phil·​har·​mon·​ic | \ ˌfi-lər-ˈmä-nik How to pronounce philharmonic (audio) , -(ˌ)lär-; ˌfil-(ˌ)här- \

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Examples of philharmonic in a Sentence

served as a conductor for the philharmonic
Recent Examples on the Web Despite restrictions, the philharmonic has been able to bring music to countless New Yorkers this year. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 19 Nov. 2020 Among them are the Metropolitan Opera, New York and Los Angeles philharmonics, the Boston and San Francisco symphonies, New York’s Lincoln Center, Washington’s Kennedy Center and San Francisco’s War Memorial & Performing Arts Center. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 13 Mar. 2020 The Great Lawn has also been the go-to spot for more traditional rites of summer, like outdoor philharmonic and opera performances. Corey Kilgannon, New York Times, 13 July 2019 The festival takes place in an off-season and is thus headlined by a group of boldfaced performers, borrowed for a month from the world’s most esteemed opera houses and philharmonics. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 2 Aug. 2018 Also taking part will be musicians from Bernstein’s other orchestras — the New York, Vienna and Israel philharmonics. 888-266-1200; West Aspen Music Festival and School: June 28-Aug. John Von Rhein,, 1 May 2018 Singers Maggie Brown, Bobbi Wilsyn and Terisa Griffin sang standards with the philharmonic, underscoring Davis’ efforts to prove that accessibility and sophistication need not be mutually exclusive propositions. Howard Reich,, 24 Aug. 2017 Philharmonic comes to Batavia Maestro Jaime Morales-Matos directs the Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra in a free concert on Batavia’s Courthhouse Square 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. Sheila Vilvens,, 28 July 2017 The Philharmonic set aside 700 tickets for emergency workers and families of victims, and some 2,000 seats were set up at Lincoln Center Plaza for a video relay of the concert. Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, 31 May 2017

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First Known Use of philharmonic

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for philharmonic

French philharmonique, literally, loving harmony, from Italian filarmonico, from fil- phil- + armonia harmony, from Latin harmonia

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The first known use of philharmonic was in 1843

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“Philharmonic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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