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WATCH: A Broadway Romance: Preview

"Something's Coming," you hope ... "If I Loved You," you wonder ... "I've Never Been in Love Before," you realize ... "One Hand, One Heart," you vow ... then the blues, but love endures "Come Rain or Come Shine." 

Join us Valentine's Day for A Broadway Romance, a love story told by the Philharmonic and Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana, the Tony-nominated stars of  Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. Ted Sperling conducts.

WATCH: Rare Glimpse of Sibelius at Home, Part of 150th-Anniversary Exhibit Opening Today

In celebration of Sibelius’s 150th birthday anniversary, the New York Philharmonic performs Sibelius’s The Oceanides and Violin Concerto, Feb. 26–28, and presents Sibelius at Home: Images from the Aho Family Films in the Bruno Walter Gallery at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center

The exhibit, which opens today, includes stills and commentary from a documentary film capturing Sibelius at home in 1927 and 1945, along with archival material from the New York Philharmonic Archives tracing the Orchestra’s relationship with Sibelius and his music.

The film (above) is a rare glimpse of Sibelius and his family in their summer home on Lake Tuusula, in Southern Finland. Shot by Sibelius’s neighbors Heikki Aho and Björn Soldan, sons of author/journalist Juhani Aho and founders of the documentary film studio Aho & Soldan, the film exhibits an intimate behind-the-scenes view of the notoriously camera-shy composer.

Sibelius’s wife, Aino, and daughters also appear in the film, posing readily for the cameramen they knew so well. The daughters Margareta and Heidi pick apples in the garden and play the piano, and Margareta plays the violin. Jean reads the paper and plays and composes at the piano, cigar always at hand.

Sibelius at Home: Images from the Aho Family Films is in the Bruno Walter Gallery on Avery Fisher Hall’s Grand Promenade and is open to ticket-holders through March 31.

Music: 

Sibelius, arr. Jussi Jalas: Symphony No. 3, Finale

Sibelius: Impromptu, Op. 5 for string orchestra

Sibelius: Romance in F, Op. 78 for violin and piano

Helsinki Theater Orchestra

Eero Bister, violin

WATCH: 2015–16 Season Announcement

On January 21, at David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, we announced our 2015–16 season to more than 60 members of the press. Music Director Alan Gilbert (left) and President Matthew VanBesien (right) shared, via their own words and several videos, our excitement about what awaits next year.

If you couldn't join us, or just want to see it again, watch the video above. Then enjoy our 2015–16 Season Playlist!

(Video: Chris Lee)


WATCH: Friday's Lorin Maazel Memorial To Be Streamed Live

At 12:30 p.m. on Friday, October 31, at The Society for Ethical Culture in New York City, there will be a memorial celebration of former Music Director Lorin Maazel. Several New York Philharmonic musicians will perform, and Music Director Alan Gilbert will speak. Watch a live stream here.

Please watch this video and video slideshow and join us in warm remembrance of Lorin Maazel:

Maestro Lorin Maazel - 1930-2014 from Castleton Festival on Vimeo.

WATCH: Lauren Worsham Talks (And Sings!) Show Boat

Do you know Lauren Worsham, who plays Magnolia in Show Boat Nov. 5–8? Get ready to be charmed. 

She was nominated this year for a Tony for her performance in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Oh, and she has a degree in Spanish Literature from Yale (obviously). 

After rehearsal yesterday, she shared her excitement about fulfilling her "lifelong dream" of performing with the Philharmonic, and even burst into a few bars of "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man." Enjoy.

VIDEOS: Phil Smith Memory Lane

Retiring Philharmonic Principal Trumpet Philip Smith is world-renowned not only for his lyrical, soaring sound, but also for his kind collegiality, masterful teaching, and inspiring influence — as both a musician and role model for living a good life. His colleagues around the country sent us video postcards of their favorite Phil memories.

Make your own Phil Smith memories this Saturday at the celebratory concert honoring Phil Smith July 5 at 2:00 p.m. (Student Rush available.) Be prepared for some surprises.

Jazz trumpeter Vincent DiMartino shares his favorite memory of Phil Smith — calm, cool, collected, and the ultimate colleague.


Hunter Eberly, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Principal Trumpet, shares his favorite Phil Smith memories — from his well-loved copies of Phil Smith's orchestral excerpts CD, to his two-and-a-half-hour drive to see Phil teach a masterclass.


Trumpeter/composer/arranger Brandon Ridenour, formerly of Canadian Brass, finally gets a chance to ask Phil Smith, his favorite orchestral trumpeter, a question he's been meaning to ask for years. In the meantime he shares a (probably) heartwarming story and reflects on what makes Phil great.


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