NY Philharmonic Going Strong at 15,000 Concerts

May 6, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

SYMPHONIC RECORD: The New York Philharmonic gave its landmark 15,000th concert on Wednesday night in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. (Aloysio Santos/The Epoch Times)
SYMPHONIC RECORD: The New York Philharmonic gave its landmark 15,000th concert on Wednesday night in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. (Aloysio Santos/The Epoch Times)
The New York Philharmonic gave its landmark 15,000th concert on Wednesday night in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Valery Gergiev conducted with soloist Denis Matsuev.

The Philharmonic holds a Guinness World Record for most performances by a symphony orchestra.

Since its inception in 1842 an estimated 46,835,718 people have heard the orchestra live and 1,590 musicians have served as members of the orchestra throughout its history.