NY Philharmonic Kicks Off Concerts In The Park Series
The New York Philharmonic kicked off its free concert series in Brooklyn and the shows will continue Friday and Monday at 8 p.m. in Central Park and Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Van Cortlandt Park. NY1 has the inside scoop on what concertgoers need to know to enjoy the series. NY1's Stephanie Simon filed the following report.
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Whether it’s an annual tradition or a first-time experience, the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Park has something for everyone. Strong knowledge of classical music is not a must. In fact, concertgoers don't even have to be fans.
But there are some real concert necessities: a blanket, bug spray, the kids, maybe the dog and the right attitude.
“Could you ask for more in New York? Could you ask for more in Brooklyn? I don’t think so,” says one concertgoer.
A full spread is also a must-have for music fans who are also foodies.
“We have some gazpacho. We have a quinoa with red peppers and corn and basil,” says an attendee.
“Oreo-crusted pie with vanilla pudding,” says another.
“We're going eat shrimp and tartar sauce,” says a third.
If that seems like a mouthful, check out the musical offerings. The Philharmonic is alternating two programs featuring Johannes Brahms, Richard Wagner, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Ottorino Respighi.
Whatever is on the program, there's always plenty of musical fireworks and the show ends with the real thing.
“My favorite part was the fireworks. I liked it a lot,” says one concertgoer.
“They were brilliant and the Tchaikovsky’s wonderful, always like very dramatic,” says another.
“It’s fabulous. It’s beautiful,” says a third.
The only thing a concertgoer can’t bring is the great weather but they can hope for it. And maybe they will leave a fan.
For more details on the upcoming concerts, view www.nyphil.org.