The New York Philharmonic Announces THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK November Broadcasts, Hosted by Alec Baldwin!
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 two back-to-back programs led by Spanish conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. He will conduct Lalo's Symphonie espagnole, with violinist Augustin Hadelich in his Philharmonic subscription debut, and Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique. The following week, Mr. Frühbeck will conduct Mozart's Serenade No. 6, Serenata notturna; Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 3, featuring Philharmonic Principal Horn Philip Myers as soloist; and Mahler's Symphony No. 1.
In the third week, Charles Dutoit joins the Orchestra to conduct Debussy's The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian: Symphonic Fragments; Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for Piano and Orchestra, with pianist Nikolai Lugansky in his Philharmonic debut; and Elgar's Enigma Variations.
For the final November broadcast, Music Director Emeritus Kurt Masur returns to conduct two works by Brahms: the Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, with Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and Principal Cello Carter Brey as soloists, and Symphony No. 2. More details below!
THE New York Philharmonic THIS WEEK airs locally in the New York metropolitan area on WQXR 105.9 FM, Thursdays at 8:00 pm [Check local listings.] Concerts are available on the Philharmonic's website, nyphil.org, for two weeks following the broadcast. The broadcasts are syndicated to more than 300 outlets nationally and 122 outlets internationally by the WFMT Radio Network. Alec Baldwin is the host of the program, 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 broadcast with a worldwide audience through its website, nyphil.org. 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. Last season the Orchestra released another iTunes pass: Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic: 2011–12 Season. Since 1917 the Philharmonic has made nearly 2,000 recordings, with more than 500 currently
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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 MetLife Foundation.
Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Alec Baldwin is the Radio Host of the New York Philharmonic. The actor last appeared onstage in the 2010 Guild Hall (East Hampton) production of Peter Shaffer's Equus, following appearances including Entertaining Mr. Sloane (the Roundabout Theatre Company, 2006 production), Loot (Broadway, 1986), Serious Money (Broadway, 1988), Prelude to a Kiss (Circle Repertory Company, in 1990 (Obie Award); A Streetcar Named Desire (Broadway, 1992); Macbeth (New York Shakespeare Festival, 1998), and The Twentieth Century (Roundabout Theatre Company, 2004), earning him Theatre World and Obie Awards as well as a Tony nomination.
Mr. Baldwin has appeared in more than 40 films, including Beetle Juice, 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. He currently stars with Tina Fey on NBC's 30 Rock, for which he received six Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globes, the Television Critics Award, and two Emmy Awards as Best Actor 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. His book, A Promise to Ourselves, was published by St. Martin's Press in paperback in 2009.