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New Worlds, New Audience

Posted September 24, 2013

"2001: A Space Odyssey" at NY Philharmonic 

Thank you to all who joined us for 2001: A Space Odyssey — especially those new to us. The New York Times' Anthony Tommasini wrote, "Like the previous film night earlier last week, devoted to music from Alfred Hitchcock movies, this event packed the hall with exactly the demographic of younger, diverse people American orchestras are trying to reach."

More than half the audience was new to our database, and almost half of the audience for Hitchcock!, the other program in The Art of the Score: Film Week at the Philharmonic, was new.

"The ovation at the end was long and ardent," Tommasini wrote. "Maybe this film night will entice some newcomers to take in a symphonic program without a film."

We hope so, knowing there are many more thrilling moments in our new season, which opens tomorrow.