More at-home entertainment!
The New York Philharmonic is the latest NYC entertainment institution to share streams of its performances online while New Yorkers are stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Every Thursday at 7:30pm EST they will post a new concert performance on their Facebook page here. Their first concert was a performance of Symphony No. 5 by Gustav Mahler, which you can view here:
They also created “NY Phil Plays On,” which provides hours of free digital content including radio broadcasts, children’s concerts and activities, and messages from the philharmonic musicians.
Here is what President and CEO Deborah Borda said when they first made the decision to cancel all concerts through June 13:
“In our 178 years the New York Philharmonic has weathered the US Civil War and two World Wars. We survived the 1918 pandemic known as the Spanish flu. This Orchestra will be here when the worst has passed, when people can finally come together for the unique shared experience of a live concert.”
featured image source: Facebook / New York Philharmonic