Concerts in the Parks

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since they began in 1965, transforming parks throughout the city into a patchwork of picnickers and providing music lovers with an opportunity to hear the best classical music under the stars.

All performances begin at 8:00 PM except the Free Indoor Concert in Staten Island, which begins at 4:00 PM.

There will be fireworks by Volt Live following the performances in the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.

For weather and other updates, call the Concert Information Hotline at (212) 875-5709.

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June, 2019 Tuesday

Concerts in the Parks – Van Cortlandt Park
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8:00 PM Free Event

Concerts in the Parks – Van Cortlandt Park

Program To Include
Rossini La gazza ladra Overture
New York Philharmonic Very Young Composer Nilomi Weerakkody Soundscape for Orchestra
New York Philharmonic Very Young Composer Mack Scocca-Ho Ociantrose
Copland Hoe-Down, from Rodeo
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor

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June, 2019 Wednesday

Concerts in the Parks – Central Park
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8:00 PM Free Event

Concerts in the Parks – Central Park

Program To Include
Rossini La gazza ladra Overture
New York Philharmonic Very Young Composer Nilomi Weerakkody Soundscape for Orchestra
New York Philharmonic Very Young Composer Mack Scocca-Ho Ociantrose
Copland Hoe-Down, from Rodeo
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor

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June, 2019 Thursday

Concerts in the Parks – Cunningham Park
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8:00 PM Free Event

Concerts in the Parks – Cunningham Park

Program To Include
Rossini La gazza ladra Overture
New York Philharmonic Very Young Composer Nilomi Weerakkody Soundscape for Orchestra
New York Philharmonic Very Young Composer Mack Scocca-Ho Ociantrose
Copland Hoe-Down, from Rodeo
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor

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June, 2019 Friday

Concerts in the Parks – Prospect Park
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8:00 PM Free Event

Concerts in the Parks – Prospect Park

Program To Include
Rossini La gazza ladra Overture
New York Philharmonic Very Young Composer Nilomi Weerakkody Soundscape for Orchestra
New York Philharmonic Very Young Composer Mack Scocca-Ho Ociantrose
Copland Hoe-Down, from Rodeo
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor

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June, 2019 Sunday

Free Indoor Concert in Staten Island
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4:00 PM Free Event

Free Indoor Concert in Staten Island

Program To Include
Dukas / Arr. E. Hirschman Fanfare from La Péri
Byrd / Arr. E. Howarth The Earl of Oxford's March
Scheidt / Arr. M. Allen Galliard Battaglia
Very Young Composers Works by Very Young Composers
Soler / Arr. Allen The Emperor’s Fanfare (Minué from Concierto VI de dos organos obligados)
Debussy / Arr. M. Allen La Fille au cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair)
Bizet / Arr. M. Allen Selections from Carmen
Brahms / Arr. R. Elkjer Hungarian Dance No. 5
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Artists
Philip Smith Conductor / Host / Trumpet
Christopher Martin Trumpet
Ethan Bensdorf Trumpet
Thomas Smith Trumpet
Kenneth DeCarlo Trumpet
R. Allen Spanjer Horn
Chad Yarbrough Horn
David Finlayson Trombone
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The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks are presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer.

MetLife Foundation, Citi, and Emirates Airline are Major Corporate Sponsors of Concerts in the Parks.

Concerts in the Parks are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.