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Annual Vienna Philharmonic Carnegie Hall visit brings historical, musical and educational bonuses / The New York Times

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The annual visit of the Vienna Philharmonic to Carnegie Hall, with Franz Welser-Möst conducting three splendid concerts over the weekend, brought bonuses historical, musical and educational. Like the New York Philharmonic, the Vienna is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year, and the two orchestras have assembled a compact joint exhibition of archival documents and photographs, which opened on Feb. 22 at the Austrian Cultural Forum in Midtown and will travel to Vienna on March 28.

An opening reception at the forum came with music: a performance of Mozart's lovely Clarinet Quintet, with the superb Vienna principal clarinetist Daniel Ottensamer joined by two stellar string players from Vienna and two from New York (the Philharmonic's principal violist, Cynthia Phelps, and principal cellist, Carter Brey). And on Feb. 23, three Vienna principals - Tamás Varga, cellist; Dieter Flury, flutist; and Dietmar Küblböck, trombonist - led master classes for young alumni of Carnegie's National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America in the hall's Resnick Education Wing.  PHOTO: V. Agins/The New York Times