NY Philharmonic Offers Weekly Radio Broadcasts - Alec Baldwin, Alan Gilbert & More!

NY Philharmonic Offers Weekly Radio Broadcasts - Alec Baldwin, Alan Gilbert & More! The April 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 Music Director Alan Gilbert leading the Orchestra in Beethoven's Coriolan Overture; Korngold's Violin Concerto, with soloist Leonidas Kavakos; Nielsen's Symphony No. 3, Sinfonia espansiva, with soprano Erin Morley and baritone Joshua Hopkins; and Nielsen's Symphony No. 2, The Four Temperaments. This recording of the two Nielsen symphonies was selected by The New York Times as one of the Best Classical Music Recordings of 2012. The following week Alan Gilbert leads the Philharmonic in Nielsen's Flute Concerto, with Principal Flute Robert Langevin as soloist, and Violin Concerto, featuring Nikolaj Znaider, as well as Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2, Little Russian. In the third week of broadcasts, Alan Gilbert conducts Bach's Mass in B minor with soprano Dorothea Ro?schmann, mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, tenor Steve Davislim, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the New York Choral Artists directed by Joseph Flummerfelt. This performance was part of The Bach Variations: A Philharmonic Festival in 2013. For the fourth week of broadcasts Manfred Honeck returns to the Philharmonic to conduct Vivier's Orion, marking the Orchestra's first performance of any work by Vivier. Mr. Honeck will also conduct Bruckner's final symphonic work, Symphony No. 9. In the final broadcast in April, conductor Pablo Heras- Casado makes his Philharmonic debut in a performance of Britten's Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Barto?k's Piano Concerto No. 3 with soloist Peter Serkin, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10. 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,, for two weeks following the broadcast. The broadcasts are syndicated to more than 465 outlets nationally and 122 outlets internationally by the WFMT Radio Network. Alec Baldwin is the host, New York Philharmonic Audio Producer Mark Travis is the broadcast producer, and Audio Director Lawrence Rock is the music producer. The New York Philharmonic's first live national radio broadcast took place on October 5, 1930, over the CBS radio network. On that Sunday Erich Kleiber was on the podium leading the Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Since that historic broadcast, the Philharmonic has enjoyed an almost continuous presence on national radio. Advancing its role as a media pioneer, the Philharmonic, since 2002, has shared its radio broadcasts with a worldwide audience through its Website, In 2004 the New York Philharmonic was the first major American orchestra to offer downloadable concerts, recorded live. Following on this innovation, in 2009 the Orchestra announced the first-ever subscription download series: Alan Gilbert: The Inaugural Season, available exclusively on iTunes, produced and distributed by the New York Philharmonic, and comprising more than 50 works performed during the 2009-10 season. This season, the Orchestra released another digital recording series: Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic: 2013-14 Season. The first two albums are now available for download and streaming. Since 1917 the Philharmonic has made nearly 2,000 recordings, with more than 500 currently available. Mr. Baldwin has appeared in more than 40 films, including Beetlejuice, Working Girl, Miami Blues, The Hunt for Red October, Glengarry Glen Ross, Malice, The Juror, The Edge, Ghosts of Mississippi, State and Main, The Cat in the Hat, The Cooler (National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor and an Oscar nomination), The Aviator, The Departed, and It's Complicated. For seven years he starred as Jack Donaghy opposite Tina Fey on NBC's 30 Rock; for his portrayal he received seven Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globes, the Television Critics Award, two Emmy Awards as Best Actor in a Comedy Series, and the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. In 2011 Mr. Baldwin received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His company, El Dorado Pictures, has produced projects including Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial for TNT (Emmy Award nomination); The Confession for Showtime (Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay); and David Mamet's film State and Main. A dedicated supporter of public policy and arts causes, Alec Baldwin serves on the boards of the New York Philharmonic, People For The American Way, The Hamptons International Film Festival, and Guild Hall. He has partnered with Capital One to create an advertising campaign that, through the Alec Baldwin Foundation, provides funding for arts groups across the country, particularly in the New York area, and raises awareness for support of the arts. His book, A Promise to Ourselves, was published by St. Martin's Press in paperback in 2009. Lawrence Rock has been Audio Director of the New York Philharmonic since 1997, overseeing all audio activities including recording, broadcasting, and live sound. He is the recording and mastering engineer as well as a producer for the recent iTunes Passes, Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic: 2012-13 Season, and Alan Gilbert: The Inaugural Season, both produced and distributed by the New York Philharmonic. His other recent projects have included producing New York Philharmonic and Lorin Maazel: The Complete Mahler Symphonies, Live; Deutsche Grammophon's New York Philharmonic DG Concerts downloads; and a Deutsche Grammophon recording of music by Richard Strauss, performed by the Philharmonic. In 2005 Mr. Rock received three Grammy Awards for John Adams's On the Transmigration of Souls, for which he served as co-producer with the composer, and in 1997 he won a Grammy for engineering an album of works by Aaron Copland, performed by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. For the Philharmonic's own recording label, New York Philharmonic Special Editions, Mr. Rock co-produced the Grammy-nominated CD Sweeney Todd: Live at the New York Philharmonic and the 10-CD set Kurt Masur at the New York Philharmonic. He has also made recordings with the Chicago, Houston, and Milwaukee symphony orchestras. Mark Travis, an award-winning 18-year music industry veteran, joined the New York Philharmonic as its full-time in-house producer in August 2011. For the previous 12 years he worked for Chicago's WFMT Radio Network. He has written and produced The New York Philharmonic This Week since its inaugural season in 2004-05. Other broadcast credits include the Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts as well as broadcasts by the Berlin Philharmonic, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Bavarian Staatsoper, and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Travis has an extensive discography as a music producer that ranges from recordings by the New York Philharmonic to those by William Warfield, Jenny Lin, Jeffrey Siegel, the Lyrebird Ensemble, and the Chicago Chorale. An accomplished singer and classical guitarist, he also hosts and produces several podcasts and educational pieces for a variety of organizations. He is a member of the Classical Committee of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. (NARAS) and serves on both the grand jury and advisory board of the New York Festivals International Broadcasting Competition. From 2010-2012, Mr. Travis proudly served as a music committee chair for the United States Artists Music Awards in Los Angeles. In 2013 he and his production team earned a Gold World Medal for Best Sound, A Bronze World Medal for Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program, and a Finalist Certificate for Best Classical Format from the New York Festivals International Radio Awards for their work on The New York Philharmonic This Week. The WFMT Radio Network, the international syndication division of award-winning Chicago classical music station 98.7 WFMT (streaming live at, distributes these broadcasts worldwide. In addition to the New York Philharmonic broadcasts, the WFMT Radio Network syndicates concerts by the Chicago, San Francisco, and Milwaukee symphony orchestras, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, as well as ongoing series such as Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio and Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. The WFMT Radio Network also offers a full season of performances by American opera companies such as Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera On Air, San Francisco Opera, and more. In addition, exclusive programming from Germany's Deutsche Welle Radio, and dozens of classical, folk, jazz, news series, and specials are offered to radio outlets around the world. THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK April 2014 Week of April 2 (from June 14-16, 2012) ??Alan Gilbert, conductor Leonidas Kavakos, violin Erin Morley, soprano Joshua Hopkins*, baritone BEETHOVEN KORNGOLD NIELSEN NIELSEN** Coriolan Overture Violin Concerto Symphony No. 3, Sinfonia espansiva Symphony No. 2, The Four Temperaments ?*denotes New York Philharmonic debut ** The performance of Nielsen' s Symphony No. 2 was recorded on January 27 and 29 and February 1, 2011. (more) The New York Philharmonic This Week April 2014 / 5 Week of April 9 (from October 10-13, 2012) Alan Gilbert, conductor Robert Langevin, flute Nikolaj Znaider, violin NIELSEN Flute Concerto NIELSEN Violin Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2, Little Russian Week of April 16 (from March 13-16, 2013) Alan Gilbert, conductor Dorothea Ro?schmann, soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano Steve Davislim, tenor Eric Owens, bass-baritone The New York Choral Artists Joseph Flummerfelt, Director J.S. BACH Mass in B minor Week of April 23 (from March 27-29, 2014) Manfred Honeck, conductor VIVIER Orion BRUCKNER Symphony No. 9 Week of April 30 (from April 2-5, 2014) Pablo Heras-Casado*, conductor Peter Serkin, piano BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes BARTO?K Piano Concerto No. 3 SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10 * denotes New York Philharmonic debut


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