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Founded in 1842 by a group of local musicians led by American-born Ureli Corelli Hill, the New York Philharmonic is by far the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, and one of the oldest in the world. The New York Philharmonic, a longtime media pioneer, began radio broadcasts in 1922, and is currently represented by The New York Philharmonic This Week — syndicated nationally 52 weeks per year.

What happens when a winter storm and a stomach virus throws an assistant conductor into his New York Philharmonic debut?   It’s sort of the job of the assistant conductor to be at the rehearsals and learn the repertory. We’re there to cover all the performances, in the event something happens, said Joshua Gersen in this interview. 

February 2017 New York Philharmonic programs

Jan 30, 2017
Fine Art America

2/5       Vivaldi: Concerto for Four Violins Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 Berg: Violin Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 (Sheryl Staples, Michelle Kim, Marc Ginsburg, Lisa Kim, v; Frank-Peter Zimmermann, v; Alan Gilbert, cond)
2/12      NYP Jukebox: There, in the Night Ives: Central Park in the Dark Schoenberg: Transfigured Night

This month, The New York Philharmonic carries the winter cheer though to the new year with classics by Leroy Anderson, Antonio Vivaldi, and more!

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Alan Gilbert lead soloists, the Westminster Symphonic choir and the New York Philharmonic in Handel’s Messiah.

There's magic in the air with opera overtures from Mozart and Schubert, symphonic greatest hits from Mahler, Beethoven, Dvorak, and Tchaikovsky, and ring in Christmas with Handel's Messiah, from the New York Philharmonic on Classical 91.5.

This month, The New York Philharmonic Orcheatra celebrates the 80th birthday of the great Zubin Mehta with music by George Crumb and Anton Bruckner, and the orchestra brings you a concert production of Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen featuring Alan Opie and Melissa Parks, here on Classical 91.5.

This month we hear Alan Gilbert and The New York Philharmonic Orchestra perform the Brahms Violin Concerto, Mahler Symphony No. 4, and many other exciting works, one with guest pianist Emanuel Ax.

10/2      Lindberg: EXPO Brahms: Violin Concerto Berlioz: Sinfonie fantastique (Frank Peter Zimmermann, v; Alan Gilbert, cond)  See all

Join us this month to hear the New York Philharmonic delight us with Copland, Blitzstein, and a three-weekend Beethoven Festival, on Classical 91.5.  See all.

9/4        Rodgers/Bennett: Victory at Sea: Suite (Richard Rodgers, cond) Copland: Third Symphony Blitzstein: Symphony, The Airborne (Orson Welles, narr; Andra Velis, t; David Watson,bar; Choral Arts Society; William Jonson, dir; Leonard Berstein, cond)

Join us as we hear the New York Philharmonic play two Beethoven symphonies, Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto, and more, this month on Classical 91.5

8/7        Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 Strauss: Oboe Concerto Suppé: Poet & Peasant (Liang Wang, o; Manfred Honeck, cond)

8/14      Mozart: Sinfonia concertante Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 (Sheryl Staples, v; Cynthia Phelps, vla; Jaap van Zweden, cond)