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VIDEO: Playing for Ambassador Caroline Kennedy in Tokyo, 02/14/2014

To the strains of "Morning Mood" from Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 — arranged for wind quintet by Joachim Linckelmann, as performed by the Principal Woodwind Quintet of the New York Philharmonic — U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy welcomes Music Director Alan Gilbert and others to her official residence in Tokyo for the ensemble's command performance for dignitaries during the Orchestra's ASIA / WINTER 2014 tour.

Throwback Thursday

Jackie Kennedy and John D. Rockefeller III

50 years ago, two special guests attended Opening Night of the Philharmonic's 1963–64 season in style: Jackie Kennedy and John D. Rockefeller III.

You, too, can be among the season-opening attendees. The box office opens Sunday at noon, when you can grab tickets to the Opening Gala with Yo-Yo Ma, the subscription season-opening concerts with Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman, and any of this season's other 100+ concerts. If you're a subscriber, you can get your tickets now and take advantage of the One Week Sale, which ends this Sunday at noon.

Photo courtesy of New York Philharmonic Digital Archives

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