Lars Vogt, Pianist & Conductor, Dead at 51

German pianist and conductor Lars Vogt has died. The musician was diagnosed with cancer in February 2021 after tumors were found on his throat and liver, and succumbed to his illness on September 5, 2022.

NY Philharmonic restores salaries to pre-pandemic levels

The orchestra canceled its 2020-21 season due to the pandemic and split this season largely between Alice Tully Hall and Rose Theater.

NY Philharmonic back at Geffen Hall Oct 7 after renovation

The New York Phil will return to Geffen Hall after a $550 million renovation.

Tilson Thomas resigns from New World Symphony, lessens work

The 77-year-old had surgery last August for the tumor. He has conducted 20 concerts since then with the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the San Francisco Symphony.

Van Zweden to leave New York Philharmonic after 2023-24

After six years as music director, van Zweden’s will be the shortest tenure of anyone in a half-century.

NY Philharmonic to resume subscription performance Sept. 17

Following a historic 18-month gap, the NY Phil will present a shortened schedule in a season shifted from Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall while the orchestra’s home is remodeled.

Geffen Hall rebuild speeded due to virus, reopen in fall ’22

The plan is now to reopen the auditorium in the fall of 2022, about 1-1/2 years ahead of the original schedule.

New York Philharmonic launches on-demand streaming service

The New York Philharmonic has launched an on-demand video and audio streaming service Monday called NYPhil+.

NY Philharmonic musicians agree to 4 years of wage cuts

The New York Philharmonic, silenced from performances at Lincoln Center since March by the novel coronavirus pandemic, has agreed to a four-year labor contract with its musicians through Sept. 20, 2024…

New York Philharmonic cancels entire 2020-21 season

The New York Philharmonic will miss an entire season for the first time in its 178-year history.

Anthony McGill’s #TakeTwoKnees Challenge Inspires Musician Activism, Raises Thousands For Equal Justice Initiative

Earlier this month, Anthony McGill shared a video of himself kneeling while playing clarinet with his call-to-action hashtag: #TakeTwoKnees. Now, he’s using this hashtag to raise money for a racial justice organization.

Friday: Chicago-Born Clarinetist Anthony McGill Gives Free Livestreamed Concert

Upon his 2014 appointment, clarinetist Anthony McGill became the first African-American principal musician in NY Phil history. This week, WFMT will present a free livestreamed recital featuring McGill and pianist Anna Polonsky celebrating the diversity of the Americas.

NY Philharmonic cancels fall season, moves up Geffen rebuild

The NY Phil canceled its fall season because of the coronavirus pandemic and moved up the start of Geffen Hall’s reconstruction to take advantage of the orchestra’s absence.

NY Philharmonic to cut 500 seats in $550 million renovation

The capacity of NY Phil’s much-maligned concert hall at Lincoln Center will be reduced by more than 500 seats as part of a $550 million renovation.

Orchestra searching for child who charmed crowd with ‘wow!’

The Handel & Haydn Society had just finished its rendition of Mozart’s “Masonic Funeral” at Boston’s Symphony Hall on Sunday when a youngster blurted out loudly: “WOW!”

LISTEN | How Latin-American composers influenced Leonard Bernstein

Fiesta celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with a look at the maestro’s love for Latin American music. 

NY Philharmonic president quits for University of Michigan

Matthew VanBesien will become the third executive to depart this year with the orchestra in the midst of fundraising to renovate its Lincoln Center home.

VIDEO: How A 440 Became Standard Concert Pitch

To play in tune together, musicians have to tune their instruments together using a fixed pitch as a standard. For most ensembles today, that standard is A 440, meaning the note A above middle C is tuned to a frequency of 440 Hz. But how did that pitch become fixed at 440 Hz? The answer lies in the Deagan Building, …