Dedicated to the memory of Shirley Young, a founding Co-Chair of the Philharmonic’s Lunar New Year celebrations, for her profound belief in the power of music to forge cross-cultural connections.

Presenting Sponsor

Our festive virtual program of Asian and Western music on February 16 included past Lunar New Year concert highlights — featuring the likes of Maestro Long Yu and superstar pianist Lang Lang — plus surprise guests, collaborations with Shanghai Orchestra Academy students and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra musicians, and more.


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Our Donors

Honorary Chairs

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice R. Greenberg


Angela Chen
Charles C. Y. Chen
Misook Doolittle
Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar L. Tang
Maggie and Richard Tsai

Principal Benefactors

Susan and Elihu Rose

Senior Principal Sponsors

Sarah Jane and Trevor Gibbons
Margo M. and James L. Nederlander
The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Inc.
Cynthia and Tom Sculco
Barbara Tober

Principal Sponsors

Heidi and Christian Lange
Elizabeth and Frank Newman
Tiger Baron Foundation

Principal Supporters

Noreen and Kenneth Buckfire
Phyllis and Slade Mills
Lulu and Anthony Wang


Ingrid Ehrenberg and Joseph Chan
Gurnee and Marjorie Hart
Derek Hu and Malena Zhang
Melissa Ko and Doug Hahn
Daisy M. Soros
Henry S. Tang
Mary Wallach

as of February 11, 2021