New York Philharmonic expands digital archive, hosts online discussion

Posted on: March 19, 2012

The next installment of the New York Philharmonic’s online digital archives will go live on March 22, focusing on the orchestra’s international tours under Leonard Bernstein from 1943 to 1970. To mark the occasion, the Philharmonic will host a live streaming discussion on March 22 at 10:30 a.m. ET at http://archives.nyphil.org/hangout using Google Hangout, a group video chat service. The discussion, hosted by WQXR host Elliott Forrest, will feature panelists to include Michael Beckerman, music chair at New York University; Barbara Haws, the Philharmonic’s archivist/historian; Shamus Khan, an assistant professor of sociology at Columbia University; Jo Kondo, composer and music professor at Tokyo’s Ichanomizu University; Matthew Mugmon, musicologist, Harvard University; and Wolfgang Rathert, musicologist at Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilians-University. Questions and comments may be submitted to panelists through Twitter @nyphil, using the hashtag #nyphistory. The New York Philharmonic Digital Archives were unveiled in February 2011; for more information visit http://archives.nyphil.org/.

Posted March 19, 2012