New York Philharmonic goes on Letterman

Thursday, September 25th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) _ Maestro Lorin Maazel is taking the New York Philharmonic to new heights.

Maazel, the orchestra's music director, and 53 of his players will be on the roof of the 13-story Ed Sullivan Theater for an appearance Monday on CBS-TV's ``Late Show With David Letterman.''

They will perform Mozart's ``The Marriage of Figaro'' overture in what the orchestra and Letterman producers say is the largest ensemble to play on the building's roof.

Bon Jovi and the Dave Matthews Band played there, respectively, on June 13, 2000, and July 15, 2002.