26 February 2013
The Last Five Years
Hard to believe that it’s been half a decade, but five years ago today the Philharmonic made one of its more unprecedented debuts with its first concert in North Korea under then-Music Director Lorin Maazel. Following the U.S. and DPRK national anthems, the Orchestra played works by Wagner, Dvořák, Gershwin, and Bernstein (the latter three were all originally Philharmonic premieres).
Relive the journey via the photos above (all by Chris Lee) or on The Pyongyang Concert, EuroArts’s DVD available in the Philharmonic shop that includes the entire concert as well as a behind-the-scenes documentary.
21 August 2012
20 June 2012
We are coming to the end of New York Philharmonic President and Executive Director Zarin Mehta’s remarkable 12-year tenure. Tonight’s concert is dedicated to him and his contributions, ranging from the Orchestra’s historic visit to Pyongyang to educational initiatives such as the Very Young People’s Concerts and Learning Overtures.
Director/designer Doug Fitch (the visionary behind our productions of Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre and The Cunning Little Vixen) captures Zarin’s lighter side in this farewell salute.