A New Yorker's New Year's Eve, Featuring Music of Bernstein and Gershwin, Will Be Televised

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The New York Philharmonic's 2011-12 season will include A New Yorker's New Year's Eve, which will be presented Dec. 31, 2011. The evening will be broadcast nationally as part of the "Live from Lincoln Center" series.

Conductor Alan Gilbert will lead the evening, which will feature the work of Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin, who both spent most of their working lives in New York.

Audiences can expect to hear Bernstein's Overture to Candide and the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story as well as Gershwin's Concerto in F and "Rhapsody in Blue." Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet will be featured.

In related news, the Philharmonic also announced that Emmy Award winner Alec Baldwin will return for his third season as host of the Orchestra's national radio broadcast, "The New York Philharmonic This Week."

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