New York Philharmonic Begins Week of Outdoor Concerts

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The New York Philharmonic's annual free concerts in New York City-area parks begin tonight with a concert in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.

The 2005 New York Philharmonic Time Warner Concerts in the Parks run through July 19. In addition to Prospect Park, they take place in Manhattan's Central 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—who was recently promoted to associate conductor—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.

2005 New York Philharmonic Time Warner Concerts in the Parks

All concerts begin at 8:00 p.m.

Program I

Tuesday, July 12: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Wednesday, July 13: The Great Lawn, Central Park, Manhattan
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

Sandra Church, flute
Robert Botti, oboe
Mark Nuccio, clarinet
Kim Laskowski, bassoon
Erik Ralske, horn
Thomas V. Smith, trumpet
Bruce Hall, trumpet
Terry Szor, trumpet
R. Allen Spanjer, horn
Howard Wall, horn
James Markey, trombone
Alan Baer, tuba

Ibert: Pices brves for Wind Quintet
Nielsen: Quintet for Winds, Op. 43
Buonamente: Sonata
M. Franck: Intrada
B‹hme: Sextet, Op. 30 (selections)
Glire: Russian Sailor's Dance
L. Anderson: Bugler's HolidaySt. Louis Blues

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

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