Legal name: Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, Inc.
The New York Philharmonic, officially the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, Inc., globally known as New York Philharmonic Orchestra (NYPO) or New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, is a symphony orchestra based in New York City in the United States. It is one of the leading American orchestras popularly referred to as the "Big Five". The Philharmonic's home is David Geffen Hall, known as Avery Fisher Hall until September 2015, located in New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Founded in 1842, the orchestra is one of the oldest musical institutions in the United States and the oldest of the "Big Five" orchestras. Its record-setting 14,000th concert was given in December 2004. The orchestra's has had 31 music directors; the current music director since 2009 is Alan Gilbert. Matthew VanBesien is the orchestra's current President.