Music Director Jaap van Zweden has donated a lead gift of $500,000 to the NY Phil Plays On Emergency Fund, supporting musicians in hardship during the Covid layoff.
Bringing the fund up to $3 million are ‘significant donations’ from board members and other supporters.
Jaap said: ‘This is such a challenging time, and I have been giving a great deal of thought to finding a way to demonstrate how valued the members of the New York Philharmonic are to me, to New York City, to the world. And so, I have decided to make a gift in their honor. I hope that this will inspire others to give and to keep supporting our great orchestra.’