The NY Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the U.S. Plus, it’s one of the most renowned cultural landmarks in New York and in the world. It’s the home of some of the most talented musicians too.
Founded in 1962, the Philharmonic Hall was the first building to be concluded at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Designed by the renowned American architect, Max Abramovitz, the project houses the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States.
Moreover, based on the astounding donation of $10.5 million, in 1973, it was renamed to Avery Fisher Hall. It’s benefactor, Avery Fisher, was a philanthropist and music lover.
Later, in 2015, if was once again renamed and is now know as David Geffen Hall, another philanthropist, as well as a business magnate and producer.
His philosophy was to give back to the world what music had given to him. Sounds perfect!
Today, the philharmonic entertains over 50 million music lover a year. It also offers annual free concerts across the city, because of it’s community-driven passion. These includes the famous Concerts in the Parks – in Central Park.
Plus, a few extra infos:
“Beginning in 1842, the New York Philharmonic’s historic collections are some of the longest running, most comprehensive Archives in the world of performing arts. An early tradition of documenting all activities began even before the first concert and continues today.
Located in the Rose Building at Lincoln Center, the Philharmonic Archives welcomes researchers by appointment only.
Furthermore, it’s location can be a bit confusing. It’s on the north side of Lincoln Center, at Broadway and West 65th Street.
In addition, if you are coming to New York and would like to attend any upcoming performances. Or, even if you need to organize a Corporate experience, contact our experts to organize it. We can tell you a bit more about the renowned cultural landmarks in New York City.
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Location: David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza
Photo Credits: Courtesy of NY Philharmonic and Chris Lee