Council members attend a salon performance featuring Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill. Photo credit Chris Lee.

Council of the Phil is a dedicated group of professionals committed to supporting the New York Philharmonic and its visionary programs. Members help to shape a vibrant future for the Philharmonic by serving as philanthropic leaders and ambassadors in the community, and engaging with the organization’s executive leadership.

Council members receive enhanced access to the Philharmonic, including invitations to chamber music performances, conversations with artistic and senior staff, and exclusive receptions with Orchestra musicians and guest artists.

Join Us

Join us today to enjoy a year of Council of the Phil events! Membership begins with a gift of $12,000, and corporate matching gifts are eligible toward membership ($629 is not tax-deductible). For more information please email or call
(212) 875-5859.

Council of the Phil members receive the following benefits (all invitations are for two, unless otherwise specified):

  • Invitations to a curated season of concerts with receptions and events exclusively for Council of the Phil, offering unique opportunities to engage with Philharmonic leadership and network with fellow members.
  • Concierge ticket service
  • Access to The Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Family and The Vera and Donald Blinken Patron Lounges
  • Receptions with guest artists and Philharmonic musicians
  • A pre-concert dinner with Philharmonic musicians
  • Invitations to private chamber music performances with cocktails
  • Tours of the Orchestra Library and Philharmonic Archives
  • Reserved VIP seating at the Central Park performance of Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer
  • Additional benefits commensurate with becoming a New York Philharmonic Guarantor Patron

  • Benefits subject to change and availability.

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