ABOUT PONY

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The Philharmonia Orchestra of New York is a newly formed orchestra whose members represent many of the greatest orchestras in the world. PONY embraces the works of great classical composers while pushing the boundaries of the symphonic experience with 4K filmmaking on the grandest scale. All brought to life with state-of-the-art concert lighting.

PONY BUSINESS MODEL

PONY operates according to a sustainable business model that aims to keep the classical music world thriving for years to come. The orchestra is using technological advances and a project-based system to innovate classical music practices. The Philharmonia Orchestra of New York is rethinking orchestral tours. Sets are no longer boxes being shipped; they are video files being emailed. Cost-effective, accessible, enhanced: the future looks classical with PONY.
PONY musicians are proud members of Local 802, American Federation of Musicians.

HITECH

PONY’s concerts are accompanied by full-length films shot and projected in the highest resolution current technology delivers: 4K. Shot with the latest in film equipment, including robo cameras that incorporate footage from the concerts in real-time. Moving spotlights and projected lighting that face the audience include you into the classical music experience like never before.  

 

Your program notes aren’t in your lap, they’re on the screen.

CINEMATIC

Philharmonia Orchestra of New York 4K technology to screen the films of Joachim Schamberger during performances.
 

 

Mr.Schamberger's work elevates the multi-sensory experience of the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York performance. His films are shot and projected in 4K, a first in classical music performance. 

 

Schamberger brilliantly balances imagery and storytelling to enhance the symphony going experience. The visual experience appeals to both the seasoned concert-goer and first-time listener, adding intense visual counterpoint to the unfolding musical journeys played live by the 80 remarkable musicians of the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York.

 

Joachim Schamberger brings a film element to the performances of Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique and Mahler Symphony No.2. Drawing from both the histories of the composers and themes from the symphonies, Mr. Schamberger's work elevates the multi-sensory experience of the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York performance. His films are shot and projected in 4K, a first in classical music performance.

 

Diving into tales of death, resurrection, ecstasy, romantic obsession and the wonder and brute force of nature, Schamberger brilliantly balances imagery and storytelling to enhance the symphony going experience. The visual experience will appeal to both seasoned concert-goer and first-time listener, adding intense visual counterpoint to the unfolding musical journeys played live by the 80 remarkable musicians of the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York.

INTIMATE

Get up close and personal with the musicians and their instruments.
With an up close and personal view, you can see which instruments are getting their time to shine throughout each symphony.

EDUCATIONAL

Students from Japan and New Jersey have come together for a once in a lifetime opportunity: to perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Learn more about how PONY is educating music students, in more ways than one. 

The Philharmonia Orchestra of New York is dedicated to providing opportunities for young musicians to experience music in new ways. In the past five years, over 400 students have performed thanks to Maestro Atsushi Yamada's collaboration with Project Hand in Hand. Including young musicians in the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York’s concerts gives students the chance to hone their music skills, while also providing the audience with a taste of what classical music will be in the decades to come. 

Support Cultural Exchange
The Philharmonia Orchestra of New York is dedicated to providing opportunities for international exchange through music. Their collaboration with Project Hand in Hand makes this possible.

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