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Empire State Building To Glow Red for Launch of Jaap van Zweden’s Inaugural Season

 

We’ll paint the town red.

Whether or not you join us Thursday night for New York, Meet Jaap, look up: for yet another year, the Empire State Building will glow Philharmonic red, this time shining all the brighter in celebration of Music Director Jaap van Zweden’s inaugural season.

(The Empire State Building image® is a registered trademark of ESRT Empire State Building, L.L.C. and is used with permission.)

VIDEO: Philharmonic Helps Jimmy Fallon With ‘Name That Song’ on The Tonight Show

The New York Philharmonic has performed in Central Park many times. Until last night, it had never performed the music of SisQó.

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. Play along at home! 

Young People’s Concerts, In-School Tour Bring Harlem Renaissance to NYC Schoolkids

Duke Ellington jazz rhythms and Langston Hughes poetry are echoing through the floors and corridors of David Geffen Hall. Why? This week’s Young People’s Concert and Young People’s Concerts for Schools, which are all about the Harlem Renaissance.

For the kids who will come with their classmates to Young People’s Concerts for Schools, Wednesday through Friday, the concert will cap a curriculum, created by the Philharmonic’s Education department, that they’ve been studying with their teachers. For many, this curriculum was further enriched by in-school concerts by the Philharmonic’s Teaching Artist Ensemble in November at schools in all five boroughs. The concerts featured music by some of the same composers on this week’s program, such as Ellington and William Grant Still. Read More...

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” in a Mayoral Proclamation presented by Kai Falkenberg, First Deputy Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, from the stage during last night’s 175th birthday concert.

Also announced last night: the Philharmonic, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, will give away 175 free tickets to underserved communities in honor of 175 years as New York’s orchestra.

Happy birthday to us! Thank you, Mayor de Blasio, Commissioner Julie Menin, and the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment. Here’s to meaningful connections between the New York Philharmonic and our fellow New Yorkers for the next 175-plus years. We ♥ NY!

(Photo: Chris Lee)

New York Philharmonic Featured in Iconic Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows

You may need your sunglasses as you pass by Bergdorf Goodman’s holiday windows this year! Treat yourself to the dazzling neon light show depicting musical instruments of the Orchestra at the New York Philharmonic’s window display, created by David Hoey and on view on Fifth Avenue at Bergdorf Goodman until January 1.

The Philharmonic is one of seven New York City cultural institutions selected to be featured in this year’s windows. The others are Museum of the Moving Image, New York Botanical Garden, New-York Historical Society, American Museum of Natural History, UrbanGlass, and Brooklyn Academy of Music.

After admiring the window display, head into the store for the perfect gift for the music lover in your life: Philharmonic-branded Master & Dynamic headphones complete with a bespoke playlist of classical essentials created and performed by the Philharmonic ($550), or tickets to Amadeus: Live (April 14) plus an invitation to an exclusive post-performance Green Room gathering with the artists ($2,000).

 

 

(Top photo and headphones photo: Chris Lee; window detail courtesy of BFA)

N.Y. Philharmonic To Be Featured in Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows

The holidays aren’t complete without strolling by Bergdorf Goodman’s holiday windows, and this year passersby will see a good friend — the Philharmonic.

Created by David Hoey, Bergdorf Goodman’s senior director for visual presentation, and on view from November 14 to January 1, one of these spectacular windows will feature images inspired by this Orchestra: a red neon light show and depictions of musical instruments (see rendering above).

Pop in for the perfect gift for the music lover in your life: Philharmonic-branded Master & Dynamic headphones complete with a bespoke playlist ($550), or tickets to Amadeus: Live (April 14) plus an invitation to an exclusive post-performance Green Room gathering with the artists ($2,000).

The Philharmonic is one of seven New York City cultural institutions selected for this year’s windows. The others are Museum of the Moving Image, New York Botanical Garden, New-York Historical Society, American Museum of Natural History, UrbanGlass, and Brooklyn Academy of Music.

“The holiday windows are a love letter to New York,” Mallory Andrews, Bergdorf’s senior VP of sales promotion, marketing, and public relations told Women’s Wear Daily. “It’s about exhibiting a range of music, art, history, film, and nature, and raising awareness of the seven cultural institutions.”

Empire State Building To Glow Red for Opening Gala Concert

 

We’ll paint the town red.

Whether or not you join us Tuesday night for 106 All-Stars: Opening Gala Concert of New York’s Orchestra, look up: for yet another year, the Empire State Building will glow Philharmonic Red in honor of our 176th season.

By the way, if you won’t be joining us, you can still watch the concert free on Facebook! Tune in a few minutes before 7:30.

(The Empire State Building image® is a registered trademark of ESRT Empire State Building, L.L.C. and is used with permission.)

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. The concert in the UN General Assembly Hall — the Philharmonic’s 13th in collaboration with the UN — was attended by UN delegates, UN staff, and cultural ambassadors, and featured Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, spotlighting Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill.

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