Season 27, Episode 3 Kurt Masur's Birthday and Farewell
First Aired: July 18, 2002
Kurt Masur conducts his final Avery Fisher Hall concert as music director of the New York Philharmonic---on his 75th birthday. It'll be “a musical party,” says executive producer John Goberman, one filled “with pieces meaningful to [Masur] in one way or another.” Composers represented on the 10-work program (mostly overtures and excerpts) include Bach, Brahms, Ravel, Puccini, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mendelssohn, Weber and Bernstein. Beverly Sills is the host.
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- Premiered: January 30, 1976
- Rating: TV-G
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- Premise: Classical selections, dance, opera, jazz and other music from New York's Lincoln Center. Winner of numerous Emmys and two Peabody Awards, it's one of TV's most durable cultural showcases. In 1976, the year of its debut, it featured the first live telecasts… (more)