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Annual Report 2011 Alchemy New York Philharmonic Alan Gilbert, Music Director


Annual Report 2011 Alchemy New York Philharmonic Alan Gilbert, Music Director

The relationship between an orchestra and its conductor is an almost alchemical reaction born of just the right mixture of hard work, good will, mutual respect, and inspiration


Contents Overview Alchemy From the Chairman and President From the Music Director Numerology

Philharmonic Alchemy Alan Gilbert and the Musicians Alan Gilbert and the Audience Alan Gilbert and the City Alan Gilbert and the World The New York Philharmonic’s Artistic Partners Celebrating the Legacy and Nurturing the Future Spotlights and Footlights Transformation into a Metaforest Added Ingredients

Communion and Community Engaging, Educating, Elucidating Digital Media: Futuristic Expressions Displaying the Treasures, Globally

The Elements The Orchestra The Board of Directors New York Philharmonic Staff

The Sorcery of Support Credit Suisse, The Global Sponsor Yoko Nagae Ceschina Associates in Art Leadership Gifts Leonard Bernstein Circle Endowment Fund Annual Fund Education Donors Heritage Society Honor & Memorial Gifts Volunteer Council

Independent Auditor’s Report Statements of Financial Position

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic at Vienna's Musikverein on May 15


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Alchemy

The relationship between an orchestra and its conductor is an almost alchemical reaction born of just the right mixture of hard work, good will, mutual respect, and inspiration. These elements in the perfect balance achieve an effect that radiates with excitement, beauty, and power. After two years of the closest kind of collaboration, Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic have achieved this magic. The secret lies in the rapport shared by Music Director and Orchestra. A look back on the second year of their partnership reveals that all their diligence and constant communication have paid off. The XXX concerts in the 2010–11 season, all of their XXX rehearsals, their visits to XXX cities have afforded them the opportunity to understand each other in a deep and ever deepening way. The Music Director describes his goal: “I would like to achieve the state of music-making in which each musician feels that they can give fully of themselves, and still fit into a unanimous flow of the music that is set up by the conductor.” The reason that he aspires to such an elusive end is his boundless admiration for these players: “There’s no other orchestra in the world that can do what they do!” There is also a chemistry that binds Alan Gilbert and the Philharmonic musicians with their audiences. During the 2010– 11 season this affected the atmosphere and music making at home in Avery Fisher Hall, in the Orchestra’s appearances around New York City, or during the season’s two tours to Europe’s cultural capitals. The warmth, the curiosity, the hope that greets Philharmonic performances stems not only from the intrinsic excitement that accompanies an appearance at Carnegie Hall or Vienna’s Musikverein — its origins lie in the inarticulate yet potent connection that has developed between Alan Gilbert and the musicians of the Orchestra. The magic that is being created week in and week out also Alan Gilbert, Music Director of stems from Alan Gilbert’s selection of the repertoire that the the New York Philharmonic Philharmonic performs. “We choose every piece we perform out of a real commitment to its value, so that even if you were not familiar with one, you would feel comfortable coming to hear it simply because we programmed it.” But the real mystery is in how these pieces combine to form a greater picture: “I have continued on next page


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From left: Alan Gilbert giving the free Erich Leinsdorf Lecture on April 4, and conducting the New York Philharmonic in Paris's Salle Pleyel on November 2

tried to balance and combine in telling ways the revered and the innovative so that every concert tells a story,” the Music Director explains, “even if it is one that can’t be expressed in words.” Alan Gilbert wants to reveal the usually mysterious thinking that goes behind the selection of repertoire that is combined to form programs, openly discussing it with the audience, both onstage and in the program books. Take one concert early in the season as an example: the anchoring work was Kraft, one of Magnus Lindberg’s landmark compositions, which employs an enormous orchestra arrayed around the hall. It was preceded by music by Debussy, reflecting Lindberg’s French influences, and Sibelius, considered to be the father of Finnish music, which, when presented with music by one of today’s great Finnish composers. The path from the almost silent Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun through the Sibelius Violin Concerto to the raucous Kraft was an exciting amalgam: “Taken from beginning to end,” Alan Gilbert said, “the program as a whole builds from an impressionist, delicate beginning through the powerful concerto to culminate in the free-for-all that is Kraft.” A Philharmonic season is enlivened and ennobled by such cerebral and aesthetic connections: in addition to maestro and continued on next page

“Gilbert and his inspired players approached the hand-me-down rituals with refreshing clarity, verve and wit. They sustained interest, even for jaded ears, with opulent timbres, daring tempi and surprising nuances. It was illuminating and, yes, it was fun.” — Martin Bernheimer, Financial Times, January 6, 2011


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Alchemy (continued) musicians, adding to the selection of repertoire, there is also the added element of the guest artists invited to perform with the Orchestra. Every visiting conductor, every soloist, every chorus is an ingredient that is carefully selected. The most prominent examples of this can be found in the musicians whom Alan Gilbert invites to be the Philharmonic’s artistic partners. In the 2010–11 season Magnus Lindberg entered his second year as The Marie-Josée Kravis Composerin-Residence, building on the deeper knowledge of this Orchestra’s strengths that he had begun to glean the previous year. The Mary and James G. Wallach Artistin-Residence was violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, with her passion for both the classic and the brand new that echoed the Music Director’s approach to the repertoire. Esa-Pekka Salonen spent a three-week residency in New York to preside over Hungarian Echoes: A Philharmonic Festival, exploring the ties and contrasts in music by Haydn, Bartók, and Ligeti, three composers from different musical eras, all of whom had important ties to Hungary. One memorable evening reflected a tapestry of the relationships that lie within any single event. A Philharmonic friend of longstanding was acknowledged with a rarely bestowed honor: Emanuel Ax was named an Honorary Member of the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York on April 28, 2011 — the night of his 100th performance with the Orchestra. The concert opened with a solo-piano work by Debussy, followed by an orchestral work spotlighting a piano soloist by Messiaen; the program concluded with Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, the evening’s first sonority that

Caption TK conducting the Orchestra on January 27; and Alan Gilbert congratulating violinist Midori following her performance with the Orchestra on November 12 at Carnegie Hall continued on next page


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Alchemy (continued) added in the element of the Orchestra’s strings. An element that was just as critical for this concert was the soloist, Mr. Ax, whom the Music Director praised as “an incredibly versatile musician,” saying that he had wanted the program to reveal “a different facet of this amazing artist’s personality.” Assembling the essential elements in just the right amounts can lead to transformations of all kinds, and a most visible manifestation of this arrived with the end of the season. Alan Gilbert and director/designer Doug Fitch joined forces for the second consecutive year. This time Avery Fisher Hall became a “meta-forest” for four sold-out performances of Janácˇek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, a story of love, lust, and life told through the adventures of a wily and independent fox and the animals and humans who also dwell in her world. Children became insects and fox cubs and opera singers, poachers and hens; the musicians of the Orchestra gave universally praised performances of a touching, evocative score — all under the vision and supervision of an inspired Music Director. Busy New York City once again stopped to marvel at the magic taking place at the New York Philharmonic. The right combination of Music Director and Orchestra; a careful brew of repertoire to form a program; adding in guest artists with sympathetic resonance and inspiration — the result has been a transfiguration, with audiences and critics engaged and breathlessly waiting to find out what can possibly come next. These days New York Philharmonic has created a special ambiance in which openness blends with majesty, and an alchemy that has led to performances that pulsate with power, brightness, and artistic achievement.

Clockwise from top left: Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, home of the New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert conducting the Orchestra on January 27; and Alan Gilbert congratulating violinist Midori following her performance with the Orchestra on November 12 at Carnegie Hall


Overview

From the Chairman and the President In the course of its 168 years the New York Philharmonic has experienced periods in which the Orchestra’s venerable legacy has been reinvigorated by the introduction of a new Music Director, whose influence is felt onstage and off, throughout the organization. Alan Gilbert ascended the Philharmonic’s podium in the 2009–10 season, and his inaugural season reflected his thorough knowledge of the institution as well as his profound admiration for the Philharmonic musicians. He galvanized the Philharmonic with a fresh approach to programming, the introduction of a variety of initiatives, and exciting performances that received a tremendously positive response from audiences and critics, both at home and abroad. Alan’s arrival at the New York Philharmonic has been endorsed enthusiastically by the entire Philharmonic family, including by supporters whose generous contributions have made it possible for us to implement his vision. During Alan’s inaugural season seven men and women joined the Board, and high-profile gifts were made to support his initiatives: Henry and Marie-Josée Kravis endowed the position of Composer-in-Residence, and Alan’s choice for the post, Magnus Lindberg; Mary and James G. Wallach contributed to the creation of the post of Artist-inResidence, which was held in its first season by the great American baritone Thomas Hampson. And, on May 4, 2010, Credit Suisse announced the exten-sion of its role as the exclusive Global Sponsor of the New York Philharmonic for another three years. This partnership has already allowed the Philharmonic to achieve pinnacles of excellence and innovation, and its renewal is a valued Gary W. Parr endorsement for the new Music Director’s vision and the energy with which he has infused the Orchestra. This support from both individuals and institutions has braced the New York Philharmonic at a crucial time, when the economy has adversely affected cultural institutions across the country. The financial statements contained in this Annual Report do reflect a significant deficit. However, thanks to the enthusiasm of the Orchestra’s supporters, as well as the diligence of

our Development department, giving exceeded our expectations. Through these exemplary acts and efforts, and because the entire Staff dedicated itself to lowering expenses, we were able to reduce the projected $4.5 million shortfall to $3.6 million. We have more work ahead of us to restore the New York Philharmonic to full financial health, now and for the future; we will continue to operate with prudence, and to honor the munificence of friends, donors, and patrons at every level. During this past, Zarin Mehta inaugural season of Alan Gilbert, all of us have experienced a new musical majesty, and incredible spirit — “buzz,” if you will — inspired by the passion, contagious curiosity, and truly extraordinary artistry that Alan has brought to the New York Philharmonic. Please join us as we forge a path toward our brightest future ever!

Gary W. Parr

Zarin Mehta

Chairman of the Board

President and Executive Director


Overview

From the Music Director When I was a child, the son of two New York Philharmonic violinists, the Orchestra was my second family; attending concerts and spending time backstage and on tour would eventually help shape my ideal of a great symphony orchestra. Over the eight years in which I returned as an adult to conduct as a guest, my admiration for these musicians continued to grow, so when I was appointed the 25th Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, I was honestly able to say it was a dream I had never dared to dream. On my first Gala Opening Night, in September 2009, after two years of planning and learning the history and traditions of the podium I was inheriting, I understood the intriguing dichotomy that my predecessors had faced: to revere the past while embracing the future. The understanding between me and the musicians developed further over the 2009–10 season, both at home, at Avery Fisher Hall, and on tour, including our debut performances at the historic Hanoi Opera House and the first of many anticipated visits to Paris. From the excitement the players infused in Magnus Lindberg’s EXPO, on Opening Night, through the spiritual quest underlying Beethoven’s Missa solemnis, which closed the season, their performances were inspiring. I had known of their interest in new music, but was still gratified by our CONTACT! concerts, not to mention our milestone production of Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre — I am sure that this challenging, mercurial music has never been played better. The members of the Orchestra are my companions on a journey of musical discovery, and I am proud of their precision, power, and sheer professional-ism. They can play anything — Haydn, Mahler, Stravinsky, Rouse — brilliantly! My wish to enhance the Philharmonic’s placement at the center of New York City’s cultural and intellectual life has received great support from our

Board of Directors, Chairman Gary W. Parr, and President and Executive Director Zarin Mehta, and I am honored by their endorsement of my determination to share my love for all music with the widest possible audience. Zarin and I have worked together to bring to life my programming philosophy in which every concert tells a story, though sometimes one that cannot easily be articulated. He has been integral in creating a “think tank” of notable musicians to help spur our creativity: in my inaugural season Magnus Lindberg was The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence, and Thomas Hampson was The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence. Magnus’s works have enriched the past year, and he has quickly become a valued musical advisor; Tom, a wonderful baritone, infused his concerts with exhilaration and musicological curiosity. Their contributions, along with those of Valery Gergiev in his acclaimed three-week exploration of The Russian Stravinsky, helped draw an informed and curious public to our concerts.

Alan Gilbert Music Director

Alan Gilbert


Overview

Numerology

AUDIENCE MEMBERS

CONCERTS

240,604

111 Subscription

12,896 33,546 3,505 8,869

1,909 398 15,317 19,931 14,165 380,784

2 Holiday

1 Free Annual Memorial Day

10,899

8,601

21 Non-subscription

4 Regional

1,700

8,444

6 Summertime Classics

4 Young People’s Concerts 9 Very Young People’s Concerts 6 School Day Concerts 6 Ensembles at Merkin Concert Hall

4 CONTACT! 9 EUROPE / AUTUMN Tour 2011 11 EUROPE / SPRING 2011 6 2011 Residency at Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival

200 TOTAL


Philharmonic Alchemy

Alan Gilbert and the Musicians

As Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic Alan Gilbert with Philharmonic musicians, clockwise from musicians traversed their second season together, the top left: Principal Timpani alchemical reaction of their partnership became even more Markus Rhoten, Principal palpable. What are the ingredients in this potent brew? A Horn Philip Myers, Associate Principal Viola Rebecca powerful mutual admiration, an appreciation of the possibilities Young, and Concertmaster born of the combination of their talents and vision. The Music Glenn Dicterow Director praised the musicians, writing of their “awesome capacity” in his blog, and the players returned the favor, saying that “Alan approaches music in a sincere way, embracing new ideas,” while commenting on his musical maturity. Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow said that he feels that Alan Gilbert has already changed the sound of the Orchestra and added: “It’s a real partnership between the orchestra and him.” The effect has already been felt. Reflecting on the seasonconcluding performances of Janácˇek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Alan Gilbert shared his reaction: “more than one audience member came backstage to tell me that the applause for the Orchestra and for me was not only for that night’s performance: it was also for our vision, and for what this Orchestra is coming to mean for New York City.”

“You were confronted with the Philharmonic that Mr. Gilbert has worked toward since his start: a brilliant organization in which individual virtuosity and ensemble unanimity are a given, resulting in music enlivened without need for excess or distortion.” — Steve Smith, The New York Times, January 3, 2011 View video on Alan Gilbert and the Musicians in the Watch & Listen menu on the right


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Alan Gilbert and the Audience

“Gilbert has started speaking informally to the audience, as Bernstein sometimes did. His programs are full of interconnections and his seasons add up; Gilbert has said that every piece tells a story, and every program should, too.” — Richard Dyer, Harvard Magazine, March–April 2011

Every concert reflect an alchemy that results from the conductor, soloists, orchestra and another partner: the group of people who have chosen to spend two hours in a hall. As one subscriber has said: “Coming to a concert normally simply transports me: I wish the music would never end. I lose all awareness of the mundane outside world and enter a cerebral refuge.” Though they may not realize it, these mostly silent partners in music also contribute to performances for, as Alan Gilbert has said: “Audiences may not always realize how crucial they are in creating mood in a concert, and the great influence they can make on the inspiration of the performers.” The Music Director treasures this relationship, and has reached out for the closest possible connection by meeting the crowds that wait online for hours to attend the Free Annual Dress Rehearsal or, on occasion, by exchanging his baton for a microphone to share his feelings about the music he is about to conduct.

From left: Alan Gilbert receiving applause in Luxembourg on November 4, and greeting the public before the Free Dress Rehearsal on September 22

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“The Philharmonic players should be proud. They played with verve and color, never sounding like classical music stiffs. Quite a few players looked as if they were enjoying themselves immensely, as did members of the audience.” — Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, September 23, 2010

From above: A New York Philharmonic audience, and Alan Gilbert addressing the audience about the program of music by Debussy, Sibelius, and Magnus Lindberg on October 7


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Alan Gilbert and the City

Alan Gilbert, the first native New Yorker to serve as the New York Philharmonic’s Music Director and, he has spoken of the transformative role that the Orchestra can play in its home town, saying: “I have always known that the New

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York Philharmonic is central to New York’s cultural discourse, and I feel this wonderful responsibility is a thrilling opportunity. It infuses our performances of great orchestral repertoire, helping to imbue them with a powerful emotional impact. I take very seriously the role we can play in the cultural dialogue of this great metropolis.” This responsibility and inspiration has informed the performance that Alan Gilbert has led away from the Orchestra’s home at Avery Fisher Hall in venues as varied as Carnegie Hall and The Cathedral Clockwise from above: Church of St. John the Divine, as well as his interactions with New Alan Gilbert in New Yorkers at the annual Free Dress Rehearsal for the Opening Night York City; the facade of Carnegie Hall before the Concert. His conviction also underlies his direct communication of his November 12 concert, most fundamental thoughts, through the free Erich Leinsdorf Lecture, and Mayor Michael R. and his presiding, for the second year in a row, over the School Day Bloomberg, addressing the audience that night Concerts, the culmination of a Philharmonic-supervised curriculum. The Music Director also played the role of a community leader, hosting Queen Margarethe II of Denmark when she visited Avery Fisher Hall to launch the Nielsen project, and in turn being celebrated by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg when the Philharmonic performed on the 120th anniversary of its former home, Carnegie Hall. He also spearheaded a civic effort to extend sympathy and admiration for the people of Japan in the wake of the devastating events of March 2011: he opened the Orchestra’s March 17 concert with a performance of Takemitsu’s Requiem for String Orchestra, which was then released as a download with proceeds benefiting relief efforts. continued on next page


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“In May, the orchestra returned to its ancestral home to celebrate Carnegie’s 120th anniversary with An American in Paris. The musicians … made Gershwin’s festive chestnut jell into a taut and clamorous celebration of urban life.” — Justin Davidson, New York magazine, July 3, 2011

Clockwise from top left: Alan Gilbert escorting Queen Margarethe II of Denmark, early arrivals waiting to attend the Free Annual Memorial Day Concert at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the cover of the download to raise money for the people of Japan


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Alan Gilbert and the World Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic have traveled the world together, and in the 2010–11 season shared the magic of their rapport and approaching to programming and performance with European audiences on two tours. EUROPE / AUTUMN 2010 (October 24–November 4) included stops from Belgrade to Warsaw, with Paris and Hamburg in between, and EUROPE / SPRING 2011 (May 12–24) featured two performances in Vienna, one of which comprised music by Mahler on the 100th anniversary of the death of this great former Philharmonic Music Director. The Orchestra also returned to Colorado for the ninth annual residency at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival (July 22–29), where Alan Gilbert shared conducting duties with Ludovic Morlot and Bramwell Tovey.

“Alan Gilbert, the orchestra’s music director since 2009 … played on this deluxe orchestral instrument with fascinating brilliance. The musicians followed all his instructions meticulously.” — Von Gerhard Kramer, Wiener Zeitung, May 17, 2011 (Vienna)

Clockwise from top right: Alan Gilbert and the Philharmonic disembarking in Berlin on May 19, receiving an ovation at Vienna's Musikverein following the all-Mahler program on May 15, a billboard in Belgrade, and performing at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival on July 22

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The New York Philharmonic’s Artistic Partners

Alan Gilbert believes in the idea of a “brain trust” — a collaboration of first-rate minds, each of whom introduces a different element into the mix for a result that can be unanticipated and exciting. For the 2011–12 season he invited violinist Anne Sophie Mutter to be The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence, to share her virtuosity in the great music of the past and her role as muse for today’s leading composers. Magnus Lindberg entered his second season as The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence, and was one of the musicians Alan Gilbert conducted in the New York premiere of Kraft, the landmark work he composed 25 years earlier; Mr. Lindberg also composed a new work that was premiered on CONTACT!, the Philharmonic’s new-music series, of which he presides. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducted Hungarian Echoes: A Philharmonic Festival, a three-week exploration of music three composers of different eras all bearing ties to Hungary.

Clockwise from top left: violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas on April 1, Magnus Lindberg and Alan Gilbert receiving applause at the CONTACT! concert on November 19 at Symphony Space, and Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting on March 10

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Anne-Sophie Mutter

The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence

Clockwise from top left: Anne-Sophie Mutter leading Mozart violin concertos on November 18, performing chamber music with Philharmonic musicians on April 3, and taking a bow with Alan GIlbert (far left) and composer Sebastian Currier following the world premiere of Time Machines on June 2

Anne-Sophie Mutter’s residency at the Philharmonic reveals the many facets of this intelligent and intellectual musicians’ artistry. Her programs — both those with the Orchestra and those in more intimate contexts — reflected a mix of eras, offering established violin repertoire alongside adventurous new works, and one even introduced her to Philharmonic audiences as an orchestra leader, as she led Mozart concerts from the soloist’s position. Her chamber music and recital events reflected another aspect of her as collaborator, as she joined Philharmonic musicians as well as other partners — violist Yuri Bashmet and cellist Lynn Harrell in a performance of Beethoven trios, and her longtime recital partner, pianist Lambert Orkis, for works by Debussy, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Sarasate.

“The first half of the concert belonged to Anne-Sophie Mutter, the ever inquisitive violinist who is serving as artist-in-residence. … And, as almost always, she defied anyone not to take her seriously.” — Martin Bernheimer, Financial Times


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Esa-Pekka Salonen Festival Conductor

For three weeks in March Finnish composer-conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen became a New Yorker as he presided over programs of music by three composers with ties to Hungary: Haydn, through three symphonies from his Esterházy period; Bartók, with works composed throughout his career; and Ligeti, with music reflecting several of his compositional periods. Although many of the works did not explicitly reveal any ethnic influence, their similarities and differences — as revealed over the intricately composed programs and the increasing understanding between composer and musicians — fascinated critics and audiences alike.

“Here Salonen showed his rehearsal chops, leading the Philharmonic with energy and without histrionics. Warmth and precision blended satisfyingly; whimsical moments were given their due if not fully indulged.” — Brad Hill, The Huffington Post

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle, with mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, bass Gábor Bretz on March 18


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Magnus Lindberg

The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence Magnus Lindberg’s second Philharmonic season saw the continued development of his role as Alan Gilbert’s partner in shaping programming, in particular for the search for new music, composers, and ideas. His presence was most publicly felt during the New York Premiere of Kraft, a groundbreaking work originally unveiled in 1985 that amounts to a theatrical immersion, and CONTACT!, the new-music series, which he curates and for which he composed Souvenirs (in memoriam Gérard Grisey) in commemoration of one of his former teachers, whose music was also on that program.

Magnus Lindberg (at gong) in his Philharmonic performance debut in the New York premiere of his Kraft, conducted by Alan Gilbert

“For Mr. Lindberg, in his second season as the Philharmonic’s composer in residence, presenting ‘Kraft’ was a major statement. The big publicity buildup was fully merited.” — Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times


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Celebrating the Legacy and Nurturing the Future For Alan Gilbert, the Philharmonic is a musical laboratory, in which celebrated works of the past share time and place with works by today’s composers, where he can present an array of orchestral repertoire in new contexts and with fresh perspectives. “A New York Philharmonic concert is a musical journey that can be enjoyed on several levels,” he has said, and elaborated: “one that is pure musical enjoyment, another that stimulates intellectual thought.” One crucial element in the Philharmonic’s potion of repertoire and performance is the legacy of its legendary past. The 2010–11 season marked the 150th anniversary of the birth and 100th anniversary of the death of the Orchestra’s historic former Music Director Gustav Mahler, Alan Gilbert led several of his works and invited carefully selected guests to conduct others, with these symphonies and song cycles combined with other works to create From top: composer-trumpet player Wynton Marsalis with Alan Gilbert after the telling combinations. For example, the current Music Director led U.S. premiere of his Swing Symphony, Symphony No. 3, on September 22, and tenor Ian Bostridge, soprano Dorothea Röschmann, and conductor Sir Colin Davis, Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder, with baritone Thomas Hampson as following a performance of Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn on December 7 soloist, on a program with the New York Premiere of In Seven Days (Concerto for Piano with Moving Image) by Thomas Adès, whom Acclaimed young conductor Daniel Harding made his Philahrmonic debut Alan Gilbert has described as a modern-day “master composer.” leading Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, and Sir Colin Davis returned to lead Des Knaben Wunderhorn, with soprano Dorothea Röschmann and tenor Ian Bostridge, on a program that opened with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2. Another influential former Music Director, Dimitri Mitropoulos (1949–58), was commemorated on the 50th anniversary of his death, with Alan Gilbert leading Mendelssohn’s Elijah — which Mitropoulos led in 1952 in a stylized dramatization — with a cast that included baritone Gerald Finley, a close associate of Mr. Gilbert’s, in the title role, and Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos’s performances of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto on a program that explored the French-Russian connection through works by Glinka, Debussy, and Stravinsky that was led by Rafael Frühbeck de Borgos. The tribute also included an Insights Series event and an archival exhibit that reflected on Mitropoulos. But the rich connections resulting from mixing the revered with the revealed went beyond this, beginning with the Opening Night Concert, on which Alan Glbert coupled the U.S. Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s Swing Symphony, Symphony No. 3 (a Philharmonic Co-Commission) with Richard Strauss’s flamboyant Don Juan and Hindemith’s virtuosic Listen to audio on Celebrating the Legacy and Nurturing the Future in the Watch & Listen menu on the right

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Celebrating the Legacy and Nurturing the Future (continued) Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes of Carl Maria von Weber. There was one series that focused exclusively on the recent, contextualizing premieres with recent works: CONTACT!, the newmusic series, with all performance conducted by Alan Gilbert. The first program featured the world premiere of Souvenir (in memoriam Gérard Grisey) by Lindberg; the works title reflected the influence and resonances felt by the Philharmonic’s Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence for his teacher, Grisey, but coupling it with the late composer’s final work: Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil, featuring soprano Barbara Hannigan. The second program set two World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commissions — James Matheson’s True South and Jay Alan Yim’s neverthesamerivertwice. Some potions take time to brew — one such began in the 2010–11 “Under Mr. Gilbert’s leadership the Philharmonic season. Alan Gilbert feels that Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865–1931) is due for a reassessment and acclaim and so is has become a crack contemporary-music bringing to bear the power and prominence of the Philharmonic ensemble. The performance was assured and with of a project to perform his six symphonies and three concertos. exhilarating. The Mozart and Mahler somehow set The first step was taken with concerts that featured Nielsen’s Symphony No. 2, The Four Temperaments, with the mood for Mr. Adès’s exploration of creation. the other works to be schedule in the near Mr. Gilbert relies on musical instinct to group future, all to be conducted by the Music Director. The project will be released pieces together. As Philharmonic audiences have on Denmark’s Dacapo label, with New learned already, his instincts are usually good.” York Philharmonic principal musicians — Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, January 8, 2010 featured in the concertos.

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Clockwise from top left: Alan Gilbert (left) and Zarin Mehta (right) inducting pianist Emanuel Ax as an Honorary Member of the Philharmonic Symphony Society on April 28; Alan Gilbert conducting Mendelssohn's Elijah on November 10, and the brochure for the second season of CONTACT!, the Philharmonic's new-music series


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Spotlights and Footlights The talents of stars of stage, opera, and the classical-music world fused with that of the New York Philharmonic to light up the Avery Fisher Hall stage. Tony Award-winning actress Idina Menzel rendered classic pop and musical theater favorites, conducted by Marvin Hamlisch (February 5). The renowned tenor Plácido Domingo, joined by soprano Sonya Yoncheva and flamenco dancer Nuria Pomares, provided a Valentine’s Day of operatic arias and lighter works, conducted by Alan Gilbert (February 14), while two stage luminaries — Kelli O’Hara and opera star Nathan Gunn — delivered delectable delights in Broadway’s Classic Hits (March 21), with romantic duets and songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Kurt Weill, and Stephen Sondheim. Violinist Itzhak Perlman brought Vienna and Hollywood to the Philharmonic, led by Mr. Gilbert (April 11), and Sondheim’s Company (April 7–9), conducted by Paul Gemignani and directed and co-produced by Lonny Price, boasted a constellation of notables from stage, television, and film including Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Katie Finneran, Christina Hendricks, Patti LuPone, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose, and Jennifer Laura Thompson.

“She is one of this generation’s brightest Broadway stars, and he is a much-admired opera singer. But Kelli O’Hara and Nathan Gunn both dabble in the other’s specialty, too … Would that it could indeed have been an ‘endless night.’” — Associated Press, March 22, 2011

Clockwise from far left: the star-studded cast taking a bow following the performance of Sondheim's Company on April 7; Indina Menzel making her Philharmonic debut, conducted by Marvin Hamlisch, on Febryart 5; soprano Kelli O'Hara and baritone Nathan Gunn singing Broadway's Classic Hits, conducted by Ted Sperling, on March 21; tenor Plácido Domingo and dancer Nuria Pomares on February 14; violinist Itzhak Perlman and Alan Gilbert receiving their ovation on April 11

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Transformation into a Metaforest Alan Gilbert again concluded the season with a knockout operatic performance that brought audiences to their feet. Again, his partner in transforming Avery Fisher Hall — this time into a woodland populated by animals and their human neighbors, as well as the Orchestra, into an integral visual element of the performances — was directordesigner Doug Fitch. The production of Janácˇek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, by Giants Are Small, produced by Edouard Getaz, and choreographed by Karole Armitage, was intimate and impressive at the same time, evoking the life cycle of the titular fox (portrayed by soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian) as she learns about love, lust, and life through her encounters with humans (including the Forester, portrait by Alan Opie, who idnaps and raises her) as well as beasts and discovers a warmer, richer side of life through the feeling she shares with her eventual mate (mezzosoprano Marie Lenormand).

Above: Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic performing Janácˇek’s The Cunning Little Vixen on June 22. Left: the official photo of cast, production team, and Yoko Nagae Ceschina (to Alan Gilbert's left), who sponsored the production

“Such evenings of joyous racket give the orchestra a daredevil swagger.” — Justin Davidson, New York magazine, July 3, 2011

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Added Ingredients Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic mingle their talents with that of carefully selected guests, who bring a complementary sensibility as well as virtuosity to their performances with the Orchestra. The 2010–11 season’s brew was made all the richer because of the flourishing friendships that have been developing with artists who have particularly close connections with the Music Director, such as pianists Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman, violinists Lisa Batiashvili and Gil Shaham, baritones Gerald Finley and Thomas Hampson, and composers Thomas Adès and Magnus Lindberg, showing a different side of their talents in their Philharmonic performance debuts. Conductor Daniel Boico Andrey Boreyko Sir Colin Davis Major Brian Dix, USMC* Christoph von Dohnányi Michael Francis* Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Alan Gilbert Paul Gemignani Marvin Hamlisch Daniel Harding* Paavo Järvi Bernard Labadie Kurt Masur Ludovic Morlot Andris Nelsons* David Robertson Esa-Pekka Salonen Ted Sperling Duhanne Tansil* Michael Tilson Thomas Bramwell Tovey

Actor Steven Eng Alesia Lawson Jason Parrish

Dancer Thomas Baird Tomiko Magario Nuria Pomares

Cello Carter Brey Yo-Yo Ma

Director Patricia Birch* Tom Dulack Doug Fitch Anne-Sophie Mutter Lonny Price

Choreographer Karole Armitage* Josh Rhodes Clarinet Chen Halevi* Costume Design Doug Fitch

Electronics Juhani Liimatainen*

Ensemble Giants are Small, production Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Music Director and Trumpet New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, Director New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps,* Major Brian Dix, Director* Women of the New York Choral Artists, Joseph Fummerfelt, Director

Left to right: Yefim Bronfman performing Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2, conducted by Christoph von Dohnanyi, on January 13, and Lisa Batiashvili and Alan Gilbert backstage before the performance of Bartók's Violin Concerto No. 2 on May 4

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Thomas Adès's Philharmonic debut as a pianist in his In Seven Days (Concerto for Piano with Moving Image) conducted by Alan Gilbert, on January 6

Added Ingredients (continued) Host John Schaefer* Theodore Wiprud Lighting Design Clifton Taylor Make-Up Design Cookie Jordan* Percussion Daniel Druckman Christopher S. Lamb Piano Thomas Adès* Yulianna Avdeeva* Emanuel Ax Jean-Efflam Bavouzet* Jonathan Biss Yefim Bronfman Marino Formenti* Kirill Gerstein* Lang Lang Magnus Lindberg*** Radu Lupu Olli Mustonen Alexander Romanovsky* Producer Matt Cowart Edouard Getaz Lonny Price Saxophone Branford Marsalis** Scenic Design Doug Fitch G.W. Mercier*

Scriptwriter Tom Dulack Speaker Richard Easton* Timpani Markus Rhoten*

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Video Artist Tal Rosner* Viola Cynthia Phelps Rebecca Young Violin Lisa Batiashvili Joshua Bell Glenn Dicterow Veronika Eberle* Marc Ginsberg Randall Goosby* Augustin Hadelich Janine Jansen Erno Kallai* Leonidas Kavakos Lisa Kim Michelle Kim Anna Lee* Midori Hana Mundiya* Anne-Sophie Mutter Itzhak Perlman Gil Shaham Sheryl Staples Nikolaj Znaider Pinchas Zukerman

Vocalist Adam Alexander, baritone Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano* Serena Benedetti, soprano* Lacy Benter, alto* Craig Bierko, singer* Judy Blazer, singer* Josua Bloom, baritone Ian Bostridge, tenor Eugene Brancoveanu, singer* Gábor Bretz, bass* Allan Clayton, tenor* Stephen Colbert, singer* Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano Jon Cryer, singer* Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano

Plácido Domingo, tenor Gerald Finely, bass-baritone Katie Finneran, singer* Andrew Foster-Williams, bass* Karina Gauvin, soprano* Nathan Gunn, baritone Devon Guthrie, soprano* Thomas Hampson, baritone Barbara Hannigan, soprano Neil Patrick Harris, singer Christina Hendricks, singer* Shuler Hensley, singer* Keith Jameson, tenor* Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano* Aaron Lazar, singer* Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto*

Marie Lenormand, mezzo-soprano* Tilman Lichdi, tenor* Patti LuPone, singer Karita Mattila, soprano Audra McDonald, singer Idina Menzel, singer* Lisa Milne, soprano* Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano Kelli O’Hara, soprano Alan Opie, baritone* Jill Paice, singer* Melissa Parks, mezzo-soprano Wilbur Pauley, bass Martha Plimpton, singer* Twyla Robinson, soprano* Dorthea Röschmann, soprano* Anika Noni Rose, singer* Noah Sadik, boy soprano* Emalie Savoy, soprano* Jennifer Laura Thompson, singer* Deborah Voigt, soprano Jim Walton, singer Benjamin P. Wenzelberg, boy soprano* Chryssie Whitehead, singer* Ronit Widmann-Levy, singer* Sonya Yoncheva, soprano*

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Engaging, Educating, Elucidating “Music can be an incredibly important and enriching aspect to anybody's life,

For Kids and Teens Very Young People’s Concerts (ages 3–6): This and my belief in this informs the programs we create series, performed at Merkin Concert Hall, introduces explicitly for kids, as well as my decision to speak to preschoolers to musical ideas and concertgoing the audience at one of our 'regular' concerts about through activities including games, stories, and a piece we are about to play. I really don't draw a hands-on music-making with Philharmonic musicians. line between what is and what is not education. It This season’s theme: Debussy and Friends. all relates to the New York Philharmonic's primary Allegro and Adagio: January 23, 12:30 and 3:00 Lectures and Discussions mission: to expose people of all ages to the beauty p.m.; January 24, 10:30 a.m. Pre-Concert Talks: Insightful musical previews and the power of music.” So said Alan Gilbert, Treble and Bass: April 17, 12:30 and 3:00 p.m.; by scholars, composers, and musicians are given illustrating the approach that lies behind all of the April 11, 10:30 a.m. one hour before every subscription concert. New York Philharmonic’s education programs, Forte and Piano: June 5, 12:30 and 3:00 p.m. whether involving performance onstage, activities June 6, 10:30 a.m. Insights Series: These discussions, panels, in the schools, or enlightening events created for and interviews — often accompanied by live audiences of all ages. Young People’s Concerts (ages 6–12): The performance — delve into major works and popular series, in its 86th year, has introduced themes of the current season. generations to music is entering its 86th year. The “Considering Dimitri Mitropoulos:” November 2010–11 season’s theme was The Ages of Music. 29; composer Gunther Schuller, documentary All concerts were led by Assistant Conductor filmmaker Valerie Kontakos, former Philharmonic Daniel Boico and were hosted by Theodore Wiprud, Principal Clarinet Stanley Drucker, speakers; Director of Education, The Sue B. Mercy Chair. Each Philharmonic Archivist/Historian Barbara Haws, 2:00 p.m. concert is preceded by Kidzone Live!, an moderator; Walter Reade Theater interactive music fair that begins at 12:45 p.m. “Kindertotenlieder: Mahler’s Requiem?”: January 5; Baroque: December 4 Thomas Hampson, speaker and baritone; Stanley Classical: January 15 H. Kaplan Penthouse Romantic: March 12 “Funny, It Doesn’t Sound Jewish:” March 30; Modern: April 2 Michael Bartlett, speaker; Judy Blazer and Joshua Breitzer, vocalists; given in honor of Dr. Jack Phil Teens (ages 12–17): A program designed Gottlieb; Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse for teenagers who have grown up with Young “Leoš Janácˇek’s The Cunning Little Vixen”: June 14; People’s Concerts or who are coming to the director/designer Doug Fitch and soprano Isabel Orchestra for the first time, as an introduction to Bayrakdarian, speakers; The Morgan Library and attending evening concerts. For the same price as Museum a movie, they can enjoy a Pre-Concert Talk and one-hour “Rush Hour” concert. Annual Erich Leinsdorf Lecture: When Alan Gilbert spoke about “Performance and Interpretation” on April 4, he became the first Philharmonic Music Left: The Young People's Concert on April 2. Top right: Director ever to give this event that was free to the Alan Gilbert congratulating a New York City student public and streamed live on nyphil.org. continued on next page for her composition performed by the Philharmonic


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Engaging, Educating, Elucidating (continued) Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence This position — named to recognize the contributions of the Philharmonic’s late Laureate Conductor — was created to support significant research in the Philharmonic Archives as well as a series of public presentations. In 2010–11, the post was held by the composer Jack Gottlieb, who was Bernstein’s assistant at the Philharmonic from 1958 to 1966, and who died on February 23.

School Partnership Program (grades 3–5): Philharmonic Teaching Artists partner with classroom teachers to deliver a three-year curriculum to 3,000 students in 15 New York City public schools. Older students can participate in Credit Suisse Very Young Composers, an after-school program that enables students to compose music that will be performed by Philharmonic musicians.

Philharmonic Mentors (grades 6–12): Philharmonic Online musicians coach middle- and high-school ensembles. Kidzone: The award-winning interactive Website Interdisciplinary units of study are offered for social (nyphilkids.org) offers sound clips, games, and studies, English, and music classes. information about instruments, composers, and Philharmonic musicians. Musical Encounters (grades 3–12): These events Take Note: This online resource for both include a visit to an Open Rehearsal and a workshop at music and classroom teachers, available at Avery Fisher Hall, and are crafted for both classes and nyphil.org/takenote, provides classroom-tested ensembles. lesson plans, engaging activities, and instructive videos of Philharmonic musicians — available as Workshops for Visiting Ensembles (high school and free downloads. college groups): Philharmonic musicians help to hone skills in sectionals, master classes, clinics, and pre- and For Schools post-concert discussions. School Day Concerts (grades 3–12): These six concerts at Avery Fisher Hall — given exclusively Conservatory Collaborations: Philharmonic for school groups, and supported with curricular rehearsals are opened to students, conductors, and materials, recordings, and workshops for composers. Following rehearsals, Conductors’ Tables teachers — were conducted by Alan Gilbert for the and Composers’ Tables bring participants together with second consecutive year. [Major support provided renowned guest artists. by the Carson Family Charitable Trust.] From top: a young Teacher Training: Professional development sessions, audience member trying out the violin at the Very February 2–4: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Pastoral, including concerts and symposia on musical education, Young People's Concert plus three works per program from the following are offered to public school teachers.

participants in the Credit Suisse Very Young Composers and Making Score programs: Julian Korzeniowsky, Qin Ding, Eric Segerstrom, Daniel Moors, Myia Pino, Ashley Balbi, Musa Jatta, Jr., Nuha Dolby, and Julian Galesi MetLife is the lead Corporate Underwriter for the New York Philharmonic’s Education Programs.

Learning Overtures: This program brings educators and musicians together to share practices and ideas internationally. Recent exchanges have taken place in Venezuela, South Korea, Japan, and Abu Dhabi.

on January 24, and Director of Education Theodore Wiprud, The Sue B. Mercy Chair, interviewing violinist Anna Lee, a soloist on that performance


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Digital Media: Futuristic Expressions The New York Philharmonic is on the cutting edge of the use of digital projects to expand the Orchestra’s influence by giving the widest possible audience a greater awareness of mu¬sic and, specifically, the Philharmonic’s programs and philosophy. Concert Broadcasts The New York Philharmonic This Week: The two-hour radio program, then syndicated by Chicago’s WFMT Radio Network to more than 300 outlets nationally and 122 outlets internationally, was hosted by actor and Philharmonic Board Member Alec Baldwin (right) and featured interviews with Philharmonic musicians and guests. It airs in the New York metropolitan area on Classical 105.9 FM WQXR; archived radio broadcasts were available for two weeks on the Orchestra’s Website and were also accessible through the free Philharmonic iPhone App. Alan Gilbert & The New York Philharmonic: 2010–11 Season: This 12-installment series of concerts, recorded live during the season and conducted by Alan Gilbert, was available by subscription through iTunes and through individual downloads at all major online music stores. In addition, the Philharmonic acting on his symphony and admiration for the Japanese people by releasing the March 17 performance of Takemitu’s Requiem for Strings, with the proceeds benefitting earthquake and tsunami relief.

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Above: Actor and Philharmonic Radio Host Alec Baldwin, as host of the Live From Lincoln Center telecast on New Year's Eve. Left: a page from the New York Philharmonic's Website


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Live From Lincoln Center: The Opening Night and New Year’s Eve Concerts, both conducted by Alan Gilbert, were aired on PBS, hosted by Alec Baldwin, building on annual appearances that began with the program’s first telecast in 1976. Company in movie theaters nationwide: In partnership with Screenvision and Ellen M. Krass Productions, the Philharmonic transported its starstudded revival of Sondheim’s iconic show to movie theaters nationwide.

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Concert Previews On the Music: The New York Philharmonic Podcast: The New York Philharmonic’s free download series of program previews (featuring interviews and illustrative musical examples, and produced and hosted by Elliott Forrest and Mark Travis) won the 2011 Gold World Medal for Best Podcast in the Fine Arts Category from the New York Festivals for Radio Programming Awards.

Online Communities The New York Philharmonic has developed a vital link to audiences through an active and engaging social media presence, including on

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nyphil.org The The New York Philharmonic’s Website projects the most up-to-date information about performances, events, growth of TK% and related programs; is a vehicle to purchase, exchange, and donate tickets online, or to buy Philharmonic recordings via iTunes and other outlets; reveals the inner workings of the Orchestra and its music through behind-the-scenes videos; in-depth interviews with growth of TK% Music Director Alan Gilbert, Philharmonic musicians, guest artists, and music scholars; allows aficionados to join the tours virtually through slideshows, videos, and social media postings that offer an intimate view of the Orchestra’s activities; reveals the Philharmonic’s rich history, free to the world, through the Digital Archives (nyphil.org/archives) and the Performance History Search (nyphil.org/carlos); and more.


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Displaying the Treasures, Globally Many music lovers have wanted to read the minds — of conductors, to understand the thoughts that lie behind their interpretations. Now, thanks to the February 2011 launch of the New York Philharmonic Digital Archives (nyphil.org/archives) — a treasure-trove available, free — scholars, musicians, students, and the general public around the world have access to more than 1,000 scores marked by Leonard Bernstein, Andre Kostelanez, Dimitri Mitropoulos, and even one by Gustav Mahler. Still, this is only element of this multi-year project, funded with a $2.4 million grant from the Leon Levy Foundation, that will release 1.3 million digitized pages of material from the Philharmonic’s International Era, 1943–1970, by 2012. Also currently available are more than 3,200 printed programs, a rich selection of important business records, and samples of audio and video. The documents are lovingly photographed by Ardon Bar Hama and his team in the highest quality and resolution, and are managed in Alfresco, an opensource digital asset management system configured by Technology Services Group (TSG) of Chicago. Over an initial three-year phase, the Orchestra plans to release documents from The Founding Era, 1842–1908, then The Modern Era, 1909–1943, and to develop a strategy to release almost 7,000 hours of audio and video material. The goal for making this material available online: to accelerate scholarship, advancing understanding and passion about music. Alan Gilbert and Philharmonic Archivist/ Historian Barbara Haws with TKTKTK, announcing the launch of the Philharmonic Digital Archives, February 3

“ … the orchestra’s new, fully searchable digital archive … comprehensive beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.” — Susan Elliott, Musical America.com, February 4, 2011


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The Orchestra

“Mr. Gilbert seemed totally in his element, conducting with a mix of cool command and jazzy swing. The Philharmonic players should be proud. They played with verve and color, never sounding like classical music stiffs.” — Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, September 23, 2010


The Elements

The Orchestra: The Men and Women ALAN GILBERT Music Director The Yoko Nagae Ceschina Chair Daniel Boico Assistant Conductor Leonard Bernstein Laureate Conductor 1943–1990 Kurt Masur Music Director Emeritus Violins Glenn Dicterow Concertmaster The Charles E. Culpeper Chair Sheryl Staples Principal Associate Concertmaster The Elizabeth G. Beinecke Chair Michelle Kim Assistant Concertmaster The William Petschek Family Chair Enrico Di Cecco Carol Webb Yoko Takebe Minyoung Chang» Hae-Young Ham The Mr. and Mrs. Timothy M. George Chair Lisa GiHae Kim Kuan Cheng Lu Newton Mansfield The Edward and Priscilla Pilcher Chair Kerry McDermott+ Anna Rabinova Charles Rex The Shirley Bacot Shamel Chair Fiona Simon Sharon Yamada

Elizabeth Zeltser The William and Elfriede Ulrich Chair Yulia Ziskel Marc Ginsberg Principal Lisa Kim* In Memory of Laura Mitchell Soohyun Kwon The Joan and Joel I. Picket Chair Duoming Ba Marilyn Dubow The Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr. Chair Martin Eshelman Quan Ge The Gary W. Parr Chair Judith Ginsberg Stephanie Jeong Hanna Lachert Hyunju Lee Joo Young Oh Daniel Reed Mark Schmoockler Na Sun Vladimir Tsypin Violas Cynthia Phelps Principal The Mr. and Mrs. Frederick P. Rose Chair Rebecca Young* Irene Breslaw** The Norma and Lloyd Chazen Chair Dorian Rence Katherine Greene The Mr. and Mrs. William J. McDonough Chair Dawn Hannay

Vivek Kamath Peter Kenote Kenneth Mirkin Judith Nelson Robert Rinehart The Mr. and Mrs. G. Chris Andersen Chair Cellos Carter Brey Principal The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Chair Eileen Moon* The Paul and Diane Guenther Chair The Shirley and Jon Brodsky Foundation Chair Evangeline Benedetti Eric Bartlett The Mr. and Mrs. James E. Buckman Chair Elizabeth Dyson Maria Kitsopoulos Sumire Kudo Qiang Tu Ru-Pei Yeh The Credit Suisse Chair in honor of Paul Calello Wei Yu Wilhelmina Smith++ Basses Eugene Levinson Principal The Redfield D. Beckwith Chair Orin O’Brien Acting Associate Principal The Herbert M. Citrin Chair William Blossom The Ludmila S. and Carl B. Hess Chair

Randall Butler David J. Grossman Satoshi Okamoto Flutes Robert Langevin Principal The Lila Acheson Wallace Chair Sandra Church* Mindy Kaufman Piccolo Mindy Kaufman Oboes Liang Wang Principal The Alice Tully Chair Sherry Sylar* Robert Botti The Lizabeth and Frank Newman Chair English Horn The Joan and Joel Smilow Chair Clarinets Mark Nuccio Acting Principal The Edna and W. Van Alan Clark Chair Pascual Martinez Forteza Acting Associate Principal The Honey M. Kurtz Family Chair Alucia Scalzo++ Amy Zoloto++ E-Flat Clarinet Pascual Martinez Forteza Bass Clarinet Amy Zoloto++

Bassoons Judith LeClair Principal The Pels Family Chair Kim Laskowski* Roger Nye Arlen Fast Contrabassoon Arlen Fast Horns Philip Myers Principal The Ruth F. and Alan J. Broder Chair Stewart Rose++* Acting Associate Principal Cara Kizer Aneff ** R. Allen Spanjer Erik Ralske» Howard Wall David Smith++ Trumpets Philip Smith Principal The Paula Levin Chair Matthew Muckey* Ethan Bensdorf Thomas V. Smith

Tuba Alan Baer Principal Timpani Markus Rhoten Principal The Carlos Moseley Chair Kyle Zerna** Percussion Christopher S. Lamb Principal The Constance R. Hoguet Friends of the Philharmonic Chair Daniel Druckman* The Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Ulrich Chair Kyle Zerna Harp Nancy Allen Principal The Mr. and Mrs. William T. Knight III Chair Keyboard In Memory of Paul Jacobs

Trombones Joseph Alessi Principal The Gurnee F. and Marjorie L. Hart Chair Amanda Davidson* David Finlayson The Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Chair

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Bass Trombone James Markey The Daria L. and William C. Foster Chair

Organ Kent Tritle

Piano The Karen and Richard S. LeFrak Chair Harriet Wingreen Jonathan Feldman

Librarians Lawrence Tarlow Principal Sandra Pearson** Sara Griffin** Orchestra Personnel Manager Carl R. Schiebler Stage Representative Louis J. Patalano Audio Director Lawrence Rock * Associate Principal ** Assistant Principal + On Leave ++ Replacement/Extra The New York Philharmonic uses the revolving seating method for section string players who are listed alphabetically in the roster.

Honorary Members of The Society Emanuel Ax Pierre Boulez Stanley Drucker Lorin Maazel Zubin Mehta Carlos Moseley


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The Orchestra: Milestones The New York Philharmonic musicians who retired during the 2010–11 season were cellist Evangeline Benedetti (following 44 years of service), violist Barry Lehr (39 years), Principal Bass Eugene Levinson (26 years), English Horn Thomas Stacy (39 years), and Stage Representative Louis Patalano (31 years). The members who celebrated their 25th anniversaries with the Orchestra were trombonist David Finlayson, violinist Fiona Simon, and Associate Principal Viola Rebecca Young. The new musicians in the New York Philharmonic were violinists Stephanie Jeong and Joo Young Oh; Assistant Principal/Utility Horn Cara Kizer Aheff; percussionist and Assistant Principal Timpani Kyle Zerna; and Assistant Principal Librarian Sara Griffin.

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Evangeline Benedetti

Barry Lehr

Thomas Stacy

Louis Patalano

Joo Young Oh

Cara Kizer Aheff

Kyle Zerna

Sara Griffin


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The Board of Directors

Officers and Directors Gary W. Parr, Chairman Daisy M. Soros, Secretary Lawrence D. Ackman Alec Baldwin Joshua Bell Dr. Clemens Börsig Kenneth A. Buckfire James E. Buckman Peter D. Cummings Toos N. Daruvala Lodewijk J.R. de Vink Suellen Ettinger Jay S. Fishman J. Christopher Flowers Daria L. Foster Annabelle K. Garrett Paul B. Guenther, Chairman Emeritus

Directors Emeriti Zarin Mehta, President and Executive Director Timothy M. George, Treasurer

SungEun Han-Andersen Benjamin P Harris Gurnee F. Hart Gerald L. Hassell Robert S. Hekemian, Jr. C. Robert Henrikson Ludmila Schwarzenberg Hess Peter Jungen Richard L. Kauffman Mitsuhiko Kawai H. Frederick Krimendahl II Honey M. Kurtz Karen T. LeFrak William M. Lewis, Jr. Alan S. MacDonald

Peter W. May Mitsuhiko Kawai Lizabeth A. Newman Charles F. Niemeth Itzhak Perlman Joel I. Picket Antonio Quintella Oscar S. Schafer Shirley S. Bacot Shamel Larry A. Silverstein Ronald J. Ulrich Sandra F. Warshawsky

Paul B. Guenther, Chairman Emeritus

The Honorable Donald Blinken Edith S. Bouriez Governor Jon S. Corzine Dale M. Frehse Gunther E. Greiner

Carlos Moseley, Chairman Emeritus

William J. McDonough Thomas J. McGrath David E. McKinney Phyllis J. Mills Donald A. Pels Charles I. Petschek

Paula L. Root Benjamin M. Rosen Joel E. Smilow Stephen Stamas

Over the 2010–11 season five men and women became members of the Philharmonic’s Board of Directors:

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Lawrence D. Ackman

Alec Baldwin

Suellen Ettinger

Antonio Quintella

Larry A. Silverstein


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New York Philharmonic Staff ZARIN MEHTA President and Executive Director

Susan O’Dell Assistant to the President

Bill Thomas Senior Vice President

John Mangum

Artistic Planning Pamela Walsh Manager, Artistic Planning

Richard Lonsdorf Artistic Planning Assistant

Joliene Ford Assistant to the Music Director

Artistic Adminsitrator

Archives Barbara Haws

Eric Latzky

Archivist/Historian

Vice President, Communications

Melanie Forman Vice President, Development

David Snead Vice President, Marketing

Miki Takebe Vice President, Operations

Richard Wandel Associate Archivist

Mitchell Brodsky Digital Archivist/Project Manager

Communications

Development

Assistant to the Vice President, Communications

Manager of Corporate Relations

Special Events and Volunteer Services Marion Cotrone

Research Barbara Shear

Director of Special Events and Volunteer Services

Lanore Carr

Public Relations Katherine E. Johnson

Karen Wyslotsky

Research Manager

Educational Activities

Theodore Wiprud Director of Education

Toya Lillard

Courtney Ford

Director of In-School Programs

Individual Giving Judith Helf

Associate Director of Special Events and Volunteer Services

Amy Leffert

Director of Individual Giving

Erika Lange

Maria Kanakis

Administrative Assistant

Joshua Marcum

Friends Program Manager

Jennifer Levine

Publicist

Elaine Huang

Special Events Coordinator

Amanda Conte

Development Database Administrator

Special Projects Steven Parkey

Galen Brown

Director of Special Projects

Assistant Database Administrator

Eric Gamalinda

Director, Public and Media Relations

Katherine Klenn Assistant Director, Tour and Media Relations

Communications Assistant

Publications Monica Parks Director of Publications

Lucy Kraus Senior Publications Editor

Rachel L. Conrad Publications Editor

Assistant Director of Education

Debora Kang Administrative Assistant

Grant Manager

Andrew Peterson Gifts Coordinator

Brian Hoeflschweiger Special Projects Associate

Major, Planned and Patron Gifts Elizabeth McColgan Director of Patron Program

Amy Mugavero Director of Major and Planned Gifts

Rebecca Vendemo Patron Ticket and Privilege Coordinator

Danielle Dufresne Administrative Assistant

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New York Philharmonic Staff Finance and Administration Finance Pamela Katz Director of Finance

Marilyn Nichols Finance and Administration Assistant

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Marketing and Customer Relations Jay McKay IT Assistant

Stephen Weinberg Ticketing/Web Database Administrator

Eddie Duffy

Media Vince Ford

Office Services Administrator

Marketing Julii Oh Director of Marketing

Deirdre Cipolla Assistant Director, Marketing Services

Operations

Orchestra Personnel

Valerie Petrov

Alex Johnston

Carl R. Schiebler

Manager of Customer Relations

Operations Manager

Orchestra Personnel Manager

Philip Stevens

Brendan Timins

Nishi Badhwar

Senior Customer Relations Representative

Operations Manager

Orchestra Personnel Assistant/ Auditions Coordinator

Melissa Iacono

Group Sales Ann Hilton

Director of New Media

Administrative Assistant

Director of Group Sales

Alexander Frenkel

Nicholas Bremer

Rachel Rossos Gallant

Francisco Contreras, Jr.

Assistant Controller

Digital Media Assistant Producer

Director of Relationship Marketing

Group Sales Assistant

Maryam Kimyagarova

Lawrence Rock

Liz Lee

Assistant Controller

Aleftina Malayeva Senior Accountant

Gordon Samuels Assistant Accountant

Karen Schlicht Payroll Manager

Human Resources Catherine Williams Director of Human Resources

Information Technology Terri-Ann Feindt

Audio Director

Marketing Manager

Adrian Cosentini

Customer Relations Linda Forlini

Audio/Preservation Manager

Robert Lanham Web and Digital Developer

Noelia Santos Web and Digital Producer

Mark Travis Audio Producer

Michele Balm Operations Coordinator

James Eng Operations Assistant

Bethany Flom Adminsitrative Assistant

Director of Customer Relations

Amy Aquilino Director of Customer Relations and Sales

Brittany Dreher Customer Relations Representative

Danielle Dufresne Customer Relations Representative

Director of Information Technology

Britta Hallberg

Elizabeth Lee

Assistant Director of Customer Relations

Associate Director, Information Technology

Andrew Main

Will Lavary

Customer Relations Representative

Associate Director, Network Infrastructure

John May Subscriptions Manager

Louise Austin Systems Analyst

Current as of August 31, 2011


The Sorcery of Support

Credit Suisse, Global Sponsor Alan Gilbert, the New York Philharmonic, and the vision and vitality of Global Sponsor Credit Suisse combine to make a vibrant musical partnership. The 2010–11 season marked a renewal of this alchemical association for another three years, with Credit Suisse’s dynamic support of the Orchestra’s programs continuing to spotlight the Philharmonic’s central role in the cultural life of New York, and to share Music Director Alan Gilbert’s vision with the world. This chemistry was reflected in two tours of European capitals and activities closer to home, such as the annual Free Dress Rehearsal, and represents some of that chemistry — and creates a secure foundation for Alan Gilbert’s inventive and visionary plans for the New York Philharmonic.

Credit Suisse hosted receptions throughout both of the season's tours. Clockwise from bottom left: Pierre Fleuriot, CEO France, Credit Suisse, François Essertel, Director, Head of the Market Group, Credit Suisse France, and Zarin Mehta; Philharmonic President Zarin Mehta, Alan Gilbert, and Rolf Bögli, Head Private Banking Switzerland, in Basel on May 12; Zarin Mehta, Marek Gul, Head of Credit Suisse, Poland, and Alain Gilbert, on October 28 in Warsaw; Michael Rüdiger, CEO Central Europe, Credit Suisse, with Music Director Alan Gilbert and baritone Thomas Hampson, a tour soloist, in Berlin on May 19; Hans-Ulrich Hügli, Head of Credit Suisse Luxembourg, in Luxembourg on November 4 post-concert reception in Luxembourg.


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Yoko Nagae Ceschina Alan Gilbert’s transformative vision for the New York Philharmonic has inspired an unprecedented level of support, not only from the musicians whom he leads, but behind the scenes, mostly notably through the addition of a partner in his endeavors: Yoko Nagae Ceschina. A Patron of the Orchestra since 2004, who was a prime force behind the Philharmonic’s historic visit to Pyongyang, DPRK, in 2008, she has stepped forward to bolster the current Music Director’s ambitious initiatives, including the first season’s three-week festival and, in the 2010–11 season, the production of Janácˇek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, and has become a familiar face at the Orchestra’s concerts not only in New York but around the world. But what has marked her as a particular power behind Alan Gilbert’s goals for the Philharmonic was the announcement of her generous gift to endow the Music Director’s chair: a look at the official orchestra roster displays his title as The Yoko Nagae Ceschina Chair. His response: “I am moved by this extraordinary gift, which will have a significant impact in helping to make my dreams for this great orchestra a reality. Yoko has a passion for music, and for the New York Philharmonic, and has acted on it in a way that has been extremely beneficial for the institution, New York City, and the international cultural community.”

Yoko Nagae Ceschina, on her travels with the Philharmonic in Ljubljana on October 26 with, clockwise from top left, with Zarin Mehta, Alan Gilbert, and the Orchestra; Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow, and Philharmonic violinist Yoko Takebe and Alan Gilbert


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Associates in Art

Karen T.° and Richard LeFrak

Opening Night Gala Chairs Russell and Judith Carson, and William F., Jr.°, and Carol Lewis , with Chairman Gary W. Parr and Michael Nelson, Brand President, Breguet, US, which presented the Gala

Spring Gala Chairs Joan and Joel I.° Picket, and Honey M.° Kurtz, President and Executive Director Zarin Mehta

Oscar and Argie Tang

Daria L. Foster°

J. Christopher Flowers°, Anne Gray, and Gary W. Parr

Vasili and Donna Tsamis

Oscar° and Didi Schafer

Agnes and Gerald L.° Hassell and their daughter Alyssa

Robert S., Jr.°, and Colleen Hekemian

Jennifer and Bud Gruenberg

Shelby White

Gary W. Parr and Eugene Mercy

° Denotes New York Philharmonic Board Member


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Lifetime Gifts The New York Philharmonic honors the Orchestra’s most significant individual, corporate, foundation, and government donors whose cumulative annual gifts and contributions to special occasions have supported Philharmonic activities over the years. We recognize and extend our thanks to our thoughtful friends for their gifts, and we look forward to a continuing tradition of generosity.

Global Sponsor

Guardians

Credit Suisse

BNY Mellon Yoko Nagae Ceschina The Dana Foundation Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust Exxon Mobil Corporation J. Christopher Flowers The Ford Foundation Frederick N. Gilbert Gurnee F. and Marjorie L. Hart William Randolph Hearst Foundation The Kaplen Foundation Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation Wendy Keys and Donald Pels Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. LeFrak The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sue and Gene Mercy The Ambrose Monell Foundation Charles and Elaine Petschek Peggy and David Rockefeller The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation Joan and Joel Smilow Daisy and Paul Soros Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Ulrich Marcia D. Walton

Leadership Circle Citi Francis Goelet Marie-JosĂŠe and Henry Kravis Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. The Starr Foundation Mrs. Arnold van Ameringen Lila Acheson and DeWitt Wallace Fund for Lincoln Center

Benefactors The Family of Elizabeth G. Beinecke / Prospect Hill Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Russell L. Carson MetLife Foundation National Endowment for the Arts New York State Council on the Arts The City of New York The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc. Didi and Oscar Schafer Time Warner Inc. The Alice Tully Foundation

Partners Lawrence and Ronnie Ackman American Express Assicurazioni Generali AT&T BASF Corporation J. Carter Bacot / Shirley Bacot Shamel The Alec Baldwin Foundation Florence Blau The Honorable and Mrs. Donald M. Blinken Booth Ferris Foundation Breguet Mr. and Mrs. James E. Buckman Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust Sharon and Jon Corzine Charles E. Culpeper Foundation Deutsche Bank The Irene Diamond Fund Irmgard Dix Katherine Farley and Jerry I. Speyer / Tishman Speyer Daria L. and William C. Foster Mr. and Mrs. Timothy M. George Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Paul and Diane Guenther SungEun Han-Andersen and G. Chris Andersen Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser The Robert and Mary Jane Hekemian Foundation, Inc. JPMorgan Chase & Co. Mrs. William T. Knight III Suzie and Bruce Kovner H. Frederick Krimendahl II and Emilia A. Saint-Amand Honey M. Kurtz Gerald M. Levin Leon Levy Foundation Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Charitable Trust

Leni and Peter May Vivian Milstein Mitsui & Co. Morgan Stanley Natural Heritage Trust The Lizabeth and Frank Newman Charitable Foundation The New York Times Company Charles F. and Anne M. Niemeth Gary W. Parr Joan and Joel I. Picket / Picket Family Foundation Joseph Pulitzer Mrs. John D. Rockefeller III Mr. and Mrs. Frederick P. Rose Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Salomon Carol and Chuck Schaefer Donna and Marvin Schwartz In memory of Orton and Lucile Simons The Beatrice Snyder Foundation Priscilla Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Stanford S. Warshawsky Anonymous

Donors J. Aron Charitable Foundation, Inc. Anny M. Baer The Marie Baier Foundation Susan Baker and Michael Lynch Halee and David Baldwin The Theodore H. Barth Foundation Marie Beverly and Robert G. Bartner R.D. Beckwith Leonard L. Bisco Marion I. Breen The Louis Calder Foundation CIT Herbert M. Citrin The Frederick S. and Dorothy S. Coleman Foundation


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Lifetime Gifts (continued) Constans Culver Foundation The Enoch Foundation Ernst & Young Herman Goldman Foundation The Florence Gould Foundation Susan and Roger Hertog Helen Huntington Hull IBM Corporation Maria Olivia and Jim Judelson Peter Jungen Ellen Jewett and Richard L. Kauffman William H. Kearns Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Langone Mr. and Mrs. Alan S. MacDonald Mr. and Mrs. William J. McDonough Thomas J. and Diahn McGrath Mercedes-Benz of North America Merrill Lynch & Company, Inc. Rosalind Miranda Marion Moore Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Murray L. Nathan Paul Newman Edward John Noble Foundation Mrs. Donald Oenslager Penzance Foundation Mabel Larremore Pope Cynthia and John Reed Ingeborg Rennert and Ira Leon Rennert Dr. and Mrs. Leon Root The Shubert Foundation, Inc. Klara and Larry A. Silverstein The Skirball Foundation Paul Underwood Mary and James G. Wallach Foundation Anonymous (2)

Supporters ACE Group Altria Group, Inc. Amyas Ames Helen and Robert Appel The Vincent Astor Foundation Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Sid R. Bass Robert Benmosche Anna N. Benton Shirley and Jon Brodsky Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC John Chalsty Norma and Lloyd Chazen James H. Clark Joseph M. Cohen Rhoda Weiskopf-Cohen: In memory of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Weiskopf Continental Airlines Peter D. and Julie Fisher Cummings Family Foundation Toos and Hira Daruvala The Aaron Diamond Foundation Emmet, Marvin & Martin, LLP FDIC American Savings Mr. and Mrs. Sampson R. Field Dale M. Frehse Mr. and Mrs. John French III GE Foundation Barbara and Peter Georgescu Sandra and Alan Gerry Ira and Lenore Gershwin Philanthropic Fund Goldman, Sachs & Co. Joseph L. Gossner Mr. and Mrs. Evan Greenberg Maurice and Corinne Greenberg Mr. and Mrs. Gunther Greiner Jennifer and Bud Gruenberg Barbara Haws, William Josephson, and Eliot Bostar

Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Heller The Victor Herbert Foundation Norma W. Hess Muna and Basem Hishmeh Constance and Robert L. Hoguet Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Hoyt, Jr. Jephson Educational Trust No. 2 Walter J. Johnson Mrs. David M. Keiser Kekst & Company Incorporated Karen and Kevin Kennedy Temma and Alfred Kingsley Mrs. William S. Lasdon Patricia and Philip Laskawy Paul Levenglick Janice H. Levin Carol and Jerry W. Levin Betty and John Levin Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brian Little The Litwin Foundation Audrey Love Charitable Foundation George M. Lund Nancy and Edwin Marks Carmen and Zarin Mehta Mercedes Meyerhoff Bruce Meyers Kathryn and Gilbert Miller Fund, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. A. Slade Mills, Jr. The Netter Foundation The New York Community Trust Nias Foundation, Inc., Courtesy of Stanley Edelman, M. D. Nihon Unisys, Ltd. Nikko Cordial Securities Richard Nordlof Oliver Wyman Group Pfizer Inc Eva Rautenberg William R. Robbins Pilar Crespi Robert and Stephen Robert Laurance Spelman Rockefeller Rolex Watch USA

Billy Rose Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. William J. Ruane Susan and Jack Rudin Frank and Lolita Savage The Scherman Foundation Mrs. Arthur E. Shapiro Shinsei Bank, Limited Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. Hermione Foundation Sociedad General de Autores Mr. and Mrs. Howard Solomon Claudette M. Sorel Jodie and Sean Sovak Carl Spielvogel and Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation Elaine and Stephen Stamas Mr. and Mrs. William C. Steere, Jr. Miriam T. and Howard N. Stern Mr. and Mrs. John W. Straus Alan and Katherine Stroock Fund Surdna Foundation, Inc. Gertrud Suskind Target The Travelers Companies, Inc. Tyco International, Ltd. Mr. and Mrs. Kurt F. Viermetz Vital Projects Fund, Inc. Bruno Walter Memorial Foundation Dr. Karl Wamsler Ms. Lelia Wardwell Joan S. Weil Lawrence A. Wien Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Masamoto Yashiro Paula L. Zajan Mr. and Mrs. William B. Ziff, Jr. Anonymous (2)


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Leonard Bernstein Circle The New York Philharmonic’s Leonard Bernstein Circle recognizes the Orchestra’s most generous donors. Their substantial commitment helps fund the ongoing excellence in repertory, performance, presentation and the Philharmonic’s internationally recognized educational programs. The Philharmonic is pleased to thank the following members:

Joseph and Sophia Abeles Foundation Marilyn and Robert Abrams Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence D. Ackman Darlene Tranter Anderson Helen and Robert Appel The Alec Baldwin Foundation Theodore H. Barth Foundation, Inc. Ginette and Joshua Becker Mr. and *Mrs. William S. Beinecke The Honorable and Mrs. Donald Blinken Clemens Börsig Shirley Brodsky Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC Mr. and Mrs. James E. Buckman The Carson Family Charitable Trust Yoko Nagae Ceschina Laura Chang and Arnold Chavkin Carolyn and David Cohen Joseph M. Cohen Rhoda Weiskopf-Cohen: In memory of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Weiskopf The Frederick S. and Dorothy S. Coleman Foundation Governor Jon S. Corzine and Ms. Sharon M. Elghanayan Constans Culver Foundation Peter D. and Julie Fisher Cummings Toos N. and Hira Daruvala Marijke and Lodewijk de Vink Irene Duell and Col. Jon Mendes Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Edelman Margaret Enoch Foundation Cynthia and Herbert Fields Jay S. Fishman

J. Christopher Flowers Daria and William Foster Dale M. Frehse John French III and Carole Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Timothy M. George Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Deane A. and John D. Gilliam Rosalind and Eugene J. Glaser Foundation Francis Goelet Fund Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Joseph L. Gossner Jennifer and Bud Gruenberg Paul and Diane Guenther SungEun Han-Andersen and G. Chris Andersen Joan Harris Gurnee and Marjorie Hart Gerald L. and Anita-Agnes O. Hassell Barbara Haws and William Josephson William Randolph Hearst Foundation The Robert and Mary Jane Hekemian Foundation, Inc. Hermione Foundation Roger and Susan Hertog Muna and Basem Hishmeh The Hite Foundation Jephson Educational Trust No. 2 Peter Jungen The Kaplen Foundation Ellen Jewett and Richard L. Kauffman Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation Karen and Kevin Kennedy Temma and Alfred Kingsley

Charles and Jane Klein Family Fund Mrs. William T. Knight, III Barbara and A. Eugene Kohn Suzie and Bruce Kovner Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis Emilia Saint-Amand and Fred Krimendahl Honey Kurtz Christian A. Lange Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. LeFrak Gerald L. Lennard Foundation Leon Levy Foundation Audrey Love Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Alan S. MacDonald Nancy Abeles Marks Leni and Peter May Barbie and Tony Mayer Mr. and Mrs. William J. McDonough Carmen and Zarin Mehta The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Eugene Mercy, Jr. Bruce Meyers Vivian Milstein The Ambrose Monell Foundation Marion Moore Foundation, Inc. The Lizabeth and Frank Newman Charitable Foundation Stavros Niarchos Foundation Gary W. Parr Wendy Keys and Donald Pels Elaine and Charles Petschek Joan and Joel I. Picket Mabel Larremore Pope Fund Thierry Porté and Yasko Tashiro The Prospect Hill Foundation Antonio and Gabriela Quintella The Resource Foundation Mrs. Frederick P. Rose Susan and Jack Rudin The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation Mrs. Julio Mario Santo Domingo Carol and Chuck Schaefer

Didi and Oscar Schafer Donna and Marvin Schwartz Irving and Sara Selis Foundation Shirley Bacot Shamel Mrs. Arthur E. Shapiro The Shubert Foundation Klara and Larry A. Silverstein Kent C. Simons: In memory of Orton and Lucile Simons The C.F. Roe Slade Foundation Joan and Joel Smilow Beatrice Snyder Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Howard Solomon Daisy and Paul Soros Jodie and Sean Sovak Joanne E. Spohler The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation The Starr Foundation Oscar L. Tang The Alice Tully Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Ulrich Paul Underwood Vital Projects Fund, Inc. Peggy P. Yannas and Andrew M. Wallach Mary and James G. Wallach Foundation Susanne Wamsler Mr. and Mrs. Stanford S. Warshawsky Ann Ziff 2 Anonymous


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Endowment Fund

Annual Fund

In the early days of the Orchestra, devoted lovers of music created an endowment to ensure the Philharmonic’s artistic excellence and financial security for future generations. To this day, the New York Philharmonic’s endowment helps support all of the Orchestra’s activities. During the 2010–2011 season, the Philharmonic received the following gifts of $5,000 or more, which, when combined with other contributions to the Endowment Fund, totaled more than $7 million.

The New York Philharmonic is grateful to the many generous Patrons who have helped sustain its historic commitment to excellence. With their gifts, the Orchestra offers unparalleled programs with today’s leading guest artists and conductors. They contribute, also, to education programs that are emulated around the world as well as to the Philharmonic’s acclaimed outreach initiatives. The following individuals and institutions have made these gifts, and we are honored to recognize them.

Unitrust by the will of Elizabeth G. Beinecke The Honorable and Mrs. Donald M. Blinken Mr. and Mrs. James E. Buckman The Carson Family Charitable Trust Francis Goelet Fund SungEun Han-Andersen and G. Chris Andersen Gurnee and Marjorie Hart Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. LeFrak Mr. Joseph V. Marchese Mr. and Mrs. William J. McDonough Eugene Mercy, Jr. Melissa and Chappy Morris The Lizabeth and Frank Newman Charitable Foundation Elaine and Charles Petschek Joan and Joel I. Picket Benjamin M. and Donna Rosen Shirley Bacot Shamel Daisy and Paul Soros The Starr Foundation Anonymous

Global Sponsor Credit Suisse Gifts of $500,000 or more Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence D. Ackman The Alec Baldwin Foundation The Carson Family Charitable Trust Yoko Nagae Ceschina Daria L. and William C. Foster Leon Levy Foundation The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Didi and Oscar Schafer The Alice Tully Foundation Gifts of $250,000 or more BNY Mellon Breguet J. Christopher Flowers The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation The Kaplen Foundation Anna-Maria and Stephen M. Kellen Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis Honey Kurtz Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. MetLife Foundation The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc. The Travelers Companies, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Ulrich

Gifts of $150,000 or more Deutsche Bank Marijke and Lodewijk de Vink Jay S. Fishman Mr. and Mrs. Timothy M. George Francis Goelet Fund William Randolph Hearst Foundation The Robert and Mary Jane Hekemian Foundation, Inc. Wendy Keys and Donald Pels Suzie and Bruce Kovner Leni and Peter May Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. National Endowment for the Arts The Lizabeth and Frank Newman Charitable Foundation New York City Department of Cultural Affairs New York State Council on the Arts Stavros Niarchos Foundation Gary W. Parr Henry H. Shepard Trust Joan and Joel Smilow Mary and James G. Wallach Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Stanford S. Warshawsky


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Annual Fund (continued) Gifts of $100,000 or more SungEun Han-Andersen and G. Chris Andersen Baker & McKenzie LLP Robert G. and Marie Beverly Bartner Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC Mr. and Mrs. James E. Buckman The Frederick S. and Dorothy S. Coleman Foundation, Inc. Peter D. and Julie Fisher Cummings Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John French III Paul and Diane Guenther Gurnee and Marjorie Hart Gerald L. and Anita-Agnes O. Hassell Roger and Susan Hertog Emilia Saint-Amand and Fred Krimendahl Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. LeFrak George Lund Mr. and Mrs. Alan S. MacDonald Eugene Mercy, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Niemeth Joan and Joel I. Picket Carol and Chuck Schaefer Donna and Marvin Schwartz Shirley Bacot Shamel Klara and Larry A. Silverstein Daisy and Paul Soros Gifts of $75,000 or more American Express Adrienne Arsht Ginette and Joshua Becker Margaret Enoch Foundation JPMorgan Chase & Co. Governor Jon S. Corzine Mr. and Mrs. William J. McDonough Vivian Milstein Mabel Larremore Pope Fund John S. and Cynthia Reed 1 Anonymous Patron

Gifts of $35,000 or more Linda and Earle Altman Marilyn and Robert Abrams Mr. and *Mrs. William S. Beinecke Florence Blau Estate Shirley Brodsky Citi Toos N. and Hira Daruvala Katherine Farley and Jerry I. Speyer Tishman Speyer Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Joseph L. Gossner Jennifer and Bud Gruenberg The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America Edward D. Herlihy Ludmila Hess Muna and Basem Hishmeh Peter Jungen Ellen Jewett and Richard L. Kauffman Mrs. William T. Knight III Audrey Love Charitable Foundation Elaine and Charles Petschek Thierry PortĂŠ and Yasko Tashiro The Prospect Hill Foundation Mrs. Frederick P. Rose Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rosen Susan and Jack Rudin Mrs. Arthur E. Shapiro The Shubert Foundation, Inc. In memory of Orton and Lucile Simons The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation The Starr Foundation Brook Taube Paul Underwood Vital Projects Fund, Inc. Susanne Wamsler

Gifts of $20,000 or more Joseph and Sophia Abeles Foundation Darlene Tranter Anderson Banco Santander The Theodore H. Barth Foundation, Inc. The Honorable and Mrs. Donald Blinken Laura Chang and Arnold Chavkin Carolyn and David Cohen Joseph M. Cohen Martin and Michele Cohen Edith Cooper Constans Culver Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Edelman Emmet, Marvin & Martin LLP Ermenegildo Zegna Cynthia and Herbert Fields Dale M. Frehse Barbara and Peter Georgescu Alan and Sandra Gerry Gerry Foundation, Inc. Lois Chiles and Richard Gilder Rosalind and Eugene J. Glaser Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Gunther E. Greiner Joan Harris Taeko Hattori Barbara Haws and William Josephson The Hermione Foundation The Hite Foundation Jephson Educational Trust No. 2 Karen and Kevin Kennedy Charles and Jane Klein Family Fund Mr. and Mrs. Christian Lange Gerald L. Lennard Foundation Carol Sutton Lewis and William M. Lewis, Jr. Thomas H. Lister Nancy Abeles Marks Barbie and Tony Mayer John P. McGarry, Jr. mcgarrybowen Diahn and Thomas J. McGrath Ray McGuire

Carmen and Zarin Mehta Bruce Meyers Miller Felpax Corporation Marion Moore Foundation, Inc. The Ambrose Monell Foundation Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Eileen M. and Leslie C. Quick, III Ingeborg and Ira Rennert Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Renyi Susan and Elihu Rose May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc. Mrs. Julio Mario Santo Domingo The Irving and Sara Selis Foundation Ted and Mary Jo Shen Edith and Roy Simpson / The Resource Foundation The C.F. Roe Slade Foundation Beatrice Snyder Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Howard Solomon Jodie and Sean Sovak Oscar L. Tang Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Rhoda Weiskopf Cohen: In memory of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Weiskopf Betsy and George Wiegers Ann Ziff 1 Anonymous Patron


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Annual Fund (continued) Gifts of $15,000 or more Halee and David Baldwin Mr. and Mrs. Sid R. Bass Mrs. Morris Bergreen Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Clinton Mrs. Daniel Cowin Mr. and Mrs. Dinyar S. DeVitre Irene Duell and Col. Jon Mendes Herman Goldman Foundation Maurice and Corinne Greenberg Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin P. Harris Henry H. Hoyt, Jr. Temma and Alfred Kingsley Barbara and A. Eugene Kohn Mr. and Mrs. A. Slade Mills, Jr. The Mitsui USA Foundation The Netter Foundation Howard S. Paley David and Rona Picket William R. Rhodes Dr. and Mrs. Leon Root Mr. and Mrs. Frank Savage Michael A. Sennott Joanne E. Spohler William B. Troy Gifts of $12,500 or more Deborah and Charles Adelman Kekst and Company The New York Times Company Elizabeth and Kirk Radke Richard Paul and Ellen S. Richman Private Family Trust Foundation Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Smith Dr. and Mrs. Peter Som Sue Ann Weinberg 1 Anonymous Patron

Gifts of $10,000 or more Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Alan Ades Kathi and Peter Arnow Adam Aron Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Raphael Bernstein The Barbara and Gary Brandt Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Gustavo A. Cisneros Lori and Larry Fink Disney Worldwide Outreach French-American Cultural Exchange D. Maria L. Garcia GenNx360 Capital Partners Deane A. and John D. Gilliam Marilyn and Allan Glick Goldman Sachs & Co. In memory of Hope Perry Goldstein Suzan Gordon Michael A. Grant The Marc Haas Foundation Mrs. Peter S. Heller Steven L. Holley Kathleen and Scott Kapnick Miller Khoshkish Foundation Helen and Martin Kimmel C.L.C. Kramer Foundation Joyce and Kent Kresa Mr. and Mrs. Leonard A. Lauder Ilda and Chuck Lee Arthur Loeb Foundation Jeffrey H. Loria & Co. Robert B. Menschel Mr. and Mrs. Justin D. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mnuchin Oceanic Heritage Foundation Andrew and Margaret Paul Anne and Frank Petralito Mrs. Milton Petrie

Jonathan Pollack Dr. and Mrs. Kalmon D. Post Lawrence A. Rand Dr. Dale Atkins Rosen and Robert L. Rosen Leo Rosner Foundation Elaine and Lawrence Rothenberg Ruth and Milton Rubin Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Sculco The Shoe Charitable Foundation Frank V. Sica and Colleen McMahon Kay and Jackson Tai Jay H. Tanenbaum Carolan and Peter Workman 2 Anonymous Patrons Gifts of $7,500 or more Edith S. Bouriez Charitable Trust Cheryl Rubin and Gordon Borteck Barbara and H. Rodgin Cohen Michaela and Leon Constantiner Dr. Edward DiCarlo Joan and Alvin Einbender Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Fadem Stephen W. Fillo and Jane Gould Tracey Goessel, M.D. FairCode Associates Perry and Martin Granoff Lynn and Harold Handler Rosa and John Hovey Dr. and Mrs. K. D. Irani Joan L. and Dr. Julius H. Jacobson, II Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Johnson Helene L. and Mark N. Kaplan Natalie Katz: In memory of Murray S. Katz Leona Kern Mr. and Mrs. Lee Klingenstein Mrs. Gene Lasdon Jonathan E. Lehman

Betty and John A. Levin The Litwin Foundation Bernice Manocherian Kathleen O. Parker Susan Porter Vicki and Charles Raeburn Amy and Jay Regan David Rockefeller Rolex Watch, USA Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen Ernestine and Herbert Ruben Hannelore Schulhof Linda Marie Jackson and Cherif Sedky Edith and Martin E. Segal / The Segal Company Douglas and Tracey Sieg Malcolm Thomson Paul A. Upham Virginia Crosby and John Walsh Dr. Karl Wamsler Erving and Joyce Wolf Patrick B. Woods


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Annual Fund (continued) Gifts of $6,000 or more David R. Adler Sheila and Steven Aresty Paula Freedman and Kulbir Arora Paul Bader Maurice and Lillian Barbash Judy and Howard Berkowitz Emma and Eli Bluestone Lauren Blum and C. William Merten H.S. Beau Bogan and Elliot M. Friedman BWF Foundation Barry and Fran Weissler Mr. and Mrs. Philip Caldwell Mr. and Mrs. Stewart B. Clifford Dena and David Clossey Mr. and Mrs. Abraham E. Cohen Betsy and Alan D. Cohn Colgate-Palmolive Company The Aaron Copland Fund for Music Mrs. William D. Dana, Jr. Ruth* and Jack Eagan Joshua Easterly Linda and John Eaves Mrs. Charles H. Erhart Otho E. Eskin and Therese A. Keane Joan and Donald Fried Dr. William and Judith Frost Sunny and Brad Goldberg Dr. and Mrs. Victor Grann Molly Butler Hart and Michael D. Griffin William Herrman Frank E. Hydoski Andrea Klepetar-Fallek Roberta and Arnold Krumholz Keri Jackson and Adrian Kunzle Mr. and Mrs. Marvin A. Kurjan Cynthia and Anthony Lamport Alexandra and Jay Langer Mr. and Mrs. Robert I. Lipp Carol and Daniel Marcus Arnaz and Jamsheed Marker: In memory of Feroza Marker

James D. Matte and J. Christopher Beck Beverley and Frank MacInnis Marie and Joe Melone The Mirken Foundation Alice K. Netter Amy and John Peckham Stanley Newman and Dr. Brian Rosenthal Charles J. Raab Dr. Gary and Deborah Raizes Benjamin M. and Donna Rosen Mr. and Mrs. Stephen I. Rudin Adrianne and William Silver The Sidney, Milton and Leoma Simon Foundation Nancy and Robert Stone Sumitomo Corporation of America Jean and Dick Swank Carol H. Taylor Toshiba America, Inc. Beryl Snyder and Steven R. Trost Jeanette Sarkisian and Paul A. Wagner Wolfensohn Family Foundation 4 Anonymous Patrons Gifts of $5,000 or more Simin and Herb Allison Alpern Family Foundation Adrian and Jessie Archbold Charitable Trust Barbara and Stanley Arkin The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund John and Gaily Beinecke Brook and Roger Berlind Yuki and Alex Bouzari Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Braddock Dr. Pamela Cantor and Richard Cantor Dorothy Jordan Chadwick Fund Jill and John Chalsty The Edward T. Cone Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Cowett Nathalie and Marshall Cox

The Dana Foundation Connie and Steve Delehanty Marie G. Dennett Foundation Mary Eagan Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Eberstadt Lewis Eisenberg Marie and John Evans Carol J. Feinberg Norman Feit Mrs. Lawrence Feldman Paula and Edward Fichtner Eunice and Milton Forman Annabelle K. Garrett Karen and Henry Glanternik Sarah and Seth Glickenhaus Barbara Goldstein Doris and Ralph E. Hansmann Dan Healy The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund Diane and Kenneth Hipkins Joan and George Hornig Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Isenberg Joan and Mike Kahn Ellen and Howard C. Katz Thomas L. Kempner and Kathryn C. Patterson Mr. and Mrs. Jerome P. Kenney Mr. and Mrs. H. Ralph Kirby Lucinda Knuth Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Kolb Helene and Jim Lawrence Mrs. Richard Lombard In Memory of Ann Longmore Susan Baker and Michael Lynch Dr. Wesley Cornelious McClure Eleanor and Howard Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Norma and Edward Munves Ruth Newman: In memory of Leonard Newman Patricia and Erik Nicolaysen

Mrs. Paul E. Parker, Jr. Judy and Harold Prince The Reed Foundation The Philip W. Riskin Charitable Foundation Jane and Paul Rittmaster Patricia and John Roche Desiree Glapion Rogers Daniel and Joanna S. Rose The Rudin Foundation, Inc. Betsy and Edward Schiff Lisa and David T. Schiff Muriel Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. Stanley DeForest Scott Florence L. Seligman Irene and Fred Shen Margaret and A.J.C. Smith Scott Smith The Staten Island Foundation Natasha and Richard Stowe Alan and Katherine Stroock Fund Flora and George Suter Judy E. Tenney John C. Thomas, Jr. Debra and William Toppeta Ann and Thomas Unterberg Jacobus van Heerden Mr. and Mrs. Kurt F. Viermetz The Rudolph and Lentilhon G. von Fluegge Foundation Kenneth and Marion Voss Drs. Nancy and Andrew Weiland Nina W. Werblow Charitable Trust Susan and Benjamin Winter Mr. and Mrs. Charles Osgood Wood The Woodbourne Foundation The Paula Vial Fund - Dian Woodner Anne Eden Woodward Foundation Joanne Woodward Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zimmer 2 Anonymous Patrons


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Annual Fund (continued) Gifts of $4,000 or more Ethel and Philip Adelman Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mimi and Barry J. Alperin Susan Beckerman Martin Berkowitz Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Bernheim The Leonard Bernstein Office Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Brandt Ruth and Louis Brause Mr. and Mrs. George R. Bunn, Jr. Trust of Lucy Cooledge Thea Duell and Peter Cook Douglas S. Cramer and Hugh Bush Richard Cunniff, Jr. Sriram P. Das Lucy and Nat Day Mr. and Mrs. James S. Dineen Christina Seix and Robert Dow The Durst Organization Dr. and Mrs. Thomas C.N. Evans Fahey Family Foundation Edward and Patricia Falkenberg Joan Weltz and Arthur Field Nancy Dotterer Field Susan and Arthur Fleischer Linda Gage and Timothy M. O’Connor Dr. Claude Ghez Nancy and Dennis Gilbert Edythe and Mike Gladstein Beatrice C. Goldschmidt Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Gould, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene M. Grant Anne C. and Burton G. Greenblatt Dianne and Bruce Grossman Jane and Randy Guggenheimer Jan M. Guifarro Gregory Ho Mr. and Mrs. John R. Hupper Leonore and Michael Hyatt Elihu and Harriet Inselbuch Dr. Betty S. Iu

Stuart M. Johnson Alexandra Krofta Jones Avraham Kadar, M.D. Shannon Wu and Joseph Kahn William W. Karatz Neil Katz Mrs. William J. (Ann Pfohl) Kirby Marvin and Rosalind Kochman Eleanor D. Kress Sheila and Bill Lambert Audrey and Hal Lasky Mr. and Mrs. Laurence C. Leeds, Jr. Arthur S. Leonard Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Lesser Marjory and John Lewin: In honor of Melanie Forman Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Liddy Linda and Sandy Lindenbaum Mr. and Mrs. Robert Linton Sivia Loria Tom and Vicki Malone Michael and Cynthia Marks Enken and Jerome Mayer Samuel C. Miller Dr. and Mrs. William W. McCutchen, Jr. Elizabeth Lucier McKeever Karl Moller Mary Lou and Robert Morgado Bob and Diane Noelke Lord Abbett Mr. and Mrs. Yale I. Paprin Liz and Jeff Peek Mark and Emma Pennington Judith and James Pohlman Susan and Arthur Rebell David H. and L. Amanda Rhael Gail and Michael Rogers Constance Rosen Glenn and Mary Rufrano Sarafian Foundation Nancy and Henry Schacht Eli Schonberger: In memory of Lois

Marvin and Joyce S. Schwartz Fund Wendy and Richard Schwartz Janet and William Schwartz Drs. William and Vicki Semel Ellen and Gerry Sigal: In honor of Klara and Larry Silverstein Joan A. Binstock and David N. Silvers Alice Sim Nancy and Burt Staniar Mr. and Mrs. Andrew P. Steffan Ruth and Edmund Swanberg John S. Tamagni Karen N. Tell Toshiba America, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Ward Sally and Harold Weisman Ronnie and Jeffrey Weinstein Katherine B. Whitney Saul L. Zalkin Mr. and Mrs. William M. Zeitler Lynn and Robert Zimmer 5 Anonymous Patrons

Gifts of $3,000 or more The Amphion Foundation Helen and Robert Appel Leona Clague and Yonatan Arbel Barbara Axel Vona and A. James Bach Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Martin Blackman Carol and Edmund Blake Dr. and Mrs. Sorin Brener Gerow D. Brill John N. Brogard Binta Niambi Brown Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Brown Mr. and Mrs. John Bryan Ann and Herbert Burger Mrs. Andree M. Caldwell Celestine and Howard Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Cafritz Lenore and Robert Davis Charles and Sandra Drimal Kathleen Emberger Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Feldman Diane and Marshall Felenstein Arthur F. Ferguson The Finkelstein Foundation Sheree A. and Gerald L. Friedman Lee Gelber Carlson Gerdau Senator Roy M. Goodman Patricia and Mark Gordon Marilyn and Bud Greenspan Russell Hamilton Christa and Ulrich Hammerling Dr. Dorothy Kim Lee and Victor Han Joel Hershey and Roy Eddey Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Henshaw, III Jackson and Minalie Hsieh Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Hutchins, III David Jaquet Olga and Eric Jorgensen Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kahaner


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Annual Fund (continued) Anita A. Kahn William S. Keating Alfonso Kimche Anita Kirsten: In memory of Marvin Kirsten Sean Doyen de Montaillou and Michael A. Kovner Karen and Alan M. Krause Dr. Harold Laufman Katherine Leech and Scot Galliher Frances A. Taber and Barry Lenson Drs. Kenneth Levey and Jessica Pandich Robert V. Lindsay Sally Mendelsohn and David Lowenfeld Susan R. Malloy Elsa Garcia and Julius Mannino Ellen and James S. Marcus Mr. and Mrs. George G. Matthews Robin McGarry, M.D Ellen and Lee Metzendorf Mr. and Mrs. Philip Milstein Hadassah Brooks Morgan and Thomas B. Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Carl M. Mueller Donald Mullen Mr. and Mrs. Peter P. Nitze Nancy and Morris W. Offit Mr. and Mrs. Charles Patton Robert D. and Eve W. Paul Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Perella Barbara and Sidney J. Pollack Laura and John Pomerantz Andrew and Andrea Potash Brenda and Berndt Rauch Paula and Ira M. Resnick Peter and Linda Riguardi Nataly and Toby Ritter Deborah Roberts and Al Roker Susan Ross Joan and Arthur Sarnoff Lawrence A. Sax Richard E. Scheid Susan and Bruce Schlechter

Nadine Schramm, Budd Enterprises Ltd. Steven Seiden Edith and Alan Seligson Judy and Ken Seslowe Audrey Lou Sevin Simmons Family Mary J. Shannon and Shannon Foundation Gil Shiva Dr. Benjamin Small: In honor of Joel Smilow Hope G. Solinger Annaliese Soros Dr. Olympia Hadjiliadis and Dr. Ioannis Stamos Mrs. Carl Stern Bonnie and Tom Strauss Beverley and Sabin Streeter Morris Sussman Marcy Syms Dhuanne and Douglas Tansill Jean E. Taylor Joan and Barry Tucker Duke Usdan and Tara Litin Usdan Nathaniel H. Usdan Dr. and Mrs. Harry L. Wachen Svetlana and Herbert Wachtell Norma and Burton Wasserman: In memory of Adele Young Phyllis and Jack Wertenteil Margo and Irwin Winkler Janet Zinberg and Joel Zinberg: In memory of Arthur D. Zinberg 3 Anonymous Patrons

Gifts of $2,500 or more Roger and Ginny Aaron Gloria and Bert Abrams Caryl and Herbert Ackerman Ellen and Rex Adams Elsie L. Adler Jacqueline and Joseph Aguanno Arlene and Alan Alda Goldie Anna Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Harris J. Ashton Marion and Sam Bass Dr. Kathryn and Mr. Bruce Beal Helaine and Rick Beckerman Doris Benewitz Carol and Myles Berkman Mr. and Mrs. Russell Berman Ann and Dan Bernstein Lynda and Charles Biggs Cynthia and Alexander Bing Marisol and Moreton Binn Margot and Jerry Bogert Philena T. Bolden Ms. Kirsty Bonner Dr. Juan-Carlos Brenes Frances and Leo Bretter Carol and Arthur Brill Joyce and Joel Buchman Mr. and Mrs. Bruce R. Burton Jeanne and Malcolm Campbell Christopher Carter Anna Lucia Fuentes and Dr. Ricardo Castaneda Judy Champion Mr.* and Mrs. Michael J. Chasanoff Ohn Choe Amy and Gary Churgin Babette and Dr. Carmel Cohen Eileen and A. Stephen Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Cohen Marian and James H. Cohen Susan B. Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Cohn

Andrea L. Colby Drs. Bobbi and Barry Coller Jamie Stern and Michael Connolly Sophie and George Coumantaros Carol and George Crapple Elizabeth de Cuevas Dr. Frances R. Curcio Micalyn S. Harris and Louis J. Cutrona, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Dannenberg Mr. and Mrs. Evan R. Dawson Maria De Sousa Ron and Andrea DeFeo Ruth and Robert Diefenbach Peter R. Dolan Erica Drake Robert Dupuy Mary Early J. Mark Edwards Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg Harold Eisenberg, Jr. John A. Elliott Carla Emil Elaine Fabrikant Fahey Family Foundation Jessica and Daniel Fass Phyllis Feder: In honor of Benjamin Feder Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Feinberg Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Fennelly Mr. and Mrs. Emil Sherer Finley Isanne and Sanford Fisher Pamela Flaherty Barbara G. Fleischman Jeffrey Fraenkel Judy and Howard Ganek Elinor and Hasan Garan Johanna and Leslie Garfield Maxine and Marvin Gilbert Miriam Goldman Linda and Richard Goldstein Robert F. Gossett, Jr. Annette Green John F. Green


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Annual Fund (continued) David and Alan Greene Family Foundation, Inc. Drew Greenwald and Debra Bussell Anne and John Hall Dr. Phyllis Hattis Taeko Hattori Arlene Hochman Elizabeth O. Hollahan Susan G. Jacoby Angela and Scott Jaggar Jim and Jean Mr. and Mrs. William R. Johnston Mr. and Mrs. John Kanak Maury I. Kaplin Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kaskel Prof. and Mrs. Robert A. Kavesh Diane Upright and Robert M. Kaye Thomas F. Kearns Mr. and Mrs. Robert Khristov Nancy Kipper Ellen and Murray Koppelman Michael A. Kovner and Jean Doyen de Montaillou Nanette L. Laitman Lee Lamont Dr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Lane Susanne and Tristan Laurion Wilma and Walter Leinhardt Phyllis and Bernard Leventhal The Jerome and Kenneth Lipper Foundation Joan O’Connor John Lundsten and Daniel K. O’Donnell Connie and Bob MacCrate The Honorable and Mrs. Earle I. Mack Dr. Sally Hodder and Dr. Adel Mahmoud Edwina Marks Andrew Martin-Weber Carol and Arthur Maslow Barbara and Sorrell Mathes Cheryne and David McBride Mr. and Mrs. Gerald McNamara

Pat and Bill Mears Gita and Sonny Mehta Sally and Jay J. Meltzer Richard and Ronay Menschel: In honor of Sue Mercy and Paula Root Dr. Jean E. Merrill Major Philip S. Milton, Ret. Gillian and Sylvester Miniter Dr. Robert Moskowitz Robert and Carol Mulholland Gilda and Fred Nobel Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Obstbaum Charles John O’Byrne Helen Ojha Mr. and Mrs. George D. O’Neill Otis Elevator Company Sally A. Rocker and Christopher C. Paci Gabrielle and Michael Palitz Dr. and Mrs. David R. Payne Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Pennington Dr. and Mrs. Elliot Pinson Ronnie and William Potter Robert Press Mark E. Pruzanski Rita and Louis V. Quintas Ms. Meredith Raarup and Mr. Todd Raarup Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ragovoy Laurence Reich Dana and Richard Reimer Sheila Mahony and Charles Riggs Vincent L. Rogers, Jr. Marjorie and Jeffrey A. Rosen Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rosen Leslie and Michael Rosenberg Missy and Allen Rosenshine Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Rothman Dr. Deborah Sherman and Dr. Mark Rubin Judith and Michael Rudman: In memory of Leonard Hochman Joan L. and Reade H. Ryan, Jr. Anne H. and Robert D. Sack Janet Bartucci-Samuel

Elisabeth and Jeffrey Samuels Barbara and John Samuelson Carol and Lawrence Saper Betty and Paul Schaffer Marge Scheuer Pearl and Henry Schour Shirley and Alfred Schechter Ruth and Julian Schroeder Mr. and Mrs. William C. Scott James and Patricia Scott Florence and Jay William Seligman Morton and Sandra Semel Foundation Christopher Omar Serbagi Susan and James Serota Marsha and Jerry M. Seslowe Elizabeth Gouger and Dr. Alen Shapiro Norman Shuman Dr. Netta Shaked and Mr. Richard Shusterman Suzanne and David Simon: In loving memory of Emmy-Lou Cohn Flo and Warren Sinsheimer Mary Ann Smith Jeffrey Soref In memory of Andre Sprogis Susan and Joseph Stamler Connie Steensma and Rick Prins Linda B. Stern Elise C.and Marvin B. Tepper Mark R. Timperly Barbara and Donald Tober Nils G. Tolling Phyllis Trible Marlene Ver Planck Vintage Foundation Inc. Mrs. Philip R. Von Stade Deborah and Thomas Wallace Evelene Wechsler Roslyn and Harry Weinrauch Judy and Jerry Weinstein Lucille Werlinich Carol Ann Wetmore

Dr. Carl Eugene Wilson Judy Witt Mrs. Stephen L. Wolf Saul and Roberta Wolfe Merryl Snow Zegar and Charles Zegar Lois and Martin Zelman Dr. Harriet Zuckerman 8 Anonymous Patrons Gifts of $2,000 or more Donald R. Allen Madeline and Stephen Anbinder Dr. and Mrs. David M. Arneson Kari T. Asperheim Nicolina R. Astorina Joel Azerrad Martha and Robert Badger Janice and David Barnard Allene and Ken Berman Ann Berzin Mr. and Mrs. James A. Block Alice and Stuart Boynton Laurel A. Brien Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Chin Pedro and Maria Chomnalez Karen and Hugh Connell Mr. and Mrs. Barry A. Cruikshank Sally E. Cummins Andrew Duell Rachel and Oded E’dan Elaine Katz Edlin Anne Aronovitch and Richard Eger Jeanne Ellis Rosalyn and Irwin Engelman Clint Escandell Suellen Ettinger Elizabeth and Jean-Marie Eveillard Barbara Finberg Shirley and Irving Finkelstein Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Finnegan Annette E. Fisherman and Dr. Barry Fisherman


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Annual Fund (continued) Elaine Sisman and Martin Fridson Fredrica S. and Stephen J. Friedman Fabian and Carola Garcia Maurice Gilbert Trust Danielle and Ned Ginty Patricia Gould The Grateful Foundation Anneliese Harstick Pauline G. Hecht, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Hermanos Timothy Hughes Mary Norato Indeglia Mrs. Niels W. Johnsen Christine Ju Irene and Jacob Judd Gilla Kaplan Mariana and George Kaufman Joia and Joshua Kazam Charles Kimbrough Roberta C. King Stephanie A. Koch Margot W. and Jacques Kohn Martha and Friedrich Kueffner I. Lai Casey and Sam Lambert Richard L. Louth Carol and Albert Lowenthal Dr. Carin Lamm and Mr. Peter Gruenberger Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Fund Ira Leventhal Susan and Arthur Lindenauer Naomi and Marvin Lipman Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lisanti Edward Mafoud John E. McAuliffe Christopher McMahon Barbara S. Mosbacher Laura K. and Richard L. Novak Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Nugent Mr. and Mrs. Irving Phillips Ms. Lucy Gordon and Dr. Mark Ptashne

Margaret and Russel Rabito Resources Counselors, Inc. Franci Blassberg and Joe Rice Robbins Foundation, Inc. Gerald Rochelle Gail and Michael Rogers Lillian Rosenthal Margaret Touborg and Robert F. Rothschild Dr. and Mrs. Eduardo A. Salvati Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Samberg Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Seifer Michael Sharp Dorothy Sahn Siegal Barbara Slifka Elaine* and Stephen Stamas Craig Stapleton Judith and Howard Steinberg Priscilla and Jerome Teich Theresa S. Thompson Bonnie and Daniel Tisch Zachary Townsend Marsha Tosk and Seymour Ubell Mr. and Mrs. Martin Vogelfanger Bernard Weiss, MD Mary Ellen and Mitchell Williams Helena Park and Richard Yien Sachiko Yokoyama 3 Anonymous Patrons

Gifts of $1,500 or more Mr. and Mrs. Elkan Abramowitz Helen H. Acker Eric Alexander Donetta Allen Howard Alter Jean K. Ando Gerald Appel Susan and Robert Appleby Dr. Myron Arlen Rose Marie Armetta Karen Arnone Terry A. Astuto Winifred Atkinson James A. Attwood, Jr. Susan and Martin Baker Betty Barton James Bell Elizabeth L. Bennett Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Bennett Emily M. Berger Andrew and Kathy Berkman Kathy Berlowe Dr. Mark and Ursula Bevan Janie and Thomas Bezanson Charlotta Bishop Alison Blackman and John Dunham Dr. and Mrs. Melvyn Bleiberg Allison Blinken Mrs. Leonard Block Blum-Merians Foundation, Inc. Ann and William Bohlin A.L. Boskey Lotte and Ludwig Bravmann Cynthia D. Brodsky Alice B. and James T. Brown Morton R. Brown Nancy and Howard Brown Mr. and Mrs. John Bryan Thomas W. Buckner Judith and Robert Burger Paula Tancock Burrell and David M. Burrell

Jeffrey Canada Colleen Foster and Chris Canavan Jane Carroll Sandra and James C. Carter Sephora Castro Harry and Carol Cebron Josseline Charas Eric D. Chasser Audrey and Jerome Chatzky Zhikai Chen Kuo L. Chiang Carol and Wallace Chinitz Dannie Cho Dr. Miguel Cima Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Ciotti John Clarke Mr. Ryan A. Colbert Isabel E. Collins Dr. and Mrs. Enrique Cosio-Pascal Christine and Paul Crotty Ellen R. Nadler and Robert J. Cubitto Dr. Roger W. Davenport Meredith and Bill Dawson Robert B. Deans, Jr. Edward De Luca, Jr. Leonard DeLuca Barbara M. Deacon Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Debbane Harriett and Marcel Dekker Patricia and Wolfgang Demisch Brian E. Donaldson Teresa Donahue Edmund C. Duffy Terri Edersheim and B. Robert Meyer Karen and Jay Eliezer The Employment Line Kenneth L. Everett Anna and Jim Fantaci Diana and Adam Farrell Joan and William Felder Manuel L. Fernandez, MD George L. Fleming


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Annual Fund (continued) Dr. and Mrs. Roland Folter Sharif Ford Michael Foreman and Lauren Goldberg Amy Gillenson and James Fornari Gwendolyn Foster Emily Braun and Andrew Frackman Mr. and Mrs. Francis L. Fraenkel Robin McGarry, M.D. and Joseph A. Franciosa, M.D. John Fraser Bill and Caryn Freilich Alice L. and Lawrence N. Friedland Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Friedman Karen and Edward A. Friedman Gladys M. Froustet Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ganberg Carol Ewing Garber Mr. and Mrs. Gideon I. Gartner Dr. Merwin Geffen and Dr. Norman Solomon Liselotte Geoghegan Christopher George Carol and Jerry Gertz Mr. and Mrs. Trevor B. Gibbons Rebecca A. Gillan Maryann and John Gilmartin Joan and Sam Ginsburg Victor J. Goldberg and Patricia A. Waldeck Wendy M. Goldberg Andrew Golden Gay and Carl Goldman Mae Goldstein Susanne P. Goldstein Wilbur Gonzalez Florence A. Davis and Anthony C. Gooch Barbara and E. Robert Goodkind The Constance and Leonard Goodman Charitable Fund Toby and Michael Gorelick Dr. Elizabeth Schwarz and Michael Gormley Judy and George L. Graff

Dr. Arthur A. Gray Susan and Edward Greenberg Joshua Groban Kathy Speer and Terry Grossman Gardner Grout Foundation Marcelo Guerra Michael I. Gustave Dr. Heskel M. Haddad Edward Hall Sharon J. Handler Stan Harrison and Margot Steinberg-Harrison Peter B. Haughton, MD Phyllis and George Heilborn Mr. and Mrs. James A. Heller Linda and Steven Hill Denise and Gary Hodes Judith M. Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Hollander Joan Holmes Tamara Hoover and Jeremy Dobrick Heide Huttl Lenore and Michael Hyatt Martha R. Ingram John, Mary & Bernard Jacobs Foundation Anita and Robert Jacobson June Jaffee Harry Lee Jones Elizabeth H. Scheuer and Peter Joseph Laurence R. Jurdem Robert Kandel Alice Kaplan Dr. Attallah Kappas Ginger D. Karren: In memory of Arnold and Marie Volpe Heather Ursu and Marcel Kasumovich Peter Keegan Mr. and Mrs. William P. Keirstead Dr. Andre H. Kelleners Debra Kessler Jerry Kirby Alyce and Samuel Kirschenbaum

Gail and Stephen Kittenplan Betsy and Robert Knapp Inge and John Konther Lydia and Edwin Kronfeld Joseph Kubler Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Kurzweil Mr. and Mrs. Fernand Lamesch Lee Lamont Barbara and Loeber Landau Mr. and Mrs. Eugene M. Lang Kathleen Lawler Naomi and John R. Lawrence Eddie Lee Florence D. Lee Mary Jane Lee Grace Leight Julius Leiman-Carbia Trude B. Lemle Donna and Jeffrey Lenobel Jean and John Lesser Yasmine Lever Robert L. Levine Emily Lin Lewis R. Lipsey, MD Mr. and Mrs. George F. Little, II Dorothy Litwin Holly and Donald Loftus Holly and Christian MacDonald Mr. and Mrs. William Mack Sherry and Labib Mahfouz Eve France and Howard Maisel Mr. and Mrs. Philip Maletta Kevin Marrinan Sarah J. Martin Carol and Arthur Maslow A. K. Matsumoto Mr. and Mrs. J. Jay Mautner, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Donald McCain Joanne and Guy McCarter Violy McCausland William C. McClean Millie and David McCoy

Mr. and Mrs. David E. McKinney Lynn and Daniel McLaughlin Adelaide McManus Mr. Ryan D. McNaughton Barbara and Milton Meshirer Marjorie L. Miller Steven J. Miron Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Morgan Melissa and Chappy Morris Arno and Axel Motulsky Millie and Peter Mullen The Munera Family Foundation Murray L. Nathan Constance Hoguet Neel Dr. Gordon R. Neufeld Allison Newell George and Siobhan Nicolau Kristina M. Nilsson Chris Bockelmann and Floyd Norris Diana and Juergen Nott Stefan Nowicki Doris Nussbaum Deborah Bohr and James Oakes Daniel K. O’Donnell Anita O’Gara William Olbricht Mr. and Mrs. Orlin Oroschakoff Gladys George and Stuart Orsher, M.D. Dr. Daniel O’Shea Pamela and Edward Pantzer Grace M. Parr James Paterson Dr. William F. Pepper Mrs. Harold S. Perl Barbara Perlmutter Eugene A. Petracca, Jr. Amy Phelan Mr. and Mrs. Peter Philipps Daphne Pierre-Paul David Pincus Darlyne Pitt Robin L. Eisner and William A. Polf


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Annual Fund (continued) Eric Porres Robert and Amy Poster Regina and Otto Pretsfelder Dr. Robert Raiber Janet Ramsdal thanks Jon Deak Mr. and Mrs. Clyde E. Rankin, III Isabella del Frate Rayburn Naoko and Spencer Reames Sidney and Doris Rechtman Mrs. Kurtis Reed Neil Henry Reid Mr. and Mrs. Arnold and Sherie Reiter Peter V. Rezos Peggy S. Rice Sheila J. Robbins Kerry Roberts Peter H. Robinsohn Kathleen L. Rollin Mr. and Mrs. Kola Romano Karen and Ken Rosen Dr. Sonia Rosenbaum Rosalind Rosenberg James H. Rosenfield, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Barry Roth Suzanne and Burton Rubin Nancy B. Rubinger Adam Rudin Peter Safirstein and Ruth Susnick Dr. Svetlana Salerno Arlene and Chester Salomon Allen Samson Dr. Richard L. Saphir Cheryl Fishbein and Philip Schatten Caroline Schimmel Mr. and Mrs. Marc D. Schneider June and Paul Schorr III Elaine and Edmund Schroeder Dr. Vivian Schulte Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation Peter Scola Sarah Jane Sculco

Dr. Richard and Marla Seldes Sharmila Sen Vivian Serota Dr. and Mrs. Gerald and Nancy Shaw Dewey Shay Mr. and Mrs. David A. Sheehan Gail Sheehy Jonathan Silberlicht, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Al Silverman Selma and Alvin Silverman Foundation Ms. Nancy Volin and Dr. Jean-Pascal Simon Pamela Singleton Mr. and Mrs. Philip W. Skove Bernice J. Smilowitz Richard Sobel Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Sobel Helene and Herbert Solomon Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan S. Spencer Si Spiegel Norton Spiel and Laurie Kranz James Spry Loren Stahl Elizabeth and Peter Stegemann Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stein Martha Roby Stephens Susan K. and Jeffrey M. Stern Robert and Carlyn Stonehill Mr. and Mrs. Edward Streim Peter Sullivan and Mary Krueger Dr. and Mrs. Jaime Sznajder Akio Tagawa Robert D. Taisey, Esq. Jean E. Taylor Nicki and Harold Tanner Paul Tenaglia Paula Tarzian-Ciferni Karen and Andrew Thorburn Tiger Baron Foundation Anna Timone Coralie S. Toevs R.D. Topkis and Family

Helen and Hector Torres Mr. and Mrs. J. Ronald Trost Robert Tung Mr. and Mrs. John Vaccaro Max Van Gilder and Georgette Jasen Nancy Vardakis Dr. Manuel Vazquez Norman H. Volk Mrs. Philip R. von Stade Dr. Priyamvada Tatachar Pat and Wayne Warnken Edward Weiner In memory of Phyllis Weiner Carol and Ken Weiser Harriet and Paul Weissman Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Wendt Hilda and Arthur Wenig Charles Wenzel Ellen and Avram Westin Judy and Josh Weston Howard Wexler, Ph.D. Ralph N. Wharton, MD Jennifer Wheary Barbara and Ken White Richard Willard Dr. Philip D. Wilson Timothy S. Wilson Inaya Yusuf Marie Zehngebot Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimo Kryspin Ziemski Leonard and Marcia Zigelbaum Laura and Robert Zimet Peter Zinman and Claudia Ray Mark Zorger 27 Anonymous Patrons *deceased


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Education Donors (continued) The New York Philharmonic is a national leader in music education. During the 169th season, education partnerships continued to expand and served as models for cultural institutions worldwide. Partnerships in New York City public schools, global initiatives around the world, and concert series for young audiences are

MetLife Foundation The Carson Family Charitable Trust The William Randolph Hearst Education Endowment Fund Credit Suisse Deutsche Bank The William Randolph Hearst Foundation Eugene Mercy, Jr. The Astor Education Fund IBM Company Fund for the Conductorship of Youth Concerts The Willard T.C. Johnson Fund JP Morgan Chase Foundation Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation Mary P. Oenslager Student Concert Endowment Fund Mr. and Mrs. Laurance S. Rockefeller Fund Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence D. Ackman The Theodore H. Barth Foundation Carolyn and David Cohen An Endowment in the Name of Lillian Butler Davey Basem L. Hishmeh National Endowment for the Arts The Resource Foundation The Beatrice Snyder Foundation

just a few examples of the Philharmonic’s commitment to engaging its community and creating the next generation of audiences for symphonic music. The New York Philharmonic offers grateful thanks to the following donors for their high level of support for our Educational Programs in the 2010–11 season:

Marilyn G. Abrams Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust Halee and David Baldwin Teaching Artist Fund The Donald and Vera Blinken General Education Endowment Breguet Rhoda Weiskopf Cohen; in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Weiskopf Dale M. Frehse SungEun Han-Andersen and G. Chris Andersen Jephson Education Trust No. 2 Mrs. Erich Leinsdorf Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr. Endowment Fund Miller Khoshkish Foundation Marion Moore Foundation Mitsui USA Foundation Oceanic Heritage Foundation Leo Rosner Foundation Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation, Inc. C.F. Roe Slade Foundation Malcolm Thomson

Joseph and Sophia Abeles Foundation Kathi and Peter Arnow The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund Shirley Brodsky Colgate-Palmolive Company Richard Gilder and Lois Chiles Jennifer and Bud Gruenberg New York State Council on the Arts Alan and Katherine Stroock Fund The Staten Island Foundation Other Generous Donors


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Heritage Society Members of the Heritage Society play a significant role in the future of the Orchestra through gifts in their wills or other estate plans, all of which contribute to the Philharmonic’s Endowment Fund. That fund helps the institution maintain the highest artistic standards of performance, attract the leading guest conductors and soloists, and support a wide range of education and outreach programs to the community. Members of the Heritage Society honor the truly priceless legacy that the Philharmonic has inherited from earlier music lovers by continuing to extend this legacy into the future. We are honored to recognize certain Heritage Society members who are thoughtfully playing their part in preserving a tradition of excellence for future generations. Gregory and Janet Abels Helen H. Acker Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence D. Ackman Leo Alves and Patricia Grove Janet J. Asimov Elleyn Amron Austin Gail F. Baker Halee and David Baldwin Ruth L. Bauman: In memory of Helen Bauman Judith-Anne Beard Dr. Kurt Becker and Ms. Joyce Weinstein *David and Marion Benedict Suzanne Bennett Joan Benson Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Bernheim Davi Ascher Strauss Bernstein The Hon. and Mrs. Donald Blinken Edith S. Bouriez (Chair) Ann M. Bragg Franklin G. Brehmer, Jr. *Ruth and Alan Broder Eliane Bukantz C.T. Bundy 2D Lois Burke Naomi J. Chandler Rev. Chawanda Charae Josseline Charas Betsy Levitt Cohn Mrs. Thais Cohrone Mrs. James W. Crystal Harrison R. T. Davis Sue Ann Dawson Connie and Steve Delehanty Diane Deschamps Hockstader Adnan Divjan

Dr. Richard Donovan Domitilia M. dos Santos Alison Blackman and John Dunham Diane C. Dunne Dr. Joan Eliasoph Robert E. Evans Richard B. Everett Richard A. Feit Hortense F. Feldblum James Ferrara Stephen W. Fillo Stuart M. Fischman Herbert J. Frank Dale M. Frehse Chaim S. Freiberg Elizabeth and Larry Gelb Joan E. Gerstler Carol and Jerry Gertz Nora Lee Glass Katherine Greene Kathleen M. Gresser Paul and Diane Guenther Susan Gullia Al and Joan Halpern Mr. and Mrs. John B. Haney Gurnee and Marjorie Hart Ted Hassen Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser John B. Hebard Louise and Robert W. Hewitt Drs. Noel and Patricia Holmgren Dr. and Mrs. Irwin Honigfeld Lun Chia Hsu Barbara C. Humphrey Andre M. Hurni and Deborah A. Kempe *Edgar E. and Renee Jackson

*Erwin and Marianne Jaffe Mrs. Marcia Joondeph Peter H. Judd Marjorie B. Kahn *Mr. and Mrs. Murray S. Katz Mrs. Greta Katzauer Sara Kennedy Thomas C. and Joan P. King Jerry Kleinman Andrea Klepetar-Fallek Joan D. Kotzenberg Marilyn and Paul Kramer Marilyn Lamar Nora Roberts Leidesdorf Grace Leight Arthur S. Leonard Marilyn J. Liebowitz John C. Lieff Robert V. Lindsay Catherine Lomuscio Florence Lotrowski Virginia S. Lyon Carol and Daniel Marcus Cynthia and Michael Marks Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Matacotta Ingrid and Douglas Matheson Millie and David McCoy Barbara McCullough Thomas J. and Diahn McGrath Ann McHugh, Ph. D. Millicent McKinley William H. Mears Phyllis Melhado Robert J. Melnick John Metz Phyllis J. Mills Rosalind Miranda

Cynthiane Morgenweck Anne M. Morris Carlos Moseley Mr. and *Mrs. Murray L. Nathan Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Nearenberg The Netter Foundation Alan A. and Barbara Nicoll Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Niemeth Anita O’Gara Ronald Oleet Mrs. Robert E. Pabst Evelyn P. and *Robert L. Peterson Sidney J. Pollack Susan Porter Thomas J. Porto Mrs. Elizabeth H. Potter Eleanor X. Pripadcheff Francis Rasmus Mrs. Kurtis Reed Angela Reich, Ph.D. Jack H. Resnick and Rhoda B. Resnick Laura A. Ressner Karen and Joshua A. Rich V Martin Riskin Evelyn and Paul Ronell Paula L. Root Pearle Rosenblatt Jay S. and Gladys M. Rosenthal *Mr. and Mrs. Seymour A. Rosenthal Seth Rosner Joann Ross Gretchen Gair Royce Ravi Rozdon Carol Brown Ruffo and Daniel J. Ruffo Judy and Dirk Salz Frank and Lolita Savage Carol and Chuck Schaefer Dr. Vivian Schulte Rosa L. Schupbach Connie and Durelle Scott John Seaman Mr. and *Mrs. Martin E. Segal Helena Segy Arthur B. and Judith Broder Sellner Mrs. Arthur E. Shapiro Bruce Silberblatt Jeffrie J. Silverberg Florence Charwat Simon Mrs. Harold Smith Dr. and Mrs. Peter Som Marion G. Speer

Stephen Stamas Martha Roby Stephens Diana A. Stern Ruth and *Harold Stern John C. Thomas Jr. Edith F. Unger Barbara Z. Wallace Helen Waltuck Rose Lynn Weinstein Kay Welch Joan Weltz and Arthur Field Barbara B. and Frank P. Wendt Lucille Werlinich *Jess Weston and Mary Mok Weston Marty Wolf Michele Zalkin Saul L. Zalkin Perri Zweifler Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Zweig 16 Anonymous *deceased


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Honor & Memorial Gifts The New York Philharmonic recognizes these thoughtful individuals who have honored or memorialized loved ones or friends by making generous gifts in their names. Donors’ names are italicized.

Honoring

Morton Cohen’s Birthday Ms. Sandy Serebin Ralphy Eiseman Mrs. Fanny Rybak Froma Eisenberg’s Wedding Mrs. Rose T. Price Mrs. Fanny Rybak Ms. Corrine Whalen Christopher George Ms. Liz Vollman Mr. and Mrs. Mark and Judy Ginsberg Ms. Lisa Bamberger Jennifer and Bud Gruenberg Mr. and Mrs. Martin Baker Mr. and Mrs. Lee Metzendorf Honey Kurtz Mr. and Mrs. Roger Aaron Mr. and Mrs. Martin Baker Mr. and Mrs. Lee Metzendorf Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tanner Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Zimmerman Donna Lenobel Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ivanhoe Leni and Peter May Mr. and Mrs. Clive Chajet Joan and Joel Picket Mr. and Mrs. Roger Aaron Mr. and Mrs. Martin Baker Mr. and Mrs. Jerry M. Seslowe Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Zimmerman Wayne Plumer's 60th Birthday Ms. Nancy M. Stroh Leon and Paula Root Mr. and Mrs. Leonard A. Lauder

Mary C. Rubens's Birthday Ms. Mary Rubens Dr. Benito Rybak's 90th Birthday Ms. Suellen Ettinger Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schaefer, III Mr. and Mrs. Harvey R. Blau Anne, Jay and Julian Vleeschhouwer Mr. Philip Spencer Stanford and Sandra Warshawsky Mr. and Mrs. Ira Smith Ruth Weinflash's 80th Birthday Mrs. Fanny Rybak Kerry Whigham Mr. Tiberiu Galis

Memorializing

Ms. Marjorie Niden Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Pundyk Mr. and Mrs. Jon Pundyk Ms. Ann Reinlieb Mrs. Lori Robinson Ms. Leslie Samuels and Ms. Augusta Gross Mr. and Mrs. David Schlanger Mr. Robert Tortoriello Mr. Mark A. Walker Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Dorothy McCarthy Mr. Joseph V. McCarthy

Michael Degener Ms. Carol Degener

Thelma Rafle Mr. Richard Rafle

Mr. David Eisenberg Mrs. Sonia Eisenberg

Roy Sampath Mrs. Merle Sampath

Katherine Enners Mr. Edward Enners

Lois Schonberger Mr. Elias Schonberger

Ira L. Freilicher Vivian Freilicher

James D. Shelton Mrs. Claudia Shelton

Dr. Seymour Fried Mrs. Fanny Rybak

Dr. Michael F. Shugrue Ms. Josephine Grieder Ms. Ingrid Large Ms. Ursula Melendi

Christine Garone Ms. Diana DeMartini

Betty L. Asiel Mr. E.N. Asiel

Joan S. Groct Mr. Joel Azerrad

Walter Austerer Mrs. and Mr. Sylvia Austerer

Dr. Charles Heller Ms. Edith Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Saft The Connecticut Clay Artists

Florence Berkowitz Ms. Betsy Traubman Florence Borkan Mr. Lionel Borkan Cecilia Cratchalian Ms. Nevillia Figueroa Marian Davis Mr. and Mrs. Alan Appelban Mr. Kenneth Bachman Ms. Gail Berney Ms. Audrey Fendell Mrs. Ellen Flamm Mr. Weston M. Hicks Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Hyman Mr. David C. Lopez Ms. Mary A. McCullough

Moe Plotkin Ms. Judy Geller-Marlowe Herbert Pollack Mrs. Doris Pollack Alesander D. Pripadcheff Eleanor X. Pripadcheff

Mrs. Antje Stern Mr. Donald A. Stern William D. Tabachnik Ms. Robin Tabachnik Alair Townsend’s Sister Ms. Sally Glick

Kathryn S. Hirsch Ms. Elizabeth Hirsch

Joanne Joslin Troy Mr. and Mrs. Leonard S. Gruenberg

Leonard Hochman Mrs. Arlene Hochman Ms. Judith E. Rudman

Helena Van Cortlandt Burrill Mr. and Mrs. N. Pendleton Rogers

Constance R. Hoguet Mrs. Rosamond A. Dean Andrew P. Ippolito Mr. Andrew V. Ippolito Ruth I. Kornberg Mr. Maurice D. Kornberg

Rudolph and Elizabeth Wachsman Ms. Karen Wachsman Carol E. Wadsworth Mr. and Mrs. James W. Wadsworth Barbara Waite Mr. and Mrs. John Sartoris


The Sorcery of Support

Volunteer Council The New York Philharmonic Volunteer Council has more than 200 members and 24 different committees. The council’s service includes assisting the Orchestra and staff, participating in special events and educational activities, fundraising through the Gift Kiosk, hosting the Patron Lounges, encouraging membership support at the Friends Table (located on the Grand Promenade of Avery Fisher Hall during concerts and Open Rehearsals), and organizing silent auctions. The Philharmonic would like to express its gratitude for their dedication and devotion.

Executive Committee Suellen Ettinger President (Galas)

Diane Chesin Vice President (Adele Young Coffee Breaks, Friends, Newsletter) Joan Conner Vice President (Education, Meetings and Receptions, Staff Assistance/ Special Events) Ellen Haas Vice President (Gift Kiosk/Book Shop, Parks 2010) Ann Seifert Vice President (Archives, Concert Coordinator, Hospitality) Nona Ventry Vice President (Membership, Patron Lounge)

Carolyn Ramsdal Secretary (Coffee Bars, Parks 2011, Tour Packets) Phyllis J. Mills Board Advisor

Steering Committee

Adele Young Orchestra/ Staff CoffeeBreaks Joan Cavicchi Katrina Hering Archives Projects Carol Dallos Historian Ann Seifert

Carolyn Ramsdal Fanny Rybak Sara Sadin Hospitality Tom Buffkin Meetings and Receptions Edna Harris Phyllis Rubin Membership/Mentoring Gerry Becker Marianne Heiden Mentoring Phyllis Rubin Lois Stevens

Concert Coordinator Ann Seifert

Newsletter Marianne Heiden Barry Schwartz Judy Shepard

Education Joanna Barouch Naomi Isogai Dorothy Zenilman

Nominating Lenore Glickhouse

Friends Carol Fiorello Lenore Glickhouse

Parks Concerts Pam Paul Carolyn Ramsdal

Gift Kiosk Froma Eisenberg Susan Miller Pam Paul

Patron Lounge Sylvia Arnowich

Philharmonic Coffee Bars Judy Beard Roxane Kammerer Joan Weingarten Schedules Susan Hom Staff Assistance/ Special Events Edna Harris Marilyn Wallen Tour Packets Laura Bronson Kathryn Lancioni Barry Schwartz Doris Schwartz

Members

Doris Abeles Maria D. Alioto Sylvia Arnowich Gail F. Baker Joanna Barouch Reiko S. Barten Sheila Barth Judy Beard Gerry Becker Ginette Becker Sharon Bergh Lana R. Berke Ernestine Bernstein Marcia N. Bikales Shirley Binin Belinda Bonazzi Jane Breakstone Laura E. Bronson Thomas Buffkin Maria Bustillo Gordon Butler Matthew C. Butta Robert Carney Bernice E. Cavall Joan C. Cavicchi Josseline Charas Diane Chesin Nancy E. Colson Cristina Condur Joan Conner

Joseph Cruickshank Carol Dallos Marvin Davidowitz Nazeli DeBlasio Shirlee R. Douglas Irwin Drangel Marion A. Edwards Froma Eisenberg Dean Engel Suellen Ettinger Polina Ezrokh Michael J. Fabrikant Minnie Finkelstein Carol Fiorello Sheila Fox Laury Franks Anna Fridman Sylvia Fried Marilyn B. Friedman Frank Friedman Valentina Gallardo Bill Gerdes Stiera Glick Lenore B. Glickhouse Ufuk Goksu Gloria Goldberg Seth A. Goldstein Marcia Goldstein Mildred Goldstein Joyce Greenberg Elaine S. Grohman Ellen Haas Gloria F. Halperin Edna A. Harris Marianne Heiden Katrina V. Hering Marcia Hirsch Linda I. Hirschmann Arlene Hochman Susan Hom Naomi Isogai Maxine F. Jaffe Carol Joseph Roxane Kammerer Ferne Katleman Nancy Katz Sebnem Kavcar Ora Koch Florence Kohn Barbara Korngold Diana Lai

Kathryn A. Lancioni Florence L. Learsy Karen Lehmann-Eisner Teela Lelyveld Harriet Levine Judith J. Levine Esther Levine Vicki Light Jan L. Linsky Carol Lipsky Rea H. Loftis Roslyn S. Mark Shirley Maslow Judith Mason Lilian Matsuda Josephine Mazur Rosalie A. Mazzalupo Millicent McKinley Neda Michels Monica Miles Sunnie P. Miller David Miller Susan Miller Phyllis J. Mills Mary-Jean Monahan Lilya Nirenberg Fay Norton Sara Nuttall Isabel M. Olson Kulla H. Ostberg Tillie Padob Edith B. Panzer Andrea Pastor Pamela Paul Diana Polak Tova Preskin Rose T. Price Elaine Proujan Carolyn B. Ramsdal Shirley R. Rausher Wendy Reilly Nora M. Revesz Patricia B. Richardson Betty Roberts Dolores G. Roebuck Stephanie Rosenblatt Alice Rothblum Phyllis Rubin Nancy B. Rubinger Christopher Rudman Fanny Rybak

Benito J. Rybak Sara Sadin Shirley Samuels Lee Sander Sally Saulvester Carol D. Schaefer Linda Schain Judith A. Scheer Rena Schklowsky Evelyn Schneider David I. Schuster Muriel Schwartz Doris Schwartz Barry Schwartz Elaine Schwartz Ann C. Seifert Sandra Semel Saundra Severtson Audrey L. Sevin Judy Shepard Dolores Shiposh Ellen Shwarts Sheryl Silberg Florence C. Simon Steven J. Simon Linda Simon Bernice J. Smilowitz Lois K. Stevens Norman T. Strauss Lilia Streinger Pinar Terzi Phyllis B. Topol Helen C. van der Voort Nona Ventry Marilyn Wallen Susan Wasserman Frank X. Weber Joan Weingarten Sandra Weinstein Nancy Wenton Elinor Wexler Corrine Whalen Tracy B. Young Dorothy Zenilman Gay J. Zizes Barbara Zucker-Zarett Perri Zweifler Current as of August 31, 2010


Independent Auditor’s Report

Statements of Financial Position Board of Directors The Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, Inc. New York, New York

We have audited the accompanying statements of financial position of The Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, Inc. (the "Society") as of August 31, 2011 and 2010, and the related statements of activities and cash flows for the years then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Society's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits. We conducted our audits in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an

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opinion on the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, and evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion. In our opinion, the financial statements enumerated above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of The Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, Inc. as of August 31, 2011 and 2010, and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows for the years then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.


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Statements of Financial Position August 31

2011

(in thousands)

2010

Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents Interest, concert fees and other receivables Contributions receivable — current (Note 3) Prepaid expenses and other current assets Total current assets

$

Noncurrent assets: Contributions receivable — noncurrent (Note 3) Notes receivable Leasehold improvements, equipment and musical instruments, net (Note 4) Contributions receivable — permanently restricted (Note 3) Endowment investments (Note 2) Other investments (Note 2) Total noncurrent assets Total assets

5,556 1,039 10,217 1,716 18,528

$

6,595 167 6,242 2,518 15,522

11,151 66 12,236 7,355 184,026 3,780 218,614

14,245 107 11,628 9,604 166,116 3,253 204,953

$

237,142

$ 220,475

$

3,286 12,727 16,013

Liabilities Current liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued liabilities Deferred revenue from ticket sales and other Total current liabilities Noncurrent liabilities: Accrued pension liability (Note 5) Accrued postretirement benefits (Note 6) Annuities payable Total noncurrent liabilities Commitments and Contingencies (Note 11)

$

21,110 2,904 892 24,906

3,373 12,860 16,233

23,752 2,940 928 27,620

$

40,919

$

(24,014) 6,754 (7,453) 175 (24,538)

$ (26,692) 34,622 (9,232) (341) (1,643)

97,310 123,451 196,223

57,096 121,169 176,622

237,142

$ 220,475

$

43,853

Net (Deficit) Assets Unrestricted: Unfunded accumulated benefit obligation (Note 7) Board-designated functioning as endowment (Notes 7 and 9) Accumulated losses on endowment funds (Note 9) Other (Note 7) Total Temporarily restricted (Note 8) Permanently restricted (Note 9) Total Total net assets

$


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Statements of Financial Position Year Ended August 31

Unrestricted

2011 Temporarily Permanently Restricted Restricted

Total

Unrestricted

2010 Temporarily Permanently Restricted Restricted

Total

Income from orchestra activities: $

Concert receipts and tour sponsorships Recording and broadcasting reimbursement Total income from orchestra activities

27,681 890 28,571

$

27,681 890 28,571

$

$

28,636 689 29,325

28,636 689 29,325

Orchestra expenses (Note 14): Subscription and other concerts Student concerts Free park concerts Concerts on tour Recording and broadcasting Total orchestra expenses

37,741 2,587 21 9,940 1,393 51,682

37,741 2,587 21 9,940 1,393 51,682

36,615 2,783 1,725 10,671 1,073 52,867

36,615 2,783 1,725 10,671 1,073 52,867

Loss from orchestra activities

(23,111)

(23,111)

(23,542)

(23,542)

30,880 4,273 9,786

16,023 3,906 5,394

Other income: Gifts, grants and bequests Special events revenue Investment return used for operations (Note 2)

17,245 4,273 11

$

11,866

$

1,769

Total other income before release from restrictions Net assets released from restrictions (Note 8)

21,529 17,376

21,641 (17,376)

1,769

44,939 0

25,323 11,791

Total other income

38,905

4,265

1,769

44,939

37,114

12,639 4,843 17,482

11,972 4,739 16,711

4,346

(3,139)

3,639

1,626

(1,626)

9,775

$

$

15,191

631

31,845 3,906 10,074

19,871 (11,791)

631

45,825 0

8,080

631

45,825

4,680

Supporting services expenses: Management and administration Fund-raising Total supporting services expenses

12,639 4,843 17,482

(Deficiency) excess of operating income over expenses

(1,688)

4,265

Net assets released from restriction in excess of spending rate Recovery of underwater funds (Note 9) Change in value of charitable gift annuities Investment return greater than (less than) spending rate, net

2,023 1,779 (131) 927

(2,023) (1,779) 11,063

513

12,503

(126) (676)

(Decrease) increase in net assets before adjustments Pension and other postretirement plan adjustment

2,910 2,883

11,526

2,282

16,718 2,883

5,793 (1,643) (28,688)

11,526 57,096 28,688

2,282 121,169

19,601 176,622

1,769

11,972 4,739 16,711 631

5,572

386

109

(126) 1,171

(963) (8,077)

6,840

740

6,617 (8,077)

(9,040) 7,397

6,840 50,256

740 120,429

(1,460) 178,082

Nonoperating Income

Change in net assets Net (deficit) assets at beginning of year Transfer of net assets due to change in law (Note 1) Net (deficit) assets at end of year See notes to financial statements

$

(24,538)

$

97,310

(131)

$

123,451

$

196,223

$

(1,643)

$

57,096

$

121,169

$

176,622


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Statements of Financial Position Year Ended August 31 (in thousands)

2011

2010

(1,461)

$ (1,460)

1,058 331 42 (10,673) (9,237) (1,661) (3,678)

1,125

Cash flows from operating activities: Change in net assets

$

Adjustments to reconcile change in net assets to cash used in operating activities: Depreciation and amortization Loss on disposition of equipment Bad debt expense Net change in unrealized (gains) losses on investments Net realized losses on sales of investments Donated securities Permanently restricted contributions

268 (15,483) 5,802 (1,924)

Changes in: Interest, concert fees and other receivables Contributions receivable — current Prepaid expenses and other current assets Prepaid pension cost Contributions receivable — noncurrent Contributions receivable — permanently restricted Accounts payable and accrued liabilities Deferred revenue from ticket sales and other Accrued pension liability Accrued postretirement benefits Annuities payable

(871) (4,016) 804

(56) (690) (403)

499 4,844 (90) (134) (2,642) (36) (36)

1,311 (2,687) 580 748 7,855 315 (43)

Net cash used in operating activities

(5,895)

(4,742)

(1,996) 42 (49,584) 52,716

(1,719) 32 (58,063) 67,206

1,178

7,456

Cash flows from investing activities: Purchases of leasehold improvements, equipment and musical instruments Repayments on notes receivable Purchases of investments Proceeds from sales of investments Net cash provided by investing activities

Cash flows from financing activities: 3,678

Permanently restricted contributions Net change in cash and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year Cash and cash equivalents at end of year See notes to financial statements

(1,039) 6,595 $

5,556

2,714 3,881 $

6,595


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Statements of Financial Position Note 1: Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Principles Organization The Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, Inc. (the "Society") is a not-for-profit membership corporation incorporated in New York State in 1853 and located in Lincoln Center in New York City, the purpose of which is to support a symphony orchestra, the New York Philharmonic (the "Philharmonic"), and to foster an interest in and enjoyment of music in New York City and the world. The Society qualifies as a Section 501(c) (3) organization, exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(a) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (the "Code"), as well as from New York State and New York City income taxes under comparable laws. The Society has also been classified as a publicly supported organization under Section 509(a) of the Code and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution deduction by donors.

Financial reporting (a) Basis of accounting: The accompanying financial statements of the Society have been prepared using the accrual basis of accounting and conform to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America as applicable to not-forprofit organizations. (b) Applicability of NYPMIFA: In September 2010, New York State enacted the New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act ("NYPMIFA"), the terms of which are applicable to the Society. NYPMIFA addresses (i) the management and investment of a not-for-profit entity's "institutional funds" (which are mainly the financial assets of the entity and which exclude programmatic assets), and (ii) the appropriations by the governing board of the earnings derived from the donor-restricted endowment funds. In essence, NYPMIFA requires all of the financial resources of the entity to be used in a "prudent" fashion, with the express approval and action of the governing board.

(c) Measure of operations: The Society includes in its definition of operations all income and expenses relating to its orchestra and supporting activities. Investment income (including net realized and unrealized gains and losses) that is greater or less than the Society's authorized spending rate is recognized as nonoperating income or loss, respectively.

purpose restriction is fulfilled, temporarily restricted net assets are reclassified as unrestricted net assets and reported in the statements of activities as net assets released from restrictions. It is the Society's policy to record temporarily restricted contributions received and expended in the same accounting period in the unrestricted net asset category

(d) Use of estimates: The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities.

Contributions that the donor requires to be used to acquire long-lived assets (e.g., leasehold improvements, furniture, fixtures and equipment) are reported as temporarily restricted until the long-lived assets have been acquired and placed in service, at which time the Society reflects the expiration of the donor-imposed restriction as a reclassification included in net assets released from restrictions.

(3) Net assets: Net assets and income, expenses, gains and losses are classified based on the existence or absence of donorimposed restrictions. Accordingly, the net assets of the Society and changes therein are classified and reported as follows: i) Unrestricted Unrestricted net assets represent those resources that are not restricted by donors, or for which donor-imposed restrictions have expired. Boarddesignated net assets represent amounts determined by the Board of Directors to function as endowment. ii) Temporarily restricted Temporarily restricted net assets represent those resources with donorimposed restrictions that require the Society to use or expend the related assets as specified or are subject to the requirements of NYPMIFA. The Society records contributions as temporarily restricted if they are received with donor stipulations that limit their use through either purpose or time restrictions. When donor restrictions expire, that is, when a time restriction ends or a

iii) Permanently restricted Permanently restricted net assets represent those resources with donorimposed restrictions which stipulate that the related resources be maintained in perpetuity, but which permit the Society to expend part or all of the income and capital appreciation derived from the donated assets for either specified or unspecified purposes. Under the terms of NYPMIFA, those earnings will be initially classified as temporarily restricted in the accompanying financial statements, pending appropriation by the Board of Directors.

Cash and cash equivalents For the purpose of the statements of cash flows, the Society considers highly liquid investments purchased with a maturity of three months or less, other than those held in the Society's investment portfolio, to be cash equivalents.

Investments Investments in securities and readily marketable funds are recorded at their fair values, which are based on published market prices.

Alternative investments and real asset funds are recorded at their original cost basis and are adjusted to fair value as determined by the related investment managers or advisors. These investments may have restrictions as to their marketability that could affect the Society's ability to liquidate the investments quickly. In addition, because some of the underlying investments are not readily marketable, the estimated fair values may differ significantly from the value that would have been used had a ready market existed. The Society reviews and evaluates the values provided and believes the carrying amounts of these investments in non- publicly traded securities are a reasonable estimate of fair value. Purchased securities are recorded as of their trade dates and donated securities are recorded at their market values on the dates received. Gains or losses from the sales of securities are determined using the averagecost method. All assets in the investment portfolio are reported as noncurrent. The Society considers most of its investment portfolio, both restricted and unrestricted, to be endowment-related.

Leasehold improvements, equipment and musical instruments Major expenditures for furniture, equipment, computer hardware and software, and leasehold improvements are capitalized and are depreciated or amortized using the straight-line method over their estimated useful lives, which range from three to thirty-five years, or the life of the underlying lease, whichever is shorter. Minor expenditures for furniture and equipment are recorded as expenses; as such items are not considered sufficiently material to warrant capitalization and depreciation. The costs (or donated values) of musical instruments are capitalized and depreciated over their estimated useful lives, except for antique musical instruments, valued at $5,845,000 in fiscal-years 2011 and 2010, which are not required to be depreciated.


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Statements of Financial Position Note 1 (continued) Accrued vacation

Deferred revenue

The Society's employees are entitled to be paid for unused vacation time if they leave the Society's employ. Accordingly, at each fiscal year-end, the Society must recognize a liability for the amount that would be incurred if employees with such unused vacation were to leave. At August 31, 2011 and 2010, this accrued vacation obligation was approximately $112,000 and $102,000, respectively.

Deferred revenue from ticket sales arises from subscription sales and is recognized as income when the performance for which the tickets have been sold occurs.

Contributions All unconditional contributions to the Society are recorded as income at the earlier of the receipt of cash or other assets or of unconditional pledges. Conditional contributions are recognized as income when the conditions on which they depend have been substantially met. All contributions are considered available for unrestricted use unless specifically restricted by the donor.

financial assets and liabilities, including investments, pledges and grants receivable, and short-term payables (For the fair valuation of investments, see Note 2).

Endowment funds

Income tax uncertainties

The Society reports all applicable disclosures to its funds treated as endowment, both donorrestricted and board- designated (see Note 9).

The Society is subject to the provisions of the Financial Accounting Standards Board's Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") 740-10-05 relating to the accounting and reporting for uncertainty in income taxes. Because of the Society's general-tax exempt status, ASC 740-10-05 has not had, and is not anticipated to have, a material impact on the Society's financial statements.

Advertising The Society expenses the costs of advertising as they are incurred.

Volunteers A number of volunteers have made significant contributions of time to the Society's program and support functions. The value of this contributed time does not meet the criteria for recognition of contributed services and, accordingly, is not reflected in the accompanying financial statements.

Fair-value measurement The Society is subject to the provisions of ASC 820-10-05 relating to fair-value measurement. Accordingly, the Society reports a fair-value measurement of all applicable

Subsequent events The Society considers the accounting treatments, and the related disclosures in the current fiscal-year's financial statements, that may be required as the result of all events or transactions that occur after the fiscal year-end through the date of the independent auditors' report.

Transfer of net assets due to change in law: In the initial application of the guidance to its donor-restricted endowment fund in existence upon enactment of NYPMIFA, the Society determined that accumulated amounts earned on its donor-restricted endowment fund in excess of appropriations were previously reported within unrestricted net assets. As a result, a reclassification to temporarily restricted net assets of $28,688,000 has been reported in the statement of activities until such time as they are appropriated for expenditure by the Board of Directors.

Reclassification

Note 2: Investments

Certain financial information for fiscal-year 2010 has been reclassified to conform to the fiscalyear 2011 presentation.

At each fiscal year-end, the fair values of the Society's investments were as follows: Year Ended August 31 Fair Value

(in thousands)

2011

Cost

Fair Value

2010

Cost

Endowment: Money-market funds Equity securities — domestic Equity securities — international Fixed-income funds Real asset fund Alternative investments

$ $ $ $ $ $

16,201 50,759 25,961 28,068 27,502 35,535

$ $ $ $ $ $

16,201 43,427 24,538 27,591 27,577 26,216

$ $ $ $ $ $

8,186 46,590 25,840 25,448 25,456 34,596

$ $ $ $ $ $

8,186 44,573 26,856 24,802 26,270 27,380

Total endowment investments (both restricted and unrestricted) Other investments

$ $

184,026 3,780

$ $

165,550 3,649

$ $

166,116 3,253

$ $

158,067 3,368

Total investments

$

187,806

$

169,199

$

169,369

$

161,435

Other investments include amounts designated for a supplemental pension fund, charitable gift annuities and other general funds.


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Statements of Financial Position Note 2 (continued) The Society's Board of Directors has adopted a spending-rate policy whereby a predetermined amount of each fiscal year's investment assets is used to fund current operations. The spending-rate return reflected in unrestricted and temporarily restricted investment income was $9,565,000 and $209,000 and $9,815,000 and $239,000 in fiscal-years 2011 and 2010, respectively, calculated as 5.5% of the prior three-year, rolling-average quarterly market value of investments for fiscalyears 2011 and 2010. Beginning in fiscal-year 2012, the Society's Board of Directors amended the spending-rate policy to be calculated at 5.0% of the prior three-year, rolling-average, quarterly market value of the investments. Unrestricted investment income also includes interest income earned on operating funds of $11,000 and $21,000 in fiscal-year 2011 and 2010, respectively. The following schedule summarizes the Society's investment returns and their classifications in the accompanying statements of activities for each fiscal year:

Year Ended August 31, 2011

(in thousands)

Interest and dividend income, net of investment expenses of $532 Net realized losses Net change in unrealized gains Total return on investments

Unrestricted

Permanently Restricted

$

$

124 321 493 938 11

Investment return used for operations (including a spending rate of $9,775)

Total $

$

136 377 513

9,775 $

11,063

2,378 9,238 10,673 22,289 9,786

Investment return greater than amounts used for operations

$

Year Ended August 31, 2010

Unrestricted

Permanently Restricted

Temporarilty Restricted

Interest and dividend income, net of investment expenses of $650 Net realized losses Net change in unrealized gains Total return on investments

$

837 (3,108) 8,341 6,070

$

673 (2,486) 6,879 5,066

$

Investment return used for operations (including a spending rate of $10,054)

$

(5,394)

$

(4,680)

Investment return less than amounts used for operations

$

676

$

386

(in thousands)

927

2,254 8,781 9,803 20,838

Temporarilty Restricted

$

513

55 (209) 263 109

$

12,503

Total $

1,565 (5,803) 15,483 11,245 (10,074)

$

109

$

1,171


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Statements of Financial Position Note 2 (continued) ASC 820-10-05 establishes a three-level valuation hierarchy of fair-value measurements. These valuation techniques are based upon observable and unobservable inputs. Observable inputs reflect market data obtained from independent sources, while unobservable inputs reflect market assumptions. These two types of inputs create the following fair-value hierarchy:

Level 1 Valuations are based on observable inputs that reflect quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities at the reporting date. The types of investments and other assets included in Level 1 consist of exchange-traded equity and debt securities, short-term money-market funds, and actively-traded mutual funds.

Level 2 Valuations are based on (i) quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets, or (ii) quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active, or (iii) pricing inputs other than quoted prices that are directly or indirectly observable at the reporting date. Level 2 assets include corporate debt securities and alternative investments that are redeemable at or near the balance sheet date and for which a model was derived for valuation.

Level 3 Fair value is determined based on pricing inputs that are unobservable and includes situations where there is little, if any, market activity for the asset or liability. Level 3 assets include securities in nonactively traded alternative investments, the underlying investments of which could not be independently valued, or which cannot be immediately redeemed at or near the fiscal year-end. Most investments classified in Levels 2 and 3 consist of shares or units in investment funds, as opposed to direct interests in the funds' underlying holdings, which may be marketable. Because the net-asset value reported by each fund is used as a practical expedient to estimate fair value of the Society's interest therein, its classification in Levels 2 or 3 is based on the Society's ability to redeem its interest at or near year-end. If the interest can be redeemed in the near term, the investment is classified as Level 2. The classification of investments in the fair- value hierarchy is not necessarily an indication of the risks, liquidity, or degree of difficulty in estimating the fair value of each investment's underlying assets and liabilities. The following tables summarize the fair values of the Society’s assets at each fiscal year-end, in accordance with the ASC 820–10–05 valuation levels.

August 31, 2011 (in thousands)

Level 1

Money-market funds Equity securities — domestic Equity securities — international Fixed-income funds Real asset fund Alternative investments Other investments

$

Total funds

$

August 31, 2010 (in thousands)

Level 1

Money-market funds Equity securities — domestic Equity securities — international Fixed-income funds Real asset fund Alternative investments Other investments

$

Total funds

$

Effective September 1, 2010, the Society transferred the fair-value balance of its alternative investments from Level 3 to Level 2. The Society had no unfunded commitments to its alternative investments at August 31, 2011 and 2010. The Society can redeem its interest in this investment on a quarterly basis with 60–65 days' notice.

Level 2

16,201 50,759 25,961 28,068 9,953

$

17,549 35,535

$

53,084

Total $

16,201 50,759 25,961 28,068 27,502 35,535 3,780

$

187,806

3,780 134,722

Level 2

8,186 46,590 25,840 25,257 17,017

$

191 8,439 34,596

$

43,226

Total $

8,186 46,590 25,840 25,448 25,456 34,596 3,253

$

169,369

3,253 126,143


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Note 3: Contributions Receivable At each fiscal year-end, contributions receivable, net of the discount to present value (at rates which range from 3.5% to 7%) and the allowance for doubtful accounts, are due to be collected as follows: Year Ended August 31

2011

(in thousands)

One year (including $3,399 and $7,086 of endowment pledges in fiscal-years 2011 and 2010, respectively) One to five years More than five years Total

$

Less allowance for doubtful accounts Future value Less discount to present value $

Total

13,859 14,549 4,694 33,102

2010 $

13,529 15,994 6,118 35,641

(243)

(201)

32,859 (4,136)

35,440 (5,349)

28,723

$

30,091

$

8,941 1,737 6,481 6,504 23,663

Note 4: Leasehold Improvements, Equipment and Musical Instruments At each fiscal year-end, the costs of leasehold improvements, equipment and musical instruments were as follows: Year Ended August 31

2011

(in thousands)

Leasehold improvements Equipment Computer hardware and software Musical instruments Total

$

During the year, the Society disposed of computer software with an original cost of $2,010,000, recognizing a loss on disposal of $331,000. In addition, during fiscal-year 2011, the Society wrote off fully depreciated equipment with an original cost basis of $75,000. Depreciation and amortization of leasehold improvements, equipment and musical equipment amounted to $1,058,000 and $1,125,000 for fiscal-years 2011 and 2010, respectively.

2010

(11,339)

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization Total

9,202 2,293 5,576 6,504 23,575

$

12,236

(12,035) $

11,628


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Statements of Financial Position Note 5: Pension Plans The Society maintains two defined-benefit pension plans (the "Plans"), one for members of the orchestra and one for office employees. The Society's funding policy is to contribute funds to a trust as necessary to provide for current service and for any unfunded accrued benefit liabilities, over a reasonable period, to meet IRS minimum- funding requirements. To the extent that these requirements are fully covered by assets in the trust, a contribution may not be made in a particular year. The following table sets forth the Plans' funded status and the amounts recognized in the Society's financial statements: Orchestra Plan 2011

Orchestra Plan 2010

Office Plan 2011

Projected benefit obligation Fair value of Plan assets Funded status — deficiency of assets

$

(54,665) 38,437 (16,228)

$

(53,496) 35,209 (18,287)

$

Service cost — benefits earned during the period Interest cost on projected benefit obligation Expected annual return on Plan assets Net amortization and deferral

$

715 2,722 (3,313) 1,901

$

582 2,813 (3,355) 1,256

$

560 624 (707) 309

$

476 627 (655) 98

Net periodic pension costs

$

2,025

$

1,296

$

786

$

546

Year Ended August 31 (in thousands)

$

Weighted-average assumptions: Discount rate for benefit cost Discount rate for projected benefit obligation Expected return on Plan assets Rate of compensation increase Benefit cost Employer contributions Employee contributions Benefits paid

$

5.15% 5.35% 8.00% N/A $

Employer contributions are stated as amounts paid during fiscal-years 2011 and 2010. These contributions may be applied to plan years other than the fiscal year in which it has been reported. The Plans' investments will be made for the purpose of providing retirement reserves for the present and future benefit of participants of the Plans. The assets will be invested with the care, skill and diligence a prudent person acting in this capacity would exercise to comply with all objectives outlined herein, the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA") and all other governing statutes.

2,025 1,796 None 2,890

$

1,296 1,313 None 2,697

$ $

5.15% 5.35% 8.00% 3.00%

6.30% 5.15% 8.00% N/A $

(13,032) 8,151 (4,881)

Office Plan 2010

$

786 966 5 399

(12,314) 6,849 (5,465)

6.30% 5.15% 8.00% 5.00% $

546 588 3 370


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Statements of Financial Position Note 5 (continued) The primary objective of the Plans' trustees is to provide a balance among capital appreciation, preservation of capital, and the production of current income. The Plans' trustees recognize that risk (i.e., the uncertainty of future events), volatility (i.e., the potential for variability of asset values) and the possibility of loss in purchasing power (due to inflation) are present to some degree in all types of investment vehicles. While high levels of risk are to be avoided, the assumption of risk is warranted in order to allow the investment manager the opportunity to achieve satisfactory long-term results consistent with the objectives of the Plans.

The trustees of the Plans have established the following asset-allocation strategy: Orchestra Plan

Office Plan

45% 15% 20% 15% 5%

65% 35%

100%

100%

Equity securities Fixed-income funds Alternative investments Real asset fund Cash and cash equivalents Total

At August 31, 2011, the percentages of the fair values of the types of Plan assets held were as follows: Orchestra Plan Office Plan Equity securities Fixed-income funds Alternative investments Real asset fund Cash and cash equivalents Total

46% 14% 19% 16% 5%

64% 34%

100%

100%

2%

The estimated amount of the Society's contribution for fiscal-year 2012 is $1,972,000 for the Orchestra Plan and $1,052,000 for the Office Plan. The following table illustrates the expected benefit payments over future years: Year Ended August 31 (in thousands) 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017–2021

Orchestra Plan $

3,223 3,328 3,320 3,415 3,454 18,064

Office Plan $

527 556 581 660 675 3,868


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Statements of Financial Position Note 6: Other Postretirement Benefit Plans In addition to providing pension benefits, the Society provides certain health-care insurance benefits for qualified employees retiring after September 21, 1982, under two separate benefit plans. Administrative employees are eligible for benefits when they have reached ten years of service and 62 years of age while working for the Society. Orchestra employees are eligible for benefits when they have reached ten years of service and 60 years of age while working for the Society. Prior to fiscal-year 1996, the cost of retiree health-care benefits was recognized as expense in the fiscal year during which related costs for annual insurance premiums were incurred. The amount of the expected postretirement benefit obligation is presented in the following table: Year Ended August 31 (in thousands)

2011

Expected postretirement benefit obligation Fair value of plan assets at end of year Funded status (obligation in excess of assets)

$

Service cost— benefits earned during the period Interest cost on expected benefit obligation Net amortization and deferral Net periodic postretirement benefit cost

$

$

$

2010

(2,904) 0 (2,904)

$

79 149 34 262

$

$

(2,940) 0 (2,940) 67 162 24 253

$

Weighted-average assumptions: 5.35%

Discount rate

5.15%

For the year ended August 31, Benefit cost Benefits paid

$ $

262 106

$ $

253 102

The accrued expected postretirement benefit cost recognized in the statements of financial position for the Orchestra and Office Plans for fiscal-year 2011 was $2,364,000 and $540,000, respectively. The accrued benefit cost recognized in the statements of financial position for the Orchestra and Office Plans for fiscal-year 2010 was $2,391,000 and $549,000, respectively. For measurement purposes, a 4.25% annual rate of increase in the per capita cost of covered benefits was assumed for both fiscal-year 2011 and fiscal-year 2010. There were no employer or employee contributions to the Plans in either fiscal-year 2011 or fiscalyear 2010.

Note 7: Unrestricted Net Deficit It is the Society's intent to meet the accumulated pension obligations as they become due. Management believes the Society will have sufficient resources to meet these obligations.


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Statements of Financial Position Note 8: Temporarily restricted net assets At each fiscal year-end, temporarily restricted net assets consisted of the following:

During each fiscal year, temporarily restricted net assets were released from restrictions in fulfillment of the following:

2011

Year Ended August 31 (in thousands)

2010

Purpose restrictions: Guest artists Conductors Education Instrument chairs Concert sponsorship Archives digitization project Commissioned works and new music Media projects Musical instrument purchases and repairs Pension fund Music director chair Free parks concerts New artistic initiatives Time restrictions Total

Year Ended August 31 (in thousands)

2011

2010

Purpose restrictions: $

$

13,199 7,288 4,411 6,656 2,934 2,149 11,625 1,677 1,650 308 1,500 52 200 43,661 97,310

$

12,271 6,847 3,961 5,054 2,628 2,232 10,830 1,432 1,279 286 41

$

10,235 57,096

Temporarily restricted net assets which were endowment-related totaled $72,802 and $36,908 for fiscal-years 2011 and 2010, respectively.

Guest artists Conductors Education Instrument chairs Concert sponsorship Archive digitization project Commissioned works and new music Media projects Musical instrument purchases and repairs Pension fund Tour sponsorship Free parks concerts New artistic initiatives Time restrictions Total

$

2,202 872 1,682 1,389 1,039 106 585 226 68 44

$

22

$

11,164 19,399

$

2,696 1,039 1,962 1,339 993 156 664 201 101 52 250 27 500 3,437 13,417

Endowment-related temporarily restricted net assets released from restrictions were $12,046 and $6,636 for fiscal-years 2011 and 2010, respectively.


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Statements of Financial Position Note 9: Endowment Funds The Endowment

Strategies Employed for Achieving Objectives

The Society's endowment consists of 86 individual funds established for a variety of purposes, designated by donors to be permanently restricted endowment funds and designated by the Board of Directors as unrestricted quasi-endowment.

To satisfy its long-term rate-of-return objectives, the Society relies on a total-return strategy in which investment returns are achieved through both capital appreciation (realized and unrealized) and current yield (interest and dividends). The Society targets a diversified asset allocation within prudent risk constraints.

Interpretation of Relevant Law

Spending Policy and Relationship to Investment Objectives

As discussed in Note 1(b), NYPMIFA became law in September 2010. The Board of Directors will continue to adhere to NYPMIFA's requirements relating to the Society's endowment funds.

Return Objectives and Risk Parameters The Board of Directors has adopted investment and spending policies for the Society's endowment assets that seek to provide a predictable stream of funding to programs supported by its endowment, and maintain purchasing power of the endowment over time.

The Society has a policy of appropriating for distribution each year 5.5% of its endowment funds' average fair value over the prior 12 quarters through March 31 of the year preceding the fiscal year in which the distribution is planned. In establishing this policy, management has considered the long-term expected return on the endowment assets. Accordingly, over the long term, management expects the current spending policy to maintain the purchasing power of the endowment assets held in perpetuity or for a specified term, as well as to provide additional real growth through new gifts and investment returns.

Endowment net-asset composition by type of fund, as of August 31, 2011 and 2010: Year Ended August 31, 2011 (NYPMIFA) (in thousands)

Unrestricted

Donor-restricted funds Donor-restricted funds with deficiencies Board-designated endowment fund

$

(7,453) 6,754

Total Funds

$

(699)

Year Ended August 31, 2011 (UMIFA) (in thousands)

Unrestricted

Donor-restricted funds Donor-restricted funds with deficiencies Board-designated endowment fund

$

(9,232) 34,622

Total Funds

$

25,390

Permanently Restricted

Temporarily Restricted

$

70,079 2,723

$

77,514 45,937

$

72,802

$

123,451

Permanently Restricted

Temporarily Restricted

$

34,185 2,723

$

77,738 43,431

$

36,908

$

121,169

Total $

147,593 41,207 6,754

$ 195,554

Total $

111,923 36,922 34,622

$ 183,467


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Statements of Financial Position Note 9 (continued)

Note 10: In-Kind Contributions

Changes in endowment net-assets, for fiscal-year 2011 and 2010: Year Ended August 31, 2011 (NYPMIFA) (in thousands)

Unrestricted

Permanently Restricted

Temporarily Restricted

Endowment net assets, beginning of year

$

$

$

25,390

36,908

Total

121,169

$ 183,467

Investment returns Investment income Net appreciation (realized and unrealized) Total investment return

82 692 774

2,217 18,408 20,625

513 513

2,299 19,613 21,912

Contributions

300

406

1,769

2,475

(254)

(12,046)

(28,688) 1,779 (26,909)

28,688 (1,779) 26,909

Appropriations of endowment assets for expenditures Transfers Transfers of net assets due to change in law Recoveries of underwater funds, net Total transfers

(12,300)

Endowment net assets, end of year

$

Year Ended August 31, 2010 (UMIFA) (in thousands)

Unrestricted

Permanently Restricted

Temporarily Restricted

Endowment net assets, beginning of year

$

$

$

Investment returns Investment income Net appreciation (realized and unrealized) Total investment return

(699)

26,653

$

816 5,152 5,968

Contributions Appropriations of endowment assets for expenditures Endowment net assets, end of year

Funds with Deficiencies Due to unfavorable market fluctuations, from time to time the fair value of assets associated with individual donor-restricted endowment funds may decline below the historic dollar value of the donor's original, permanently restricted contribution. Under the terms of NYPMIFA, the Society has no responsibility to restore such decreases in value.

(7,231) $

25,390

72,802

30,110

$

123,451

120,429

Total $

177,192

601 4,039 4,640

14 95 109

1,431 9,286 10,717

8,794

631

9,425

(6,636) $

$ 195,554

36,908

(13,867) $

121,169

$ 183,467

Contributions of services are recognized by the Society as both revenue and expense in the accompanying statements of activities, if the services (a) create or enhance non-financial assets or (b) require specialized skills, and are provided by individuals possessing those skills and would typically need to be purchased if not donated. The fair value of contributed legal services was approximately $59,000 and $85,000 for fiscal-year 2011 and 2010, respectively.


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Statements of Financial Position Note 11: Commitments

Note 12: Concentrations of Credit Risk

Lease

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Society to concentrations of credit risk consist principally of cash that is deposited in financial institutions in amounts which, from time to time, may exceed federal insurance limits. However, management believes that the Society does not face a significant risk of loss on these accounts.

The Society is the principal tenant of Avery Fisher Hall under a long-term lease agreement (which was renewed for 25 years, effective July 1, 1986) between the Society and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. During the current fiscal-year, the Society entered into an agreement extending the period of renewal notification until June 30, 2014. The Society's rent is determined by established rental rates for its use of the concert hall, plus or minus its proportionate share of the operating gain or loss. The expense incurred under this agreement amounted to approximately $4,708,000 and $4,851,000 in fiscal-years 2011 and 2010, respectively.

Note 13: Comparison to Internal Operating Measure For fiscal-years 2011 and 2010, the unrestricted deficiency of operating income over operating expenses, as reported in the accompanying statements of activities, differs from the operating measures used for internal- reporting purposes for several reasons, including the alternative treatment of certain income and expense items. A reconciliation of these two measurement processes is as follows:

Line-of-credit During fiscal-year 2011, the Society had available an $8,000,000 unsecured line-of-credit from a major bank. Interest on the line is payable at a variable rate, based on LIBOR. There were no borrowings against the line-of- credit during the fiscal-year.

Employment contracts

Year Ended August 31 (in thousands)

During fiscal-year 2009, the Society entered into a contract with a new music director beginning in the 2009/2010 season through the 2013/2014 season. The Society also has an employment contract with the President and Executive Director.

Contingencies In the normal course of its operations, a contractual party has threatened legal action against the Society. No litigation has been initiated, and no formal claims have been asserted at this time. Should such litigation occur, the Society intends to defend vigorously any claim asserted against it. Because no claim has been asserted, and the eventual outcome of any potential claim cannot be assessed at this time, the effect, if any, has not been recorded in the financial statements. In the opinion of management, the threatened legal action by the contractual party is without merit.

Note 14: Schedule of Functional Expenses Orchestra Expenses

Year Ended August 31 (in thousands) Performing artists Salaries and wages Fringe benefits Professional fees Facilities and office expenses Depreciation Production Travel Advertising Information technology Miscellaneous expenses

$

Total

$

$

Operating Measure for internal-reporting purposes

$

2011 Management and General

Fundraising

$

$

Total Expenses $

6,317 4,148 3,631 4,574 4,158

5,921 2,112 965 937 1,058 54 184 358 1,050

418 $

12,639

1,649 541 578 20

5 8 19 2,023 $

2010

(1,688) (300) (507) 253 156

$

(2,086)

$

(3,139) (849) 183 152 (3,653)

2010

28,436

51,682

2011

Deficiency of unrestricted operating income over operating expenses Unrestricted gifts functioning as endowment Deferred marketing expenses Endowment fund-raising expenses Postretirement benefit cost

4,843

$

Orchestra Expenses

28,436 7,570 8,970 1,543 5,105 1,058 3,631 4,633 4,350 377 3,491

$

69,578

$

Management and General

Fundraising

$

$

28,483 5,444 3,845 4,489 4,895 4,818

35 171 304 581

893 52,867

5,848 1,905 584 1,419 1,125

$

11,972

Total Expenses $

28,483 7,569 7,865 1,176 5,287 1,125 4,489 4,938 5,100 323 3,223

$

69,578

1,721 516 592 23

8 111 19 1,749 $

4,739


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