New York Philharmonic is officially called the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York. It is a symphony orchestra which was originally founded in 1842. It is one of America's Big Five orchestras. Currently, New York Philharmonic's is led by music director Alan Gilbert; concertmaster is Glenn Dicterow and assistant conductors Joshua Weilerstein and Case Scaglione. The Philharmonic's current president is Zarin Mehta.
New York Philharmonic was founded in 1842 by the music conductor Ureli Corelli Hill. He declared that this society has been made for the advancement of instrumental music in America. The very first concert was attended by 600 people and was arranged in the Apollo Rooms. The show began with Hill himself leading Beethoven's Symphony No.5. During the first seven seasons of New York Philharmonic, there were seven conductors that substituted on and off. These included; Hill himself with, Etienne, Timm, George Loder, Alfred Boucher, Louis Wiegers and William Alpers. However, in 1849 Theodore Eisfeld was named as the sole conductor.
In 1865, Eisfeld arranged an orchestra as a memorial for the recently assassinated American president Abraham Lincoln. Through the decades, New York Philharmonic has seen many conductors, many concerts and has a history full of memories. In 2004, the 14,000th show was arranged, which is a record. If you wish to be a part of it, don't forget to grab your share of New York Philharmonic New York NY tickets today!