New York Philharmonic
About New York Philharmonic
The New York Philharmonic is one of the oldest and most respected symphony orchestras in the world.
∙ The philharmonic has performed many historic world premieres, including Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in 1881 and George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F in 1925.
∙ It was the first symphony orchestra to record a movie soundtrack—for 1926’s John Barrymore-starring Don Juan, which was the first full-length feature with a prerecorded score.
∙ Legendary composer/pianist Leonard Bernstein, the orchestra’s most famous conductor, debuted with the philharmonic in 1943 and conducted his 1,000th concert on December 15, 1971.
∙ Televised editions of the orchestra’s long-running Young People’s Concerts, a series of educational performances dating to 1924, won four Emmy Awards in the ’60s.
∙ The orchestra received a 2005 Grammy Award for its recording of the world premiere of John Adams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning On the Transmigration of Souls, honoring the victims of 9/11.
∙ In 2016, the New York Philharmonic became the first orchestra to air a live, fully produced performance on a major social-media platform.
ORIGINNew York, NY
FORMEDDecember 7, 1842