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Robertson, Muti Lead Off NY Philharmonic 'THIS WEEK' in March 2010

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Robertson, Muti Lead Off NY Philharmonic 'THIS WEEK' in March 2010

In March 2010, The New York Philharmonic This Week - the two-hour, national, weekly radio program of concerts by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-Winner Alec Baldwin - features five programs led by guest conductors.

In the first broadcast, David Robertson conducts a program that begins and ends with ballet music - George Benjamin's Dance Figures (Nine choreographic scenes for orchestra), and Ginastera's Dances from Estancia. In between, he conducts Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Ravel's Concerto for the Left Hand, with pianist Nicolas Hodges in his Philharmonic debut. Mr. Robertson returns for a second week to conduct Ravel's Mother Goose Suite, Barber's Violin Concerto, with Gil Shaham as soloist, and Bartók's The Wooden Prince (complete). For the third broadcast, Riccardo Muti leads the Orchestra in Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1, with András Schiff as soloist, and Hindemith's Symphony in E-flat. The following week, Mr. Muti conducts Beethoven's Violin Concerto, featuring Vadim Repin, and Franck's Symphony in D minor. The March broadcasts conclude with Christoph Eschenbach leading the U.S. premiere of Matthias Pintscher's towards Osiris, Berg's Violin Concerto, with Pinchas Zukerman as soloist, and Schoenberg's arrangement of Brahms's Piano Quartet No. 1.

The New York Philharmonic This Week airs locally in the New York metropolitan area on 105.9 FM WQXR Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. [Check local listings]. The show also airs on XM Satellite Radio's XM Classics Channel XM 110 Wednesdays at 9:00 pm ET. Concerts are available on the Philharmonic's Website, nyphil.org, for two weeks following the broadcast. The broadcasts are produced and syndicated to 295 outlets nationwide by the WFMT Radio Network. Alec Baldwin is the host of the program, WFMT's Mark Travis is the broadcast producer, and New York Philharmonic Audio Director Lawrence Rock is the engineer and music producer. Attached is the program schedule for March 2010.

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 broadcast with a worldwide 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 broadcast with a worldwide audience through its website, nyphil.org.

The New York Philharmonic This Week is generously underwritten by The Kaplen Foundation, the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Philharmonic's corporate partner, MetLife Foundation.

Chicago classical music station 98.7 FM WFMT (streaming live at wfmt.com/streaming), produces and distributes these broadcasts nationwide. In addition to the New York Philharmonic broadcasts, the WFMT Radio Network syndicates concerts by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, 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 American opera companies such as the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera On Air, San Francisco Opera, and Houston Grand Opera. In addition, exclusive programming from Germany's Deutsche Welle Radio, the British Broadcasting Corporation, and dozens of classical, folk, jazz, news series, and specials are offered to radio outlets around the world.

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