The story of a city, its people, and their orchestra

  • Five-part podcast series chronicling the history of the New York Philharmonic and its connection to New York City through stories of seminal concerts
  • Hosted by Jamie Bernstein 
  • Debuts Wednesday, April 5, 2023

WQXR and the New York Philharmonic today announces the launch of The NY Phil Story: Made in New York, a five-part podcast series tracing the history of the New York Philharmonic and the city it calls home.

Host Jamie Bernstein — author, filmmaker, and daughter of iconic NY Phil Music Director Leonard Bernstein — takes listeners behind the scenes into some of the Orchestra’s most pivotal moments, from the strains of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony during the inaugural concert in 1842, to the emotional 1865 performance that helped the city mourn the loss of Abraham Lincoln, and finally, to the present day reckoning with the displacement of the San Juan Hill neighborhood, where Lincoln Center opened in the 1960s and the NY Phil now resides.