In New York, the concert, which begins at 8 p.m., will be heard on 96.3 FM WQXR and 93.9 FM WNYC. Elsewhere, it will be carried on the WFMT Radio Network (check local listings) and on XM Satellite Radio. In addition, it will be broadcast on WWNO in New Orleans, and can be heard through WNYC's web site, www.wnyc.org.
Conductors include James Conlon, music director designate of the Los Angeles Opera; Ted Sperling, music director of Broadway's The Light in the Piazza; New York Philharmonic music director Lorin Maazel; National Symphony Orchestra music director Leonard Slatkin; and LPO music director designate Carlos Miguel Prieto.
The all-American program will include Gershwin's Cuban Overture, John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine, the first movement of Barber's Violin Concerto with Perlman as soloist, the fourth movement of Copland's Symphony No. 3, and "The Promise of Living" from Copland's Tender Land Suite. Newman will perform his own "Dixie Flyer" and "Louisiana 1927," and McDonald will sing Newman's "I Think It's Going to Rain Today," Harold Arlen's "Ain't It the Truth," "How Glory Goes" from Adam Guettel's Floyd Collins, and "Somewhere" from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story.
Marsalis will perform with his quartet.
Tickets for the concert are $25 to $500, and are available by calling 212-875-5656, visiting nyphil.org, or going to the Avery Fisher Hall box office. Proceeds will benefit the LPO.