US Patrons

The Philharmonia Foundation and the American Friends of the Philharmonia Orchestra, Inc. are the Philharmonia's 501(c)3 charities, based in New York, dedicated to furthering the Philharmonia Orchestra's music-making in the USA.

The Philharmonia's US Patrons generously support the Orchestra’s work in the USA. This included the November 2012 US Residencies and Tour led by Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, which comprised of 10 concerts in 7 cities including UC Berkeley, Los Angeles and New York. The Philharmonia Orchestra's next tour to the USA will take place in 2016.

In the past year US Patrons enjoyed a range of attractive benefits in return for their invaluable support, including the following:

  • Opportunity to meet Esa-Pekka Salonen, Philharmonia musicians, and other artists at exclusive US Patrons receptions.
  • Complimentary tickets to concerts in the Lincoln Center in New York as part of the last leg of the Philharmonia Orchestra 2012 US Tour.
  • Access to US Patron Events Program: for the US tour in November, the Philharmonia organised a range of events, including a recital in a private home by two talented musicians from the Metropolitan Opera Young Artists Programme and the opportunity to view rare music manuscripts in the Morgan Library.
  • Priority and personal booking service for both international and US concerts.
  • Acknowledgement in London concert programs and US print.

For more information on the work of the Philharmonia Orchestra in the USA, including the US Patrons, please email Jonathan Kuhles, Development Director, at [email protected] or call 0044 (0)20 7921 3920.

Philharmonia Foundation

The Honorable and Mrs Jay T. Snyder, Presidents
Mr David Whelton OBE Hon. RCM, Vice-President

Board Members

Mr Joseph Field
Mr A. Michael Hoffman
Mr Matthew H. Hurlock
Mrs William Jacob III
Mrs Latifa Kosta
Mrs William D. Lese
Sir Sydney Lipworth, QC and Lady Lipworth, CBE
Mr Alistair Mackie
Ms Irene Mavroyannis
Mrs Robert S. Pitts, Jr
The Dowager Viscountess Rothermere
Mr Charles Tait (Treasurer)
Mrs Jan F. van Eck

The Philharmonia Foundation is grateful to the following US Patrons

For donations of $10,000 and above
Dr Carol Colborn Grigor CBE
Mrs William D. Lese
Mrs William Jacob III
Sir Sydney Lipworth QC and Lady Lipworth CBE
The Meyer Foundation
The Honorable and Mrs Jay T. Snyder

For donations of $5,000 - $9,999
Michael and Mercedes Hoffman
Matthew and Severa Hurlock
Mrs Latifa Kosta
The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, Inc.
Mrs Robert S. Pitts, Jr

For donations of $2,500 - $4,999
Mrs Julia Goldin
The Dowager Viscountess Rothermere

For donations of $1,000 - $2,499
Mr Joe Field
Goldberg / Nash Family Foundation
Mr Henry S. Lynn, Jr
Ms Irene Mavroyannis
Mrs David McCreery
Mrs Amanda Nice McIntyre
Tiffany and Claus Moller
Alex Papachristidis and Scott Nelson
Gunnar and Claudia Overstrom
Mrs Patricia J. Petersen
Stephen and Jennifer Rich
Peter and Allison Rockefeller
Alexia and Baird Ryan
Mrs Ian K. W. Snow
Mrs Jan F. van Eck
Mr and Mrs Charles S. Whitman III
Ms Ann Wozencraft Willey
Mathew Wolf

The American Friends of the Philharmonia Orchestra, Inc. has been established to enable donations to be made in US dollars, exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.