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The New York Philharmonic This Week, hosted by Alec Baldwin, features recent performances and commercial recordings, complemented by interviews with the artists and highlights from the NY Phil’s archives. The nationally syndicated program reaches millions of listeners every year.

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The New York Philharmonic This Week gives millions of listeners around the world the opportunity to hear select recent performances as well as programs curated from the Orchestra’s archives and commercial recordings. The series’ honors have included the Grand Jury Prize at the New York Festivals International Broadcast Competition and multiple top prizes for Best Director, Best Sound, and Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program from The New York Festivals, the AVA Digital Awards, and the Hermes Creative Awards.

Since the New York Philharmonic’s first live national radio broadcast — over the CBS network on October 5, 1930, with Erich Kleiber conducting at Carnegie Hall — the Orchestra has enjoyed an almost continuous presence on national radio. In 2006 it became the first major American orchestra to offer downloadable concerts, recorded live. The Philharmonic has made nearly 2,000 recordings since 1917, with more than 500 currently available; the most recent present the World Premieres of two Philharmonic commissions: Julia Wolfe’s Grammy-nominated Fire in my mouth and David Lang’s prisoner of the state, both conducted by Music Director Jaap van Zweden, available on the Decca Gold label. 

Where to Listen

On the Radio

The program is syndicated nationally by the WFMT radio network. Listeners near New York City can tune in to WQXR at 105.9 FM on Saturdays at 8:00 PM. Check your local listings to find a station near you.

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Visit WFMT.com on Fridays at 9:00 PM CT to stream online. You can also listen at WQXR.org on Saturdays at 8:00 PM ET, as well as via the WQXR app, available on iOS and Android.

A selection of past episodes is available on Soundcloud.

Host & Producers

Questions or feedback about the show? Please send us your thoughts at radio@nyphil.org.

Major Support for The New York Philharmonic This Week is provided by The Kaplen Brothers Fund with support from the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation.