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Hear the Opening Gala Concert Live via WQXR

Posted September 15, 2014

Can't join us Tuesday night? Catch it on the radio or by clicking the play button above. (If you want to SEE the concert, good news: PBS's Great Performances will air it at a later date; we'll let you know when it's announced).

WQXR, New York's classical music radio station, will broadcast and stream the New York Philharmonic's Opening Gala Concert, La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema, live on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m., on air at 105.9 FM and online. Conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, the program will feature violinist Joshua Bell, soprano Renée Fleming, and singer/songwriter/actor Josh Groban. Elliott Forrest will host the broadcast.

La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema celebrates the lush and iconic scores from some of Italy's greatest films — including 8 1/2, La Dolce Vita, and Once Upon a Time in the West, among others — with music by Nino Rota, Andrea and Ennio Morricone, Luis Bacalov, and more. The program is presented in collaboration with Sugarmusic.

Special guest Martin Scorsese, Oscar-winning director and film preservation proponent, will deliver welcoming and introductory remarks. Award-winning actor, Philharmonic Board Member, and Philharmonic Radio Host Alec Baldwin returns as Artistic Advisor for the second season of THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic, which highlights some of the genre's most distinctive uses of music.