New York Philharmonic in Central Park 2010

This year’s scheduled performance by the New York Philharmonic on Central Park’s Great Lawn promises to be another great opportunity to enjoy great music under the stars at the center of Manhattan.Performances begin at 8 p.m., so if you want seating close to the stage, plan to arrive about 2 hours early — if you’re less particular, and depending on the size of your group, you can arrive up until the show begins.

2010 Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks Schedule
Concerts in the Parks – Great Lawn in Central Park, Manhattan
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 8 PM
Program:
New York Philharmonic
Andrey Boreyko, conductor
• Tchaikovsky – Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
• Bernstein – Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
• Ravel – Boléro
• Intermission
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
Long Yu, conductor
Lang Lang, piano
Ying Huang, soprano
Changyong Liao, baritone
• Wagner – Overture to Tannhäuser
• Rossini – Largo al factotum della città from The Barber of Seville
• Gounod – “Je veux vivre” from Romeo and Juliet
• Mozart – “La ci darem la mano” from Don Giovanni
• Jin Fizai – Go and See the World
• Gershwin – Rhapsody in BlueConcerts in the Parks – Great Lawn in Central Park, Manhattan
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 8 PM
Program:
New York Philharmonic
Andrey Boreyko, conductor
Branford Marsalis, saxophone*
• Liadov – Baba-Yaga
• Glazunov – Concerto for Alto Saxophone
• Schulhoff/Bennett – Hot-Sonate for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
• Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet (selections)
Directions: Westside entrances: West 81st or 86th Streets at Central Park West; Eastside entrances: East 79th or 85th Streets at Fifth Avenue

Things to Bring:

  • Food and drink (alcohol is generally tolerated, but there are police around, so keep it low-key)
  • Candles (it gets dark as the night goes on and it can be difficult to see your companions)
  • Jacket or Sweater (after the sun sets, the temperature can drop and you’ll be happy to have it)
  • Bug spray to keep mosquitoes away (citronella candles can also do double duty)
  • Balloons are a good way to help you find your friends (cell phones work too) [Please dispose of your balloons in the trash — releasing them into the air is essentially littering and can be harmful to wildlife.]
  • Blankets to sit on (a plastic garbage bag makes a great liner between your blanket/beach towel and the moist ground)

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