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New York Philharmonic to Stage Honegger Oratorio with Marion Cotillard

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has said that it will present Honegger’s Joan of Arc at the Stake, starring the Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard at Avery Fisher Hall.

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New York Now

Yefim Bronfman and Friends' Underground Showcase of New Music

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Q2 Music streams "CONTACT! Yefim Bronfman and Friends" – the latest installment of the new-music series presented by the New York Philharmonic and the 92nd St. Y and featuring Yefim Bronfman.

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WQXR Blog

New Contract for New York Philharmonic

Friday, December 13, 2013

The New York Philharmonic and its musicians union announced an agreement Friday on a four-year labor contract.

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Live Broadcasts

Listen: New York Philharmonic Plays Mozart

Saturday, November 30, 2013

On Saturday, WQXR broadcast the New York Philharmonic's performance Mozart's symphonies Nos. 39-41 live from Avery Fisher Hall. Listen to the archived broadcast.

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New York Now

An Evening with Esa-Pekka Salonen

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Q2 Music brings you "An Evening with Esa-Pekka Salonen" – the most recent installment of the New York Philharmonic's new-music series CONTACT!. The music was recorded live at NoHo's SubCulture. 

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WQXR Blog

New York Philharmonic Trumpeter Philip Smith to Retire

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Philip Smith, who has led the New York Philharmonic's trumpet section for 35 years, announced on Tuesday that he will retire in June 2014.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Happy Birthday, Dimitri Shostakovich

Thursday, September 26, 2013

This week the New York Philharmonic pays tribute to Dimitri Shostakovich, the day after the anniversary of his birthday. The program includes his Symphony No. 4.

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Live Broadcasts

Listen: NY Philharmonic's Opening Night Gala

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

On Sept. 25, WQXR brought you the New York Philharmonic's season opener with Yo-Yo Ma as the soloist. Featured were works by Ravel, Piazzolla and Golijov.

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Movies on the Radio

Listen: Alec Baldwin on Film Music

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Alec Baldwin – former "30 Rock" star, film actor and now MSNBC host – is also a fixture in New York's concert halls. His love of classical symphonic music embraces music composed for film.

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WQXR Blog

Fall Preview: NYC's 20 Most Anticipated Classical Performances

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Fall is always the most exciting time to be a classical music fan in New York City. Here's a guide to everything you need to know about the big fall concerts this year.

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WQXR Blog

Poll: Is it Ethical for Musicians to Play During a Heat Wave?

Friday, July 26, 2013

How do you think orchestras should deal with hot weather? Must the show go on when temperatures near 100? Take our poll and share your thoughts.

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WQXR Blog

New York Philharmonic to Beam Stravinsky Production to Movie Theaters

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The New York Philharmonic said Wednesday that it will package its season-ending production, “A Dancer’s Dream,” featuring two Stravinsky ballets, for international cinema distribution.

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New York Philharmonic to Spotlight Avant-Garde in 2014 Biennial

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

For audiences accustomed to the lighter, friendlier style of contemporary music that is customary among American orchestras, this festival may provide a bracing jolt.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Alan Gilbert Delivers a Potent Trio of Magnus Lindberg Premieres

Monday, May 27, 2013

On their new disc, the New York Philharmonic offers three potent and exhilarating world premieres by former composer-in-residence Magnus Lindberg, a celebrated composer on the global stage but relatively little-known to American audiences.

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WQXR Blog

New York Philharmonic Set to Perform in Volkswagen Factory

Monday, May 13, 2013

It's tough to be a European carmaker right now. But officials at Volkswagen are counting on a happier tune when the Philharmonic performs at its Dresden factory.

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WQXR Blog

English Conductor Colin Davis Dies at Age 85

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Colin Davis, the president of the London Symphony Orchestra and that orchestra’s longest-serving conductor, died Sunday at age 85 after a short illness.

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New York Now

NY Philharmonic Gives Four Premieres

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Tonight at 8 pm, Q2 Music streams the next installment of the New York Philharmonic's CONTACT! series, with premieres of works by Unsuk Chin, Poul Ruders, Yann Robin and Anders Hillborg.

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New Sounds

Raiding the Concert Archives

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Since taking the helm as Music Director in 2009, the NY Phil's Alan Gilbert has been doing an annual series of new works called Contact!  To its credit, so far the series has presented some ten world premiere-New York Philharmonic commissions and one U.S. premiere.

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WQXR Blog

New York Philharmonic Names Principal Clarinetist

Thursday, February 14, 2013

He's held the top clarinet jobs at the Chicago Symphony and Metropolitan Opera. Now it's the New York Philharmonic's turn.

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New York Philharmonic to Present Film Music, Beethoven Concertos and a 'Biennial' in 2013-14

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The New York Philharmonic on Wednesday announced a 2013-14 season that seems to aim for maximum variety.

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