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Tags: Sondheim Sweeney Todd Live From Lincoln Center Share on Tumblr Previous Post Next Post Recent Posts May 17 2019 07:54 PM PHOTOS: 2019 Spring Gala The New York Philharmonic’s 2019 Spring Gala celebrated two leading ladies: Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award–winning singer and actress Patti LuPone and Board Member Mary Wallach. read more May 17 2019 07:00 PM New Album: Soloists of the New York Philharmonic The New York Philharmonic’s fourth release on Decca Gold, featuring Principal musicians of the Philharmonic in concertos, is out. read more May 13 2019 04:00 AM Rebecca Young To Receive Ford Musician Award for Excellence in Community Service In recognition of her one-of-a-kind performances as host of the New York Philharmonic Very Young People’s Concerts, Rebecca Young will receive a Ford Musician Award for Excellence in Community Service from the League of American Orchestras. read more April 05 2019 07:55 PM Highlights of Inaugural Phil the Hall Concert Last night the New York Philharmonic opened its doors to first responders, volunteers, and other service professionals at the inaugural Phil the Hall concert, conducted by Jaap van Zweden and hosted by Miss America Nia Franklin. read more April 03 2019 02:47 PM Peter W. May and Oscar L. Tang Elected Co-Chairs of Board Peter W. May and Oscar L. Tang have been elected the next Co-Chairs of the Board of Directors of the New York Philharmonic. In September they will succeed Oscar S. Schafer, who is stepping down after holding the post of Chairman since 2015 and will continue to serve as Chairman Emeritus. read more March 15 2019 07:13 PM Yo-Yo Ma and Deborah Borda Discuss Art, Music, and Social Justice at Harvard Last week Yo-Yo Ma joined the New York Philharmonic for a triumphant US Premiere. On Wednesday he traveled to Harvard, his alma mater, for a conversation with Philharmonic President and CEO Deborah Borda — a Hauser Leader-in-Residence at Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership — for a free, public conversation about art, music, and social justice. read more March 12 2019 09:04 PM $5 Tickets On Sale for Phil the Hall, Hosted by Miss America Nia Franklin Tickets are on sale for Phil the Hall, April 4–6. New York’s first responders, volunteers, and service professionals are invited to experience the New York Philharmonic, led by Music Director Jaap van Zweden. Nia Franklin, Miss America 2019, will host. read more February 28 2019 10:10 PM Composer Ashley Fure Receives Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists Last evening at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, composer Ashley Fure received a Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, which recognizes extraordinary talent around the campus. read more February 22 2019 06:12 PM Just Released! New Stravinsky Recording of Jaap van Zweden and New York Philharmonic The New York Philharmonic’s third release on Decca Gold, featuring Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du printemps and Debussy’s La Mer conducted by Jaap van Zweden, is out. read more February 21 2019 10:42 PM Digital Archives Releases 250+ Press Clipping Scrapbooks, 1903–79 The New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives has released more than 250 scrapbooks of press clippings from 1903 through 1979, available free online. Explore our history through the lens of media coverage. read more February 07 2019 09:35 PM PHOTOS: 2019 Lunar New Year Concert and Gala The New York Philharmonic welcomed the Year of the Pig at the eighth annual Lunar New Year Concert and Gala, a festive fire-themed evening presented by Starr International Foundation. read more February 06 2019 04:18 PM Announcing Our 2019–20 Season In 2018–19 you met Jaap. In 2019–20 you’ll travel with Jaap — to the future, the past, and around the world. read more January 29 2019 04:44 PM A Look Back at New York Stories: Threads of Our City The World Premiere last weekend of Julia Wolfe’s Fire in my mouth, with its searingly vivid multimedia evocation of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, perfectly capped our exploration of New York’s roots as a city of immigrants. Here are some highlights. read more January 18 2019 09:42 PM Free Tickets for Furloughed Federal Employees The New York Philharmonic invites federal employees furloughed as a result of the government shutdown to attend one of our concerts free of charge. read more January 11 2019 03:49 PM Now Available: New Stravinsky Recording of Jaap van Zweden and New York Philharmonic The New York Philharmonic’s third release on Decca Gold launches today with Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du printemps and Debussy’s La Mer conducted by Jaap van Zweden. read more January 09 2019 08:09 PM Opera News Profiles ‘Visionary’ Philharmonic President and CEO Deborah Borda “I will do everything I can to move our art form along the evolutionary path. Will it be revolutionary? I hope so.” So says President and CEO Deborah Borda in January’s Opera News. read more January 04 2019 05:25 PM Watch New Year’s Eve with Renée Fleming Now We rang in the New Year with Music Director Jaap van Zweden leading beloved American soprano Renée Fleming and the Orchestra in Broadway and film hits, Viennese waltzes, and operetta gems. Watch the Live From Lincoln Center telecast, hosted by our good friend Kelli O’Hara. read more December 19 2018 06:58 PM Philharmonic Musicians Make Beautiful Music with Shanghai Orchestra Academy Students in Teaching Visit Four Philharmonic musicians just got back from Shanghai, where they gave master classes, taught lessons, and provided chamber music coaching to students at Shanghai Orchestra Academy (SOA). They also performed with SOA students at two chamber concerts. read more December 07 2018 06:10 PM December Playbill Editorial Content Now Available Online We are delighted to share the feature stories from this month’s Philharmonic issue of including a welcome letter from President and CEO Deborah Borda, a profile of Artist-in-Residence Matthias Goerne, and more. read more November 14 2018 07:35 PM 75 Years Ago Today: Bernstein’s Famed Philharmonic Debut 75 years ago today, Leonard Bernstein made his famed New York Philharmonic debut at Carnegie Hall at age 25 — famously filling in with a few hours’ notice and without rehearsal for an ailing Bruno Walter. read more November 12 2018 09:33 PM Young People’s Concert Host Fred Child’s Waltzing Spotify Playlist Happy listening to these selections from Saturday’s Young People’s Concert ... plus other waltzing works! read more November 06 2018 10:22 PM Wow! Watch Frank Huang Play the National Anthem Before Nets-Rockets Game Last Friday, on his day off between performances of Barber’s Violin Concerto, Concertmaster Frank Huang traveled to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to perform his own arrangement of the National Anthem before the Brooklyn Nets played his beloved Houston Rockets. read more November 01 2018 09:15 PM In Rehearsal: Frank Huang in Barber’s Violin Concerto Concertmaster Frank Huang rehearses the Barber Violin Concerto with his colleagues for this week’s concerts — making this full orchestral piece feel intimate, like chamber music. read more November 01 2018 03:52 PM Magazine Names Aaltje van Zweden One of 80 Strong Women for Her Autism Advocacy Aaltje van Zweden, the wife of Music Director Jaap van Zweden, is a stoere vrouw, Dutch for strong woman, according to Margriet, one of the oldest and most famous magazines in The Netherlands. read more October 29 2018 03:58 PM Watch Music Director Jaap van Zweden on 60 Minutes Through interviews with Correspondent Lesley Stahl, early footage of Jaap as a violin prodigy, video from our Opening Gala Concert, and views of Jaap's wife and family in Holland, it's the perfect way to Meet Jaap. read more October 16 2018 08:03 PM The Art of Andriessen: Recapping an Exploration of a Modern Master “Whatever narratives … the music evokes in you, the pungent, precise harmonies are the result of the acute ear this composer brings to all his music, as we are learning from the Philharmonic’s two-week series ‘The Art of Andriessen.’” — The New York Times read more October 12 2018 09:46 PM President and CEO Deborah Borda Inducted Into American Academy of Arts & Sciences Fellow inductees included President Barack Obama, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Tom Hanks. read more October 11 2018 05:50 PM N.Y. Philharmonic’s Kravis Prize for New Music Awarded to Unsuk Chin The Prize consists of $200,000 and a commission for the New York Philharmonic. She is the fourth recipient, after Henri Dutilleux, Per Nørgård, and Louis Andriessen. read more September 21 2018 04:00 AM PHOTOS: Launch of Music Director Jaap van Zweden New York, Meet Jaap — the New York Philharmonic’s 177th Opening Gala — inaugurated the Orchestra’s 26th Music Director, Jaap van Zweden. read more September 18 2018 04:00 AM Empire State Building To Glow Red for Launch of Jaap van Zweden’s Inaugural Season Look up on Thursday night: for yet another year, the Empire State Building will glow Philharmonic red in celebration of Music Director Jaap van Zweden’s inaugural season. read more September 18 2018 04:00 AM Philharmonic Musicians Welcome Jaap Jaap is in the building! Hear what some of the musicians of the New York Philharmonic have to say about our new Music Director on the cusp of his inaugural season. read more September 14 2018 03:26 PM VIDEO: Philharmonic Helps Jimmy Fallon With ‘Name That Song’ on The Tonight Show Last night The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon left the studio for a special show in Central Park. For the occasion, Fallon asked members of the Philharmonic to join the show’s band, The Roots, for an epic installment of “Name That Song Challenge” featuring singer Carrie Underwood and actors Blake Lively and Henry Golding. read more August 25 2018 07:16 PM PHOTOS: Leonard Bernstein’s Legacy of Innovation at the N.Y. Philharmonic As we celebrate our former Music Director on his 100th birthday, here is a look back at his transformative tenure. Its echoes are heard and felt to this day at the New York Philharmonic. read more August 25 2018 11:51 AM Happy 100th, Lenny! A Look Back at the New York Philharmonic’s Bernstein Centennial Celebration Today is our beloved Laureate Conductor Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday — and the end of our yearlong celebration of Lenny’s centennial year. Thank you to all who performed in and attended these events; we have loved every minute. read more July 30 2018 08:59 PM VIDEO: The Weilerstein Siblings Perform Elgar’s Cello Concerto in Vail It was a reunion of friends and family at Bravo! Vail on Thursday, July 26: former Assistant Conductor Joshua Weilerstein led Elgar’s moving Cello Concerto with MacArthur “genius grant” recipient and frequent Philharmonic collaborator Alisa Weilerstein — his sister. read more July 30 2018 08:59 PM PHOTOS: 2018 Vail Residency Concludes The New York Philharmonic concluded its 16th annual Bravo! Vail summer residency. read more July 30 2018 08:58 PM VIDEO: Concertmaster Frank Huang Performs Lalo's Symphonie espagnole in Vail We couldn’t have been prouder of Concertmaster Frank Huang on Wednesday, July 25, when he was the soloist in Lalo’s evocative Symphonie espagnole. read more July 30 2018 08:58 PM VIDEO: New York Philharmonic String Quartet Performs Borodin’s Nocturne in Vail The New York Philharmonic String Quartet performed the famous Nocturne from Borodin’s String Quartet No. 2, charming the audience at Bravo! Vail’s Chamber Music Series. read more July 25 2018 07:06 PM PHOTOS: 2018 Vail Residency Begins The New York Philharmonic is back in Colorado’s purple mountain majesties, returning to Bravo! Vail for its 16th annual summer residency. read more July 24 2018 06:21 PM VIDEO: George Li Makes His Bravo! Vail and Philharmonic Debuts with Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 On July 22 George Li marked his debuts with Bravo! Vail and the New York Philharmonic, led by David Robertson, with a delightful, finger-flying performance of Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1. read more July 23 2018 04:21 PM VIDEO: Bernstein @ 100 in Vail: “Wrong Note Rag” from Wonderful Town The New York Philharmonic, conducted by Bramwell Tovey, saluted the great composer-conductor and former Philharmonic Music Director Leonard Bernstein during his centennial year with a program celebrating his great Broadway hits. read more July 10 2018 07:40 PM PHOTOS: 2018 Shanghai Residency Concludes The New York Philharmonic’s fourth annual Shanghai performance residency concluded with a New York–themed concert featuring music by former Philharmonic Music Director Leonard Bernstein and Gershwin, whom the late maestro championed. read more July 09 2018 09:30 PM VIDEO: Bernstein @ 100 in Shanghai: Candide Overture In an appropriate nod to the maestro who made the New York Philharmonic a truly global orchestra, the Orchestra brings the Bernstein centennial celebrations to Shanghai with a concert saluting the Laureate Conductor, including through his ebullient Candide Overture. read more July 09 2018 05:25 PM VIDEO: The Rite of Spring, in Summer Jaap van Zweden conducted the New York Philharmonic in Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” the masterpiece with which he will launch his tenure as the Orchestra’s Music Director in September 2018. read more July 05 2018 05:52 PM PHOTOS: 2018 Shanghai Residency Continues The first three concerts of the New York Philharmonic’s fourth annual Shanghai performance residency were followed by two days of instructing and inspiring the next generation of classical musicians. read more July 03 2018 06:44 PM PHOTOS: 2018 Shanghai Residency Begins The New York Philharmonic’s fourth annual Shanghai performance residency has begun! read more July 03 2018 05:14 PM VIDEO: Soaring with Tchaikovsky in Shanghai Jaap van Zweden rehearses the Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations, with Alisa Weilerstein as soloist, for the Orchestra’s second concert at the 2018 MISA festival, part of the fourth summer in the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership. read more June 25 2018 12:00 AM N.Y. Philharmonic Very Young Composers Draw Media Spotlight Camryn Cowan and Jordan Millar, 11-year-old students in the Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers (VYC) program, have received a joyous burst of media attention after being featured along with their compositions in the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks. read more June 19 2018 06:47 PM New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives Gives Scholars Fresh Understanding of Gilded Age A team of sociologists has completed a study based on the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives that provides a new understanding of the cultural dynamics of Gilded Age society. read more June 18 2018 04:00 AM PHOTOS: 2018 Concerts in the Parks The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, returned for the 53rd season of priceless music, absolutely free, in every New York City borough. read more June 14 2018 04:00 AM Shanghai Orchestra Academy Fellows Experience Immersion with New York Philharmonic This week, the New York Philharmonic is hosting five students from the Shanghai Orchestra Academy (SOA) selected by audition for the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program — a week-long immersion in the life of an orchestral musician. read more June 01 2018 07:26 PM Audra McDonald with N.Y. Philharmonic CD Released Sing Happy, the recording of Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award winner Audra McDonald’s 2018 New York Philharmonic Spring Gala performance, is now available on CD. read more May 09 2018 06:30 PM New York Philharmonic Receives Two NEA Grants The programs receiving grants are Philharmonic Schools and radio broadcasts. read more May 03 2018 09:11 PM PHOTOS: Broadway Night with the Philharmonic Broadway joined the Philharmonic in Vail, Colorado, last night for Broadway Night with the Philharmonic: The Music of Frank Loesser with Laura Osnes, Christine Ebersole, and Santino Fontana, led by Ted Sperling. read more May 02 2018 04:00 AM PHOTOS: 2018 Spring Gala The New York Philharmonic’s 2018 Spring Gala celebrated two leading ladies: six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and Board Member Daisy Soros. read more May 01 2018 04:21 PM On the Cover: Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin Next in a season highlighting the All-Stars of the New York Philharmonic is Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin. read more April 06 2018 05:52 PM 2018 Zarin Mehta Fellows from Shanghai Orchestra Academy Named Five lucky students will travel to New York in June for a week of immersive activities in all aspects of an orchestral player’s life. read more April 06 2018 03:12 PM Ackman Piano Prize Winner Benjamin Grosvenor Triumphs in Subscription Debut The New York Times wrote: “the brilliant British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor ... played a demanding part with crisp articulation, beautiful shadings, keen attention to inner voices and tremendous imagination.” read more April 04 2018 04:37 PM On the Cover: Elizabeth Zeltser Next in a season highlighting the All-Stars of the New York Philharmonic is violinist Elizabeth Zeltser. read more March 30 2018 06:52 PM New York Philharmonic Musicians To Give Free Concert for Those with Dementia and Their Caregivers Violist Vivek Kamath, flutist Yoobin Son, and Principal Harp Nancy Allen will perform as part of Lincoln Center Moments, a free program specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. read more March 23 2018 05:59 PM ‘Leveling the Playing Field’: A Philharmonic Schools Teacher Reflects In honor of Music In Our Schools Month, a reflection by teacher Caroline Cregan about her experience with the New York Philharmonic’s Philharmonic Schools program. read more March 22 2018 04:39 PM VIDEO: Prokofiev with Yuja Wang in Taipei Watch pianist Yuja Wang, Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden, and the Orchestra rehearse Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in Taipei's National Theater & Concert Hall. read more March 20 2018 07:13 PM PHOTOS: ASIA 2018 Tour Concludes in Taipei Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic were triumphant in back-to-back performances in Taipei, the last city on the ASIA 2018 tour. Pianist Yuja Wang joined the Orchestra for landmark concertos by Brahms and Prokofiev, the Maestro led the Orchestra in symphonic masterworks by Stravinsky and Mahler, and the musicians mingled with the Patrons and supporters who made the tour possible. read more March 15 2018 07:45 PM PHOTOS: ASIA 2018 Tour Continues in Japan Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic traveled to Japan for four concerts in three cities — Kyoto, Tokyo, and Nagoya. read more March 14 2018 06:00 PM Frank Huang To Receive Cleveland Institute of Music Distinguished Alumni Award Concertmaster Frank Huang will be honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), where he earned his bachelor of music degree in 2002. read more March 13 2018 09:04 PM VIDEO: “Ride of the Valkyries” in Beijing Watch Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden and the Orchestra rehearse the rousing “Ride of the Valkyries” from Wagner’s “Die Walküre” in Beijing’s picturesque National Centre for the Performing Arts. read more March 12 2018 06:17 PM PHOTOS: ASIA 2018 Tour Begins in Beijing The New York Philharmonic’s ten-day, five-city ASIA 2018 tour — Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden’s first international tour with the Orchestra — has begun in Beijing. read more March 02 2018 12:00 AM Kravis Emerging Composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir Receives Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists Last evening at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, New York Philharmonic Kravis Emerging Composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir received a Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, which recognizes extraordinary talent around the campus. read more February 23 2018 10:49 PM Just Released: New Beethoven Recording of Jaap van Zweden and the Philharmonic The New York Philharmonic’s new relationship with Decca Gold launches today with the release of Beethoven’s Fifth and Seventh conducted by Jaap van Zweden. read more February 21 2018 05:00 AM PHOTOS: 2018 Lunar New Year Concert and Gala The New York Philharmonic welcomed the Year of the Dog with the seventh annual Lunar New Year Concert and Gala, a festive evening of Eastern and Western music presented by Starr International Foundation and conducted by Long Yu. read more February 16 2018 05:00 AM Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic To Tour Asia in March 2018 Today we announced details of our ten-day Asia tour next month, led by Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden. His first international tour with the Orchestra will feature eight concerts in five cities: Beijing, Kyoto, Tokyo, Nagoya, and Taipei. read more February 15 2018 06:00 PM Live on Facebook: Jaap van Zweden Conducts Wagner’s Die Walküre (Act I) and John Luther Adams’s Dark Waves If you can't make it to David Geffen Hall this evening to see Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden conduct Wagner's Die Walküre (Act I) — featuring Heidi Melton (soprano), Simon O'Neill (tenor), and John Relyea (bass) — and John Luther Adams's Dark Waves, we've got you covered. read more February 14 2018 08:08 PM New York, Meet Jaap: 2018–19 Season Announced Jaap van Zweden becomes Music Director of the New York Philharmonic in September 2018, and last night we proudly announced the highly anticipated details of his inaugural season. read more February 08 2018 03:45 PM On the Cover: Rémi Pelletier Next in a season highlighting the All-Stars of the New York Philharmonic is violist Rémi Pelletier. read more February 01 2018 05:05 PM Very Young People’s Concert at Lincoln Center Education’s Big Umbrella Festival, for Children on Autism Spectrum Musicians from the Philharmonic will perform a Very Young People’s Concert as part of Lincoln Center Education’s Big Umbrella Festival –– the world’s first month-long festival dedicated to arts programs for children on the autism spectrum and their families. read more January 31 2018 03:44 PM Young People’s Concerts, In-School Tour Bring Harlem Renaissance to NYC Schoolkids This week’s Young People’s Concerts for Schools will cap a curriculum, created by the Philharmonic, that the kids in the audience have been studying with their teachers. Many also enjoyed in-school concerts by the Philharmonic Schools Teaching Artist ensemble in November featuring music by some of the same composers on this week’s program. read more January 29 2018 09:16 PM Music Academy of the West Fellows Conclude Immersion with New York Philharmonic From January 18 to 29, eleven Zarin Mehta Fellows from Music Academy of the West, selected by audition, worked closely with Orchestra musicians in one-on-one lessons, mock auditions, chamber music coaching, and more. read more January 12 2018 04:47 PM Sign Up for Philharmonic Free Fridays Calling all 13–26-year-old Philharmonic fans: don’t forget that you can get a FREE ticket to many of our Friday subscription concerts! read more January 05 2018 12:00 AM Kravis Emerging Composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Philharmonic Commission, Metacosmos, Set for April World Premiere News about the Icelandic composer includes an honor from NPR Music, a piece on Monday’s CONTACT!, and an April World Premiere. read more December 27 2017 09:29 PM Watch New Year’s Eve: Bernstein on Broadway on Live From Lincoln Center If you won’t be with us for New Year’s Eve: Bernstein on Broadway, our star-laden tribute to former Music Director Leonard Bernstein, watch it on Live From Lincoln Center on December 31 on PBS. read more December 12 2017 08:31 PM Delight Your Loved Ones With These Musical Gifts Looking for the perfect gift to give the music lover in your life? We have something for everyone this season: T-shirts, tickets, even naming a phrase in Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. read more December 08 2017 07:22 PM New York City Proclaims December 7 “New York Philharmonic Day” It’s official: December 7 — the New York Philharmonic’s 175th birthday — was declared “New York Philharmonic Day” during last night’s 175th birthday concert. read more December 06 2017 04:20 PM On the Cover: Yulia Ziskel Next in a season highlighting the All-Stars of the New York Philharmonic is violinist Yulia Ziskel. read more December 01 2017 10:13 PM Sørensen’s Evening Land Receives ‘Stirring Premiere at the Philharmonic,’ N.Y. Times Says “It was excellent timing on someone’s part: the New York Philharmonic’s, the University of Louisville’s, or both,” began the rave review, by James R. Oestreich, of last night’s concert in The New York Times. The World Premiere of Bent Sørensen’s Evening Land is happening the same week that Sørensen received the University’s Grawemeyer Prize. read more November 28 2017 03:44 PM Bent Sørensen, Whose Philharmonic Commission Receives World Premiere This Week, Wins Grawemeyer Bent Sørensen has won the 2018 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, and this week New York audiences can discover why. read more November 21 2017 08:19 PM PHOTOS: Second Michigan Performance Residency The New York Philharmonic went west this weekend — to Ann Arbor for its second residency with the University Musical Society of the University of Michigan. read more November 15 2017 08:19 PM New York Philharmonic Featured in Iconic Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows The Philharmonic is one of seven New York City cultural institutions selected to be featured in this year’s windows. read more November 10 2017 09:38 PM “Gripping Performance” of Kaddish Symphony Caps Bernstein Festival Finale There are still two more nights to catch the “gripping performance” (The New York Times) of Bernstein’s Kaddish Symphony narrated by Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons and the “glittering account” of R. Strauss’s Don Quixote. read more November 10 2017 05:32 PM Watch Live: N.Y. Philharmonic String Quartet at 92nd Street Y The quartet’s New York recital debut will be streamed live at 92Y On Demand and on our Facebook page. read more November 07 2017 04:24 PM Carter Brey and Cynthia Phelps On Reprising Musical Roles in Don Quixote For the 15th time together, Principal Cello Carter Brey becomes the bemused knight and Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps plays his beleaguered squire when the New York Philharmonic performs Richard Strauss’s Don Quixote, November 9–14, led by Leonard Slatkin. read more November 03 2017 04:00 AM In the Swing of the Bernstein Festival Bernstein’s jazzy side took over David Geffen Hall last night when Alan Gilbert led the second program in our three-week salute to our former Music Director. read more November 02 2017 09:34 PM On the Cover: Ru-Pei Yeh Next in a season highlighting the All-Stars of the New York Philharmonic is cellist Ru-Pei Yeh. read more November 01 2017 08:03 PM New Young People’s Concerts Play! Explores Sibelius Young People’s Concerts Play! makes our beloved Young People’s Concerts (YPCs) available from the comfort of your own home or classroom with free on-demand streaming and learning games. read more October 27 2017 09:33 PM VIDEO: Makoto Ozone Previews Bernstein’s The Age of Anxiety Next week, our Bernstein festival continues with pianist Makoto Ozone as soloist in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety. read more October 26 2017 02:49 PM PHOTOS: Leonard Bernstein’s Legacy of Innovation at the N.Y. Philharmonic As we celebrate our former Music Director with Bernstein’s Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival, here is a look back at his transformative tenure, whose echoes resonate loudly to this day. read more October 18 2017 05:50 PM Leif Ove Andsnes N.Y. Philharmonic Residency Kicks Off On Stage and Online Leif Ove Andsnes’s tenure as The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence got off to a sparkling start this past week. read more October 16 2017 09:17 PM N.Y. Philharmonic Musicians: Lenny Is Still With Us Philharmonic musicians open up about the enduring connection between them and “Our Lenny,” whom we celebrate with Bernstein’s Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival, Oct. 25–Nov. 14. read more September 29 2017 02:58 PM N.Y. Philharmonic To Be Featured in Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows The New York Philharmonic will be featured in one of Bergdorf Goodman’s renowned holiday windows this November 14–January 3 as part of a tribute to New York cultural institutions. read more September 25 2017 08:00 PM Watch Mahler 5 from the Opening Gala Concert Watch our 2017–18 season Opening Gala Concert, which saluted the virtuosos who make up the New York Philharmonic with Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, led by Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden. read more September 22 2017 08:21 PM New York Philharmonic Launches a Time-Traveling Podcast We’ve launched Listening Through Time, a new podcast featuring intimate conversations about how performances have evolved over generations of Philharmonic players. read more September 20 2017 04:00 PM PHOTOS: 176th Season Opening Gala Concert The musicians of the New York Philharmonic were the honorees of 106 All-Stars: Opening Gala Concert of New York’s Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden. read more September 18 2017 04:30 PM On the Cover: George Curran Kicking off a season highlighting the All-Stars of the New York Philharmonic is Bass Trombone George Curran. read more September 15 2017 03:30 PM Empire State Building To Glow Red for Opening Gala Concert Look up on Tuesday night: for yet another year, the Empire State Building will glow Philharmonic Red in honor of our 176th season. read more September 13 2017 04:00 AM Alec Baldwin To Host Facebook Live Broadcast of Opening Gala Concert The record-holder for most frequent Saturday Night Live host, Alec Baldwin is adding another hosting gig to his resume: the Philharmonic’s Facebook Live broadcast of 106 All-Stars: Opening Gala Concert of New York’s Orchestra this Tuesday, September 19. read more September 06 2017 04:00 AM Something’s Coming: Bernstein’s Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival The Philharmonic is celebrating Lenny’s 100th birthday with Bernstein’s Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival (October 25–November 14) plus other events throughout the season. read more August 31 2017 04:00 AM It’s Back to School Week! As kids around the world return to the classroom, we’re celebrating the Philharmonic’s commitment to learning — no matter your age and location. Find out more, all this week! read more August 07 2017 04:00 AM PHOTOS: Music Academy of the West 2017 Residency The New York Philharmonic’s second performance residency at the Music Academy of the West in sunny Santa Barbara last week began with a concert for the history books. read more August 02 2017 04:00 AM New Five-Disc Recording of Former Principal Clarinet Stanley Drucker A new five-disc recording lets you relive Drucker's artistry through previously unreleased recordings of solo and chamber music. read more July 31 2017 04:00 AM PHOTOS: 2017 Bravo! Vail Residency Backed by the scenic Colorado Rockies, the New York Philharmonic returned for its 15th annual summer residency at Bravo! Vail, celebrating its 30th anniversary. read more July 31 2017 04:00 AM VIDEO: Alan Gilbert Bids Vail Farewell with Beethoven’s Ninth Alan Gilbert made his final appearance at Bravo! Vail as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic on July 28, 2017, bidding farewell with Beethoven’s immortal Ninth Symphony. read more July 30 2017 04:00 AM VIDEO: Julia Adolphe’s White Stone, Premiered at Bravo! Vail Music Director Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic give the World Premiere of Julia Adolphe’s White Stone, commissioned by Bravo! Vail. read more July 26 2017 04:00 AM VIDEO: Daniil Trifonov Plays Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at Bravo! Vail Piano phenom and friend-of-the-Orchestra Daniil Trifonov offered this delightful and virtuosic performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. read more July 24 2017 04:00 AM VIDEO: Concertmaster Frank Huang Plays Mozart’s Turkish Concerto at Bravo! Vail New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Frank Huang made his Bravo! Vail concerto debut joining the Orchestra and Music Director Alan Gilbert in this rollicking Rondeau from Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish. read more July 11 2017 04:00 AM VIDEO: Very Young Composers of Shanghai Learn from Philharmonic Musicians In this very charming video, Philharmonic musicians participate in a session for Very Young Composers of Shanghai as part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership. read more July 11 2017 04:00 AM PHOTOS: 2017 Shanghai Residency Concludes The New York Philharmonic’s third annual Shanghai performance residency has concluded triumphantly. read more July 07 2017 12:00 AM VIDEO: Bronfman and Brahms in Shanghai Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic — in China for the third annual Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership — reunited with Yefim Bronfman in this rehearsal of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 for the next night’s Opening Concert of the 2017 Music in the Summer Air festival. read more July 05 2017 04:00 AM PHOTOS: 2017 Shanghai Residency Begins The New York Philharmonic’s third annual Shanghai performance residency, July 2–8, has begun. read more June 29 2017 04:00 AM Concertmaster Frank Huang Leads Shanghai Orchestra Academy String Festival Concertmaster Frank Huang arrived in Shanghai early to lead the Shanghai Orchestra Academy String Festival, in conjunction with the concertmasters of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. read more June 23 2017 04:00 AM Congratulations! All of us in the New York Philharmonic family congratulate Alan Gilbert on the news that the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg has appointed him to be their next chief conductor, beginning in the 2019–20 season. read more June 20 2017 04:00 AM New York Philharmonic the Only Orchestra To Receive Three NEA Grants The three programs receiving grants are Philharmonic Schools, YPC Play!, and radio broadcasts. read more June 19 2017 04:00 AM PHOTOS: 2017 Concerts in the Parks The 52nd summer of the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, brought almost 100,000 music lovers to hear the New York Philharmonic perform for free in every New York City borough. read more June 14 2017 04:00 AM VIDEO: Alan Gilbert Season Finale: A Concert for Unity On June 10, 2017, Alan Gilbert conducted his final subscription concert of his tenure as Music Director at David Geffen Hall. He led the New York Philharmonic in Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 joined by musicians from orchestras around the world, celebrating the power of music to build bridges and unite people across borders. read more June 09 2017 04:00 AM PHOTOS: Alan Gilbert Season Finale: A Concert for Unity In his final subscription concerts as Music Director, Alan Gilbert concludes his eight years with the Philharmonic with a message about the power of music to build bridges and unite people across borders. read more June 08 2017 04:00 AM N.Y. Philharmonic Musicians Visit Shanghai Orchestra Academy in Advance of July Residency Four New York Philharmonic musicians traveled to Shanghai for master classes, coachings, mock auditions, seminars, and more as part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership. The Philharmonic’s third annual performance residency in Shanghai is July 2–8. read more June 01 2017 04:00 AM On the Cover: Music Director Alan Gilbert Alan Gilbert takes his final bows in New York City as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic this month, starting with three performances of Wagner’s Das Rheingold featuring former Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence and friend Eric Owens as Wotan, June 1–6. read more May 31 2017 04:00 AM On the Cover: David Grossman’s Mixtape On the Cover musician David Grossman curated a mixtape for us with great insights and commentary below. Take a listen and enjoy! read more May 30 2017 04:00 AM Principal Cello Carter Brey and N.Y. Philharmonic Musicians To Perform at Sandy Hook Benefit On June 4 — the same week that the full Orchestra performs concerts celebrating music’s power to unite and heal — Principal Cello Carter Brey and some of his fellow New York Philharmonic musicians will manifest this power for survivors of the Sandy Hook tragedy. read more May 25 2017 04:00 AM Musical Postcards Throughout this 175th anniversary season, the Philharmonic has been exploring the meaning of home through The New World Initiative. This past Saturday, the audience got a particularly resonant look at the idea of “home” when Philharmonic musicians and Teaching Artists performed works written by Very Young Composers inspired by Middle Eastern refugee children. read more May 23 2017 04:00 AM Isaac Thompson Appointed Vice President, Artistic Planning, at the New York Philharmonic Mr. Thompson comes from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati May Festival, where he has been the director of Artistic Administration since 2015. read more May 22 2017 12:00 AM New World Composition Challenge Winners: What’s New with The New World Initiative New World Composition Challenge winners; participating ensembles performing on stage at the Concerts in the Parks; the New World Symphony available for download and streaming. read more May 16 2017 04:00 AM Deborah Borda’s Curtis Institute of Music Commencement Address How does music fit in with society at large? That was a question that Deborah Borda, who will become the New York Philharmonic’s President and CEO this coming September, asked graduates of Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music as the commencement speaker this past Saturday. read more May 12 2017 04:00 AM PHOTOS: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Spring Gala New York City co-starred with Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the centerpiece of the New York Philharmonic’s 2017 Spring Gala at which the Orchestra performed Henry Mancini’s Oscar-winning score live, led by Assistant Conductor Joshua Gersen, while the complete film was screened. read more May 11 2017 04:00 AM The New York Philharmonic Wants YOU At this year’s New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, we invite you to join us in performing the “Goin’ Home” theme from the Largo movement of Dvořák’s New World Symphony before the concerts in the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn, June 13–16, 2017. read more May 08 2017 04:00 AM Alan Gilbert’s Final Weeks: Website Celebrates Highlights of His Tenure Alan Gilbert’s final weeks as Music Director are under way. Relive the magic of the combination of Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic through a celebratory website that captures highlights of his tenure as Music Director through video, audio, and photos. read more May 05 2017 04:00 AM On the Cover: David J. Grossman This month’s cover musician, bassist David J. Grossman, found himself drawn to the bass not just for practical reasons (he’s tall!), but he also liked the fact that he was part of the rhythmic and harmonic foundation of the orchestra. read more May 01 2017 12:00 AM Shepherd School of Music Fellows Conclude Immersion with New York Philharmonic From January 6 to 15, eleven Zarin Mehta Fellows, selected by audition, worked closely with Orchestra musicians in one-on-one lessons, mock auditions, chamber music coaching, and more. read more April 27 2017 04:00 AM Celebrate May the 4th with Events and Early Ticket Access to Star Wars Film Concert Series The Philharmonic will celebrate Star Wars Day by giving Star Wars fans who come to the David Geffen Hall Box Office early access to tickets for the Star Wars Film Concert Series on May 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., before tickets go on sale widely to the public online at noon. read more April 10 2017 04:00 AM PHOTOS: Copenhagen The New York Philharmonic concluded the EUROPE / SPRING 2017 tour in Copenhagen, where Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra gave acclaimed performances of Berlioz, Prokofiev with Frank Peter Zimmermann, and Mahler with Christina Landshamer, and accepted a prize for their service to a great Danish composer. read more April 07 2017 12:00 AM New Music, New Ensemble, New Hall The New York Philharmonic String Quartet made its German debut in John Adams’s rollicking Absolute Jest on April 4, 2017, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert in the New York Philharmonic’s first appearances in Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, which opened in January. read more April 07 2017 12:00 AM New York Philharmonic — 175th Anniversary Edition Box Set Released Today Just dropped: New York Philharmonic — 175th Anniversary Edition, a 65-CD compilation of the Orchestra’s recordings from 1917 to 1995, released today on the Sony Classical label. read more April 06 2017 12:00 AM PHOTOS: Hamburg The New York Philharmonic made its debut at the newly opened Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, where Alan Gilbert led acclaimed performances. read more April 05 2017 12:00 AM New York Philharmonic Percussion on the Road New York Philharmonic Principal Percussion Christopher S. Lamb had to combine logistics with virtuosity during the Orchestra’s residency at the Barbican Centre in London. Here he talks about the challenges and performs in Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Cello Concerto. read more April 03 2017 04:00 AM PHOTOS: London The EUROPE / SPRING 2017 tour continued in London for the Philharmonic's third residency at the Barbican Centre under the auspices of its International Associates initiative. read more March 31 2017 04:00 AM Mahler Comes Home to Vienna Music Director Alan Gilbert, soprano Christina Landshamer, and the Philharmonic rehearsed Mahler’s ethereal Symphony No. 4 on March 30 in the Wiener Konzerthaus, in the city that the composer and former New York Philharmonic Music Director called home. read more March 31 2017 04:00 AM PHOTOS: Budapest and Vienna The EUROPE / SPRING 2017 tour took Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra to Budapest and Vienna, where they were praised for sensitive performances of Bartók and Mahler in the composers’ homelands. read more March 29 2017 04:00 AM Beethoven in Springtime In Essen, Germany the New York Philharmonic String Quartet rehearsed the Scherzo from Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18, No. 4 for a performance the next day at the Hungarian Parliament. read more March 29 2017 04:00 AM The New York Philharmonic Supports Music in Our Schools Watch a video expressing the Philharmonic’s support of Music In Our Schools Month®! read more March 28 2017 04:00 AM PHOTOS: Luxembourg, Düsseldorf, and Essen The EUROPE / SPRING 2017 tour continued in Luxembourg, Düsseldorf, and Essen with powerhouse performances of Bartók, Mahler, John Adams, and more in photogenic halls. read more March 28 2017 12:00 AM New York Philharmonic Presents Leonard Bernstein’s Marked Mahler Score to Vienna Philharmonic The New York Philharmonic and the family of Leonard Bernstein presented the Vienna Philharmonic with Bernstein’s marked score of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, in celebration of the Austrian orchestra’s 175th birthday. read more March 24 2017 04:00 AM Berlioz, Bells, and Antwerp The EUROPE / SPRING 2017 tour began with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic performing in Antwerp on March 23 — the Orchestra’s first performance in that Belgian city since 1920 took place in the inaugural season of Queen Elisabeth Hall. read more March 24 2017 04:00 AM PHOTOS: The Tour Begins in Antwerp The New York Philharmonic's two-week, seven-country EUROPE / SPRING 2017 tour — Alan Gilbert's ninth and final international tour as Music Director — has begun in Antwerp, Belgium. read more March 21 2017 12:00 AM Dvořák 9 on Kazoo? What’s New with The New World Initiative As part of The New World Initiative — our season-long immersion in Dvořák’s New World Symphony — The Queen’s Cartoonists arranged a jazzy version cycling through the work’s main themes in two minutes using kazoos, upright bass, saxophone, and more. read more March 15 2017 09:27 PM N.Y. Philharmonic Teaching Artists Complete 5-Boro School Tour Over the past nine days, more than 4,400 students and 201 teachers in grades 3–5 participated in 20 Philharmonic Schools interactive concerts at 14 schools throughout New York City’s five boroughs. read more March 15 2017 04:00 AM Deborah Borda To Return as President and CEO of the New York Philharmonic Today Philharmonic Chairman Oscar S. Schafer, on behalf of the Board of Directors and Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden, announced that Deborah Borda will become President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Philharmonic on September 15, 2017. In addition, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Bill Thomas will become Executive Director, effective May 1, 2017. read more March 15 2017 04:00 AM N.Y. Philharmonic Teaching Artists Complete Five-Borough School Tour From February 14 to March 6, more than 5,000 students and 236 teachers in grades 3–5 participated in 19 Philharmonic Schools interactive concerts at 15 partner schools throughout New York City’s five boroughs. read more March 02 2017 05:00 AM On the Cover: Duoming Ba Violinist Duoming Ba is proof positive of the power of kindness. She was performing a solo with her youth orchestra in China when a music lover in the audience recognized her talent... read more March 01 2017 12:00 AM Alan Gilbert To Conduct Philharmonic Joined by Musicians from Around the World, Celebrating Music’s Power to Unite Alan Gilbert believes in the power of music to heal, build bridges, and cross borders. In his final subscription program, he will lead the New York Philharmonic joined by musicians from orchestras around the world in concerts celebrating this power. read more February 28 2017 12:00 AM Joining Together To Save the NEA The New York Philharmonic has joined with the entire Lincoln Center community in calling upon the federal government to continue supporting the National Endowment of the Arts. read more February 15 2017 05:00 AM Concertmaster Frank Huang Receives Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award Concertmaster Frank Huang has been named a recipient of Lincoln Center’s Emerging Artists Award, which recognizes extraordinary talent around the campus. read more February 08 2017 05:00 AM Announcing Our 2017–18 Season! This just in! We’ve released details of our 2017–18 season, celebrating what makes the Philharmonic great while looking to the future as we welcome Jaap van Zweden as Music Director Designate before he becomes Music Director in 2018–19. read more February 03 2017 05:00 AM On the Cover: Anthony McGill Check out a video Q&A to learn about Anthony’s inspirations, view of life on stage versus the pit, and performing at Barack Obama’s first Inauguration. read more February 01 2017 05:00 AM 2017 Chinese New Year Concert and Gala Slideshow The New York Philharmonic welcomed the Year of the Rooster with the sixth annual Chinese New Year Concert and Gala, a festive musical evening presented by Starr International Foundation and conducted by Long Yu. read more January 26 2017 12:00 AM Announcing the New York Philharmonic String Quartet We’re excited to announce the formation of the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, comprising Concertmaster Frank Huang, Principal Associate Concertmaster Sheryl Staples, Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps, and Principal Cello Carter Brey. read more January 26 2017 12:00 AM Interlochen Is Back in New York Today 19 Interlochen Arts Academy (IAA) students attended a Philharmonic rehearsal, and will attend tonight’s concert, as part of a new education and performance partnership. read more January 25 2017 12:00 AM Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic Are Europe-Bound The EUROPE / SPRING 2017 tour, March 23–April 7, 2017, features 14 concerts in Antwerp, Luxembourg, Düsseldorf, Essen, Hamburg, Budapest, Vienna, London, and Copenhagen. read more January 24 2017 05:00 AM Young People’s Concerts Bring The New World Initiative to Kids Saturday capped a remarkable week in which Young People’s Concerts intersected powerfully with The New World Initiative, our season-long, citywide project revolving around Dvořák’s New World Symphony and its theme of home. read more January 23 2017 05:00 AM Watch Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto and Brahms’s Third From the concert on January 14, 2017: Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor, with soloist Stephen Hough, and Brahms’s Symphony No. 3. read more January 19 2017 05:00 AM Music Academy of the West Fellows Conclude Immersion with New York Philharmonic From January 6 to 15, eleven Zarin Mehta Fellows, selected by audition, worked closely with Orchestra musicians in one-on-one lessons, mock auditions, chamber music coaching, and more. read more December 29 2016 05:00 AM World Premiere of Wynton Marsalis's The Jungle (Symphony No. 4) Last night Music Director Alan Gilbert led the Philharmonic and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in the World Premiere of The Jungle (Symphony No. 4), the jazz legend’s depiction of New York as super highway. read more December 27 2016 05:00 AM Best of 2016 We’re excited to have ranked on many best-of 2016 lists, and are proud of the company we’re in. read more December 15 2016 05:00 AM Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic Perform at the United Nations Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic performed a historic concert at the United Nations yesterday, paying tribute to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the conclusion of his ten-year term and welcoming his successor, António Guterres. read more December 06 2016 05:00 AM Rice University Students Named for Global Academy Fellowship Program Last week, wind, brass, and percussion students at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music auditioned for the opportunity to spend a week amongst New York Philharmonic musicians, learning about the life of an orchestra musician from the inside. read more December 06 2016 05:00 AM Philharmonic's All-Christopher Rouse Recording Nominated for Grammy Award Alan Gilbert and the Philharmonic’s recording of music by former Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse, released in May 2016 on Dacapo, is a rousing success: it’s been nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance! read more December 02 2016 12:00 AM The New World Initiative Events in December This month The New World Initiative, a centerpiece of our 175th season celebration, offers New Yorkers the chance to engage with Dvořák’s New World Symphony, a work associated with the Orchestra since its premiere and so a piece of the city’s cultural history. read more December 02 2016 12:00 AM Oh, the Places They’re Going! The first class of instrumentalists in the Shanghai Orchestra Academy (SOA) graduated in July, and already they are joining the ranks of important orchestras and opera companies. read more November 29 2016 06:55 PM New World Symphony Manuscript Parts Now Available in Digital Archives On December 16, 1893, the New York Philharmonic gave the World Premiere of Dvořák's New World Symphony. Here's another first: for the first time ever, you can see the manuscript parts used at the premiere, and other cool stuff. read more November 18 2016 12:00 AM Louis Andriessen Receives Kravis Prize for New Music at the New York Philharmonic The Dutch composer receives $200,000 plus a commission, which the Orchestra will premiere in the 2018–19 season, led by Jaap van Zweden. read more November 18 2016 12:00 AM Jaap van Zweden Conducts: A Glimpse of the Future Philharmonic audiences got a glimpse of the future when Jaap van Zweden led the New York Premiere–Philharmonic Co-Commission of Julia Adolphe’s Unearth, Release, with Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps as soloist, plus Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony and Wagner’s Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin. read more November 03 2016 12:00 AM New York Philharmonic Launches Young People’s Concerts Play! This new online learning platform lets you stream Young People’s Concerts free on-demand, and offers interactive lessons and activities. read more October 24 2016 12:00 AM New York Philharmonic To Perform at United Nations on December 14 Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the Orchestra in a concert at the UN paying special tribute to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he prepares to conclude his 10-year term. read more October 20 2016 12:00 AM Benjamin Grosvenor Receives Inaugural Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize The Ackman Prize will be awarded every three years to an up-and-coming pianist or piano duo chosen by prominent pianists, Philharmonic leadership, and other musical figures. read more October 18 2016 12:00 AM Alan Gilbert Receives National Arts Club Medal of Honor Past recipients include Plácido Domingo, James Levine, Daniel Barenboim, Van Cliburn, Isaac Stern, and Emanuel Ax. read more October 14 2016 12:00 AM Esa-Pekka Salonen Starts New Season as Composer-in-Residence with Circle Map Salonen has expanded the role to fuse performance and curating with composition. He returns as composer when the Orchestra performs the New York Premieres of his Wing on Wing and Cello Concerto, with Yo-Yo Ma, and to conduct a U.S. Premiere by Tansy Davies. read more October 05 2016 04:00 AM On the Cover: Mindy Kaufman “You really get to know your colleagues, and it’s such a special experience to develop friendships through our music. I think that’s why I went into music in the first place.” read more October 05 2016 04:00 AM Calling All NYC Composers: Take the New World Challenge! Create works of not more than three minutes that contain or reference themes from Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World. You could win some cash, and be recognized onstage at one of the Concerts in the Parks! read more October 05 2016 04:00 AM New York and Vienna Philharmonics Celebrate 175th Anniversaries with Joint Exhibit The unprecedented joint exhibit of archival material from throughout the venerable orchestras’ histories will be housed at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, February 23–March 10, 2017, before moving to Vienna. read more October 05 2016 04:00 AM On the Cover: Concertmaster Frank Huang “It’s not every day that you get to take a selfie with Oprah,” said Concertmaster Frank Huang, October’s On the Cover musician, recalling highlights from last season. read more October 05 2016 04:00 AM On the Cover: Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps Learn how Phelps draws out a velvety sound on all the big viola solos in the symphonic repertoire, and also elicits a unified sound from the viola section. read more October 05 2016 04:00 AM Watch Dvořák’s New World Symphony from Opening Gala Concert The performance launched the New York Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary season, Music Director Alan Gilbert’s farewell season, and The New World Initiative. read more October 05 2016 04:00 AM On the Cover: Ethan Bensdorf Ethan Bensdorf has developed a niche skill set as a section trumpet player at the Philharmonic, often playing second trumpet.