The New York Philharmonic announces its partnership with Apple Music in the launch of Apple Music Classical, a new standalone music streaming app designed to deliver classical music lovers the optimal listening experience. The NY Phil is joined in this partnership by many of the greatest classical music institutions around the world.

To celebrate the launch, New York Philharmonic musicians will perform at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store on Friday, March 31, in a program comprising Steve Reich’s New York Counterpoint, selections from Bernstein’s West Side Story, and Duke Ellington’s Clarinet Lament. For more information on the event, click here.

Apple Music Classical is home to the world’s largest catalog of classical music recordings — including just-released Spatial Audio recordings of the NY Phil performing Mahler’s First and Fifth Symphonies and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, conducted by Music Director Jaap van Zweden. The app also includes several dynamic features, such as an interface and search function specifically built for classical music; high quality, lossless audio of up to 24 bit/192 kHz; expert recommendations and classical music insights; a browse tab to help listeners explore the catalog; and exclusive new artwork. For a complete rundown of the app’s many features, click here.

Apple Music Classical is here.