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The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks have become an iconic New York summer experience since they began in 1965, transforming parks throughout the city into a patchwork of picnickers enjoying friends, family, and music under the stars. This June, Jaap van Zweden conducts two iconic masterpieces — Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony & Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man — plus several overtures by Rossini and J. Strauss II, and works by NY Phil Very Young Composers. Read more here.
June 13 – 08:00 PM Van Cortlandt Park
June 14 – 08:00 PM Central Park
June 15 – 08:00 PM Cunningham Park
June 16 – 08:00 PM Prospect Park
June 18 – 04:00 PM Staten Island
Jaap van Zweden began his tenure as the 26th Music Director of the New York Philharmonic in September 2018. He also serves as Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, a post he has held since 2012, and becomes Music Director of the Seoul Philharmonic in 2024. He has conducted orchestras on three continents, appearing as guest with, in Europe, the Orchestre de Paris, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, and London Symphony Orchestra, and, in the United States, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and other distinguished ensembles. In 2023–2024, Jaap van Zweden’s New York Philharmonic farewell season will celebrate his connection with the Orchestra’s musicians as he leads performances in which six Principal players appear as concerto soloists.