New York Philharmonic in Your Living Room

Photo of Mahler against a bright green background

Until the end of the month, you can experience the New York Philharmonic‘s “Mahler’s New York: A Digital Festival“: In celebration of the composer, who was also the Philharmonic’s tenth Music Director (1909–11).

“The festival will feature seven video broadcasts, audio of the complete symphonies, an archival exhibit, a virtual walking tour, the all-day Mahler Grooves celebration, recipes, and education materials. Philharmonic musicians will appear in video introductions to each of the ten symphonies and in performances from their homes.”

Consider virtually taking part in:

  • A Virtual Walking Tour (online now) which uses Google’s Street View feature to show what Mahler’s New York looked like when he was here – and how it looks now – accompanied by audio explanations narrated by Philharmonic musicians.
  • Mahler Grooves (Thursday, April 23, beginning at 8am): “A day-long Mahler celebration featuring social media broadcasts inviting at-home participation, culminating in a Facebook and YouTube broadcast and Instagram Live DJ set.” The concert broadcast features “Philharmonic musicians performing from home, including his Piano Quartet performed by Philharmonic violinist Quan Ge, Assistant Principal Viola Cong Wu, cellist Nathan Vickery, and pianist Eric Huebner. It will mark the Philharmonic’s first scheduled broadcast of performances filmed during this period of isolation.”
  • Activities for Kids and their families. (There are already a few symphony-related activity guides available. More to be posted as the festival goes on.)

The complete schedule is at: