What could be a more perfect way to spend your summer evenings than sitting on a blanket in one of New York’s beautiful parks, sharing a picnic with your family and friends under bright starry skies, while in the background one of the greatest philharmonic bands in the world serenades you with some of the most beautiful music ever written. If this is what your dreams are made of, don’t miss out on one of the highlights of New York’s summer calendar – the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Park series.
For 43 years, New York City’s musical pride and joy has been offering locals and visitors alike a reason to stay in the city over the summer months. The audience – from the uninitiated to die-hard classical music lovers – experiences lovely music at a convenient location and, unbelievably, all for free! This year’s series of concerts will kick off on July 9th in New Jersey. The following night at 8pm., the first New York concert will be held in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. The conductor Ludovic Marlot will lead the Philharmonic in a number of recitals, including Mendelssohn’s ??Violin Concerto’ and works by Tschaikovsky and Berlioz.
Throughout the summer, visitors can catch a number of wonderful concerts in parks scattered around the city, including Manhattan’s Central Park, Cunningham Park in Queens and the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island. Concerts will also be held in the Bronx and Long Island.
The audience is advised to bring food and drinks (low key alcohol is generally tolerated), as well as candles, appropriate clothing and blankets to sit on. All concerts will end with a delightful display of fireworks. What better way to wrap up a magical, musical (and we’ll say it again – free!) evening!
Click for the official site of the New York Philharmonic.