New York Philharmonic
Founded in 1842 by local musicians, the New York Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States and one of the oldest in the w...
In 1987, Lincoln Center initiated a summer concert series titled Classical Jazz, which sought to incorporate American music into the organization's repertoire and expand its programming. After four summers of popular concerts, the series evolved into an official department: Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC). In 2004, JALC established the world's first venue designed specifically for jazz and has since hosted more than 2 million people from across the world. Central to JALC's work is the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, which is led by world-renowned musician Wynton Marsalis and tours across the globe. In addition to the Orchestra, JALC offers webcasts, extensive educational programming, and performance spaces such as Rose Theater, the Appel Room, and Dizzy's Club.
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