More than 14 million people have attended the free New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks since they began in 1965, but only a select few have experienced them from the musicians’ perspective. As promised, here’s a sample of the view from the stage.
Don’ t forget: tonight is our star-studded broadcast, the culmination of Concerts in the Parks @ Home, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, our week-long celebration of the beloved summer series that has brought 14 million New Yorkers together for priceless music under the stars, absolutely free, since 1965. While you watch, recreate the classic Concerts in the Parks experience using this downloadable prep-your-picnic checklist, tonight’s program, and these Zoom backgrounds.
And in case you missed it: check out this slideshow of the past 50+ years of Concerts in the Parks; the virtual archival exhibits Top 10 Concerts in the Parks Moments and Priceless Music, Absolutely Free; and al fresco performances by bass trombonist George Curran and oboist Robert Botti.