10 March 2014
4 March 2014
'A Wee Bi' o' Viral Marketin'!'
Keep an eye on Dwight.
3 March 2014
Certainly can’t forget @nyphil performing Sweeney Todd on Wednesday. SO STOKED.
27 February 2014
West Side Stories
Early construction of Philharmonic Hall (now Avery Fisher Hall), home of the New York Philharmonic, in 1961.
26 February 2014
Why is this scene so moving? 1. Emma Thompson as a wife who just learned her husband has strayed. 2. Vince Mendoza’s churning arrangement of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides, Now,” which won a Grammy in 2001. Mendoza arranged Mary Chapin Carpenter’s songs that you’ll hear Friday and Saturday. He’ll conduct, too. Thompson stars in Sweeney Todd March 5–8. See, it all comes together.
Student Rush tix are available for Friday: call (212) 875-5656 or visit the Avery Fisher Hall Box Office Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm. (Not available online at the moment. Sorry.)
21 February 2014
Orchestra members aboard one of EVA Air’s Hello Kitty planes, flying from Tokyo to Taipei, 12:45pm, Feb. 16. Unclear whether it was Hello Kitty Speed Puff, Hello Kitty Loves Apples, or Hello Kitty Happy Music. Let’s say it was the last one. (Photo by Chris Lee)
Final ASIA / WINTER 2014 slideshow coming later today…
20 February 2014
Emma Thompson Plays Charades with Jimmy Fallon, Bradley Cooper
Emma Thompson was a surprise guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. She played Charades with Jimmy, Bradley Cooper, and Tim McGraw. Emma’s role in our Sweeney Todd in March got some love 40 secs. in. Enjoy.
19 February 2014
Musical Diplomacy in Tokyo
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.