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New York and Vienna Philharmonics Celebrate 175th Anniversaries with Joint Exhibit

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Eighteen forty-two was a good year for orchestras. As it happens, both the New York Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic were founded that year — about eight months, and 4,000 miles, apart.

Both celebrating their 175th anniversaries this season, the New York Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic will present a joint exhibit, Vienna and New York: 175 Years of Two Philharmonics, featuring archival material from both orchestras. You can catch it in New York February 23–March 10 at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. The exhibit will then open in Vienna on March 28 at the Haus der Musik. (The New York Philharmonic performs at Vienna’s Konzerthaus the next day as part of its EUROPE / SPRING 2017 tour.)

Among the many treasures to be featured are documents written at the founding of each orchestra, including a call for musicians written by Vienna Philharmonic founder Otto Nicolai, and the New York Philharmonic’s “Constitution of the Philharmonic Society of New York,” establishing the Orchestra’s operating principles. Also on display: historic conducting scores, programs, photos from performances and tours, and letters from composers and conductors.

Triumphant Conclusion in Vienna

Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra conclude their three-concert stint at the Vienna Konzerthaus with works by The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse, Mozart, and Musorgsky. The performance brings the EUROPE / SPRING 2013 tour to a close, and the musicians head to New York to resume performing for their hometown audience.

VIDEO: Musicians' Picks as Highlights of the Tour, 05/17/2013

In Vienna, following the final concert of the EUROPE / SPRING 2013 tour, New York Philharmonic musicians answer tour photographer and videographer Chris Lee’s question, “What was a highlight of the tour for you?” Hear the responses of Assistant Principal Viola Irene Breslaw, Principal Cello Carter Brey, cellist Eric Bartlett, The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse, and bassist Blake Hinson.

Arrival and Two Concerts in Vienna

The Philharmonic arrives in Vienna, the final stop of the EUROPE / SPRING 2013 tour, to commemorate the centennial of the Vienna Konzerthaus. Joshua Bell and Emanuel Ax join Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra for two of the three concerts in the city of music.

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