8 May 2013
Re-Ringing in the New Year
Starting tomorrow, you can re-live the Philharmonic’s colorful Chinese New Year celebrations as PBS broadcasts excerpts from our 2013 concert ushering in the Lunar New Year, featuring Tibetan folk tunes performed by the Snow Lotus Trio (pictured above), Peking Opera star Wang Yen performing The Drunken Concubine, and two works inspired by the ancient Chinese poem “Song of the Earth” (including Mahler’s immortal setting). Highlights from our 2012 celebration include Lang Lang (also pictured above) with the first movement of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, the Quintessenso Mongolian Children’s Choir, and bamboo flutist Junqiao Tang.
The special is set to air tomorrow at 9:00 pm and Saturday at 3:00 am on NJTV, 2:00 pm on Saturday on 13-HD, and 3:30 pm on May 26 and 4:00 am on May 31 on WLIW-SD.
(Photos by Chris Lee)
17 January 2013
“It’s going to be hard to stand around when I’m hosting that particular episode not to burst out into song.”
Audra McDonald shares with Theatermania what might be her biggest concern as host of Live from Lincoln Center, when it airs the Philharmonic’s performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. The star got her big break in the 1994 revival of the show, for which she won the Tony as Best Featured Actress in a Musical.
She’ll have to relinquish the stage this time to Kelli O’Hara, who takes the role of Julie Jordan, opposite Nathan Gunn as Billy Bigelow, in Philharmonic performances of Carousel February 28-March 2.
Live from Lincoln Center will air a filmed performance on April 26. (Check local listings.)
15 January 2013
What’s the Use of Wond’rin?
When the word is out? The Philharmonic’s performances next month of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, starring Kelli O’Hara and Nathan Gunn will be filmed for broadcast on PBS’s Live from Lincoln Center.We’re bustin’ out all over with the news that the production will air on April 26.
2 January 2013
One Singular Sensation
On New Year’s Eve the New York Philharmonic paid tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch in a concert that BroadwayWorld.com hailed as “dazzling.”
Photo credit: Chris Lee
13 December 2012
Several More Sensations
Little Orphan Annie (a.k.a. Lilla Crawford), one of the 2 Broke Girls (a.k.a. Beth Behrs), and Shrek (a.k.a. Brian d’Arcy James) have joined the Philharmonic’s star-studded New Year’s Eve salute, One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch.
Join us, or catch the broadcast on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center, hosted by Audra McDonald.
26 September 2012
Uh, Mom …
What would it be like to conduct you own mother? Music Director Alan Gilbert, whose mom, Yoko Takebe, has been a violinist with the Philharmonic since 1979, shares the story of his first Philharmonic rehearsal.
You can be privy to more behind-the-scenes moments and reflections by Alan and violinist Itzhak Perlman, the soloist in tomorrow’s Opening Gala, in video previews of the Live From Lincoln Center telecast on PBS stations.
12 September 2012
Audra’s On Board
Five-time Tony winner, and frequent Philharmonic collaborator, Audra McDonald will host the Live From Lincoln Center broadcast of the Orchestra’s Opening Gala on September 27, conducted by Alan Gilbert and featuring violinist Itzhak Perlman.
The broadcast, which will also feature extended artist profiles, airs at 8 p.m. on WNET in New York; check local listings for times and dates on other PBS stations.
16 August 2012
JUST RELEASED: Live From Lincoln Center presents “New York Philharmonic: Opening Gala with Itzhak Perlman” on Thursday, September 27, 2012, at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).
Tune in to PBS on September 27 for Live From Lincoln Center’s telecast of the New York Philharmonic’s Opening Gala conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. The program will feature world famous violinist Itzhak Perlman performing personal favorites including Williams’ Theme from Schindler’s List and Massenet’s “Meditation” from Thaϊs, as well as works by Sarasate, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. The broadcast, which features extended artist profiles, will also include Respighi’s celebrated Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome.
(Read the entire press release here.)
24 February 2012
The Modern Beethoven
Where can you hear six Beethoven symphonies paired with works by Stravinsky, Barber, and Hartmann, featuring pianist Peter Serkin, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and violinist Gil Shaham, conducted by David Zinman? At the Philharmonic, of course, next month during The Modern Beethoven: A Philharmonic Festival — profiled in a recent segment on “This Week at Lincoln Center” on PBS Thirteen. Get in the Beethoven state of mind.