The New York Philharmonic exists to share the beauty and power of music with the public. Until we can resume doing so through the shared experience of live concerts, we are committed to doing what we can to bring our performances to you, in your own homes.
Earlier this week we released NY Phil Plays On, a new portal for free content to provide comfort and connection to the millions of classical music fans worldwide in isolation. There you can find a selection of performances and other ways to enjoy your NY Phil, including:
— Nine editions of our award-winning radio program, The New York Philharmonic This Week
— We Are NY Phil @ Home, offering videos of our musicians proving that music is still possible in a world of social distancing
— A Young People’s Concerts Play! titled Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, which features a full Young People’s Concert complemented by interactive learning videos, and a tool allowing kids to compose their own melodies
And visit our Facebook page on Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m., EDT, for the closest experience to a live performance that we can offer right now — broadcasts of past performances. First up: Jaap van Zweden conducting Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. Join us!
We’ll be adding many more hours of digital content, including performance footage both past and new. Keep checking back for updates.
We know these are difficult times for you, your friends and family, and the world. They also pose a severe challenge to the Philharmonic, so we ask those who are able to please consider a contribution at whatever level is significant to you, to help us continue sharing the music.
(Photo: Chris Lee)