New York Philharmonic Concerts to Be Broadcast on European Radio

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The New York Philharmonic will broadcast 10 concerts per year on radio stations throughout Europe, as part of an agreement with BBC Radio 3 and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) that the Philharmonic says will make it the first American symphony orchestra with a regular presence on European radio.

According to a statement from the orchestra, the broadcasts will reach between 3 million and 7 million listeners. The concerts — selected from the Philharmonic's 2006 _07 season — will be produced and distributed by BBC Radio 3 beginning in early 2007. Program details will be announced later.

"The New York Philharmonic is pleased and proud to be associated with BBC Radio 3 and the European Broadcast Union, two of the finest media organizations in the world," said New York Philharmonic president and executive director Zarin Mehta.

Roger Wright, Controller of BBC Radio 3, said: "One of BBC Radio 3's aims is to increase the opportunities for our listeners to access and enjoy classical music. This new arrangement between the New York Philharmonic and the station fulfills this perfectly, bringing these concerts to an even greater audience."

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