New York City, NY
Together with the New York Philharmonic and the Vienna Philharmonic, the ACFNY is pleased to present an unprecedented joint exhibit of archival material from throughout the venerable orchestras’ histories, on occasion of both orchestras celebrating their 175th anniversaries this season.
Among the many treasures to be featured are documents written at the founding of each orchestra, including a call for musicians written by conductor-composer Otto Nicolai, founder of the Vienna Philharmonic, and the New York Philharmonic’s “Constitution of the Philharmonic Society of New York,” the formal document establishing the Orchestra’s operating principles. Other items include historic conducting scores, programs, photographs from performances and tours, and letters from composers and conductors who played significant roles in the orchestras’ histories.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website