* In some years there was no designee for these positions
** Conducted the New York Symphony Society, founded by Leopold Damrosch in 1877, which merged with the New York Philharmonic in 1928

Jaap van Zweden2018–

Jaap van Zweden began his tenure as the 26th Music Director in September 2018. In the 2019–20 season, he and the Philharmonic reaffirm their vital commitments to serving as New York’s orchestra and to championing new music. He conducts the Philharmonic in World Premieres, symphonic cornerstones, his first Young People’s Concert, and the return of Phil the Hall, and presides over Project 19, the hotspots festival, and Mahler’s New York.