Founded in 1842, the New York Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States. Read a complete historical overview, visit the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives, or explore our history below.

Visit the Archives

The Philharmonic Archives is located in the Rose Building at Lincoln Center, and welcomes researchers by appointment only. To visit, please contact us at archives@nyphil.org. Office hours are 10am - 5pm, Monday through Friday.

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