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New York Philharmonic Fills Hall with Public Service Workers


Through its new “Phil the Hall” series, New York Philharmonic is offering special concert programs with $5 general admission tickets for emergency personnel and public service workers. In the first program, presented in early April, the philharmonic contacted more than 30 organizations, including the New York City Fire Department, homeless shelters, public libraries, and more.

The 75-minute concert featured works by Beethoven, Bernstein, and Steven Stucky, as well as music written by students from the philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program. The evening was hosted by the current Miss America, Nia Imani Franklin, who is an arts advocate with training as a soprano and composer.

New York Philharmonic musicians are represented by Local 802 (New York City).

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