2017 Chinese New Year Concert and Gala Slideshow

The New York Philharmonic welcomed the Year of the Rooster with the sixth annual Chinese New Year Concert and Gala, a festive musical evening presented by Starr International Foundation and conducted by Long Yu. The program blended East and West, concert hall and folk song. In the spotlight were soprano Sumi Jo and trumpet player Alison Balsom — both in their Philharmonic debuts — as well as virtuosos of the Orchestra, Concertmaster Frank Huang and Principal Flute Robert Langevin. Gala guests, many in traditional Chinese attire, began the evening with a colorful cocktail reception, and gathered after the concert for a dinner of delicacies.

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.

The 175th Anniversary Season Begins

Wednesday marked many milestones: the launch of the New York Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary season, Music Director Alan Gilbert’s farewell season, and The New World Initiative — the Philharmonic’s season-long, city-wide project revolving around Dvořák’s New World Symphony and its theme of “home” — plus the Orchestra’s first-ever live concert broadcast on Facebook. The day began with a free dress rehearsal open to the 70+ ensembles performing the New World Symphony across the city as part of The New World Initiative. That night, Mozart in the Jungle cast members Bernadette Peters and Lola Kirke, Josh Groban, Ben Vereen, Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller, Bill Moyers, Itzhak Perlman, and more were among the friends and supporters who gathered for the Opening Gala cocktail reception, glamorous dinner, and the concert itself — featuring Alan Gilbert leading works tied to the Philharmonic’s rich history of premieres by John Corigliano, Gershwin with Aaron Diehl as soloist, and Dvořák. The Empire State Building shone Philharmonic red in celebration.

14th-Annual Bravo! Vail Residency in Photos

The New York Philharmonic spent ten picturesque days performing six concerts in Vail, Colorado, for their 14th-annual summer residency at Bravo! Vail. The six-concert residency featured conductor/raconteur Bramwell Tovey, Chaplin’s City Lights with the score performed live to the film, Music Director Alan Gilbert leading powerhouse soloists including our own Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi, violin dynamo Leila Josefowicz, and The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Eric Owens. Plus Philharmonic musicians worked with the Very Young Composers of Vail.

PHOTOS: Final Concert in Vail

The Philharmonic's 12th-annual summer residency at Bravo! Vail concluded Saturday night with a sold-out, all-Russian concert. Flanked by the majestic Rockies, the Orchestra wowed the crowd with Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, Musorgsky, and Tchaikovsky, with Bramwell Tovey on the podium and pianist Joyce Yang as soloist.

NY Philharmonic Bravo! Vail

Bravo! Vail artistic director Anne-Marie McDermott, conductor Bramwell Tovey, and Bravo! Vail president James W. Palermo

NY Philharmonic Bravo! Vail

View of the New York Philharmonic's final performance at Bravo! Vail's Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

NY Philharmonic Bravo! Vail

Pianist Joyce Yang performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the New York Philharmonic, led by Bramwell Tovey

Photos by Zach Mahone Photography

This just in from Philharmonic cellist Alexei Yupanqui Gonzales: Principal Cello Carter Brey and cellist Patrick Jee crossing the finish line of the Vail Half Marathon July 20:

Second Annual Shanghai Performance Residency Concludes

Seven thousand miles and one week later, the New York Philharmonic's second annual Shanghai performance residency has come to a triumphant conclusion. The residency is part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership (presented by The Starr International Foundation), a cornerstone and founding component of the New York Philharmonic Global Academy. The week of concerts and coachings wrapped up with violinist Gil Shaham and Philharmonic cellists in the solo spotlight, Chaplin’s City Lights screened with the score performed live, Very Young Composers, a side-by-side rehearsal with Shanghai Orchestra Academy students, and seminars, workshops, lessons, and coachings led by Philharmonic musicians and administration.

Second Annual Shanghai Performance Residency Begins

The New York Philharmonic has traveled 7,000 miles for the second annual Shanghai performance residency, July 2–8, part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership, presented by The Starr International Foundation and a cornerstone and founding component of the New York Philharmonic Global Academy. There have been four concerts so far, including two performances with star soloist Daniil Trifonov, a Young People's Concert, and a free outdoor concert by the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet. Philharmonic musicians have also been busy teaching and coaching Shanghai Orchestra Academy students and inspiring Very Young Composers.

2016 Concerts in the Parks Begin in Central Park

The New York Philharmonic's Concerts in the Parks are back for another summer of beautiful music under the stars. The 51st season kicked off this week with two concerts on Central Park's Great Lawn, drawing more than 63,000 music lovers over two nights. The first night opened with a tribute to the victims of the Orlando tragedy. Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill was the soloist in Mozart's lyrical Clarinet Concerto, and Music Director Alan Gilbert led the New York Philharmonic — plus four New York Philharmonic Global Academy students having the opportunity of a lifetime — in music by Beethoven, plus R. Strauss and Wagner.