Live From Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic Opening Night Gala Concert
Airs Wednesday, September 16 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, September 11, 2009
The New York Philharmonic begins a new era as Alan Gilbert takes the reins as Music Director for the Philharmonic's 2009 season opener. Soprano Renee Fleming headlines this gala concert. The Alan Gilbert era begins in historic fashion with a brand-new, never-before-heard overture written especially for the occasion by Composer-in-Residence Magnus Lindberg. Fleming sings exotic Messiaen and the evening concludes with Berlioz's spectacular orchestra showpiece, "Symphonie Fantastique." Alec Baldwin hosts.