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Alec Baldwin To Host Facebook Live Broadcast of Opening Gala Concert

The record-holder for most frequent Saturday Night Live host, Alec Baldwin is adding another hosting gig to his resume: the New York Philharmonic’s Facebook Live broadcast of 106 All-Stars: Opening Gala Concert of New York’s Orchestra. Catch it this Tuesday, September 19, starting at approximately 7:25 p.m.

The celebratory concert saluting the virtuosos who make up the New York Philharmonic launches our 2017–18 season with Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, led by Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden.

Directed by Habib Azar, the broadcast will later be available for on-demand viewing on the Philharmonic’s website, YouTube, and Facebook. It’s the Philharmonic’s fourth live concert broadcast on Facebook.

Alec Baldwin is the Radio Host of the New York Philharmonic, a Board Member, and Artistic Advisor of THE ART OF THE SCORE.

(Photo: Chris Lee)

Watch Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto and Brahms’s Third

From the concert on January 14, 2017: Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor, with soloist Stephen Hough, and Brahms’s Symphony No. 3.

This video is taken from a live broadcast on Facebook, the Philharmonic’s second. The host was Terrance McKnight, and the director was Habib Azar.


175th Anniversary Opening Gala Concert: Video

This past Wednesday launched the New York Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary season, Music Director Alan Gilbert’s farewell season, and The New World Initiative — the Philharmonic’s season-long, city-wide project revolving around Dvořák’s New World Symphony and its theme of “home.” Alan Gilbert led works tied to the Philharmonic’s rich history of premieres by John Corigliano, Gershwin with Aaron Diehl as soloist, and Dvořák.

It was also the Orchestra’s first-ever live concert broadcast on Facebook. In case you missed it, above is video of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From the New World.

Alan Gilbert Conductor
Aaron Diehl Piano (New York Philharmonic debut)

John Corigliano STOMP for Orchestra
Gershwin Concerto in F


Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From the New World

Host: Terrance McKnight
Director: Habib Azar

Webcasts, Broadcasts, and Recordings from the 2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL

Are you unable to join us in person for the 2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL? If so, you may be suffering from NY PHIL BIENNIAL FOMO.

We’re here to help.

Numerous biennial performances will be made available through live video webcasts, live audio streams, and on-demand video and audio. There’s even going to be a 24-hour biennial radio marathon.

Here’s a rundown (all times are EDT):

WATCH LIVE October 7: New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall

How do you (virtually) get to Carnegie Hall? Webcast, webcast, webcast.

Come back here Wednesday, October 7, at 7:00 PM to watch's live webcast of the New York Philharmonic performing at Carnegie Hall's Opening Night! The program includes the World Premiere of Magnus Lindberg's Vivo, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring Evgeny Kissin, and Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2.

Watch a trailer here

If you need a link to the livestream, here it is: Alan Gilbert, Evgeny Kissin: Tchaikovsky, Lindberg, Ravel

Free Live Webcast of the N.Y. Philharmonic at Philharmonie de Paris, April 25 Philharmonie de Paris New York Philharmonic

On April 25 the New York Philharmonic will become the first American orchestra to perform at the Philharmonie de Paris, and you can see it live — for free! will offer a live, free webcast on Saturday, April 25 at 2:30 p.m. (EDT) to hear and see the Philharmonic perform Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Nyx, Ravel’s Shéhérazade with Joyce DiDonato, Ravel’s Valses nobles et sentimentales, and R. Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier Suite. Watch it below:

Gilbert, New York Philharmonic, DiDonato: Salonen, Ravel, Strauss on

If you are brunching hard Saturday afternoon, no worries: the webcast will be available for free for the following 180 days on

The concert is part of the Philharmonic’s EUROPE / SPRING 2015 Tour. Credit Suisse is the Exclusive Tour Sponsor of the New York Philharmonic.

(Above: Philharmonie de Paris Grand Salle © Borel)

Just Announced! Special Family Concerts at WQXR's The Greene Space, March 21 & April 11

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We're thrilled to announce two new offerings of musical family fun this spring. 

On Saturday, March 21, and Saturday, April 11, the Philharmonic and WQXR will co-present two special family concerts at The Greene Space, the station's live event venue (which is terrific, if you haven't been). Get details and tickets at Update: the March 21 concert is sold out. 

Can't make it? They will be available to audiences online as live video webcasts at

The March 21 concert, Philharmonic Playdates: "Make Believe," is a Very Young People's Concert, which are intended for children ages 3–6. Join Philippe the Penguin and Musicians from the New York Philharmonic to explore how music helps us to pretend and takes us to far-away places, with chamber music by Saint-Saëns, Dvořák, and Mozart. Associate Principal Viola Rebecca Young is the host and Marion Schoevaert is the illustrator.

The April 11 concert, "The Land of Musical Opposites," is intended for children ages 8–12. Kaleidoscope, the Teaching Artists Ensemble of the New York Philharmonic, will present its take on Shakespeare's magical A Midsummer Night's Dream, based on music by Felix Mendelssohn. Learn how Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Mozart mix and match musical opposites to create new settings that tell the story of different characters.

Hear the Opening Gala Concert Live via WQXR

Can't join us Tuesday night? Catch it on the radio or by clicking the play button above. (If you want to SEE the concert, good news: PBS's Great Performances will air it at a later date; we'll let you know when it's announced).

WQXR, New York's classical music radio station, will broadcast and stream the New York Philharmonic's Opening Gala Concert, La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema, live on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m., on air at 105.9 FM and online. Conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, the program will feature violinist Joshua Bell, soprano Renée Fleming, and singer/songwriter/actor Josh Groban. Elliott Forrest will host the broadcast.

La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema celebrates the lush and iconic scores from some of Italy's greatest films — including 8 1/2, La Dolce Vita, and Once Upon a Time in the West, among others — with music by Nino Rota, Andrea and Ennio Morricone, Luis Bacalov, and more. The program is presented in collaboration with Sugarmusic.

Special guest Martin Scorsese, Oscar-winning director and film preservation proponent, will deliver welcoming and introductory remarks. Award-winning actor, Philharmonic Board Member, and Philharmonic Radio Host Alec Baldwin returns as Artistic Advisor for the second season of THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic, which highlights some of the genre's most distinctive uses of music.

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