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New York Philharmonic Ensembles

New York Philharmonic Ensembles

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street

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These Ensembles concerts are an offshoot of the New York Philharmonic, in which members of the orchestra play chamber works that go unheard at traditional NY Phil performances.  While compositions by repertory giants like Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, and Shostakovich can be heard, the Ensembles also justly interpret the works of composers such as Dittersdorf, Frank Bridge, Ron Wasserman, David J. Grossman, and Vladimir Tsypin—which are infrequently performed in comparison.  Performances occur at 3 p.m. on select Sundays during the concert season, and offer a great way to hear the orchestra members in a more intimate setting.

New York Philharmonic Ensembles Information

  • Public Transportation: Excellent (easily accessible by subway lines 1 at 66th Street/Lincoln Center; the 2 or 3 at 72 Street/Broadway; the B or C at 72nd Street/Central Park West; the A or D at 59th Street/Columbus Circle; and buses M5, M7, M10, M11, M66, and M104)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: Seven programs per season, one performance of each program
  • Ticket Prices: $33, students can purchase $12.50 Rush tickets for select concerts up to 10 days before the concert online. Concerts may also be available to purchase at the Avery Fisher Hall box office on the day of the performance only and are subject to availability. Senior tickets can only be purchased at the Avery Fisher Hall box office the day of the performance. For senior Rush ticket availability, call 212-875-5656
  • Subscriptions: Six concerts for $144.