The opening concert, with Christoph Campestrini conducting the Naumburg Orchestra, features Milhaud's Le Creation du monde, Copland's Clarinet Concerto, Stravinsky's Ragtime, and Bernstein's Serenade for Violin and Orchestra. Clarinetist Charles Neidich and violinist Vadim Gluzman will be the featured soloists.
On July 12, Carlos Miguel Prieto leads the orchestra in works by Ives, Ginastera, Copland, Revueltas, Barber, and Bernstein, with soprano Susanna Phillips as soloist.
Gregory Vajda leads the orchestra on July 26, with violist Hsin-Yun Huang as guest soloist. The program features Stravinsky, Hindemith, and Bart‹k.
The season's final concert, on August 9, features Charles Olivieri-Munroe conducting and John Edward Kelly on saxphone. The program features Jacques Ibert's Divertissement and Concertino da Camera, Philip Glass's Fa‹ades, Karel Husa's Elegy and Rondeau, and Dvoršk's Czech Suite in D major.
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and take place at the Naumburg Bandshell, which is located south of the E 72nd Street entrance to the park. There are no rain dates.
The Naumburg Orchestral Concerts are named for the series' founder, Elkan Naumburg, who also founded the Oratorio Society of New York in his parlor.