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New York Philharmonic


At New York City’s beloved Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, just a 20-minute walk from The Sherry-Netherland, David Geffen Hall is home to the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra.

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What's in a Name

Since 1962, Lincoln Center has been home to one of America’s oldest musical institutions, captivating New Yorkers and visitors alike with outstanding symphony orchestra performances by the New York Philharmonic.

A series of renovations and acoustical improvements has seen the 2,738-seat venue through two name changes in recognition of major philanthropic supporters. Originally opened as Philharmonic Hall, the building was known as Avery Fisher Hall from 1973 until 2015, until the ribbon cutting marked its re-opening as David Geffen Hall.

A Symphony Lover's Delight

The orchestra has had a storied past beginning with its first concert in 1842 in the Apollo Rooms on Lower Broadway to an audience of only 600. More than 175 years later, the New York Philharmonic now attracts fans by the thousands, setting an all-time attendance record at a 2004 event of 14,000 concertgoers.

David Geffen Hall plays host to events year-round, including ensembles, visiting artists, star soloists, music festivals, family concerts, open rehearsals, and more as part of New York City’s rich cultural offerings.

Meet Jaap van Zweden

In September 2018, the New York Philharmonic welcomed Jaap van Zweden as their new Music Director. Jaap van Zweden combines classical masterpieces with new works to create timely treasures.

Performances will resume this summer with tickets on sale May 17. Jaap van Zweden will conduct the New York Philharmonic with six shows this July. Tickets are now on sale for all shows and can be purchased here.

Baton in Hand

In 2017, the New York Philharmonic marked its 176th season with a gala opening performing the epic Mahler’s Fifth Symphony in a concert broadcast on Facebook Live, hosted by Alec Baldwin. The Orchestra was led by Jaap van Zweden in his role as Music Director Designate following the retirement of Alan Gilbert.

Stay at The Sherry

Take in the sounds and sights of New York City on the short walk from Lincoln Center to The Sherry. There's no better way to end a night with the New York Philharmonic than falling into your luxurious bed in our fifth avenue hotel. For more help finding the best things to do in New York, contact our concierge

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