Season 34, Episode 5 New York Philharmonic Opening Night Gala Concert
First Aired: September 16, 2009
The New York Philharmonic, under the baton of Alan Gilbert, opens its 168th season with an overture written by composer-in-residence Magnus Lindberg, Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique and Messiaen's Poèmes pour Mi, featuring soprano Renée Fleming. Alec Baldwin hosts.
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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)