It’s official: December 7 — the New York Philharmonic’s 175th birthday — was declared “New York Philharmonic Day” in a Mayoral Proclamation presented by Kai Falkenberg, First Deputy Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, from the stage during last night’s 175th birthday concert.
Also announced last night: the Philharmonic, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, will give away 175 free tickets to underserved communities in honor of 175 years as New York’s orchestra.
Happy birthday to us! Thank you, Mayor de Blasio, Commissioner Julie Menin, and the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment. Here’s to meaningful connections between the New York Philharmonic and our fellow New Yorkers for the next 175-plus years. We ♥ NY!
(Photo: Chris Lee)