The New York Philharmonic offers bespoke sponsorship packages to dynamic companies with the goal of crafting the perfect combination of benefits and opportunities. Establishing strategic partnerships makes it possible for companies to connect with hospitality, marketing, and local and national branding opportunities, and to receive preferential access to the Orchestra. Potential benefits include:

  • Prominent recognition and brand alignment with Philharmonic initiatives, including inclusion across marketing and PR digital and printed assets
  • Relationship access to the Philharmonic’s donor and business networks
  • Opportunity to host and showcase the Philharmonic’s world-renowned musicians and leadership in events and other engagements
  • Access to exclusive events and premier hospitality opportunities, both digitally and in-person

The Philharmonic will work with your company to build a custom partnership aligned with the company’s goals and interests. Sponsorship areas with additional details are listed below.

  • Official Sponsorship

    Official Sponsors live at the center of our mission to serve our global community through artistic excellence, programmatic innovation, and commitment to social imperatives. Philharmonic corporate sponsors are deeply integrated into our vision, bolstering efforts across all initiatives and supporting the evolution of America’s leading symphony orchestra. Official Sponsorship unlocks the highest level of branding, exposure, and hospitality, and offers unparalleled access to one of the world’s most celebrated and recognizable arts organizations.

  • Digital Growth

    Since March 2020, when health and safety regulations and recommendations cancelled live concerts, the Philharmonic has shifted to a primarily digital presence through NY Phil Plays On. This free portal hosts more than 150 hours of content, including radio and video broadcasts, videos of musicians performing “together” at home, family-friendly educational materials through Learning @ Home, and curated series and festivals. Millions of music-lovers across the world have enjoyed our online content, and we look forward to embracing our newfound digital expansion for years to come. Digital content sponsors play a vital role in the growth of the Philharmonic and are featured prominently across various social media channels.

  • New Music

    Throughout its history, the Philharmonic has performed more than 600 World Premieres, including more than 200 commissions by established and emerging composers. Through a variety of commissioning projects, including Project 19, the Philharmonic continues to support the creation of new works in order to amplify the voices of those typically underrepresented in classical music. Many new works premiered by the Philharmonic move on to be performed regularly by prominent orchestras across the country and the world. New-music sponsors, who underwrite select performances of commissioned works and other premieres, receive extensive crediting and help us continue to introduce new repertoire to our global community.

  • NY Phil Bandwagon

    NY Phil Bandwagon sponsors are helping the Philharmonic bring live music back to New York City; the series, launched in fall 2020, will return in spring 2021. Sponsors have the opportunity to join our collaborations with a variety of community organizations; commission new works by composers who reflect the demographics of New York; and deepen our relationship with our neighbors across the five boroughs. We anticipate extensive press coverage and can provide sponsors with strategic brand alignment and exposure. Companies can bring NY Phil Bandwagon to select locations through sponsorship of the series.

  • Private Virtual Events

    Companies seeking special access to Philharmonic musicians for virtual events may do so through a sponsorship. Virtual event opportunities range from pre-concert virtual receptions with Philharmonic musicians to the creation of new content exclusive to each partner. The Philharmonic will work with your company to curate a special event to suit a range of needs.

  • Education & Community Engagement

    Music education is vital to students’ development, creativity, and well-being. Our Education initiatives connect students in partner schools across New York City with Philharmonic Teaching Artists, providing high-caliber music instruction through programs like Philharmonic Schools, Very Young Composers Program, and Young People’s Concerts and Young People’s Concerts for Schools, adapting to the needs of each partner school. Education sponsors ensure the continued longevity and expansion of these impactful programs.

    The Philharmonic is also deeply committed to deepening the connection with New York City communities. The Concerts in the Parks attract more than 80,000 visitors each year, providing free access to classical music in all five boroughs. We’ve also been privileged to work with a variety of community partners across various initiatives to maximize our impact. Community sponsorships bring our partners to the forefront of our presence across the city and help increase community access to the excellence of the Philharmonic.

  • Membership Groups

    Companies seeking special access to the Philharmonic’s member groups can connect with our generous donors through sponsorship. Membership groups include the Leonard Bernstein Circle, Council of the Phil, Patrons, Young New Yorkers, Friends, and Heritage Society. The Philharmonic will work with your company to identify the best match according to your target audience, with special recognition at donor events and across donor materials.

Contact Us

To learn more about corporate sponsorship, please contact:

Molly Rabuffo
Corporate Sponsorship Manager
(212) 875-5691