The New York Philharmonic deeply mourns the passing of Yoko Nagae Ceschina, a beloved friend and Patron of the Philharmonic with an extraordinary passion for music.
Her devotion to Music Director Alan Gilbert’s vision led her to generously support Philharmonic concerts and festivals, from the 2010 Stravinsky festival to this week’s performances of the Verdi Requiem. A firm believer in the power of music as a universal language, she helped make possible the Orchestra’s historic visit to Pyongyang, DPRK, in 2008, and accompanied the musicians on the Orchestra’s travels around the world. We will deeply miss Yoko’s warm presence at our concerts.
Photo: Chris Lee