A Virtual Gala Celebrating New York City

Honoring Iconic New Yorkers
Kristen and Alexander Klabin
Klara and Larry A. Silverstein

Gala Co-Chairs
Susan and Elihu Rose
Sylvia Tóth and Francesco Fiorito
Daria L. and Eric J. Wallach

On November 19, 2020, the New York Philharmonic celebrated our vibrant hometown by bringing our best! Beloved repertoire, spanning Beethoven to Bernstein. Stellar friends, among them Stephen Sondheim, Josh Groban, Emanuel Ax, John Williams, Renée Fleming, and, of course, Music Director Jaap van Zweden. Impactful community initiatives, including never-before-seen video of NY Phil Bandwagon, which brought the joy of live concerts to the city’s streets, and inspiring music by one of our Very Young Composers. We are grateful to those who joined the virtual celebration to show their love for New York City and its world-renowned orchestra! Enjoy these highlights from the broadcast.

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Kristen and Alexander Klabin

Klara and Larry A. Silverstein



Susan and Elihu Rose
Sylvia Tóth and Francesco Fiorito

Daria L. and Eric J. Wallach


Empire City

Michele and Martin Cohen
Leni and Peter May
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Niemeth
Jenny and John Paulson

Joan and Joel I. Picket
Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar L. Tang
Christie and Ronald J. Ulrich
Sandra and Stanford Warshawsky



Judy and Russell Carson
Laura Chang and Arnold Chavkin
Hira and Toos Daruvala
Anna Khoruzhenko and Peter Gross
Linda and Mitch Hart
Sharon and Lawrence Hite
Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Johnson

Heidi and Christian Lange
Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.
James L. and Margo M. Nederlander
Elizabeth and Frank Newman
Carol and Chuck Schaefer
Didi and Oscar Schafer
Shirley Young


East Side / West Side

Barbara Ehrlich and Stuart M. Johnson
Sarah Jane and Trevor Gibbons
Perry and Marty Granoff
Günther E. Greiner
Jennifer and Bud Gruenberg

Honey M. Kurtz
Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. LeFrak
Cynthia and Tom Sculco
Daisy M. Soros


Uptown / Downtown

Linda and Earle Altman
The Leonard Bernstein Office
Donald and Vera Blinken
Bonnie and Clive Chajet
Jennie L. and Richard K. DeScherer
Suzan Gordon
Michael and Linda Jesselson
Temma and Al Kingsley

Arthur L. Loeb
Ed and Kathy Ludwig
Phyllis and Slade Mills
Bernard M. Plum and Charlotte L. Behrendt
Tiger Baron Foundation
Rukiye and Evren Unver
Svetlana and Herbert Wachtell


City That Never Sleeps

Noreen and Kenneth Buckfire
Violet and Christopher Eagan
Nancy Dotterer Field
Susan and Edward Greenberg
Edmund A. Grossman
Peter Jungen

Alice Netter
Donna and Ben Rosen
Joan L. and Reade H. Ryan, Jr.
Barbara and John* Samuelson
Glen and Lynn Tobias


Wonderful Town

Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman
Deborah and Charles Adelman
Amanda and Charles Brainerd
Shaun M. Gilboy
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth H. and Yvonne S. Hannan Jr.
Gurnee and Marjorie Hart
Joan Kahn

Dale Jenkins and Sandra Panem
Susan Porter
Susan and Jeffrey Stern
Barbara and Donald Tober
Fran and Barry Weissler
Neil Westreich
Ann Eden Woodward Foundation


as of November 28, 2020

*In memoriam