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Foundation and government partners provide essential support that elevates our performances, education programs, and community engagement initiatives.

Artistic Initiatives

The Philharmonic educates and inspires millions of music lovers every year through hundreds of concerts in our hometown and abroad. Our transformed David Geffen Hall has ushered in a new era for our Orchestra, renewing our priorities for accessibility and musical innovation.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

The New York Philharmonic is committed to advancing equity, parity, and access at our institution and beyond. Our mission of breaking down barriers to our art form is at the heart of our community and education programs, which are designed to bring our work into all communities. Our Vision and Values — adopted across our organization — are our guiding principles to help us better include, reflect, and embrace our wider community. We affirmed these priorities following our Commitment to Change, which formalized our efforts to enhance DEI through learning, listening, and implementing institutional transformation and progress.

As we look to the future of our organization, we are developing new committees, programs, and resources so New York City’s hometown orchestra can better embody the vibrancy and diversity of our city. We invite you to partner with us on this vital work as we foster a more equitable institution and art form for all. For further information, please contact us below.

New Music

Throughout our history, the Philharmonic has performed more than 600 World Premieres, including more than 200 commissions by established and emerging composers. Through a variety of commissioning initiatives — including Project 19, the largest commissioning program for women composers — we continue to nurture new works and amplify underrepresented voices. New music sponsors, who underwrite select performances of commissioned works and other premieres, help us expand the orchestral repertoire while receiving opportunities for recognition.

Education and Community Engagement

Music education is vital to students’ development, creativity, and well-being. Our education initiatives connect students in partner schools across New York City with Philharmonic Teaching Artists, providing robust musical learning through programs like Philharmonic Schools, Very Young Composers Program™, Young People’s Concerts™, and Young People’s Concerts for Schools, among others. Education sponsors ensure the continued longevity and expansion of these transformative programs.

Digital Media and Online Experience

The New York Philharmonic is a longtime media pioneer, having made more than 2,000 recordings since 1917 and becoming the first orchestra to broadcast a concert on Facebook in 2016. Today, our work is widely accessible through recordings, digital broadcasts, social media, and other platforms including:

  • Hauser Digital Wall: Our 50-foot digital screen in the Karen and Richard LeFrak Lobby of David Geffen Hall livestreams most of our concerts for free, welcoming the wider community to engage with our work
  • Radio Programs: The New York Philharmonic This Week radio series syndicates recordings, interviews, and more to millions of listeners around the world
  • Recordings: We release acclaimed recordings of repertoire ranging from Beethoven to David Lang through our partnership with Decca Gold
  • Archives: The New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives, launched in 2011, comprises more than 4 million pages of historical records and documents dating back to the Orchestra’s founding in 1842

In addition to supporting the programs outlined above, digital media sponsors can work with the Philharmonic to shape new projects that will utilize emerging technologies to reach audiences around the world.

Contact Us

To learn more about foundation and government support, please contact:

Maricha Miles
Director, Institutional & Corporate Giving
(212) 870-8852