New York Philharmonic to Broadcast Film Music Concert June 12

Classic Arts News   New York Philharmonic to Broadcast Film Music Concert June 12
The New York Philharmonic's performances of film music last month, which featured introductions by directors Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese, will be broadcast on the orchestra's weekly radio series starting June 12.

The concerts on April 24 and 26 were led by film composer and conductor John Williams; the program included Williams' own scores and music by Bernard Hermann. The April 26 concert was the Philharmonic's spring gala fundraiser.

Spielberg introduced excerpts of scores from his own collaborations with Williams, including Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jaws, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Schindler's List, and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

Scorsese hosted a tribute to Hermann, including portions of the composer's music for Citizen Kane and The Devil and Daniel Webster; the Alfred Hitchcock films Vertigo, Psycho, and North by Northwest; and Scorsese's own Taxi Driver, as well as the concert work Currier and Ives Suite.

The New York Philharmonic This Week is a two-hour program broadcast on 250 stations around the country through the WFMT Radio Network. In New York City, it is heard on WQXR 96.3 FM on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. June's broadcasts also include a Mahler program led by Riccardo Chailly, Lorin Maazel leading Berlioz's Harold in Italy, and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard in Stravinsky's Concerto for Piano and Winds.

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