New York Philharmonic This Week on WUOT

Thursdays from 8-10 p.m.

An avid music-lover, host Alec Baldwin lends his Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning style to one of music's great institutions. Since its founding in 1842, the New York Philharmonic has been the apex for composers, soloists and conductors alike. Bringing to bear that 170-year history, The New York Philharmonic This Week offers the highest musicianship, insight and vision in every program.

(Programs subject to change)


6       CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOISTS: Angela Meade, soprano
Lilli Paasikivi, mezzo-soprano
Russell Thomas, tenor
Eric Owens, bass-baritone
New York Choral Artists
Joseph Flummerfelt, director
VERDI:    Messa da Requiem

13      CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
BARBER: Essay for Orchestra No. 1
John CORIGLIANO: One Sweet Morning for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra
Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano
DVOŘÁK:  Symphony No. 7

20      CONDUCTOR:  Jaap van Zweden
Repertoire to include:
BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 5
BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 7

27       To be announced



2             Leonard Bernstein and the Gustav Mahler Revival
MAHLER: Symphony No. 4 in G Major
Reri Grist, soprano
MAHLER: Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, “Symphony of a Thousand”: Movement 1
Adele Addison; Lucine Amara; Lili Chookasian; Jennie Tourel; Richard Tucker; Ezio Flagello; George London; Schola Cantorum; Julliard Chorus; Columbus Boychoir
MAHLER:  Adagio from Symphony No. 10

9             Leonard Bernstein and Young People: A Celebration of Young People’s Concerts
MOZART:  Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492
STRAVINSKY:  Petrushka
REVUELTAS:  Sensamaya
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 70
RAVEL: Bolero

16           The Year 1958
SCHUMANN:  Manfred Overture
SCHOENBERG:  Verklärte Nacht
COPLAND:  Orchestral Variations
GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture
PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 2
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

23           A Century of Bernstein, Part I
BERNSTEIN:  Overture to Candide
SCHUMANN:       Manfred Overture, Op. 115
J.S. BACH:  Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1040
THOMSON: Four Saints in Three Acts: Acts III & IV (abridged)
BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms
RUSSO:  Symphony No. 2 in C, Op. 32, "Titans"
DEBUSSY:  Rhapsody for Saxophone and Piano
BRUBECK, H. II: Andante-Ballad from Dialogues for Jazz Combo & Orchestra

30           A Century of Bernstein, Part II
N. Y. PHILHARMONIC: Four Improvisations for Orchestra                       
MOZART:  Overture to The Magic Flute, K. 620                         
COPLAND:  Concerto for Clarinet, Strings, Harp, & Piano
MAHLER:  Adagietto from Symphony No. 5    
BARBER:  Second Essay for Orchestra           
SHCHEDRIN: Mischievous Folk Ditties
BERNSTEIN:  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
BEETHOVEN:  Gloria from Mass in D, Op. 123, "Missa solemnis”
COPLAND:  Fanfare for the Common Man



JULY 2018

5             HANDEL: Let the Bright Seraphim
Matthew Muckey, trumpet; Miah Persson, soprano
Bernard Labadie, conductor
WILLIAMS: Concerto for Tuba & Orchestra
Alan Baer, tuba
David Robertson, conductor
VIVALDI: The Four Seasons
Frank Huang, violin/leader
BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra
Lorin Maazel, conductor

12           STRAUSS:  Don Quixote
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Cynthia Phelps, viola; Carter Brey, cello
BETTISON: Threaded Madrigals for solo viola
Rebecca Young, viola
STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Frank Huang, violin

19           CARTER: Concerto for Orchestra
Pierre Boulez, conductor
SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto
Alan Gilbert, conductor
J.S. BACH: Concerto in d-minor for violin & oboe, BWV 1060
Sheryl Staples, violin; Liang Wang, oboe
Jeffrey Kahane leads from the keyboard
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Frank Huang, violin

26           MOZART:  Concerto for flute & orchestra No. 2
Robert Langevin, flute
Bernard Labadie, conductor
TAN DUN:  Concerto for Water Percussion & Orchestra
Christopher Lamb, percussion
Kurt Masur, conductor
HERSCH: Selection(s) from Of Sorrow Born: Seven Elegies for Solo Violin
Yulia Ziskel, violin
MOZART:  Clarinet Concerto
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Alan Gilbert, conductor
ROUSE:  Flute Concerto
Robert Langevin, flute
Leonard Slatkin, conductor


JUNE 2018

STRAVINSKY: Symphony in Three Movements
Igor Stravinsky, conductor
BARBER:  Andromache’s Farewell
Martina Arroyo, soprano and Thomas Schippers, conductor
ZWILLICH: Symbolon
Zubin Mehta, conductor
TAN DUN: Concerto for Water Percussion and Orchestra
Christopher Lamb, percussion and Kurt Masur, conductor
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8
Leonard Bernstein, conductor

HANDEL: Royal Fireworks Music
Pierre Boulez, conductor
HANDEL: Water Music, Suites 2 and 3
Pierre Boulez, conductor
HANDEL: Ode to Saint Cecilia
Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Music by Sibelius, Mahler, Mozart, Wagner and others

28    To be announced


MAY 2018

 Music Director Profile: Zubin Mehta
Music by Schoenberg, Bruckner, Webern, Mozart, Bartok and many others

10  A Sibelius Sojurn:
Pohjola’s Daughter
Violin Concert
Pelleas et Melisande
Symphony No. 2

17  “Kaplen’s Playlist”
Music to include:
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS: Fantasia on Greensleeves
Leonard Bernstein, conductor; David Nadien, violin
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
MAHLER: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Lorin Maazel, conductor
…and much more

IVES: Holidays Symphony
   Leonard Bernstein, conductor
COPLAND:  Lincoln Portrait
   William Warfield, narrator and Leonard Bernstein, conductor
BLITZSTEIN:  Airborne Symphony
   Orson Welles, narrator, Andrea Velis, tenor, David Watson, baritone, Choral Arts Society, and Leonard Bernstein, conductor

31  Music Director Profile: Kurt Masur
Music by Beethoven, Wagner, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and others


APRIL 2018

Music by Ravel, Debussy, Bartok, Stravinsky and many others

BEETHOVEN:  Leonore Overture No. 3
WAGNER:  Immolation Scene from Gotterdammerung
MASCAGNI: Cherry Duet from  L’Amico Fritz
Special feature:  Continuing In Their Footseps: Celebrating African-Americans in Opera & Song
BARTOK: Bluebeard’s Castle

DVORAK:  Symphony No. 9
COPLAND:  Connotations for Orchestra
CORIGLIANO: Clarinet Concerto
CARTER:   A Symphony of Three Orchestras

STRAVINSKY:  Scherzo Fantastique
STRAVINSKY:  Persephone
Special feature:  Stravinsky at the Philharmonic: 1924-present
STRAVINSKY:  The Rite of Spring


MARCH 2018

1   Benjamin, Debussy, and Ginastera
George BENJAMIN: Dance Figures: Nine Choreographic Scenes for Orchestra (2004)
DEBUSSY: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun)
GINASTERA: Danzas del Ballet Estancia (Dances from the Ballet Estancia), Op. 8bis

8   Christoph von Dohnányi Conducts Mozart and Bruckner
MOZART:  Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra (K.364/320d)
Glenn Dicterow, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, Romantic


15     Xian Zhang Conducts Haydn, Martinů, and Sibelius
HAYDN:  Symphony No. 95 in C minor, Hob. I:95 (1791) 17:36
MARTINŮ : Incantation, Piano Concerto No. 4, H. 358
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39

22  Neeme Järvi Conducts Beethoven, Mozart, and Zemlinsky
BEETHOVEN: Overture to Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Op. 43
MOZART: Symphony No. 38 in D major, Prague, K.504
ZEMLINSKY: Lyric Symphony in Seven Songs, After Poems by Rabindranath Tagore, Op. 18
Hillevi Martinpelto, soprano; Thomas Hampson, baritone

ELGAR: Cockaigne Overture
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor
BRITTEN: Excerpts from the War Requiem



Jeffrey Kahane Conducts and Performs Mozart
MOZART: Keyboard Concerto in B-flat major, K.238
MOZART: Piano Concerto in C minor, K.491
MOZART: Piano Concerto in C major, K.503

8  Chistoph Eschenbach Conducts Berg, Brahms, and Pintscher 
Matthias PINTSCHER: towards Osiris: Study for Orchestra (United States Premiere - 2005)
BERG: Violin Concerto (1935)

15   David Robertson Conducts Ravel, Barber, and Bartok
RAVEL:  Suite from Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose)
BARBER: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14
Gil Shaham, violin
BARTÓK: The Wooden Prince: A Dancing-Play in One Act, to a Libretto by Béla Balázs, Op. 13

22  Program to be announced



BERLIOZ: Overture to Les Francs-juges
SAINT-SAËNS: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78
Kent Tritle, organ

11  An All-STRAVINSKY Program:
The Soldier’s Tale

18  Kurt Masur Conducts Beethoven and Bruckner
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 in E major

25  Antonio Pappano Conducts Mozart and Brahms
MOZART: Symphony No. 31 in D major, Paris, K.297/300
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4, e, Op. 98



7  The 175th Birthday Concert
Repertoire to include:
WEBER:  Oberon Overture
MOZART:  Sinfonia Concertante for Winds
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5

14  HANDEL:  Messiah
Ton Koopman, conductor; Sunhae Im, soprano; Andreas Scholl, countertenor; Jörg Dürmüller, tenor; Detlef Roth, baritone; Westminster Symphonic Choir

21  WINTER JUKEBOX – recording by the NY Philharmonic
Selections include:
STRAUSS, II: Overture to Die Fledermaus from An Evening with Danny Kaye
MOZART: German Dance in C, K. 605, “Sleigh Ride”
VIVALDI: Winter from The Four Seasons
Much more..

28  Program to be announced



2  MAHLER:  Symphony No. 6

9  MAHLER:  Symphony No. 7

16 MAHLER:  Symphony No. 8

23  MAHLER:  Symphony No. 9

30  MAHLER:  Das Lied von der Erde
Mildred Miller, mezzo-soprano; Ernst Haefliger, tenor; Bruno Walter conductor
MAHLER/COOKE:  Finale from Symphony No. 10



5    MAHLER: Three Rückert Lieder
Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
MAHLER:  Symphony No. 2
Jessica Jones, soprano
New York Choral Artists
Cornelia Kallisch, mezzo-soprano

12  MAHLER:  Symphony No. 3
 Yvonee Minton, soprano
 Camerata Singers
 Boys’ Choir of the Little Church Around the Corner and Trinity School
 Pierre Boulez, conductor

  19  MAHLER:  Des Knaben Wunderhorn
 Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano; Walter Berry, baritone
 Leonard Bernstein, conductor
 MAHLER:  Symphony No. 4
 Irmgard Seefried, soprano
 (Sir) Georg Solti, conductor

  26  MAHLER:  Kindertotenlieder
 Thomas Hampson, baritone
 Alan Gilbert, conductor
 MAHLER:  Symphony No. 5
 Zubin Mehta, conductor



7   CONDUCTOR:  Alan Gilbert (Sibelius)
Semyon Bychkov (Mahler)
SIBELIUS: Finlandia
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 7
MAHLER: Symphony No. 6

14   CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOIST: Stefan Vinke, tenor
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 4
MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde

21   CONDUCTOR:  Alan Gilbert
David Robertson (Williams)
SOLOIST: Carter Brey, cello
Alan Baer, tuba
Joseph Alessi, trombone
SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto
JOHN WILLIAMS: Tuba Concerto
WILLIAM BOLCOM: Trombone Concerto

28   MAHLER:Blumine
   Alan Gilbert, conductor
MAHLER: Symphony No. 1
   Jaap Van Zweden, conductor
MAHLER: Songs of a Wayfarer
   Håkan Hågegard, baritone; Kurt Masur, conductor
MAHLER  :Symphony No. 10 (Adagio & Scherzo)
   Lorin Maazel, conductor



3   CONDUCTOR: Vladimir Jurowski
SOLOIST: Nicola Benedetti, violin
SZYMANOWSKI: Violin Concerto No. 1
PROKOFIEV: Selections from Cinderella

10        CONDUCTOR: Manfred Honeck
SOLOIST: Liang Wang, oboe
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6
STRAUSS: Oboe Concerto
SUPPÉ: Poet & Peasant

17    CONDUCTOR: Jaap van Zweden
SOLOISTS: Sheryl Staples, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola
MOZART: Sinfonia concertante, K.364/320d
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 8
BEETHOVEN: Overture to Egmont
HINDEMITH: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes of Carl Maria von Weber
BEETHOVEN: Missa solemnis, Op. 123
24   CONDUCTOR: Jaap van Zweden
SOLOIST:.Hilary Hahn, violin
WAGENAAR: Cyrano de Bergerac Overture
KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

 31   CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOIST: Anthony McGill, clarinet
RAVEL:  Valses nobles et sentimentales
NIELSEN: Clarinet Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY: Selections from Swan Lake

JULY 2017

6   CONDUCTOR: Manfred Honeck
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9


13   CONDUCTOR: Bernard Haitink
SOLOISTS: Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano
MAHLER: Symphony No. 3


20   CONDUCTOR: Bernard Haitink
MAHLER: Symphony No. 9


27   In Memoriam: Music Director Emeritus, Kurt Masur
Musical highlights to include:
WAGNER: Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg (excerpts) from 6/16/81
ADAMS: Short Ride in a Fast Machine from 9/14/91
MOZART: Symphony No. 41 from 5/9/92



JUNE 2017

1  CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
 SOLOISTS: Angela Meade, soprano; Lilli Paasikivi, mezzo-soprano; Russell Thomas, tenor; Eric Owens, bass-baritone; New York Choral Artists; Joseph Flummerfelt, director
 VERDI:  Messa da Requiem

 8   CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
 SOLOIST: Inon Barnatan, piano
 RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G
 STRAUSS: Rosenkavalier Suite

 15  CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
 SOLOIST: Anthony McGill, clarinet
 RAVEL: Valses nobles et sentimentales
 NIELSEN: Clarinet Concerto
 TCHAIKOVSKY: Selections from Swan Lake

  22   CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
 SOLOIST: Leila Josefowicz, violin
 LYADOV: Enchanted Lake
 STRAVINSKY: Petrushka (1911)
 ADAMS: Scheherazade.2

 29  To be announced 

MAY 2017

4    Conductor: Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Soloist: Robert Langevin, flute
COPLAND: El Salón México
RAVEL/Orch. Constant: Gaspard de la nuit
Christopher ROUSE: Flute Concerto
RAVEL: Boléro

11      CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
NIELSEN: Maskerade Overture
NIELSEN: Symphony No. 5
NIELSEN: Symphony No. 6, Sinfonia semplice

18      CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert; SOLOISTS: Julianna Di Giacomo, soprano; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Russell Thomas, tenor; Shenyang, bass; Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus; Kent Tritle, director Mark-Anthony
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9

25     CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert; SOLOISTS: Robert Langevin, flute; Nikolaj Znaider, violin
NIELSEN: Flute Concerto
NIELSEN: Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”


APRIL 2017

6   CONDUCTOR: Christoph von Dohnányi
SOLOIST: Paul Lewis, piano
BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2
13   CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOIST: Liang Wang, oboe
R. STRAUSS:  Don Juan, op. 20
R. STRAUSS:  Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Christopher ROUSE: Oboe Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy

 20   CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert, conductor
SOLOISTS: Emanuel Ax, piano
BRAHMS: Tragic Overture
BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7
27   CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOISTS:  Kari Kriikku, clarinet
Unsuk CHIN: Clarinet Concerto
MAHLER: Symphony No. 1

MARCH 2017

  CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOISTS: Frank-Peter Zimmerman, violin; Yefim Bronfman, piano
DVORAK: Carnival Overture
BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto
LINDBERG: Piano Concerto No. 2
DVORAK: Symphony No. 7

9   CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
LYADOV: The Enchanted Lake
TCHAIKOVKSY: Selections from Swan Lake
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10

16     CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOISTS: Robert Langevin, flute; Emanuel Ax, piano
BARTOK: Suite from the Miraculous Mandarin
ROUSE: Flute Concerto
CHOPIN: Piano Concerto in f-minor
TCHAIKOVKSY: Symphony No. 4



2     CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
VIVALDI: Concerto in B minor for Four Violins, Op. 3, No. 10 (RV 580)
   Sheryl Staples, Michelle Kim, Marc Ginsburg, Lisa Kim, violins
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8
BERG: Violin Concerto
   Frank-Peter Zimmermann, violin
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 in e-minor

9   NYP Jukebox: There, in the Night
Program to include selections from:
IVES: Central Park in the Dark
SCHOENBERG: Transfigured Night
MAHLER: Symphony No. 7
MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
MUSSORGKSY: Night on Bald Mountain
ADOLPHE: Dark Sand, Shifting Light
DUTILLEUX: The Shadows of Time

16   CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert

WEBERN: Passacaglia, Op. 1
DUTILLEUX: Métaboles
MAHLER: Symphony No. 9 

23   CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOIST: Anne-Sophie von Otter, mezzo-soprano

HAYDN: Symphony No. 88 in G-major
TCHAIKOVSKY: Fantasy-Overture, Romeo and Juliet
SCHUBERT: Six Orchestrated Songs:
    1. Die Forelle (The Trout)    2. Gretchen am Spinnrade (Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel)
    3. Im Abendrot (In Evening’s Glow)
    4. Gesang “An Silvia” (Song “To Sylvia”)
    5. Nacht und Träume (Night and Dreams)
    6. Erlkönig (Elf King)
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 



5    CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOIST: Thomas Hampson, baritone
COPLAND: Suite from Appalachian Spring
COPLAND: Selections from Old American Songs, Books 1 & II
GERSHWIN:  An American in Paris

12    CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert, conductor
SOLOISTS: Barbara Hannigan, sopriano
BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b (1806)
LINDBERG: Souvenir (in memoriam Gérard Grisey)
GRISEY: Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil (Four Songs for Crossing the Threshold), for soprano and ensemble
MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550

19    CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Eroica
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 2 in c-minor

26   CONDUCTORS: Leonard Bernstein; Jose Serebrier; Pierre Boulez
SOLOISTS: Sharon Isbin, guitar; Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Marilyn Horne, mezzo- soprano
CHAVEZ: Sinfonia India (recorded 1961)
PONCE: Concierto de sur (recorded 2004)
FALLA: The Three-Cornered Hat (recorded 1975)
FALLA: El amor brujo (recorded 1976) 



1       Conductor: Alan Gilbert
MOZART: Overture to The Magic Flute
SCHUBERT: Overture to The Magic Harp
MAHLER: Symphony No. 6

8        Highlights include:
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5
DVORAK: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

15     Conductor: Jaap van Zweden
Soloists: Cynthia Phelps, viola
WAGNER: Prelude to Act 1, Lohengrin
JULIA ADOLPHE: Unearth, Release (Concerto for Viola & Orchestra)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4

22           Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Soloists: Celena Shafer, soprano; Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-soprano; Kurt Streit, tenor; Jonathan Lemalu, bass-baritone
Westminster Symphonic Choir
HANDEL: Messiah

29   To be announced



3   Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Soloists: Ravi Shankar, sitar; Alisa Weilerstein, cello
The New York Philharmonic Celebrates Zubin Mehta at 80
Musical highlights taken from:
CRUMB: Ancient Voices of Children
MOZART: Symphony No. 25
SHANKAR: Concerto No. 2 for Sitar & Orchestra, Raga-Mala
BARTOK: Piano Concerto No 1 (soloist Barenboim)
FURTWANGLER: Symphony No 2 (Scherzo)
WEBERN: Six Pieces for Orchestra
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7
ELGAR: Cello Concerto

10      Gilbert and Mutter Perform Currier and Mahler
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Soloist: Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
CURRIER: Time Machines
MAHLER: Symphony No. 5

17   Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Soloists: Christine Brewer, soprano; Jane Henschel, soprano; Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor
Eric Owens, bass-baritone; New York Choral Artists, (Joseph Flummerfelt,
BEETHOVEN: Overture to Egmont
HINDEMITH: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes of Carl Maria von Weber
BEETHOVEN: Missa solemnis, Op. 123

24   Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Soloists: Alan Opie, baritone; Melissa Parks, mezzo-soprano; Keith Jameson, tenor; Wilbur Pauley, bass; Joshua Bloom, baritone; Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano; others
JANACEK: The Cunning Little Vixen



6   Conductor: Alan Gilbert
WEBERN: Im Sommerwind (In the Summer Wind, Idyll for Orchestra)
SCHOENBERG: Pelleas et Melisande, Op. 5
IVES: Symphony No. 2

13   Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Soloist: Emmanuel Ax, piano
IVES: The Unanswered Question
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G-major, Op. 58
WEBERN: Symphony, Op. 21
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2 in C-major, Op. 61

20   Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Soloists: Petra Lang, mezzo-soprano; Women of the Westminster Symphony Choir (Joe Miller, Director); The American Boychoir (Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Director)
MAHLER: Symphony No. 4

27   Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Soloists: Yefim Bronfman, piano
TCHAIKOVKSY: Polonaise from Eugen Onegin
PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 2 in g-minor, Op. 16
RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2 in e-minor, Op. 27



1    CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert, conductor; Semyon Bychkov, conductor (Mahler)
SIBELIUS: Finlandia
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 7
MAHLER: Symphony No. 6

  8  CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert
SOLOIST: Stefan Vinke, tenor
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 4
MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde

15   CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert, conductor; David Robertson, conductor (Williams)
SOLOISTS: Carter Brey, cello; Alan Baer, tuba; Joseph Alessi, trombone
SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto
JOHN WILLIAMS: Tuba Concerto
WILLIAM BOLCOM: Trombone Concerto

22   CONDUCTOR: Frank Huang, ensemble leader & violin
VIVALDI: The Four Seasons
GRIEG: The Last Spring from Two Elegiac Melodies
PIAZZOLLA/arr. DESYATINIKOV: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

 29  Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Soloist: Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin
BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D
BERLIOZ: Sinfonie fantastique, Op. 14



4  Conductor: Manfred Honeck
Soloist: Liang Wang, oboe
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6
STRAUSS: Oboe Concerto
SUPPÉ: Poet & Peasant

11           CONDUCTOR: Jaap van Zweden, conductor
SOLOISTS: Sheryl Staples, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola
MOZART: Sinfonia concertante, K.364/320d
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 8

18           CONDUCTOR: Jaap van Zweden
SOLOIST: Hilary Hahn, violin
WAGENAAR: Cyrano de Bergerac Overture
KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

25           CONDUCTOR: Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
SOLOISTS: Camilla Tilling, soprano; Matthias Goerne, baritone
BRAHMS: A German Requiem


JULY 2016

7   Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Soloist: Marino Formenti, piano
HAYDN: Symphony No. 6, Le Matin
LIGETI: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra
BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra

14   Conductor: Bernard Haitink
MAHLER: Symphony No. 9

21   In Memoriam: Music Director Emeritus, Kurt Masur
Musical highlights include  music by Wagner, Adams, Mozart and others

28   Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Soloist: Nicola Benedetti, violin
SZYMANOWSKI: Violin Concerto No. 1
PROKOFIEV: Selections from Cinderella