Insights at the Atrium Photo: Chris Lee In a special 175th anniversary Insights at the Atrium event, New York Philharmonic musicians past and present will offer an insider’s look at the Philharmonic during their tenures, recalling everything from milestone events to enduring traditions.

Read more: New York Philharmonic Insights at the Atrium: “Inside the Orchestra: Living History”

The GRAMMY® Charity Giving Tuesday Sale — a post-Thanksgiving auction featuring unique experiences, including a GRAMMY Awards® ticket package and celebrity autographed memorabilia starting at $30. The auction launched on Nov. 29 and will continue through Dec. 9 via www.ebay.com/grammy. Presented in partnership with eBay for Charity and Matchfire, all proceeds raised through this special auction will benefit programs and services of the MusiCares and GRAMMY Foundations. Since 2002, GRAMMY Charity Online Auctions have raised more than $4.2 million on eBay for Charity.

Read more: Grammy Foundation And MusiCares Announce Online Auction On Ebay For Charity

The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) of pilot/musicians has created an opportunity for junior and senior year college students to share their talents and skills while learning about the aviation and music industry.

Read more: Flying Musicians Internship Program Targets College Students

Musical artists help kick off art project bringing families together to paint guitars for charity at Santa’s workshop and holiday party.

Read more: GuitarTown Kids Project to Benefit Pediatric Cancer Research

The New York Philharmonic’s CONTACT! series at National Sawdust  Photo: Chris LeeEntering its eighth season in 2016–17, CONTACT!, the Philharmonic’s new-music series, will return to National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for two chamber programs featuring New York–area composers.

Read more: CONTACT!, the New York Philharmonic’s New-Music Series

The sixth annual Hit Like A Girl international contest for female drummers opens February 1, 2017.

Read more: Sixth Annual Hit Like A Girl International Contest Details

Carnegie Hall’s Musical Explorers program introduces students in grades K–2 to different cultures through music.

Read more: Carnegie Hall’s Musical Explorers Program

Emanuel Ax with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic  Photo: Chris LeeMusic Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of HK Gruber’s Piano Concerto — a Philharmonic co-commission with the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic orchestras — with pianist Emanuel Ax as soloist; Weill’s Little Threepenny Music for Wind Orchestra; and Schubert’s Symphony No. 2. The performances will take place Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 7 at 8:00 p.m.

Read more: New York Philharmonic Co-Commission of HK Gruber’s Piano Concerto with Emanuel Ax

Sphinx President and Artistic Director Afa S. Dworkin and student Joselyn Hernandez accepted the award on behalf of Sphinx Overture, which provides free violins and lessons to elementary students in Detroit and Flint, MI.Sphinx was honored with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award at the White House. Sphinx's Overture program was one of 12 organizations nationally to receive this distinction from First Lady Michelle Obama and the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. 

Read more: First Lady Honors Sphinx at White House

NPR’s “From the Top” young musicians collaborate with eight vocalists, ten visual artists and one rapper. 

Read more: NPR’s “From the Top” Young Musicians and Artists Collaborate

 


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