A Concert for New York
Watch the Unedited Concert

Watch an unedited version of the program on the Great Performances Web Site.

  • Lesley Williams

    Thank you too the New York Philharmonic players, you are so talented. Thank you for the beautiful tribute.

  • Ruth Canonico

    Very moving piece especially for today,September 11, 2011.

  • John Gesselberty

    Nice going. You left out the fourth movement and had two clips of the third movement. Does anyone in PBS actually know music? Very shoddy work for such an important concert.

  • James

    It also sounds like all the videos are in monophonic sound.

  • Steve Shults

    yeah major blunder , fourth movement missing…third movement is duplicated….I hope the television broadcast on 9/11/2011 corrects this :(

  • Cynthia

    what the hell? I watched the whole thing and it was cut off before the ending.

  • Gene De Lisa

    Whyy really screwed up the broadcast. Same problems as described by mr Shults above, but they also cut in with promos 5 minutes before then end of the finale. Really.

    PBS should demand monetary damages from WHYY

  • Jerome Swanson

    Who do we call to complain about this concert being cut off?

  • Perry Johnson

    I had the same problem as Gene did. What an utter disappointment, promos before the end of one of the greatest symphonies ever written.

  • Linda Smith

    Channel 2 cut off the end while Michelle deYoung was singing. They went straight to the usual credits
    for benefactors. Didn’t they know how long the concert would be so they could allow enough time for
    the whole thing?

  • Linda Smith

    Sorry – I meant Channel 2 WPBT in Miami.

  • Steve Shults

    click on share your feedback link at upper right side of this page.
    Such a pity for such an important event, not to share the concert in it’s entirety , along with the audience reaction.
    For those unfortunate who could not attend in person

  • Don

    VERY disappointed that the broadcast of NYP Malher 2 ended before the symphony did! This is a fine arts network?

    How do you end a “resurrection” symphony before it is over?

  • Perry Johnson

    On a more positive note—the performance by the NY Phil was outstanding. The soloists and vocals were first rate. Thanks to all of you for a wonderful evening despite the technical glitches.

  • Mary

    Magnificent!

  • Carol Wright

    What an amazing concert – we were entranced. Very upsetting though, the local PBS station in Houston, TX cut if off about 3 minutes before the ending – we were SO UPSET not to see its conclusion. So glad we can watch it online!

  • Dave in Oak Park

    PBS owes its audience, the New York Philharmonic, and Mahler an apology.

  • Adele Hensley

    It sounds as if we were all interrupted by promos before the end. I thought it was Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s fault.

  • Adam

    No wonder PBS has to keep asking for money. With crappy recording jobs like this its a wonder they still exist. Not the first fine arts performance they have botched up.

  • Jim

    I tuned in late to the performance, but I am happy to report that Channel 8, KTSC, in Pueblo, CO did NOT cut off the end of the symphony. What I heard was a beautiful and passionate performance.

  • Leslie

    A glorious uninterrupted performance all the way through. Thank you KAET in Arizona !

  • Janet

    I was recording it on my computer (with EyeTV) and, gratefully, checked it near the end rather than program the time. It went overtime and played complete here in LA on KOCE. It was glorious and deeply moving. Thank you!!

  • George

    Cut off before the end exactly @ 10 pm HST on PBSHawaii!
    Oh, well!

  • Captain Kevin

    Whatever problems there were have been resolved. Just watched the entire performance from beginning to end, including all curtain calls, which lasted almost 10 minutes. The sound was rich, but then again, I have some great speakers hooked up to my PC.

  • James

    The tv broadcast on WNET ch 13 in NY was complete, though they broke in for promos between the end of the music and the credits/bows.

    Regarding the videos here (from Youtube), as well as the snafu with the same movement showing up twice in the playlist, I’m surprised no one has mentioned that all the clips are in monophonic sound. THEY’RE NOT IN STEREO, folks!

  • David

    What a pity that the musically uneducated at PBS could break in with 5 minutes of promos during one of the most solemn moments of the last movement of this serious tribute. Is there any possibility of repeating this performance without the serious blunders? No point in watching it online as the 4th movement is totally missing and the 3rd movement is repeated! What’s with you people?

  • Antoine Caron

    The performances on ETV Vermont and Mountain Lake PBS (Plattsburgh, NY) were also cut short in the most abrupt and revolting manner! I sent appropriate messages to both stations. It is really a shame, as the concert was splendid and inspiring on this emotional day. What else can be said? Hopefully, something like this wont ever happen again on PBS, a network that I always had geat respect for.

  • Tony Marshal

    Thank you New York Philharmonic. That was a beautiful and necessary performance for all of us.

  • colin fitzpatrick

    Hi Antoine -

    The full broadcast version of the concert is now online, so you can catch the parts that got cut off from your local station’s broadcast. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/episodes/a-concert-for-new-york/watch-the-fully-edited-broadcast-program-with-tom-brokaw/1182/

    Thank you for watching Great Performances.

  • colin fitzpatrick

    Hi David -

    The full broadcast version of the concert is now online, so you can catch the parts that got cut off from your local station’s broadcast. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/episodes/a-concert-for-new-york/watch-the-fully-edited-broadcast-program-with-tom-brokaw/1182/

    Thank you for watching Great Performances.

  • colin fitzpatrick

    Hi George -

    The full broadcast version of the concert is now online, so you can catch the parts that got cut off from your local station’s broadcast. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/episodes/a-concert-for-new-york/watch-the-fully-edited-broadcast-program-with-tom-brokaw/1182/

    Thank you for watching Great Performances.

  • George

    Thanks, Colin, for your prompt reply. I am sure that this major glitch caused you and the others in the production a lot of unecessary concern. The presentation was otherwise excellent. Hopefully local station staff can more carefully prevent such unfortunate scheduling and timing errors in the future.

    It is good to know that there is an online version available. However, the sound and picture experience for us, presently, can’t match our HD cable broadcast reception.

    Best wishes for upcoming performances.

  • Albert

    Where the heck is the video? All I find here are responses!

  • david ernst

    Dear Viewers,

    We have posted the full video, completely edited and as broadcast on PBS last night. Please click on the link in the upper right-hand corner of this page to view the complete program.

    Thank you.

  • Stacy

    can only find the link to the edited one… wheres the link to the unedited one???

  • stacy

    thanks – got it

  • Peter Holzberger – Milwaukee

    I think it is important to point out clearly that many TV stations use automation systems that may or may not be monitored by a person who may or may not be an engineer, who may or may not be quick enough or nearby to overrule the automation system. That person must decide, if he has control, to start the next program late, messing up the programs after that, or joining the next program in progress. For the most part, it was the local affiliate stations that messed up and NOT PBS. Some of the commenters here should apologize to PBS, lest the uninformed in congress use these in-appropriate and erroneous criticisms to threaten more harm to PBS.

  • RJK

    Some good points, but my understanding was that the concert was taped on September 10 and was not being broadcast live, so the issue seems to be a communication breakdown between PBS and the affiliate stations. Either PBS did not inform the stations that the program recorded the day before was going to run long or else the affiliates ignored the message. I don’t think we know which it was.

  • david ernst

    Just to clarify, the edited version of the program contains the entire concert. Unfortunately for some stations, the last few minutes of the Mahler were cut off. The edited program contains the host introduction by Tom Brokaw and final credits.

  • Dan McGlaun

    15:02. You are kidding me. Listen people, I don’t care how much money you have, or how important you think you are. If you don’t know what in the heck you are listening to, and don’t have the decency to at least try to learn something about what you are hearing, stay the bleep home! I am about sick of concerts full of rich stuffed shirts who have no ability to appreciate the pearls that are being tossed before the swine that they are.

  • william shealy

    Many of us have been waiting in vain for PBS to make this truly inspired concert available on DVD. It is now October 2012 and no word of even the possibility of a DVD. Making the concert available on line is fine but this does not take the place of a DVD version that could be seen/heard through HD, suround sound home theater systems. Has someone missed the boat–or note!–here? A performance like this will not soon, if ever, be repeated.

    How about it, PBS?

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