Summertime is when orchestras take to the great outdoors for free concerts. The New York Philharmonic recently took a program of Tchaikovsky and Respighi to all of New York City’s five boroughs as part of its 47th annual Concerts in the Parks series. Megan Emberton took in the scene at the Philharmonic’s July 11 gig in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park—fireworks and all.
Also this week, a new book by Joseph Horowitz illuminates the passion and idealism of the classical music scene in turn-of-the-20th century America, and film director Spike Lee laments the cutting of arts education from public schools.
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Posted July 13, 2012