New York Philharmonic Announces Summer Schedule

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The New York Philharmonic has announced the schedules for its free summer concerts in New York-area parks, its summer programming at Avery Fisher Hall, and its annual residency at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado.

The 2005 New York Philharmonic Time Warner Concerts in the Parks will run July 12-19 in Manhattan's Central Park; Brooklyn's Prospect Park; Queens' Cunningham Park; Van Cortland Park in the Bronx; Heckscher State Park in East Islip, Long Island; Snug Harbor on Staten Island; and PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey.

New York Philharmonic assistant conductor Xian Zhang will conduct all of the concerts except for the final concert on July 19 in Central Park, which will be led by music director Lorin Maazel.

A program featuring Wagner's Der fliegende Holl‹nder Overture, Lalo's Symphonie espagnole, and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony will be heard in all of the locations except for Snug Harbor, where an ensemble of brass players from the orchestra will perform. At the July 19 concert in Central Park, the Philharmonic will perform an all-Dvoršk program featuring the Carnival Overture, Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World"), and the Cello Concerto, with Lynn Harrell as soloist.

A complete schedule for the Concerts in the Park is below.

The second annual Summertime Classics series at Avery Fisher Hall will run June 30-July 10; Bramwell Tovey, the music director of the Vancouver Symphony, will lead music by Liszt, Dukas, Gershwin, Bernstein, Copland, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Delibes, Offenbach, and others. Soloists include pianist Marc-Andr_ Hamelin and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore.

At Bravo!, the Philharmonic will give six concerts: three led by Maazel, two by Tovey, and one by Xian Zhang. The opening concert on July 22 repeats the Dvoršk program from Central Park, with Lynn Harrell again performing the Cello Concerto; other repertoire includes Strauss, Mozart, and Mahler. Pianist Lang Lang joins the orchestra on July 28 to perform Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1.

2005 New York Philharmonic Time Warner Concerts in the Parks

All concerts at 8:00 p.m.

Program I

Tuesday, July 12: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Thursday, July 14: Cunningham Park, Queens
Friday, July 15: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Saturday, July 16: Heckscher State Park, East Islip, Long Island
Monday, July 18: PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J.

Xian Zhang, conductor
Karen Gomyo, violin

Wagner: Der fliegende Holl‹nder Overture
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Program II

Tuesday, July 19: The Great Lawn, Central Park, Manhattan

Lorin Maazel, conductor
Lynn Harrell, cello

Dvoršk: Carnival Overture
Dvoršk: Cello Concerto: Dvoršk: Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World")

Philharmonic Brass Concert

Sunday, July 17: Snug Harbor, Staten Island

Program to be announced.

All concerts will be followed by fireworks, except in Holmdel, N.J. All programs subject to change.

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