Free Concert + Fireworks in Central Park!

  Last modified on June 15th, 2021

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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