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Welcome to Concerts in the Parks @ Home, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer

Posted June 22, 2020

Concerts in the Parks @ HomeSince the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks began in 1965, more than 14 million people across New York City have gathered for free classical music concerts under the stars. While we can’t convene with our fellow New Yorkers this summer, we can gather virtually — not only with our neighbors, but with anyone across the country and around the world.

So no matter where you are in the world, join us for Concerts in the Parks @ Home, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, four days celebrating this beloved summertime tradition, culminating in a star-studded broadcast on Thursday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. EDT featuring Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, and greetings from some of our biggest supporters and fans.

Concerts in the Parks @ Home begins today with this checklist to start prepping your picnic for the broadcast, and these Zoom backgrounds courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy and Prospect Park Alliance:

We also introduce this global tune-in map. Let us know on Facebook or Twitter what city you plan to tune in from:

Coming up in Concerts in the Parks @ Home:

  • Videos of Philharmonic musicians performing outdoors as part of the We Are NY Phil @ Home series (UPDATE: check out videos from George Curran and Robert Botti)
  • New York Philharmonic Archives exhibits in partnership with Google Arts & Culture (UPDATE: view the two exhibits)
  • Photo slideshows covering the Concerts in the Parks’ 50+ year history
  • The culminating broadcast (June 25 at 7:30 p.m. EDT on Facebook and YouTube) featuring tenors Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli, violinist Joshua Bell, and newly recorded performances by Philharmonic musicians from home