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The New York Philharmonic Announces Free Concerts In Staten Island, Queens, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, And New Jersey As Part Of The 2008 ‘Concerts In The Park Series. “
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April 11, 2008 - by CityGuide News

PRESENTED BY DIDI AND OSCAR SCHAFER

The New York Philharmonic today announced details about free concerts in the boroughs of New York City as well as New Jersey as part of the 2008 Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, taking place June 24 and July 8–15 2008.

-The New York Philharmonic will perform in the Richmond County Bank Ballpark on Staten Island (July 8);

-PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey (July 9);

-Cunningham Park in Queens (July 10);

-Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx (July 11);

-Prospect Park in Brooklyn (July 14),

-Heckscher State Park, Long Island (July 12).

In addition to previously announced concerts in Central Park (June 24th and July15th)

The concerts on Staten Island and in New Jersey, Queens, the Bronx, and Long Island will feature works by Mozart, Bach, and Elgar, conducted by Philharmonic Associate Conductor Xian Zhang. Music Director Designate Alan Gilbert will lead the concert in Prospect Park in works by Bach, Beethoven, and Sibelius. New York Philharmonic Associate Principal Concertmaster Sheryl Staples and Assistant Concertmaster Michelle Kim will be the soloists in J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043, in these concerts.

As previously announced, the first Central Park Concert will be conducted by Bramwell Tovey; the second, led by Mr. Gilbert, will feature pianist Lang Lang as soloist. A complete listing of the 2008 Concerts in the Parks follows.

Credit Suisse is the Global Sponsor of the New York Philharmonic.

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks are presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer; major support from The City of New York, through the Department of Cultural Affairs, Kate D. Levin, Commissioner, and The Starr Foundation; additional support provided by the Herman Goldman Foundation.

The Concerts in the Parks are presented in cooperation with the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation, Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor; Adrian Benepe, Commissioner; the five Borough Presidents; and the City Council of New York. Fireworks by Bay Fireworks in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Fireworks by Grucci in Heckscher State Park.

96.3 FM WQXR is the Radio Home of the New York Philharmonic.

2008 NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC CONCERTS IN THE PARKS,

PRESENTED BY DIDI AND OSCAR SCHAFER

All concerts at 8:00 p.m.

Concerts will be followed by fireworks in all New York locations.

For other New York OPhilharmonic events, please visit: http://www.cityguideny.com/listingsinfo.cfm?id=1155&table=CulturalArts&lid=1&cat=3  

 


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