6 episodes

For more than 180 years, the New York Philharmonic has been making history here in the city we call home. The NY Phil Story: Made in New York is a podcast about the people, the music, and the city behind America’s oldest orchestra. Host Jamie Bernstein takes you backstage and into the archives to hear the untold stories of the Philharmonic–right from the very beginning. Each episode, we’ll go behind the scenes of an iconic performance, speak to current Philharmonic musicians about how they carry on the orchestra’s legacy, and hear the music that inspired it all.

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For more than 180 years, the New York Philharmonic has been making history here in the city we call home. The NY Phil Story: Made in New York is a podcast about the people, the music, and the city behind America’s oldest orchestra. Host Jamie Bernstein takes you backstage and into the archives to hear the untold stories of the Philharmonic–right from the very beginning. Each episode, we’ll go behind the scenes of an iconic performance, speak to current Philharmonic musicians about how they carry on the orchestra’s legacy, and hear the music that inspired it all.

    Coming Home

    Coming Home

    The NY Phil comes home to a reimagined David Geffen Hall. This first season back, they pay tribute to the lost neighborhood of San Juan Hill, upon which Lincoln Center was built.

    • 53 min
    Beyond These Walls

    Beyond These Walls

    Leonard Bernstein advanced the Phil’s legacy through the televised broadcasts of his Young People’s Concerts. That outreach continues with summer concerts in parks around the city.

    • 34 min
    From the New World

    From the New World

    In 1893, crowds gathered outside Carnegie Hall to hear a hotly anticipated premiere. More than 100 years later, that piece was still making history as a work performed by the Philharmonic in North Korea.

    • 40 min
    A Time to Mourn

    A Time to Mourn

    The New York Philharmonic has helped define how an orchestra can serve its community. In times of grief, the Phil has offered music to console a city, and sometimes a nation, in the face of staggering losses.

    • 39 min
    The Founding

    The Founding

    For more than 180 years, the New York Philharmonic has been the cornerstone of classical music in New York City. And like its home city, the Phil has always been a magnet for talented hopefuls from around the world.

    • 38 min
    Introducing “The NY Phil Story: Made in New York”

    Introducing “The NY Phil Story: Made in New York”

    The NY Phil Story: Made in New York takes you backstage at the New York Philharmonic to tell the story of an orchestra and the city it calls home.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Clazzical Fan ,

Excellent Series

Hope there are plans to extend this podcast to include all the different eras of the orchestra (conductors, musicians, etc.). Would love to hear more.

TRAtl ,

More of these

This is a great, great show. I wish there were more podcasts like this that told you about the history of these great music institutions and don’t simply explain the history of a piece of music, as there are so many very good shows about that already. But just telling us how these foundational organizations came to be so deservedly well regarded. Thank you for sharing this.

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