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Philharmonic Pioneers

Posted October 08, 2013

Philharmonic Partners 

When you're next in Avery Fisher Hall, don't miss Philharmonic Pioneers: The Founding of the New York and Royal Philharmonic Societies, an exhibition by The New York Philharmonic Archives in the Bruno Walter Gallery. It features original materials belonging to the Royal Philharmonic Society that pertain to their commissioning of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. It also showcases materials related to the 1846 U.S. Premiere of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony by the New York Philharmonic, which commissioned the first English translation of “Ode to Joy” for the occasion. The exhibition closes November 23.