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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.

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: 2010–11 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 17-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 Matthew Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts as well as broadcasts by the Berlin Philharmonic, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Bavarian State Opera, 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 for a variety of organizations. He is active on 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. This summer, Mr. Travis
proudly served as a panelist for the United States Artists Music Awards.

The WFMT Radio Network, the international syndication division of award-winning Chicago classical music station 98.7 WFMT (streaming live at wfmt.com/streaming), 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, 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.

THE New York Philharmonic THIS WEEK 
November 2012 program:

Week of November 4 (from October 18, 2012)

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

LALO Symphonie espagnole
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

Week of November 11 (from October 25, 2012)

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor
Philip Myers, horn

MOZART Serenade No. 6, Serenatta notturna
MOZART Horn Concerto No. 3
MAHLER Symphony No. 1

Week of November 18 (from November 1, 2012)

Charles Dutoit, conductor
Nikolai Lugansky, piano

DEBUSSY The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian: Symphonic Fragments
RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for Piano and Orchestra
ELGAR Enigma Variations

Week of November 25 (from November 8, 2012)

Kurt Masur, conductor
Glenn Dicterow, violin
Carter Brey, cello

BRAHMS Double Concerto for Violin and Cello
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

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