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New York Philharmonic Remembers Maazel

Lorin Maazel conducting the Philharmonic in Central Park

Lorin Maazel conducting the Philharmonic in Central Park

New York Philharmonic tribute to Lorin Maazel, Thursday at 9:00 pm













Page from 1943 program book

In the summer of 1943, Lorin Maazel could be found conducting the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra (what is today the New York Philharmonic) at Lewisohn Stadium on the campus of City College of New York. Other conductors on the summer series included Fritz Reiner, Andre Kostelanetz, Morton Gould, and Antal Dorati. Maazel was 13 years old.

Lorin Maazel led a concert with the New York Philharmonic as recently as January of 2013. From 2002-2009, he was the orchestra’s music director.

Lorin Maazel conducted the New York Philharmonic over a period of 70 years.

Thursday evening on WFMT, The New York Philharmonic This Week presents an encore presentation of a work composed by the late conductor and former music director who died on Sunday at his farm in Castleton, Virginia.


Maazel (pictured in the camel coat) with Philharmonic musicians on an historic tour to North Korea. The Philharmonic later received the 2008 Common Ground Award for Cultural Diplomacy. c. Chris Lee

A Tribute to Lorin Maazel

Thursday, July 17 at 9:00 pm

Lorin Maazel, conductor
James Galway, flute
Han-Na Chang, cello
Jeremy Irons, narrator
Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Maazel: Monaco Fanfares

Music for Cello and Orchestra
The Giving Tree
The Empty Pot
Irish Vapours and Capers

Page from 1943 program book for 13-year-old Lorin Maazel’s concert with the Philharmonic


Maazel rehearsing Philharmonic musicians in Battery Park on the first anniversary of 9-11. The concert accompanied the lighting of an Eternal Flame memorial, c. Chris Lee







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