Free NYC Outdoor Concert Series Will Kick Off May 28 with Broadway's D.C. Anderson and More

By Philippe Bowgen
19 May 2014

The Parks Concert Series, a free outdoor concert lineup, will begin its seventh season of concerts at Tudor City Greens May 28 at 6:30 PM and will feature work from Broadway veteran D.C. Anderson, award-winning singer Shana Farr and a new original song by David Ingber, arranged by Broadway musical director Brian Usifer (Kinky Boots, Book of Mormon), among others.



The concert series — hosted by Tudor City resident and Broadway veteran Raissa Katona Bennett (Phantom of the Opera) — was formerly known as Concerts for City Greens, an initiative Bennett created to foster appreciation for both New York City's performers and its outdoor spaces.

The evening will also feature Bistro Award winner Nathan Chang, recording artist Peggy Eason, cellist Adam Fisher and NPR host Jon Weber.

Series regulars include Terese Genecco (drums), Sean Harkness (guitar), Jonathan Saraga (trumpet), Matt Scharflgass (bass) and musical director Bill Zeffiro (piano).

Additional musical direction will be provided by pianists Kenneth Gartman and Tracy Stark.

The series will continue with performances June 25, Aug. 13 and Sept. 10.

The series takes place at the South Park of Tudor City Greens Park, located between 41st and 42nd streets and 1st and 2nd avenues.  For more information click here.