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New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve with Renée Fleming

A New Year’s Eve tradition continues with the New York Philharmonic, led by new music director Jaap van Zweden, welcoming opera great Renée Fleming for a festive evening of music. From the waltzes of Johann Strauss II to musical pearls from Stephen Sondheim and film composer Alexandre Desplat, Fleming and the Philharmonic conjure the elegance and sparkle of a night at the Ball. Kelli O’Hara hosts

AIRED: December 31, 2018 | 1:26:42
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>> TONIGHT, RENéE FLEMING JOINS

THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC AND

ITS NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR, JAAP VAN

ZWEDEN, FOR A RAVISHING EVENING

OF MUSIC.

CELEBRATE OLD ACQUAINTANCES AND

NEW BEGINNINGS, RIGHT HERE ON

"LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER."

>> "LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER" IS

MADE MOBLE POSSIBLE BY THE

FAMILY OF ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON

III, DEDICATED TO ENRICHING THE

LIVES OF ALL AMERICANS THROUGH

MEDICAL RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND

THE ARTS.

THE ROCKET AND RENEE BELFER

FOUNDATION, MERCEDES T. BAAS AND

THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE

ARTS.

MAJOR SUPPORT FOR THIS EPISODE

IS PROVIDED BY CONTRIBUTIONS TO

YOUR PBS STATION FROM VIEWERS

LIKE YOU.

THANK YOU.

>> HAPPY NEW YEAR.

I'M KELLI O'HARA AND I'M

THRILLED TO BE HOSTING AN

ESPECIALLY AUSPICIOUS NIGHT FOR

THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC.

TONIGHT MARKS THE FIRST TIME ITS

NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR JAAP VAN

ZWEDEN WILL APPEAR ON "LIVE FROM

LINCOLN CENTER."

THE SERIES HAS FEATURED EVERY

ONE OF ITS PAST SIX MUSIC

DIRECTORS AND IT'S ALWAYS A

MAJOR OCCASION WHEN A NEW

CAUGHTOR TALKS UP THE BATON.

HE'LL BE JOINED TONIGHT BY ONE

OF MY PERSONAL HEROES, RENéE

FLEMING.

IN MY OWN OPERA STUDIES, RENEE

HAD A HUGE EFFECT ON ME AND SHE

WAS SUCH A SUPPORT DURING MY

DEBUT AT THE METROPOLITAN OPERA.

THIS BROADCAST MARKS THE

OFFICIAL START OF LINCOLN

CENTER'S 60TH SNIFFERS SEASON.

IT'S BEEN A JOY TO BE A PART OF

THIS WONDERFUL FAMILY OF

PERFORMING ARTISTS.

IT SOUNDS LIKE THE PHILHARMONIC

IS GETTING READY TO START SO

LET'S JOIN FRED CHILD IN DAVID

AGAIN HALL.

PAUL: -- FRED: WHICH THANK YOU,

KELLI.

AND YES, INDEED, THE NEW YORK

PHILHARMONIC IS ON STAGE HERE AT

DAVID AGAIN HALL AWAITING THE

ARRIVAL OF THEIR NEW MUSIC

DIRECTOR.

WHEN HE COMES OUT THIS FINAL

CONCERT OF 2018 WILL BE UNDER

WAY.

JAAP VAN ZWEDEN, THE NEW MUSIC

DIRECTOR OF THE NEW YORK

PHILHARMONIC SHAKING HANDS WITH

THE CONCERTMASTER.

[APPLAUSE]

♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪

[APPLAUSE]

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WELCOME

TO THE NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERT OF

THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC.

[APPLAUSE]

ALSO, WE WOULD LIKE TO,

ACTUALLY, SPECIAL THANKS TO THE

PEOPLE ACROSS THE NATION WHO ARE

WATCHING TONIGHT.

AND NOW, IT IS MY HONOR TO HAVE

THE GREAT AMERICAN SOPRANO RENéE

FLEMING.

[APPLAUSE]

>> ♪ WARUM HAST DU MICH

WACHGEKUSST?

HAB' NICHT GEWUSST, WAS LIEBE

IST.

MEIN HERZ WAR LEICHTWIE LAUB IM

ENS WIND.

ICH WAR KEIN WEIB,

ICH

WAR EIN KIND,

ALS DU WIE EINE

GOTTHEIT KAMST

UND MICH 16 IN

DEINE

ARME

NAHMST.

O WELL-WELCH' IEN GOOD LUCK

HAT MIR DEIN KUSSDEGEBEN.

WIE HAST DU GANZ

ERFULLT MEIN JUNGES LEBEN.

MIT JEDER FASER

MEINES

HERZENS WAR ICH DEIN UND

MEINE

WELT

WARST

DU ALLEIN

WARUM HAST DU MICH WACHGEKUSST?

HAB REQUESTS NICHT GEWUSST, WAS

LIEBE IST

MEIN HER, Z

WAR LEICHT

WIE

LAUB

IM WIND

ICHWARKEINWEIB,

ICH WAR EIN KIND.

[APPLAUSE]

RENéE: THANK YOU.

GOOD EVENING.

I AM SO GLILINGT TO BE WITH YOU

HERE -- DELIGHTED TO BE WITH YOU

HERE TONIGHT.

HAPPY, HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE.

AND JAAP VAN ZWEDEN, THIS IS HIS

FIRST-EVER NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH

THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC AND OF

COURSE, HE'S OUR NEW MUSIC

DIRECTOR AND I'M SO PROUD TO BE

WITH YOU TONIGHT.

[APPLAUSE]

SO THAT WAS AN ARIA FROM LEHAR'S

FREDRIK.

GOETHE GIVES UP HER LOVE WITH

HIM AND SACRIFICES A

RELATIONSHIP SO THAT HE CAN GET

GOETHE.

THE SELECTIONS THIS EVENING

HIGHLIGHT THE CONNECTION BETWEEN

EUROPEAN ON RELATEA, THE

BROADWAY MUSICAL AND HOLLYWOOD.

LOVE AND LONGING ALONG WITH

MELODY AND A GREAT WALTZ ARE AT

THE HEART OF THE BRILLIANT

MUSIC.

SO NEXT IS "ICH BIN VERLIEBT"

ALSO BY FRANZ LEHAR.

AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO EXPRESS

THE JOY OF BEING IN LOVE THAT BE

A WALTZ?

>> ♪ ICH

BIN VERLIEBT, ACH ICH BIN

VERLIEBT.

ICH BIN SO VERLIEBT,

BIN VERLIEBT, BIN SO VERLIEBT

MASSLOS VERLIEBT

SO WIE IEN KLEINES MADEL!

NIE HATT ICH GEDACHT, DASS

UNSDIE LIEB SO SELIG MACHT.

ICH MOCHT' LACHEN UND JUBELN UND

TANZEN

DURCH DIE SINGENDE, KLINGENDE

WELT.

ICH BIN SO VERLIEBT, SO

VERLIEBT, SO VERLIEBT

WARUM BIN ICH SO FROH?

DIE GANZE WELT HULLT

SONNENSCHEIN HEUTE EIN.

JA, BIN VERLIEBT, BIN SO

VERLIEBT, MASSLOS VERLIEBT.

JA, ICH BIN SO VERLIEBT, SO

VERLIEBT, SO VERLIEBT!

[APPLAUSE]

RENEE: THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THIS NEXT ARIA FROM ERICH

KORNGOLD, HE WAS A VERY, VERY

SPECIAL FAVORITE EXPOSER OF

MINE, IS FROM ONE OF HIS ONLY

FIVE OPERA, "DIE KATHRIN" HE

IMMIGRATED HERE AND BECAME THE

FATHER OF FILM MUSIC AS WE KNOW

IT, COMPOSING SCORES FOR MORE

THAN 20 DIFFERENT FILMS AND THIS

PARTICULAR HEARTBREAKING ARIA IS

ABOUT LOSS, AND OUR FINAL ONE IS

A LOT OF FUN.

SO IF YOU HAVE TO GET UP, I

UNDERSTAND BECAUSE YOU JUST HAVE

TO DANCE TO THESE PIECES AND

THIS IS "I'M IN LOVE WITH

VIENNA," CREATED BY JOHAN STRAWS

FOR A BIOPIC ABOUT THE EXPOSER

JOHANN STRAUSS.

THE MUSIC WAS SET IN ABOUT 1938

AT A TIME WHEN THESE FILMS WERE

INCREDIBLY POPULAR AND WE'RE

GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF FUN WITH

THESE TWO PIECES.

>> ♪ ICH SOLL IHN NIEMALS,

NIEMALS MEHR SEHN.

UND DAS SOLL ICH IHM SCHREIBEN!

MAG'S

GESHEHN!

WIRD

ER'S IN MEINERSPRACHE.

AUCH

RECHT

VERSTEHN AND ICH SOLL DICH NICHT

MEHR

WILDER SANE

-- WIEDERSEHN, MEIN

GUTTER HERR SOLDAT.

DU SOLLST MIR AUS DEM WEGE GEHN

DA WEISS DIE ARME LIEBE KEINEN

RAT.

ICH SOLL DICH NICHT MEHR KUSSEN

UND HAB' NUR DICH IM SINN.

DES WERD' ICH BUILTER WEINEN

MUSSEN,

ICH, DEINE KATHERIN

>> ♪ DES WERD' ICH BITTER

WEINEN MUSSEN,

ICH, DEINE KATHERIN!

[APPLAUSE]

>> ♪ EV'RY TREE IN THE PARK,

EV'RY LEAF ON A TREE

WAVES A WELCOME TO ME

WHEN I WALK IN VIENNA

EV'RY TREE IN THE PARK,

EV'RY LEAF ON THE TREE

EV'RY STAR IN THE SKY

KNOWS THAT I AM IN LOVE

I'M IN LOVE WITH VIENNA,

I'M IN LOVE WITH VIENNA

EV'RY SIGHT, EVERY SOUND ON THE

STREET

IS SWEET AND DEAR TO ME

I WAS BORN IN VIENNA,

I WAS BORN IN VIENNA

WITH A WALTZ IN MY HEART

AND WITH A HEART THAT WANTS TO

SING

SING ABOUT VIENNA, SING ABOUT

HER SIGHTS

AND SING ABOUT HER SOUNDS

AND SING ABOUT HER NIGHTS

TO HER AND TO HER LIFE I EVER

WILL BELONG

FOR I AM A PART OF HER SONG

I WAS BORN IN VIENNA

I WAS BORN IN VIENNA

WITH A WALTZ IN MY HEART

AND WITH A HEART THAT HAD TO

SING

SING ABOUT VIENNA

SING ABOUT HER SIGHTS

AND SING ABOUT HER SOUNDS

AND SING ABOUT HER NIGHTS

TO HER AND TO ERER -- HER LIFE

I EVER WILL BELONG

FOR I AM A PART OF HER SONG ♪

[APPLAUSE]

FRED: IT'S NEW YEAR'S EVE COMING

TO YOU LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER.

JAAP VAN ZWEDEN CONDUCTSING THE

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC.

HE'S THE MUSIC DIRECTOR AND OUR

SPECIAL GUEST IS SO PLANO RENéE

FLEMING.

STILL, TO COME THE BEAUTIFUL

BLUE DANUBE, BLUS BLUES NUSKE OF

STEVEN SOLHEIM AND WE'RE ABOUT

TO HEAR SOME MUSIC FROM THE YEAR

18 50.

RICHARD WAGNER FROM HIS OPERA

"LOHENGRIN."

A TYPICAL FULL PERFORMANCE RUNS

THREE AND A HALF HOURS.

YOU'RE ABOUT TO HEAR THREE AND A

HALF MINUTES' WORTH FROM JAAP

VAN ZWEDEN AND THE NEW YORK

PHILHARMONIC.

♪ ♪ ♪ ♪

[APPLAUSE]

♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪

[APPLAUSE]

♪ IS

[APPLAUSE]

FRED: THE HUNGARIAN DANCE NUMBER

FIVE BY JOHANNES BRAHMS.

IT'S NEW-YEAR -- YEAR'S EVE WITH

THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC "LIVE

FROM LINCOLN CENTER" FROM DAVID

GEFFEN HALL WHERE THE NEW YORK

PHILHARMONIC IS INFEST -- IN

FESTIVE, COLORFUL ATTIRE AND

LET'S GO BACK TO OUR HOST, KELLI

O'HARA.

KELLI: THANK YOU, FRED.

IT'S BEEN LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS

SINCE MAESTRO JAAP VAN ZWEDEN

BECAME THE NEW YORK

PHILHARMONIC'S 26TH MUSIC

DIRECTOR BUT HE'S ALREADY MAKING

HIS PRESENCE FELT SO WHAT ARE

HIS PLANS FOR THIS CELEBRATED

ORKTS RE?

HIS UNUSUAL CAREER PATH AND AN

ENCOUNTER WITH ONE LEGENDARY

CONDUCTOR, THE PHILHARMONIC'S

209 MUSIC DIRECTOR, LEONARD

BERNSTEIN, OFFER SOME

TANTALIZING CLUES.

>> EVERY GREAT CITY NEEDS A

HEART OF ART.

NOT ONLY MUSIC.

WE HAVE THE MUSEA, THE BALLET,

THE OPERA AND YOU HAVE THE

PHILHARMONIC.

THIS ORKTS REIS ALREADY 177

YEARS OLD.

-- ARGUMENTS REIS ALREADY 177

YEARS OLD.

ONE OF THE OLDEST IN THE WORLD

AND WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THAT.

I STARTED TO CONDUCT ACTUALLY

WHEN I WAS 38 YEARS OLD.

EVERYBODY TOLD ME IS IT NOT A

LITTLE TOO LATE?

AND I SAID, LOOK, IF YOU REALLY

WANT TO DO SOMETHING IN YOUR

LIFE, ARE DEDICATED, IT'S NEVER

TOO LATE.

OF COURSE IT WAS A BIG RISK TO

STEP DOWN FROM IN FANTASTIC

POSITION AS CONCERTMASTER OF THE

CONCERTGEBOUW ORKTS RE.

BUT THE BIGGEST RISK IN LIFE IS

NOT TO TAKE A RISK.

LENNY WAS A VERY WARM,

INCREDIBLY ENERGETIC PERSON.

WHENEVER HE WOULD COME TO THE

CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA, HE

WOULD ASK FOR ME TO BE THERE.

ONE TIME WE PLAYED THE MAHLER

SYMPHONY NUMBER ONE AND HEX I'M

GOING INTO THE HALL AND I WOULD

LIKE TO LISTEN TO THE ORCHESTRA

SO WHY DON'T YOU STAND UP AND

CONDUCT THE FIRST SYMPHONY?

I SAID I CAN'T DO THAT.

I'VE NEVER DONE THAT.

HE SAID IT DOESN'T MATTER,

JUST DO IT.

I THINK HIS NOSE TOLD HIM THAT I

COULD BE SOMEBODY IN FRONT OF

ORCHESTRA, SO I TRIED AND HE

SAID THAT WAS REALLY, REALLY BAD

BUT YOU SHOULD REALLY TAKE IT

SERIOUSLY BECAUSE I THINK IT IS

SOMETHING FOR YOU.

JAAP IS A REMARKABLE MAN.

HE BRINGS INTENSITY, PASSION,

AND HE BRINGS AN OPENNESS TO

LOOK AT EVERYTHING IN A

COMPLETELY NEW WAY.

>> I DON'T SEE CONTEMPORARY

MUSIC AS SOMETHING DIFFERENT

FROM BACH OR HADEN OR -- I SEE

-- HAYDEN.

I SEE IT AS PART OF OUR BIG

PROGRAM.

THE HISTORY OF THIS ORCHESTRA

GOES BACK TO COMPOSERS WHO WROTE

PHENOMENAL PIECES FOR IN

ORCHESTRA.

WE SHOULD CHERISH THAT.

WITHOUT NEW MUSIC, OUR

PROFESSION IS DEAD.

BUT THAT IS THE SAME THING IF WE

WOULD NOT PERFORM MOZART.

IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE

DON'T SINGLE OUT ANY PERIOD.

FROM THE VERY OLD PERIODS TO THE

PERIODS WHERE WE'RE LIVING IN

NOW.

EVERY ORCHESTRA HAS ITS OWN SOUL

AND I THINK THIS ORCHESTRA HAS A

VERY STRONG SOUL.

YOU CAN FEEL THE FAMILY FEELING.

PEOPLE REALLY CARE ABOUT NOT

ONLY THE MUSIC BUT ALSO THEY

THEY'RE CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER.

THEY HELP EACH OTHER AND YOU CAN

FEEL AND SEE THESE PEOPLE GIVE

THEIR LIFE TO MUSIC.

THEY WERE SO DEDICATED AT WHAT

THEY DO.

IT'S A PRIVILEGE FOR ME TO WORK

WITH THEM.

IF YOU HEAR PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT

GOING TO NEW YORK CITY.

I ALSO ASK THEM WHAT ARE YOU

GOING TO SEE?

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

AND YOU HEAR THE EMPIRE STATE

BUILDING BUT IN THIS BASKET IS

ALWAYS LINCOLN CENTER.

THE CITY REALIZES THAT LINCOLN

CENTER IS ONE OF THE MIDDLE EAST

APPEALING CENTERS OF ART IN NOT

ONLY IN THE CITY BUT IN THE

UNITED STATES.

♪ KELLI: INSPIRING WORDS FROM

THE MAESTRO AND A FITTING WAY TO

KICK OFF LINCOLN CENTER'S 60TH

ANNIVERSARY SEASON BY STARTING A

NEW CHAPTER AND SUPPORTING NEW

VOICES WHILE CONTINUING TO HONOR

THE ART AND ARTSRY THAT HAVE

ALWAYS MADE THIS PLACE SO

SPECIAL.

LET'S GET BACK TO THE CONCERT.

FRED: IT'S NEW YEAR'S EVE "LIVE

FROM LINCOLN CENTER."

THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC IN

THEIR COLORFUL ATTIRE FOR THIS

SPECIAL ANNUAL MUSICAL PROGRAM.

RENéE FLEMING COMING BACK ON

STAGE WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC,

CONSTRUCTOR JAAP VAN ZWEDEN.

>> ♪ WHEN YOU'RE YOUNG

FEELING OH SO STRONG,

WHAT CAN PROVE YOU WRONG?

LOVE AND LOVE ALONE.

WHEN THE SUN

SEEMS FOREVER BRIGHT,

WHAT CAN DIM ITS LIGHT?

LOVE AND LOVE ALONE.

SO BEWARE, YOUNG LOVE

LOST IN YOUR KISS

THERE'S A TRUTH, YOUNG LOVE

SIMPLE AS THIS.

EV'RY FOND HELLO ENDS IN GOODBYE

WHAT YOU'RE CERTAIN WILL LIVE

WILL DIE

IT WAS WINTER 1 SNOW WAS FALLING

IT WAS WINTER

YOU WERE CALLING

AND I HEARD YOU

AND I TREBLED

WINTER

AND YOU HELD ME

IT WAS THRILLING

YOU SAID ALWAYS

I WAS WILLING

THEN IT ENDED

I REMEMBER

WINTER

OTHER VOICES TELLING ME IT'S

DONE

IT'S THROUGH

OTHER VOICES WARNING ME

I DARE NOT DREAM OF HAVING YOU

SO ENJOY ALL THE TIME THERE IS

IF YOU'RE HIS BE HIS

MAKE EACH DAY YOUR OWN

WHEN TOMORROWS COME

AND YOUR HEART IS STONE

WHAT HAS MADE YOU NUMB?

LOVE AND LOVE ALONE

MMM MMM

LOVE AND LOVE ALONE ♪

[APPLAUSE]

RENEE: THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

SO THAT WAS FROM JOHN KANDER AND

FRED EBB "THE VISIT" AND I

HAPPENED TO BE IN CHICAGO WHEN

THIS PIECE WAS WORK SHOPPED WITH

THE GREAT CHEETAH RIVIERA IN

2001.

I WAS THRILLED TO SEE IT COME TO

BROADWAY A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO

AND I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF

JOINING A STUNNING CAST THIS

PAST YEAR.

ANOTHER NEW EXPERIENCE OF A

COLLABORATION WITH COMPOSER

ALEXANDER DESPALAT."

ON THE SHAPE OF WATER."

ON OSCAR-WINNING TRIUMPH.

WHEN HE WANTED ME TO HEAR AND

SEE THE PIECE, HE PUT ME IN THE

LARGEST FILM THEATER IN NEW YORK

ALONE AT 11:00 IN THE MORNING

AND LEANED OVER AND SAID CAN I

GET YOU SOME POPCORN?

I KNOW THAT WAS A FAVORITE.

SO "YOU'LL NEVER KNOW" IS THE

SONG MADE POSSIBLE BY ALLIES

FAYE.

AND FEATURE TROMBONE OF ALEX

ALESSI IS FEELED AND LASTLY,

"GLORIOUS LIFE" FROM "A LITTLE

NIGHT MUSIC QUFPKTS FROM STEVEN

SONLED HEAT -- SOND HIGH.

THIS TIME I'M PLAYING ALL THE

ROLES, INCLUDING THE CHORUS, SO

WISH ME LUCK.

>> ♪ YOU'LL NEVER KNOW

JUST HOW MUCH I MISS YOU 1

YOU'LL NEVER KNOW

JUST HOW MUCH I CARE

AND IF I TRIED

I STILL COULDN'T HIDE

MY LOVE FOR YOU

YOU OUGHT TO KNOW

FOR HAVEN'T I TOLD YOU SO

A MILLION OR MORE TIMES

YOU WENT AWAY

AND MY HEART WENT WITH YOU

I SPEAK YOUR NAME

IN MY EVERY PRAYER

IF THERE IS SOME OTHER WAY

TO PROVE THAT I LOVE YOU

I SWEAR I DON'T KNOW HOW

YOU'LL NEVER KNOW

IF YOU DON'T KNOW NOW

>> ♪ YOU'LL NEVER KNOW

JUST HOW MUCH I MISS YOU

YOU'LL NEVER KNOW JUST HOW MUCH

I CARE

YOU SAID GOODBYE

NOW STARS IN THE SKY

REFUSE TO SHINE

TAKE IT FROM ME

IT'S NO FUN TO BE ALONE

WITH MOONLIGHT AND MEMORIES

YOU WENT AWAY

AND MY HEART WENT WITH YOU

I SPEAK YOUR NAME

IN MY EVERY PRAYER

IF THERE IS SOME OTHER WAY

TO PROVE THEY LOVE YOU

I SWEAR I DON'T KNOW HOW

YOU'LL NEVER KNOW IF YOU DON'T

KNOW NOW ♪

[APPLAUSE]

>> ♪ ORDINARY MOTHERS LEAD

ORDER -- ORDINARY LIVES

KEEP THE HOUSE AND SWEEP THE

PARLOR

COOK THE MEALS AND LOOK

EXHAUSTED

ORDINARY MOTHERS

LIKE ORDINARY WIVES

FRY THE EGGS AND DRY THE SHEETS

AND TRY TO DEAL WITH FACTS.

I ACT DARLING, I MISS YOU A LOT

BUT DARLING THIS HAS TO BE SHORT

AS MOTHER IS GETTING A PLAQUE

FROM THE HALSINGBORG ARTS

COUNCIL AMATEUR THEATER GROUP

WHETHER IT'S FUNNY OR NOT

I'LL GIVE YOU A FULLER REPORT

THE MINUTE THEY CARRY ME BACK

FROM THE HALSINGBORG ARTS

COUNCIL AMATEUR THEATER GROUP

LOVE YOU

UNPACK THE LUGGAGE, LA LA LA

PACK UP THE LUGGAGE, LA LA LA

UNPACK THE LUGGAGE, LA LA LA

'S IN THE BASIN, LA, L, A, L, A

CRACKS IN THE PLASTER, LA LAVELL

BLANCHARD

MICE IN THE HALLWAY -- LA, LA,

LA,

ORDER THEIR DAUGHTERS

AMELIORATE THEIR LOT

USE THEIR CHARMS AND CHEWS THEIR

FUTURES

BREED THEIR CHILDREN, HEED THEIR

MOTHERS

ORDINARY DAUGHTERS, WHICH,

SADLY, I AM NOT

TEND EACH ASSET

SPEND IT WISELY

WHILE IT STILL ENDURES

I TOUR

MOTHER, FORGIVE THE DELAY

MY SCHEDULE IS DRIVING ME WILD

BUT MOTHER I REALLY MUST RUN

I'M PERFORMING IN ROTTWIG

AND DON'T ASK WHERE IS IT,

PLEASE

HOW ARE YOU FEELING TODAY

AND ARE YOU CORRUPTING THE

CHILD?

DON'T MOTHER, THE MINUTE I'M

DONE 1 WITH PERFORMING FROM

ROTTWIG I'LL COME FOR A VISIT

AND ARGUE MAYORS WITH SPEECHES,

LA LA LA

CHILDREN WITH POSIES, LA LA LA

HALF EMPTY HOUSES, LA LA LA.

I HOLD A GLAMOROUS LIFE

PACK UP THE LUGGAGE, LA LA LA.

MOTHER'S SURVIVING, LA LA LA

LEADING THE GLAMOROUS LIFE WHICH

ONE WAS THAT ONE, LA LA LA

HI-HO, IS GLAMOROUS LIFE

BRING UP THE CURTAIN, LA LA LA

BRING UP THE CURTAIN, LA LA LA.

THE GLAMOROUS -- LIFE!

[APPLAUSE]

FRED: THE INCOMPARABLE VOICE OF

SOPRANO RENéE FLEMING.

SHE SANG "THE GLAMOROUS LIFE"

FROM "A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC" BY

STEPHEN SONDHEIM.

SHE'LL BE BACK WITH ACCOUNT THE

SOUND OF MUSIC."

MUSIC DIRECTOR JAAP VAN ZWEDEN

CONDUCTING THE NEW YORK

PHILHARMONIC AND IT'S NEW YEAR'S

EVE SO MORE MUSIC BY JOHANN

STRAUSS IS ON THE WAY IN JUST A

MOMENT AND KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR

SOME UNUSUAL INSTRUMENTS

APPEARING IN THE ORCHESTRA.

[PERFORMING "THUNDER AND

LIGHTNING POLKA"]

♪ ♪ ♪

[APPLAUSE]

FRED: THE COLORFUL UMBRELLAS

JUST PERFECT FOR "THE THUNDER

AND LIGHTNING POLKA" BY JOHANN

STRAUSS JR. AND APPROPRIATE FOR

THE DAY TOO.

A RAINY NIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY.

MUSIC DIRECTOR JAAP VAN ZWEDEN,

COMING TO YOU LIVE FROM LINCOLN

CENTER.

JAAP VAN ZWEDEN ON THE WAY BACK

ON STAGE WITH OUR SPECIAL GUEST,

SOPRANO RENéE FLEMING.

AND A BOW NOW FOR THE FULL NEW

YORK PHILHARMONIC.

[APPLAUSE]

RENEE: THANK YOU.

SO THIS SONG PUTS IT ALL

TOGETHER.

IT'S SET IN SALZBERG.

IT BECAME A FAMOUS MUSICAL AND A

MOVIE MUSICAL AT THAT.

THIS IS "THE SOUND OF MUSIC."

>> ♪ MY DAY IN THE HILLS

HAS COME TO AN END, I KNOW

A STAR HAS COME OUT

TO TELL ME IT'S TIME TO GO

BUT DEEP IN THE DARK GREEN

SHADOWS

ARE VOICES THAT URGE ME TO STAY

SO I PAUSE AND I WAIT AND I

LISTEN

FOR ONE MORE SOUND

FOR ONE MORE LOVELY THING

THAT THE HILLS MIGHT SAY

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE

WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC

WITH SONGS THEY HAVE SUNG

FOR A THOUSAND YEARS

THE HILLS FILL MY HEART

WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC

MY HEART WANTS TO SING EVERY

SONG IT HEARS

MY HEART WANTS TO BEAT LIKE THE

WINGS OF THE BIRDS THAT RISE

FROM THE LAKE TO THE TREES

MY HEART WANTS TO SIGH

LIKE A CHIME THAT FLIES

FROM A CHURCH ON A BREEZE

TO LAUGH LIKE A BROOK

WHEN IT TRIPS AND FALLS

OVER STONES ON ITS WAY

TO SING THROUGH THE NIGHT

LIKE A LARK WHO IS LEARNING TO

PRAY

I GO TO THE HILLS

WHEN MY HEART IS LONELY

I KNOW I WILL HEAR

WHAT I'VE HEARD BEFORE

MY HEART WILL BE BLESSED

WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC

AND I'LL SING ONCE MORE ♪

[APPLAUSE]

FRED: ECSTATIC, NOSTALGIC,

CHILLS AND GOOSEBUMPS FOR THIS

SOLD-OUT HOUSE OF 2,700 HERE AT

DAVID GEFFEN HALL AND I SUSPECT

FOR MANY OF YOU WATCHING AND

LISTENING AT HOME AS WELL.

RENéE FLEMING WITH THE NEW YORK

PHILHARMONIC.

[AUDIENCE CLAPPING IN RHYTHM]

[AUDIENCE CLAPPING IN RHYTHM]

♪ ♪

[APPLAUSE]

FRED: MUSIC DIRECTOR JAAP VAN

ZWEDEN CONDUCTING NOT ONLY THE

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC BUT THIS

SOLD-OUT HOUSE OF MORE THAN

2,700 HERE AT DAVID GEFFEN HALL

AND JAAP VAN ZWEDEN RETURNING TO

THE STAGE NOW WITH OUR SPECIAL

GUEST, SOPRANO RENéE FLEMING

BECAUSE IT'S NOT NEW YEAR'S EVE

UNTIL YOU SING ALONG WITH THE

MUSIC THAT WE'RE ABOUT TO HEAR.

RENEE: THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US

TONIGHT AND WHAT AN INCREDIBLE

JOY TO SING WITH JAAP VAN ZWEDEN

AND THIS BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT,

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC.

YES.

OH, MY GOD.

JAAP AND I SHARE A PASSION FOR

THE POWER OF MUSIC TO HEAL SO I

LOOK SO FORWARD TO HIS TENURE

HERE.

I WANT EVERYONE TO JOIN ME IN

THE NEW YEAR'S EVE TRADITION AND

SING "AULD LANG SYNE" WITH ALL

OF US.

>> ♪ SHOULD OLD ACQUAINTANCE BE

FORGOT AND NEVER BROUGHT TO MIND

SHOWED AULD ACQUAINTANCE BE

FORGOT

AND AULD LANG SYNE

FOR AULD

LANG

SYNE

MY DEAR

FOR AULD

LANG

SYNE

WE'LL TAKE A CUP OF KINDNESS YET

FOR AULD LANG SYNE

FOR AULD

LANG

SYNE 1 MY DEAR

FOR AULD LANG SYNE

WE'LL TAKE A CUP OF KINDNESS YET

FOR AULD LANG SYNE ♪

[APPLAUSE]

FRED: ALL OF US TAKING A CUP OF

KINDNESS FOR "AULD LANG SYNE."

SPARANO RENéE FLEMING, OUR

SPECIAL GUEST LIVE FROM LINCOLN

CENTER ON THIS NEW YEAR'S EVE AS

2018 GIVES WAY TO 2019.

THE AUDIENCE ON THEIR FEET HERE

AT DAVID GEFFEN HALL AT LINCOLN

CENTER.

JAAP VAN ZWEDEN, IN THE MIDDLE

OF HIS FIRST SEASON AS MUSIC

DIRECTOR OF THE NEW YORK

PHILHARMONIC LEADING HIS FIRST

NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERT AND THIS,

OF COURSE, IS AN ANNUAL

TRADITION FOR THE NEW YORK

PHILHARMONIC.

RENéE FLEMING, OUR SPECIAL

GUEST, FROM ROCHESTER, NEW YORK,

THE DAUGHTER OF TWO MUSIC

TEACHERS AND HERE SHE COMES BACK

FOR A CURTAIN CALL.

THE GREAT AMERICAN LYRIC SPARANO

RENéE FLEMING HOLDING HANDS WITH

CONDUCTOR, MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC, JAAP VAN

ZWEDEN.

JAAP VAN ZWEDEN, 58 YEARS OLD.

GRAN -- BEGAN HIS MUSICAL LIFE

AS A VIOLINIST AND IN FACT WAS A

STUDENT RIGHT HERE ON THE CAMPUS

OF LINCOLN CENTER RIGHT NEXT

DOOR AT THE JULY YARD SCHOOL

WHEN HE WAS 16 YEARS OLD.

AT THE AGE OF 19 HE GAME THE

FIRST VIOLINIST, THE

CONCERTMASTER OF THE ROYAL

CONCERTGEBOUW IN AMSTERDAM.

ACTUALLY BECAME A CONDUCTOR IN

1990 THANKS TO LEONARD

BERNSTEIN.

BERNSTEIN ASKED HIM TO CONDUCT

SO BERNSTEIN COULD LISTEN IN THE

FROM THE HALL.

HE TOLD JAAP HE WAS PRETTY

TERRIBLE BUT THAT HE HAD

POTENTIAL.

JAAP VAN ZWEDEN WAS INSPIRED AND

INTRIGUED BY THAT.

HE STUDIED THE ART OF

CONDUCTING, SIX YEARS LATER

TRADED HIS VIOLIN FOR A BATON,

BECAME A FULL-TIME CONDUCTOR IN

199 .

LET'S GO NOW TO OUR HOST, KELLI

O'HARA.

KELLI: THANK YOU, FRED, AND

THANK YOU AT HOME FOR JOINING US

ON THISFESTIVE OCCASION.

I'M KELLI O'HARA.

PLEASE JOIN US AGAIN WHEN "LIVE

FROM LINCOLN CENTER" PRESENTS

BROADWAY LEADING LADIES

ANNALEIGH ARCH FOD, SENTA ERIVO

AND MEGAN HITTY IN CONCERT.

ON THE EVE OF OUR 60TH

ANNIVERSARY SEASON, WE HOPE

YOU'LL TAKE A CUP OF KINDNESS IN

THIS THE YEAR AHEAD.

ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE LINCOLN

CENTER FAMILY, HAPPY NEW YEAR.

FRED: THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC,

FOUNDED BACK IN 1842 AS THE

PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

AND BY THE WAY, THAT IS STILL

THE OFFICIAL NAME OF THE

ORGANIZATION, THE PHILHARMONIC

SOCIETY OF NEW YORK.

26 CONDUCTORS HAVE SERVED AS

MUSIC DIRECTOR, INCLUDING G

USTAV MAHLER AND LEONARD

BERNSTEIN FROM 158 UNTIL 1969.

MORE RECENTLY, ZUBIN MEHTA, CURT

MAZUR AND ALAN GILL, ALL OF WHOM

HAVE LED NEW YORK -- NEW YEAR'S

EAVES CONCERTS HERE ON "LIVE

FROM LINCOLN CENTER."

THE PERCUSSION SECTION OF THE

PHILHARMONIC MADE A FUN VIDEO OF

"SLEIGH RILED" BY LEROY

ANDERSON.

JAZZY AND FUN.

YOU CAN FIND THAT ON THE NEW

YORK PHILHARMONIC WEBSITE.

RENéE FLEMING SANG SOME JAZZ

THIS EVENING.

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