Alan Gilbert begins his final weeks as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic with a program that explores the extremes of the human experience. From May 3rd to the 9th he will be conducting Schoenberg’s “A Survivor from Warsaw” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9.”

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> HELLO, I'M RAFAEL PI ROMAN, AND WELCOME TO LINCOLN CENTER.

VISITORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD VISIT THERE CULTURAL MECCA FOR ITS THEATERS OVERFLOWING WITH THE BEST IN MUSIC, DANCE, OPERA, DRAMA, AND FILM.

ALAN GILBERT BEGINS HIS FINAL WEEKS AS MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC WITH A PROGRAM THAT EXPLORES THE EXTREMES OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE.

FROM APRIL 3rd TO MAY 9th, HE WILL CONDUCT 'A PERSON P VISITOR FROM WARSAW.'

THERE WILL BE 'A SURVIVOR FROM WARSAW,' DEPICTING THE HORRORS OF THE HOLOCAUST.

AND 'BEETHOVEN'S NINTH SYMPHONY' KNOWN FOR ITS MESSAGE OF BROTHERHOOD AND JOY, WILL FEATURE MEZZOSOPRANO, TENOR KAISER, AND MORE.

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> WELCOME TO THE AMERICAN STUTTGART MUSEUM.

I'M CURATOR FOR THE ARTS OF THE 20th AND 21st CENTURY.

WE ARE IN FRONT OF A VERY DIFFICULT PIECE OF OUR COLLECTION.

THIS IS BY MERINO IRIDI.

AN IMMIGRANT WHO SETTLED IN KENNETH SQUARE, PENNSYLVANIA, AROUND 1938.

AND THERE HE OPENED A SHOP WHERE HE WAS A MECHANIC.

FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS IN THE BACK YARD OF HIS GARAGE, HE WORKED ON HIS ARCHITECTURAL MODEL.

HE EXPLAINED HIS PROJECT IN A HIGHLY DETAILED SIX-PAGE STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.

HE SAID THIS BUILDING IS AN ENTIRELY NEW CONCEPT IN MUSEUMS.

DESIGNED TO HOLD ALL THE WORKS OF MEN IN WHATEVER FIELD.

DISCOVERIES MADE AND THOSE WHICH MAY FOLLOW.

EVERYTHING FROM THE WHALE TO THE SATELLITE.

THE MODEL IS SEVEN FEET HIGH, AND IT'S ON A SCALE OF ONE FOR 200.

THE WHOLE COMPLEX IS ENOUGH WEB SITE AND BRONZE WOOD COMPOUND CENTERED AROUND A TOWER, COMPOSED OF EIGHT SUPERIMPOSED CIRCULAR SECTIONS TOPPED BY A METAL BAR.

THERE ARE FOUR LARGE MAIN ENTRANCES SURROUNDED BY THE FLAG OF ITALY, THE FRIENDS OF THE UNITED STATES, AND SPAIN.

HIS ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND FUNCTIONALITY ARE ASTOUNDING.

YOU HAVE, FOR INSTANCE, ABOUT EIGHT WINDOWS MADE OF CLEAR CELLULOID AND SWINGING METAL DOORS.

IRIDES PHILOSOPHY AND VALUE ARE AT THE PALACE -- YOU CAN READ DIFFERENT SENTENCES RELATED TO HIS OWN PERCEPTION OF HOW WE SHOULD BEHAVE AS CITIZENS, AS NEIGHBORS.

I THINK WE WANTED TO REALLY REALIZE THAT ARCHITECTURE, AND IF THE ARCHITECTURE WOULD HAVE BEEN BUILT, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SPREAD OVER 16 CITY BLOCKS AND BEEN 136 STORIES HIGH.

MANY THINGS IN OUR COLLECTION STARTED TO CREATE AT A SPECIFIC TIME OF THEIR LIVES, OFTEN LIKE A TURNING POINT AND EXPERIENCE SOME PSYCHOLOGICAL CHANGES IN THEIR LIFE AND ENDURED.

I COULD NOT WORK ANYMORE.

IN THE CASE OF IRIDE, HE LEFT ITALY TO ESCAPE THE FASCIST ITALIAN PARTY.

AND BEFORE HE PASSED AWAY, HE SAID HE WOULD BE HAPPY IF THE PIECE WOULD BE IN A MUSEUM FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.

AND IT TOOK YEARS TO BE SECURED AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM.

> I HOPE YOU'VE ENJOYED OUR PROGRAM TOWN.

I'M PAULA ZAHN, THE TISH WNET STUDIOS AT HIM CENTER.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING -- AT LINCOLN CENTER.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

> NEXT WEEK, A PROFILE OF THE AUDUBON MURAL PROJECT IN UPPER MANHATTAN.

I SAID, LET'S DO ALL 314 THREATENED BIRDS.

DO MURALS OF ALL OF THEM ON GATES AND WALLS ALL OVER THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

> AND A VISIT TO THE HISTORIC ALICE AUSTIN HOUSE ON STATEN ISLAND.

SHE REALLY CAPTURED A CHANGING STATEN ISLAND AND CHANGING NEW YORK CITY.

> FUNDING FOR 'NYC ARTS' IS MADE POSSIBLE BY ROSALIND P.

WALTER, KATE W. CASSIDY FOUNDATION, GENE DUBINSKY LOM APPLETON ESTATES, ELLEN AND JAMES S. MARCUS, THE LEWIS SONNY TURNER FUND FOR DANCE, ELISE JAFFE AND JEFFREY BROWN, THE MILTON AND SALLY AVERY ARTS FOUNDATION, AND ELROY AND TERRY CRUMBHOLTZ FOUNDATION.

THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY MEMBERS OF THIRTEEN.

'NYC ARTS' IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY FIRST REPUBLIC BANK.

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