concerts in the parks

 “I love the New York Philharmonic, I love New York, I love Central Park, and I love the Philharmonic’s Concerts in the Parks,” Alan Gilbert said on the stage in Central Park in July 2009, two months before he became Music Director. His feelings have only grown: “They’re one of the most important and meaningful things that the Orchestra does. They’re also one of the ways that I got to know the Orchestra when I was a little kid, and I’ll never forget sharing the experience with other New Yorkers sitting in the open air with picnics on blankets. It’s this moment of civic pride and connection that is uniquely New York. I’m very happy that my last concerts in New York as Music Director will be in the Parks.”

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