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.

This year, Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, with Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill as soloist; Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben, featuring Concertmaster Frank Huang in concertmaster solos; and works by Wagner, Beethoven, and Rossini. And Staten Island audiences will enjoy a Free Indoor Concert featuring a chamber version of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, with Huang as soloist.

All performances begin at 8:00 p.m. For the second year in a row, we will present Share the Stage, performances by local musicians in their home boroughs, to salute the diversity of New York City’s resident musicians. Share the Stage will precede the Orchestra’s concerts in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island.

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


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The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks is presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer.

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

Catering for Concerts in the Parks is provided by Eli Zabar.

Concerts in the Parks is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

The New York Philharmonic will be operating an accessibility section for all Concerts in the Parks (in the past, these sections were administered by Healing Arts Initiative). This does not include the Free Indoor Concert in Staten Island. For information contact