Carlos Moseley, who ushered the New York Philharmonic into Lincoln Center and spread its reach across the city during a 24-year leadership tenure, died Monday at his home in Spartanburg, S.C., The New York Times writes. He was 98
A South Carolina native and accomplished pianist, Mr. Moseley guided the Philharmonic as managing director, then president, then chairman from 1961 to 1985, a period in which its music directors were Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, and Zubin Mehta.
He oversaw the ensemble’s 1962 move from Carnegie Hall into what is now the Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center and inaugurated its hugely popular summer parks concerts. He also orchestrated performances at churches, community centers, and union halls throughout New York and raised the Philharmonic’s national and global profile through tours, television, and radio.