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Oscar S. Schafer Named Chairman of the New York Philharmonic's Board of DirectorsOscar S. Schafer Named Chairman of the New York Philharmonic's Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Oscar S. Schafer was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Philharmonic- Symphony Society of New York, Inc., today at a meeting of the organization's Board of Directors. He will hold the title of Chairman Designate until he assumes the Chairmanship in early 2015 as part of a transition, succeeding Gary W. Parr, who has held the post since September 2009. As Chairman, Mr. Schafer - who has been a member of the Philharmonic's Board of Directors since 2007 - will serve as the Society's chief volunteer officer. Mr. Parr will continue to serve as a member of the Philharmonic's Board. (more...)

Music Academy of the West Instrumentalists to Launch Global Academy Fellowship Program Next MonthMusic Academy of the West Instrumentalists to Launch Global Academy Fellowship Program Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Ten young instrumentalists from the Music Academy of the West are about to inaugurate the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program January 3-13, 2015, when they travel to New York City to train and play alongside New York Philharmonic musicians. All ten instrumentalists are from the prestigious Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, selected by audition to be the inaugural Zarin Mehta Fellows. At a time when there is more competition than ever to succeed in the music profession, these Fellows will be immersed in all aspects of an orchestral player's life, from audition to performance, learning invaluable career skills. (more...)

The New York Philharmonic and UMS Launch Five-Year Residency Partnership Starting in 2015The New York Philharmonic and UMS Launch Five-Year Residency Partnership Starting in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The University Musical Society of the University of Michigan and the New York Philharmonic have announced an ambitious five-year residency partnership, beginning with concerts and activities in October 2015. The partnership is the centerpiece of a larger program bringing three different orchestras to Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium each season. Each residency will include multi-performance residencies, master classes and workshops for University of Michigan students, and activities for the regional community. (more...)

UMS and New York Philharmonic to Launch 5-Year Residency Partnership in 2015UMS and New York Philharmonic to Launch 5-Year Residency Partnership in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

The University Musical Society of the University of Michigan and the New York Philharmonic have announced an ambitious five-year residency partnership, beginning with concerts and activities in October 2015. The partnership is the centerpiece of a larger program bringing three different orchestras to Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium each season. Each residency will include multi-performance residencies, master classes and workshops for University of Michigan students, and activities for the regional community. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Forms International Advisory BoardNew York Philharmonic Forms International Advisory Board
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has established an International Advisory Board (IAB) to develop relationships beyond the United States in order to support the Philharmonic's activities abroad, including regular Philharmonic residencies, educational and entrepreneurial projects, and the launch of the newly formed New York Philharmonic Global Academy. The International Advisory Board will serve as an international network of advocates and ambassadors who will connect with individuals and institutions in their home cities and countries to cultivate the Philharmonic's long-term reach and influence worldwide. IAB members will work with the Philharmonic to secure engagements, activities, and funding sources in a variety of international locations. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Launches Global AcademyNew York Philharmonic Launches Global Academy
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has launched the New York Philharmonic Global Academy, a series of long-term, immersive partnerships with select cultural and music education institutions in New York, the United States, and worldwide. Building on its renowned history of international touring and cultural diplomacy, as well as its longstanding commitment to education, the Philharmonic is collaborating with partners to offer intensive training of pre- professional musicians by Philharmonic members, often alongside regular performance residencies by the full Orchestra. (more...)

Shanghai Orchestra Academy Welcomes Inaugural ClassShanghai Orchestra Academy Welcomes Inaugural Class
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

SHANGHAI, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Shanghai Orchestra Academy (SOA)was established in late 2012 through the intercontinental cooperation of Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO), New York Philharmonic (NYP) and Shanghai Conservatory of Music (SCM). The SOA is designed to address the need for advanced, post-graduate orchestral training, identified by Long Yu, music director of theSSO and inaugural president of the Academy, as one of the main issues of musical development in Asia. The newly built Shanghai Symphony Hall serves as the main base venue for SOA teaching and practical training. (more...)

NY Philharmonic to Launch 'Philharmonic Free Fridays' with THUNDERSTUCK World Premiere, 10/10NY Philharmonic to Launch 'Philharmonic Free Fridays' with THUNDERSTUCK World Premiere, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will launch Philharmonic Free Fridays, offering 100 free tickets for young people ages 13-26 to each of the 18 Friday evening subscription concerts during the 2014-15 season. Philharmonic Free Fridays will launch October 10, 2014 - featuring Alan Gilbert conducting the World Premiere of The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Thunderstuck, commissioned by the Philharmonic; Haydn's Symphony No. 103, Drumroll; and Brahms's Violin Concerto, featuring The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist- in-Residence Lisa Batiashvili. (more...)

New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert Launch the Inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL, Now thru 6/7New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert Launch the Inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL, Now thru 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

From today, May 28 to June 7, 2014, the New York Philharmonic will present the inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL, a kaleidoscopic exploration of today's music by a wide range of composers through (more...)

New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert Launch the Inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL, 5/28-6/7New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert Launch the Inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL, 5/28-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

From May 28 to June 7, 2014, the New York Philharmonic will present the inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL, a kaleidoscopic exploration of today's music by a wide range of composers through (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct 2014 New York Philharmonic CONCERTS IN THE PARK, 7/9-15Alan Gilbert to Conduct 2014 New York Philharmonic CONCERTS IN THE PARK, 7/9-15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

The 2014 New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, will return for the 49th season with five free outdoor concerts, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn (July 9); Cunningham Park, Queens (July 10); the Great Lawn in Central Park, Manhattan (July 11 and 14); and Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx (July 15). In addition, New York Philharmonic musicians will perform a Free Indoor Concert at the Center for the Arts, College of Staten Island, CUNY (July 13). (more...)

New York Philharmonic and Music Academy of the West Launch Four-Year PartnershipNew York Philharmonic and Music Academy of the West Launch Four-Year Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The New York Philharmonic and the Music Academy of the West have entered into a four-year partnership that will create unique and intensive opportunities for selected Music Academy Fellows to train with New York Philharmonic musicians and Music Director Alan Gilbert in Santa Barbara and New York. Alan Gilbert, the New York Philharmonic, its Assistant Conductors, and musicians will have a presence at the Music Academy Summer Festival for training and performances each summer for four years beginning in 2014, culminating in a joint concert with the New York Philharmonic and Academy Festival Orchestra celebrating the Music Academy's 70th anniversary in 2017. (more...)

LA Philharmonic, Norm Lewis, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Emerson String Quartet and More Set for Lincoln Center, March 2014LA Philharmonic, Norm Lewis, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Emerson String Quartet and More Set for Lincoln Center, March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

This March, Lincoln Center presents American Songbook with 'Jim Caruso's Cast Party Goes to the Movies!', Great Performers concerts by pianist Murray Perahia, the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by Gustavo Dudamel, and the Emerson String Quartet, plus Target Free Thursdays and Meet the Artist Todays. Details below! (more...)

LA Philharmonic, Norm Lewis, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Emerson String Quartet and More Set for Lincoln Center, March 2014LA Philharmonic, Norm Lewis, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Emerson String Quartet and More Set for Lincoln Center, March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

This March, Lincoln Center presents American Songbook with 'Jim Caruso's Cast Party Goes to the Movies!', Great Performers concerts by pianist Murray Perahia, the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by Gustavo Dudamel, and the Emerson String Quartet, plus Target Free Thursdays and Meet the Artist Saturdays. Details below! (more...)

Alan Gilbert Leads New York Philharmonic ASIA / WINTER 2014 Tour, Now thru 2/19Alan Gilbert Leads New York Philharmonic ASIA / WINTER 2014 Tour, Now thru 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic on the ASIA / WINTER 2014 tour, February 6-19, 2014. The two-week tour - the Philharmonic's seventh international concert tour under Alan Gilbert's leadership - will feature ten concerts in three countries, with performances in Seoul, South Korea; Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo, and Yokohama, Japan; and Taipei, Taiwan. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Receives $2.4 Million Grant From Leon Levy Foundation to Complete Digitization of ArchivesNew York Philharmonic Receives $2.4 Million Grant From Leon Levy Foundation to Complete Digitization of Archives
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has received a $2.4 million grant from the Leon Levy Foundation to complete the digitization of its extensive Archives, beginning with its founding in 1842 through the present day. The grant builds on previous funding from the Leon Levy Foundation - now totaling $5 million since 2007 - which funded the digitization of the 1.3 million pages currently available. When completed, the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives will contain almost 3 million pages comprising all documents in the New York Philharmonic Archives - including correspondence, marked scores and parts, contracts, and Board minutes - from 1842 through 1970, as well as all public documents - including marketing materials, press releases, and annual reports - from 1970 through today. The Digital Archives' infrastructure will also be modified to integrate born-digital documents created today, as well as additional technological enhancements. Launched in February 2011, the Digital Archives currently includes historic material from 1943-70 including programs, marked scores and orchestral parts, business documents, photos, and more. The completion of the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives will create one of the world's most comprehensive online collections documenting a single cultural institution, as well as provide the structure for growth into the future. (more...)

NY Phil's Alan Gilbert and Matthew VanBesien to Explore 21st-Century Orchestra in 'Insights Series', Beg. 3/3NY Phil's Alan Gilbert and Matthew VanBesien to Explore 21st-Century Orchestra in 'Insights Series', Beg. 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

The 2013-14 season of the New York Philharmonic's Insights Series - free events in which artists and experts explore some of the season's themes and concerts - will continue Monday, March 3, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. with 'The 21st-Century Orchestra: A Conversation with Music Director Alan Gilbert and Executive Director Matthew VanBesien.' (more...)

The New York Philharmonic Announces 201415 Season- JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, CONTACT! and More!The New York Philharmonic Announces 201415 Season- JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, CONTACT! and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's 2014-15 season broadens and deepens the partnerships and initiatives that have transformed the institution under Music Director Alan Gilbert, while introducing new ideas and innovative collaborations that continue to enhance the Orchestra's role in the cultural landscape throughout New York City and the world. (more...)

The New York Philharmonic Announces 201415 Season- JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, CONTACT! and More!The New York Philharmonic Announces 201415 Season- JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, CONTACT! and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's 2014-15 season broadens and deepens the partnerships and initiatives that have transformed the institution under Music Director Alan Gilbert, while introducing new ideas and innovative collaborations that continue to enhance the Orchestra's role in the cultural landscape throughout New York City and the world. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead New York Philharmonic ASIA / WINTER 2014 Tour, 2/6-19Alan Gilbert to Lead New York Philharmonic ASIA / WINTER 2014 Tour, 2/6-19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic on the ASIA / WINTER 2014 tour, February 6-19, 2014. The two-week tour - the Philharmonic's seventh international concert tour under Alan Gilbert's leadership - will feature ten concerts in three countries, with performances in Seoul, South Korea; Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo, and Yokohama, Japan; and Taipei, Taiwan. (more...)

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