerto, featuring Leila Josefowicz as soloist in her Philharmonic subscription debut; Ravel's Mother Goose Suite; and Sibelius's Symphony No. 5.
The New York Philharmonic This Week airs locally in the New York metropolitan area on WQXR 105.9 FM, Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. [Check local listings.] Concerts are available on the Philharmonic's Website, nyphil.org, for two weeks following the broadcast. The broadcasts are