The concert will take place on October 28 at Avery Fisher Hall. Singer-songwriter Randy Newman and soprano Audra McDonald will perform with the orchestras; retired opera great Beverly Sills will host. New York Philharmonic music director Lorin Maazel, National Symphony Orchestra music director Leonard Slatkin, and LPO music director designate Carlos Miguel Prieto will conduct.
The program will include works by Gershwin, Ives, Copland, and Randy Newman.
The announcement of the concert follows by two days a benefit for the LPO hosted by the Nashville Symphony. That concert marked the first reunion of the LPO musicians since they were scattered by Hurricane Katrina. According to the New York Times, other ensembles have also extended invitations to the LPO.
Tickets for the October 28 concert are $25 to $500, and are available by calling 212-875-5656, visiting nyphil.org, or going to the Avery Fisher Hall box office.