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, formerly known as Avery Fisher Hall until September 2015, located in New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Organized in 1842, the orchestra is one of America's oldest musical institutions. Its record-setting 14,000th concert was given in December 2004.
The Philharmonic's Music Director is Alan Gilbert. Appointed in 2009, Gilbert plans to leave the directorship in 2017, prior to a major renovation planned for David Geffen Hall. Jaap van Zweden has been appointed to succeed Mr. Gilbert in 2017. Matthew VanBesien is the orchestra's President.