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New York Philharmonic Exhibit September 25--December 5, 2003.

Celebrating more than 160 years of history, the New York Philharmonic, America's oldest and longest-running orchestra, will present the largest exhibition of treasures from its archives ever to be on public view.

On view until December 5, 2003, at The UBS Art Gallery, located at the UBS Wealth Management USA headquarters in New York City, "The Longest Run: New York's Philharmonic" will tell the story of America's first symphony orchestra and how it has been an integral part of the cultural currents that shaped New York City and its classical music heritage.

Sponsored by UBS Art Gallery, The Longest Run will explain and explore the evolution of the Orchestra through hundreds of rare and unique items in a multi-media exhibition. Historical materials from the most comprehensive orchestra archives in the world will range from the letters of Leonard Bernstein to the first-edition score of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, from the earliest known radio broadcast of a symphony orchestra (1923) to interviews with Bruno Walter.

Founded in 1842, the New York Philharmonic is one of the oldest symphony orchestras in the world. Since its inception, the Philharmonic has played a leading role in American musical life, reaching out to audiences with touring that began in 1882; recordings beginning in 1917; radio broadcasts since 1922; and television appearances starting in 1950. In June 2003, the Orchestra gave its 13,750th concert--a record unmatched by any other orchestra in the world.

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Title Annotation:Items of Interest
Publication:American Music Teacher
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Date:Oct 1, 2003
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