The New York Philharmonic has named GABRYEL SMITH as director, archives and exhibitions, of the Philharmonic Archives. He succeeds BARBARA HAWS, the orchestra’s longtime archivist and historian, who has retired. Smith began working in the New York Philharmonic’s Archives in 2009, and has since held positions including assistant archivist and, most recently, archives manager. In addition to Haws, he worked closely with former Philharmonic Associate Archivist Richard Wandel and Digital Archives Managers Mitch Brodsky, Kevin Schlottmann, and Leanora Lange. He was involved with the earliest planning and implementation stages of the Leon Levy Digital Archives and, in his new position, will lead the Archives’ efforts to preserve, integrate, and make available its holdings in all technical formats. Smith holds a bachelor of music (violin performance) and bachelor of arts (history), as well as a master’s degree in archives and music history from New York University.
Posted February 27, 2019