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Photos: Jessica Vosk & More Kick Off New York Philharmonic's Bryant Park Picnic Performances

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Lina González-Granados conducts in her Philharmonic debut.

Earlier this week, Bryant Park's Picnic Performances kicked off, treating New Yorkers to music by past masters - including the Classical era's Mozart and Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges - and American sounds, including an uplifting piece by Philharmonic Very Young Composer Ilana Rahim-Braden. Broadway favorite Jessica Vosk made a special appearance and Lina González-Granados conducted in her Philharmonic debut.

Bank of America supported last night's live stream which is available to watch on Bryant Park's website and social media platforms.

BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out the photos below!

The New York Philharmonic plays a leading cultural role in New York City, the United States, and the world. Each season the Orchestra connects with up to 50 million music lovers through live concerts in New York and around the world, broadcasts, recordings, and education programs. Jaap van Zweden began his tenure as the 26th Music Director in the 2018-19 season. In 2019-20 he and the Philharmonic reaffirm their vital commitments to serving as New York's orchestra and to championing new music. Maestro van Zweden conducts seven World Premieres and symphonic cornerstones and presides over Project 19, marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with commissions by 19 women composers; the hotspots festival, spotlighting new-music centers Berlin, Reykjavík, and New York; and Mahler's New York, examining the composer / conductor who spent time in New York as the Philharmonic's tenth Music Director. During the 2020 European tour, Maestro van Zweden and the Philharmonic will open the Concertgebouw's Mahler Festival as the first American orchestra in the festival's 100-year history.

The New York Philharmonic has commissioned and / or premiered works by leading composers from every era since its founding in 1842. Highlights include Dvořák's New World Symphony; Gershwin's Concerto in F; John Adams's Pulitzer Prize-winning On the Transmigration of Souls, dedicated to the victims of 9/11; Esa-Pekka Salonen's Piano Concerto; Wynton Marsalis's The Jungle (Symphony No. 4); and Julia Wolfe's Fire in my mouth. The two new-music series introduced in Jaap van Zweden's inaugural season - Nightcap and Sound ON - will return in 2019-20.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photos: Jessica Vosk & More Kick Off New York Philharmonic's Bryant Park Picnic Performances
New York Philharmonic Picnic Performance in Bryant Park

Photos: Jessica Vosk & More Kick Off New York Philharmonic's Bryant Park Picnic Performances
New York Philharmonic Picnic Performance in Bryant Park

Photos: Jessica Vosk & More Kick Off New York Philharmonic's Bryant Park Picnic Performances
Jessica Vosk kicks off the concert

Photos: Jessica Vosk & More Kick Off New York Philharmonic's Bryant Park Picnic Performances
Jessica Vosk

Photos: Jessica Vosk & More Kick Off New York Philharmonic's Bryant Park Picnic Performances
Jessica Vosk

Photos: Jessica Vosk & More Kick Off New York Philharmonic's Bryant Park Picnic Performances
Jessica Vosk

Photos: Jessica Vosk & More Kick Off New York Philharmonic's Bryant Park Picnic Performances
Jessica Vosk and The New York Philharmonic

Photos: Jessica Vosk & More Kick Off New York Philharmonic's Bryant Park Picnic Performances
Conductor Lina Gonzalez-Granados and The New York Philharmonic

Photos: Jessica Vosk & More Kick Off New York Philharmonic's Bryant Park Picnic Performances
Lina Gonzalez-Granados

Photos: Jessica Vosk & More Kick Off New York Philharmonic's Bryant Park Picnic Performances
Lina Gonzalez-Granados

Photos: Jessica Vosk & More Kick Off New York Philharmonic's Bryant Park Picnic Performances
Lina Gonzalez-Granados and The New York Philharmonic

Photos: Jessica Vosk & More Kick Off New York Philharmonic's Bryant Park Picnic Performances
Lina Gonzalez-Granados and The New York Philharmonic

Photos: Jessica Vosk & More Kick Off New York Philharmonic's Bryant Park Picnic Performances
Lina Gonzalez-Granados and The New York Philharmonic

Photos: Jessica Vosk & More Kick Off New York Philharmonic's Bryant Park Picnic Performances
Lina Gonzalez-Granados and The New York Philharmonic

Photos: Jessica Vosk & More Kick Off New York Philharmonic's Bryant Park Picnic Performances
Lina Gonzalez-Granados and Ilana Rahim-Braden New York Philharmonic Virtual Young Composer

Photos: Jessica Vosk & More Kick Off New York Philharmonic's Bryant Park Picnic Performances
Ilana Rahim-Braden

Photos: Jessica Vosk & More Kick Off New York Philharmonic's Bryant Park Picnic Performances
Lina Gonzalez-Granados

Photos: Jessica Vosk & More Kick Off New York Philharmonic's Bryant Park Picnic Performances
Lina Gonzalez-Granados

Photos: Jessica Vosk & More Kick Off New York Philharmonic's Bryant Park Picnic Performances
Ilana Rahim-Braden

Photos: Jessica Vosk & More Kick Off New York Philharmonic's Bryant Park Picnic Performances
Lina Gonzalez-Granados and Ilana Rahim-Braden New York Philharmonic Virtual Young Composer with The New York Philharmonic


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