PHOTOS: Launch of Music Director Jaap van Zweden

New York, Meet Jaap — Opening Gala of the New York Philharmonic’s 177th season — inaugurated the Orchestra’s 26th Music Director, Jaap van Zweden, with a groundbreaking World Premiere by Ashley Fure, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major with soloist Daniil Trifonov, and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. The Gala also included a red carpet walked by the likes of Alec and Hilaria Baldwin and Patricia Clarkson, a festive cocktail reception, and a celebratory dinner. Relive the momentous evening.

PHOTOS: Leonard Bernstein’s Legacy of Innovation at the N.Y. Philharmonic

As we celebrate our former Music Director on his 100th birthday, here is a look back at his transformative tenure. Its echoes are heard and felt to this day at the New York Philharmonic.

PHOTOS: 2018 Vail Residency Concludes

The New York Philharmonic concluded its 16th annual Bravo! Vail summer residency with a family reunion — cellist Alisa Weilerstein and her brother, former Philharmonic Assistant Conductor Joshua Weilerstein — plus Concertmaster Frank Huang in evocative, seductive, virtuosic solos and pianist Louis Lortie in Ravel. David Robertson and Hans Graf led the Orchestra, and Philharmonic musicians worked with the talented Very Young Composers of Vail.

PHOTOS: 2018 Vail Residency Begins

The New York Philharmonic is back in Colorado’s purple mountain majesties. Returning to Bravo! Vail for its 16th annual summer residency, the Orchestra celebrated the Broadway best of former Music Director Leonard Bernstein; Bramwell Tovey conducted and led Gershwin from the piano; pianist George Li made his debut; organist Kent Tritle had the spotlight in Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony; and the New York Philharmonic String Quartet performed Haydn, Shostakovich, and Borodin. There’s more to come, so stay tuned to What’s New.

PHOTOS: 2018 Shanghai Residency Concludes

The New York Philharmonic’s fourth annual Shanghai performance residency concluded with a New York–themed concert featuring music by former Philharmonic Music Director Leonard Bernstein and Gershwin, whom the late maestro championed. After the residency, Very Young Composers of Shanghai saw the World Premieres of their original music, composed under the guidance of New York Philharmonic and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra educators. The Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership is presented by Starr International Foundation.

PHOTOS: 2018 Shanghai Residency Continues

The first three concerts of the New York Philharmonic’s fourth annual Shanghai performance residency were followed by two days of instructing and inspiring the next generation of classical musicians. The Orchestra rehearsed side-by-side with graduate students from the Shanghai Orchestra Academy (SOA) — a two-year post-graduate program co-founded by the Philharmonic — and celebrated the graduation of SOA’s third class. They also demonstrated their instruments to Very Young Composers of Shanghai, who are working with Philharmonic educators in preparation for a public performance. The Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership is presented by Starr International Foundation.

PHOTOS: 2018 Shanghai Residency Begins

The New York Philharmonic’s fourth annual Shanghai performance residency has begun! By day, Philharmonic musicians teach Shanghai Orchestra Academy students. By night, they perform sold-out concerts led by Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden featuring music by Bernstein, Mahler, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and others, plus collaborations with violinist Renaud Capuçon and cellist Alisa Weilerstein. It’s all part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership, presented by Starr International Foundation.

PHOTOS: 2018 Concerts in the Parks

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, returned for the 53rd season of priceless music, absolutely free, in every New York City borough. Native New Yorker James Gaffigan conducted the Orchestra in music celebrating Laureate Conductor Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, evocative works by Saint-Saëns and Rimsky-Korsakov, and — for the first time ever — original compositions by students in the Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program. Joining the Orchestra were post-graduate students from the Shanghai Orchestra Academy, who performed alongside their Philharmonic mentors during their weeklong immersion in the life of an orchestral musician.