Evenings at 8 ~ Fall 2012
Hear performances from the world's great orchestras, soloists, chamber ensembles and conductors!
Mondays at 8 p.m.
Celebrating Our Musical Future
Join us for Monday night concerts featuring performances by the future generation of classical artists: the talented students from the finest music schools including, the Manhattan School of Music, the Juilliard School of Music, the Mannes School of Music, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Rutgers University, Columbia University and others. The concerts span the musical ages from very early times to the present day and will feature chamber ensembles, orchestras, pianists, choral ensembles, singers, instrumental soloists, opera and more. WWFM's Israel Herman is your host.
The Monday evening series will also feature occasional concerts from Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study hosted by Artist-in-Residence, Derek Bermel and WWFM's David Osenberg.
Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
Live! At the Concertgebouw
Join us for concerts performed in Amsterdam's famous concert hall, The Concertgebouw. Featured ensembles will include the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. Hans Haffmans is your host. Programs produced by Radio Netherlands Worldwide. Enjoy audience favorites and standard classical repertoire in addition to new works for orchestra.
Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
The New York Philharmonic This Week!
Alan Gilbert, Music Director
The United States' acclaimed New York Philharmonic has a long tradition of radio broadcasts that goes back more than 80 years. Now, you can continue to enjoy this magnificent and highly successful orchestra. The NYP is by far the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, and one of the oldest in the world. Founded in 1842 by a group of local musicians led by American-born Ureli Corelli Hill, on May 5, 2010, the orchestra performed its 15,000th concert - with nearly 47 million listeners - a milestone unmatched by any other orchestra in the world. The NYP has always played a leading role in American musical life, championing the music of its time, and is renowned around the globe, having appeared in 429 cities in 62 countries.
This year's broadcasts will be taken from virtually the Orchestra's entire 2010-2011 subscription season, and will be interspersed with programs taken from the Philharmonic's international tours, their Summertime Classics Series, and their residency at Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado.
Alan Gilbert became the 25th music director beginning in 2009-10, the Orchestra's 168th season. Mr. Gilbert, 41, is among the youngest music directors in the history of the NYP, and the first native New Yorker to hold the post.
Maestro Lorin Maazel was music director from 2002-2009 and succeeded Kurt Masur, who was music director from 1991 until the summer of 2002. Previous music directors have included Zubin Mehta (1978-91), and Pierre Boulez (1971-77). Leonard Bernstein, who was appointed music director in 1958, was given the lifetime title of Laureate Conductor in 1969.
Alec Baldwin is your host.
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
WWFM, in affiliation with American Public Media, brings you SymphonyCast each Thursday evening. Featuring full-length, recorded-live concerts from premiere European and American Symphony Orchestras, the two-hour weekly broadcasts are hosted by Alison Young. United States orchestras include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. European orchestras include the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, the Montréal Symphony Orchestra and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, to name a few.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Music Director
One of the "Big Five" of American orchestras, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has long had a reputation as one of the finest in the world, internationally known for its artistic excellence. With the powerful sounds of the CSO as its centerpiece, this new series' engaging and lively content will include segments to provide deeper insight into the music and programmatic themes found within the CSO's season; interviews with CSO musicians, guest artists and composers, and an exploration of the stories found within the CSO's rich heritage of recordings and the Orchestra's long history in Chicago. The Orchestra's discography of over 900 recordings has earned 58 Grammy Awards, including several Classical Album of the Year awards, and awards in Best Classical Performance in various categories.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest in the United States, along with the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Riccardo Muti began his tenure as music director with the 2010 season, preceded by Bernard Haitink, who was named principal conductor in 2006; Pierre Boulez has been given the role of conductor emeritus. The year-round series, which includes 39 weeks of concerts recorded live, is hosted by Lisa Simeone.
All times Eastern Time.