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. After the residency, Very Young Composers of Shanghai saw the World Premieres of their original music, composed under the guidance of New York Philharmonic and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra educators. The Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership is presented by Starr International Foundation.

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. The Orchestra rehearsed side-by-side with graduate students from the Shanghai Orchestra Academy (SOA) — a two-year post-graduate program co-founded by the Philharmonic — and celebrated the graduation of SOA’s third class. They also demonstrated their instruments to Very Young Composers of Shanghai, who are working with Philharmonic educators in preparation for a public performance. The Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership is presented by Starr International Foundation.

PHOTOS: 2018 Shanghai Residency Begins

The New York Philharmonic’s fourth annual Shanghai performance residency has begun! By day, Philharmonic musicians teach Shanghai Orchestra Academy students. By night, they perform sold-out concerts led by Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden featuring music by Bernstein, Mahler, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and others, plus collaborations with violinist Renaud Capuçon and cellist Alisa Weilerstein. It’s all part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership, presented by Starr International Foundation.

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. Native New Yorker James Gaffigan conducted the Orchestra in music celebrating Laureate Conductor Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, evocative works by Saint-Saëns and Rimsky-Korsakov, and — for the first time ever — original compositions by students in the Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program. Joining the Orchestra were post-graduate students from the Shanghai Orchestra Academy, who performed alongside their Philharmonic mentors during their weeklong immersion in the life of an orchestral musician.

PHOTOS: 2018 Spring Gala

The New York Philharmonic’s 2018 Spring Gala celebrated two leading ladies: six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald — who performed songs both canonic and lesser-known, from South Pacific to “Facebook Song” — and Board Member Daisy Soros — who was honored for her decades of generosity and dedication to the Philharmonic.

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, and the Maestro led the Orchestra in symphonic masterworks by Stravinsky and Mahler.

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. In addition to concerts with pianist Yuja Wang and violinist Ryu Goto, featuring works by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Stravinsky, and J. Wagenaar, the Music Director Designate and Orchestra were joined by Philharmonic Patrons and members of the International Advisory Board.

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. After a day atop the Great Wall, the Orchestra performed two concerts presented by China Merchants Bank, featuring pianist Yuja Wang, violinist Ryu Goto, and orchestral masterworks by Mahler and Stravinsky.