Experience the music and meet the artists you'll be hearing at your Philharmonic concerts. The producer-hosts are Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York's 96.3 FM WQXR host Elliott Forrest and Mark Travis, a producer for the WFMT Radio Network since 1999. Enhance your concert experience through these previews that include musical selections and insights from performers and music experts.
Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert discusses the thought process behind this special program while Park Avenue Armory President &Executive Producer Rebecca Robertson discusses the distinct advantages to presenting music at the Armory. Fisher-Dachs Principal Joshua Dachs and Stage Director Michael Counts discuss the nuts and bolts of the production itself…with plenty of music examples throughout.
Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert discussed the importance of Mozart’s music for an orchestra’s overall “health” and PodCast host Mark Travis navigates the backstory and musical highlights of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 while also discussing the significance of Mozart’s c-minor Mass and the Philharmonic’s approach to performing this masterpiece.
Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert explains why he believes that Beethoven and Nielsen work well together on programs, in this preview of the New York Philharmonic’s June 14 –16, 2012, concerts featuring the former’s Coriolan Overture and the latter’s Symphony No. 3, Sinfonia espansiva. Podcast host Mark Travis discusses Coriolan’s music and storyline; shares the history and highlights of Korngold’s Violin Concerto, to be performed by Leonidas Kavakos; and gives a taste of Nielsen’s symphony, which Alan Gilbert describes as “classical” and “quirky, in a charming way,” and adds that it is “wonderful music for our audiences to hear.”
On June 8 and 9, David Robertson will lead the New York Philharmonic in the World-Premiere of Elliott Carter’s Two Controversies and a Conversation—A New York Philharmonic Co-Commission. Audiences will also hear the U.S. premiere of Michael Jarrell’s Nachlese Vb: Liederzyklus as well as …explosante—fixe…by Pierre Boulez. WNYC program host John Schaefer discusses the Contact! experience while Music Director Alan Gilbert talks about the success of the series. Also featured is part of host Mark Travis’s conversation with the 103-year-old Elliott Carter plus plenty of music examples throughout.
On June 6, 7, 8, and 9, Pinchas Zukerman will lead the Philharmonic and serve as soloist in Bach’s Violin Concerto in A-minor, BWV 1041 and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish.” During the second half of these concerts, Mr. Zukerman will conduct Stravinsky’s Concerto in D for Strings and Mozart’s Symphony No. 39, K. 543. Podcast Host Mark Travis and New York Philharmonic Director of Education Theodore Wiprud provide in-depth analysis of all four works with plenty of music example from each.