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NYYS History

Season 25 1987-1988

Comedian Steve Allen narrated Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra at the opening benefit concert in honor of the orchestra's 25th anniversary.  Fred Rogers, known by his television personality as Mr. Rogers, attended the orchestra’s dress rehearsal the morning of the concert.


The Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust took over sponsorship of First Music when the Exxon Corporation, the previous sponsor, moved its corporate headquarters to Houston.