John Williams

The 'L.A. Phil Effect' hits New York, Cleveland and beyond

The 'L.A. Phil Effect' hits New York, Cleveland and beyond

America’s oldest and most famous orchestra may call New York home, but when the Philharmonic recently opened its 176th season, it was with a notable nod to Los Angeles.

If you entered the side entrance of David Geffen Hall for the New York Philharmonic’s first regular concert of the season, the first person you saw projected on a video screen was not the orchestra’s newly appointed music director, Jaap van Zweden, but its new president and chief executive, Deborah Borda, just arrived after 17 years as head of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. And she was not posed by the Lincoln Center fountain but in front of Walt Disney Concert Hall — a photo, also used in the program book, that...

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