A profile of the New York Philharmonic
A profile of the New York Philharmonic, one of the world's oldest and most famous orchestras, which features in two Proms this week. The programme explores what the orchestra means to New Yorkers and the city of New York, particularly bearing in mind the appointment of Alan Gilbert as its first ever music director to be born and raised in New York.
With contributions from Zarin Mehta, President and Executive Director of the Orchestra, some of the orchestral players as well as current music director Lorin Maazel. Plus James Jolly and Rob Cowan live in the Royal Albert Hall provding critics' perspectives on the orchestra.