9, with program notes by the composer; the concert that took place on December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor Day; for the free downtown chamber concerts given after 9/11 for those working near the ruins of the World Trade Center; and from the Philharmonic's national and international tours, including Toscanini's 1930 European Tour and the 2008 tour to Pyongyang, D. This will make once-proprietary data freely available to users, who are then able to manipulate and reuse the data for purposes ranging from scholarship to artwork to the creation of new apps.
The New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives are available at archives.Free access to an additional 170,000 pages of materials is now available online.This includes 10,000 printed programs that have been added, yielding a total of 13,300 programs from the Orchestra's founding, in 1842, to the present. Modeled after efforts in the museum world, particularly those of the Cooper-Hewitt and the Tate Modern, the Philharmonic will be the first major symphony orchestra to join the open data movement with its long-running performance history.Among the printed programs newly available are those from the 1865 memorial concert for Abraham Lincoln; the 1893 World Premiere of Dvorák's Symphony No. The underlying dataset will be made available on Github, a common tool for open source collaboration, under the Creative Commons Public Domain license.NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC LEON LEVY DIGITAL ARCHIVES FOURTH RELEASE of Material in a Multi-Year Project Funded by the LEON LEVY FOUNDATION 13,300 Printed Concert Programs from 1842–Present Now Available; Current Programs To Be Posted Online Every Concert Week New York Philharmonic Becomes the First Major Symphony Orchestra To Provide Open Access to Its Performance History Data for Research and Application Development Performance History Search Now Linked with Digital Archives The fourth release of material in the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives — the multiyear initiative to digitize the Orchestra's extensive archives, funded by the Leon Levy Foundation — has been completed, with all existing Philharmonic printed programs, from the first concert in 1842 to the present, now available online, and current printed programs being added every concert week.
The New York Philharmonic has also now become the first major symphony orchestra to provide open access to its performance history data.This unprecedented open access will be a resource for scholars, developers, and the public, allowing for new forms of research and application development utilizing the Philharmonic's performance history — the longest running collection of data on classical music in the United States.In addition, the Philharmonic's online Performance History Search has been enhanced and linked with printed programs in the Digital Archives to provide immediate access to the physical item when searching for a performance.The search fields — which include date, location, composer/work, conductor, and soloist — now link directly with the related digitized printed programs in the Digital Archives. This database contains the names, addresses, and seat locations for Philharmonic subscribers dating back to the 19th century. Khan's leadership the team will analyze the relationship between the audience members' seat locations, on specific concert dates in various concert halls and where they lived.Also now available in the Digital Archives is the Philharmonic subscriber database, which was developed by a team of Columbia University sociologists, headed by Dr. (To protect privacy, post-1953 subscriber names will not be searchable.) The resulting subscriber database, which will be maintained by the Philharmonic Archives and consists of 554,000 records dating back to the 19th century, will be available through the Leon Levy Digital Archives."The Archives receives so many requests for printed programs and performance history reports, that it seemed like an obvious choice to digitize the entire collection of programs and link them to the Performance history database," said New York Philharmonic Archivist / Historian Barbara Haws.