PHOTOS: Nanjing Debut and Shanghai Return

The New York Philharmonic’s fifth annual trip to China as part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Partnership, presented by Starr International Foundation, concluded with the Orchestra’s debut in Nanjing. Then the musicians returned to Shanghai, where they taught the next generation of orchestral musicians at the Shanghai Orchestra Academy — a two-year post-graduate program co-founded by the Philharmonic — and regaled audiences in two concerts led by Music Director Jaap van Zweden.

PHOTOS: Guangzhou Debut

Music Director Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic send greetings from China, where they are performing five concerts in three cities: the Orchestra’s first-ever appearances in Guangzhou and Nanjing, and their return to Shanghai as part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Partnership — presented by Starr International Foundation — a joint endeavor of the New York Philharmonic and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO). View photos from their visit to Guangzhou, and check back for dispatches from Nanjing and Shanghai.

PHOTOS: 2019 Concerts in the Parks

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, returned for the 54th season of priceless music, absolutely free, in every New York City borough. Conducting the iconic series for the first time, Music Director Jaap van Zweden led the Orchestra in evocative music by Rossini, Copland, Rachmaninoff, and — for the second year in a row — New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers. Check out photos in the slideshow above and a highlights reel here.

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 — who performed songs from some of her landmark Broadway performances — and Board Member Mary Wallach, who was honored for her dedication and commitment to the Philharmonic. Relive the night through performance highlights here and the slideshow above.

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 — representing warmth, light, energy, and prosperity — presented by Starr International Foundation. Kahchun Wong made his Philharmonic debut conducting the program, which included the US Premiere of a new violin concerto by Oscar winner Tan Dun, Stravinsky’s The Firebird, music by Mozart, Shin Arirang, and more. Gala guests began the evening with a colorful cocktail reception and gathered after the concert for a dinner of Lunar New Year delicacies.

PHOTOS: Launch of Music Director Jaap van Zweden

New York, Meet Jaap — Opening Gala of the New York Philharmonic’s 177th season — inaugurated the Orchestra’s 26th Music Director, Jaap van Zweden, with a groundbreaking World Premiere by Ashley Fure, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major with soloist Daniil Trifonov, and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. The Gala also included a red carpet walked by the likes of Alec and Hilaria Baldwin and Patricia Clarkson, a festive cocktail reception, and a celebratory dinner. Relive the momentous evening.

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.

PHOTOS: 2018 Vail Residency Concludes

The New York Philharmonic concluded its 16th annual Bravo! Vail summer residency with a family reunion — cellist Alisa Weilerstein and her brother, former Philharmonic Assistant Conductor Joshua Weilerstein — plus Concertmaster Frank Huang in evocative, seductive, virtuosic solos and pianist Louis Lortie in Ravel. David Robertson and Hans Graf led the Orchestra, and Philharmonic musicians worked with the talented Very Young Composers of Vail.