Friday, March 11, 2016

A Cultural Leader: The New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Going to school in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world gives Fordham students the ability to completely immerse themselves in the vibrant diversity of culture found throughout all five boroughs of New York City. Whether finding the perfect restaurant to satisfy a craving on Arthur Ave or spending the afternoon at The Met, students are constantly coming in contact with the diversity of New York City.

Outside David Geffen Hall
Recently I had the opportunity of attending a New York Philharmonic Orchestra concert. The New York Philharmonic Orchestra is considered one of the leading American orchestras, as well as the nation's oldest oldest symphony orchestras. The event, which was organized by two Resident Assistant’s from my dorm, allowed students to attend the Chinese New Year Concert for just $5.  I knew the New York Philharmonic Orchestra was globally recognized so my interest was piqued when I saw posters hanging in my dorm announcing the event.

The New York Philharmonic Orchestra

After securing tickets to the show, my friends and I made our way to the beautiful David Geffen Hall. The festive Chinese New Year Concert celebrated the Year of the Monkey, and included world-renowned violinist Maxim Vengerov and Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women by Tan Dun. The concert featured film projection, which gave the audience a glimpse into the rarely seen world of secret language. The show truly exceeded my expectations!

Having the opportunity to attend a unique concert such as the Chinese New Year Concert at David Geffen Hall is just one of the many cultural events arranged by Fordham’s faculty and Resident Assistant’s. These experiences enable Fordham students to broaden their horizons and delve deeper into the rich mix of cultures that New York City has to offer.

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