NY Philharmonic archivist is moving to Oxfordmain
Barbara Haws, who has looked after the New York Philharmonic archives for almost 34 years is to retire in August.
But only from the Philharmonic. She 2018 and pursue a doctorate in musicology at New College, University of Oxford.
NY Phil president Deborah Borda said: ‘Barbara has been an indispensable colleague in the more than 25 years we’ve known each other. Her pioneering work in the Archives has produced an invaluable resource for the world, one that allows us to clearly see how the New York Philharmonic’s history is the history of our city, our country, and classical music in America. Barbara’s creativity in crafting events and stories around this material, and her innovation and foresight in establishing the Digital Archives, has positioned the
Philharmonic as a leader in this area. Though her departure from the Philharmonic will be felt deeply, we are proud that Barbara will be representing this Orchestra at Oxford.’
At Oxford University, Ms. Haws will be researching and writing about Ureli Corelli Hill, the Philharmonic’s founder and the first American musician to study and perform abroad (1835–37).