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New York Philharmonic Names Frank Huang Concertmaster

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The New York Philharmonic on Wednesday named Frank Huang of the Houston Symphony Orchestra as its next concertmaster, replacing Glenn Dicterow.
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In New York Philharmonic Conductor Search, Don’t Ignore the Audience

Friday, March 27, 2015

Are we looking in the right place for the next music director for the New York Philharmonic? WQXR General Manager Graham Parker considers what's really needed.
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WQXR Features

Video Webcast: New York Philharmonic Very Young People's Concert

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Gather the family around the laptop or tablet and view the archived video of WQXR's latest family concert.

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Albums of the Week

New Releases: Nelson Freire, Avi Avital and Philharmonic Soloists

Monday, March 09, 2015

New York Philharmonic string players explore standards; Nelson Freire essays Chopin; and mandolinist Avi Avital plays Vivaldi.

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Top 5 @ 105

Help Wanted: Top Five Conductor Vacancies

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Opportunity abounds for the ambitious maestro. A number of prestigious jobs are available right now and in in the near future, though more than a few have serious strings attached.

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Conducting Business

What Do Orchestras Really Need in a Music Director?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Factors to consider include taste in repertoire, age, nationality, race, gender, fundraising skills -- and of course, musicianship.

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WQXR Blog

New York Philharmonic Names Joshua Gersen Assistant Conductor

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Less than three weeks after the New York Philharmonic announced that Alan Gilbert will be leaving the orchestra, another podium-related announcement landed on Wednesday.
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Expansion of New York Philharmonic Archives Reveals Colorful Programs of Yore

Monday, February 23, 2015

Concert programs during the first years of the New York Philharmonic often resembled freewheeling variety shows.
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Musical Chairs: Who Will Replace Alan Gilbert at the Philharmonic?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Alan Gilbert’s surprise announcement has brought an assortment of responses and a reckoning of the challenges the orchestra faces.
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Stéphane Denève Makes a Final Debut – In New York

Monday, February 09, 2015

As French conductor Stéphane Denève makes his New York Philharmonic debut, he considers the risks of ghettoizing contemporary music.
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In Surprise, Alan Gilbert to Leave New York Philharmonic in 2017

Friday, February 06, 2015

The New York Philharmonic said Friday that Alan Gilbert will be resigning from his post as music director in August 2017, after eight years with the ensemble.
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WQXR Blog

New York Philharmonic to Collect Fan Photos for 50th Season of Summer Parks Concerts

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the series, which will run from June 17 through 23.
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Eric Owens, Esa-Pekka Salonen to Hold Posts with New York Philharmonic

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The bass-baritone Eric Owens and the composer-conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen will be featured presences at the New York Philharmonic next season, the orchestra said on Wednesday.
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Operavore

New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center To Co-Produce Modern Operas

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic said Wednesday they plan to co-produce three modern opera productions, starting this August and continuing in 2016 and 2017.
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WQXR Blog

New York Philharmonic Names Oscar Schafer Chairman

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hedge fund mogul Oscar S. Schafer, who has been the lead supporter of the New York Philharmonic's parks concerts since 2007, will become the next chairman of the orchestra's board.
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WQXR Blog

New York Philharmonic and University of Michigan Announce Residency

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The New York Philharmonic and the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, MI, on Tuesday announced a three-season partnership.
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WQXR Blog

New York Philharmonic Expands Fellowship Programs

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has announced a Global Academy, an expansion of its residency programs in Shanghai, China and at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA.
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Exploring Music

The Big Five, Part II: New York Philharmonic

Monday, October 27, 2014

Host Bill McGlaughlin explores the music of the “Big Five” American orchestras, spending a second week with the New York Philharmonic.

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Exploring Music

The Big Five, Part I: The New York Philharmonic

Monday, October 20, 2014

Host Bill McGlaughlin explores the music of the “Big Five” American orchestras, starting this week with the New York Philharmonic.

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WQXR Blog

Q&A: Lisa Batiashvili on New York Residency, Russia

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

When the violinist Lisa Batiashvili performs with the New York Philharmonic this year, there's much to watch for but one aspect of her career that won't be featured.
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