Notes on Music
4:19 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

What Does Philharmonic Mean?

We’ve all heard the word “philharmonic” used in connection with orchestras, such as the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.  But do you know what it actually means? 

“Philharmonic” is from the Greek philos, meaning “loving”, and ta harmonika, meaning “theory of harmony.”  Literally, it means “loving harmony” or “devoted to music.”  Makes sense it’s used so often.

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