Tonight's NY Philharmonic Concert in Central Park Cancelled
Due to the weather forecast for thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, and out of concern for the safety of the audience and the musicians, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, in consultation with the NYPD, the Central Park Conservancy, and the New York Philharmonic, has made the decision to cancel this evening's performance of the New York Philharmonic on the Great Lawn of Central Park. The concert will not be rescheduled.
Weather permitting, the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, with major corporate support by Time Warner Inc. and major foundation support by the Ford Foundation, will take place as scheduled Tuesday, July 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, and will feature Music Director Alan Gilbert conducting Nielsen's Maskarade Overture; Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1, with Joshua Bell as soloist; selections from Grieg's Peer Gynt; and Liszt's Les Pre?ludes.
For concert status updates for the upcoming Parks concert, check twitter.com/nyphil. For more information about the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented byDidi and Oscar Schafer, call the Parks hotline, (212) 875-5709, or visit nyphil.org/parks.
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