The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, are back! The beloved NY Phil tradition — which has treated over 15 million New Yorkers to priceless music, absolutely free, since 1965 — returned with four consecutive outdoor concerts, June 13–16, in the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. Music Director Jaap van Zweden led the Orchestra in iconic masterpieces by Copland and Beethoven, familiar favorites by Rossini and J. Strauss II, and works created through the NY Phil’s Very Young Composers Program. On Sunday, June 18, Musicians from the Philharmonic performed works by Hadyn and Schubert in the Free Indoor Concert in Staten Island, at the St. George Theatre.
See the slideshow above for highlights from this year’s series.
All photos by Chris Lee