The New York Philharmonic Celebrates Bernstein in Central Park

Classic Arts News   The New York Philharmonic Celebrates Bernstein in Central Park
The orchestra's summer tradition of playing free concerts in the city parks continues through June 15.
James Gaffigan conducts the New York Philharmonic Chris Lee

Thousands gathered on the Great Lawn in Central Park to hear the New York Philharmonic perform music by Saint-Saëns, Leonard Bernstein, and Rimsky-Korsakov. The program, led by James Gaffigan, was intended to celebrate the centennial of Laureate Conductor Leonard Bernstein; it featured his Three Dance Episodes from On The Town. There was also specially-composed music thanks to the New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers program, which included 11-year-old Jordan Millar's Boogie Down Uptown, and 10-year-old Camryn Cowan's Harlem Shake. Both young composers received plaudits on stage. The evening concluded with the traditional firework display.

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