Free Concert + Fireworks in Central Park!

  Last modified on August 21st, 2019

There’s a free New York Philharmonic concert in Central Park taking place on Wednesday! It will be happening on the Great Lawn, which many New Yorkers consider their backyard for enjoying the warm weather and escaping the hectic City. The concert will take place thanks to its annual Concerts in the Park series, which is always free for the public.

The New York Philharmonic music director, Jaap van Zweden, will conduct the evening’s performance, which includes:

  • Rossini- La gazza ladra Overture
  • New York Philharmonic Very Young Composer Nilomi Weerakkody- Soundscape for Orchestra
  • New York Philharmonic Very Young Composer Mack Scocca-Ho- Ociantrose
  • Copland- Hoe-Down, from Rodeo
  • Rachmaninoff- Symphony No. 2


The two-hour concert begins at 8pm and will conclude with a display of fireworks lighting up the night sky thanks to Volt Live.

Concerts in the Park are presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer. They’ve been giving music lovers the chance to listen to the best classical music in NYC parks since 1965. In addition to Central Park, New York Philharmonic will be performing at Van Cortland Park, Prospect Park, Cunningham Park, and in Staten Island.

There will be open-seating at the Great Lawn, so make sure to arrive early to get a good spot. Feel free to bring a picnic blanket (no lawn chairs allowed), bug spray, and a picnic to enjoy this summer staple.

Here’s some more information about this exciting New York Philharmonic concert in Central Park!

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Ysabel Cacho

Ysabel Cacho

Originally from Manila, Ysabel Cacho loves being an Upper West Sider. Ysabel moved to New York City in 2015 after graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in advertising. She currently works as a copywriter in an advertising agency. When she’s not traveling the world, Ysabel enjoys exploring the Upper West Side. You can find her running in the park, going to live shows, or visiting exhibits—usually with her camera in tow. Check out her running adventures here. Connect with Ysabel on LinkedIN.

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