The New York Philharmonic

Program support
To support a special Memorial Celebration to mark the fiftieth anniversary of conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos’s death, in November, 2010. The celebration includes a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah, performances of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with Leonidas Kavakos, the noted violinist, and a series of articles, exhibits, website tributes, a conference, and the screening of a documentary film.



Founded in 1842, the New York Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States and one of the oldest in the world. Since its inception, the Philharmonic has played a leading role, championing the new music of its time and commissioning or premiering many important works. Over the last century, the Orchestra has become renowned around the globe, having appeared in 422 cities in 59 countries on five continents.