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New York Times Goes Behind Scenes of Concerts in the Parks

Posted July 03, 2014

New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks


"How many pounds of ice does it take to put on a New York Philharmonic concert in the park?

Two thousand, to be exact, and that’s not to chill the picnickers’ chardonnay.

The ice is to cool the drinks for the army of workers who arrive at dawn and work through often-sweltering days to erect an outdoor concert hall in an effort akin to setting up a three-ring circus in about 15 hours. And it’s for the musicians, who sometimes have to play in punishing heat while wearing black pants (though the men are allowed to take off their white jackets, if it’s too hot)..."

In an article for The New York Times, Robin Pogrebin went behind the scenes of the extremely big and complex logistical side of the Philharmonic's Concerts in the Parks. It's a fun read — check it out!

(Photo: Chris Lee)