New York Philharmonic’s free parks concerts to return in June

Posted on: May 4, 2022

The New York Philharmonic has announced the return of its free Concerts in the Parks in each of New York City’s boroughs this year from June 14 to 17, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Music Director Jaap van Zweden will conduct four outdoor concerts at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx (June 14), the Great Lawn in Central Park, Manhattan (June 15), Cunningham Park, Queens (June 16), and Prospect Park, Brooklyn (June 17), and Philharmonic musicians will perform an indoor concert at St. George Theatre in Staten Island (June 19). The program for the outdoor concerts will include Wagner’s Prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with Bomsori Kim as soloist, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7, and works by New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers: 14-year-old Naama Rolnick’s Keep Walking, and 17-year-old Alexander Rothschild Douaihy’s A Human Rhapsody. The outdoor performances will conclude with fireworks.