Thank you for a wonderful & memorable 2017 Summer Concert Series!

Listen to some of our 2017 series summer concerts on our Listen Live page.  The page includes all of our 2017 WQXR broadcast recordings, and some of our earlier summer performances.

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August 2017

ECCO

August 1 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Historic Naumburg Bandshell, Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park
New York, NY United States
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ECCO : Gustav Holst, (1874-1934), St. Paul's Suite, Op. 29, No. 2,  (1922) I. Jig: Vivace II. Ostinato: Presto III. Intermezzo: Andante con moto IV. Finale (The Dargason): Allegro Dimitri Shostakovich, (1906-75), String Quartet No 8 in C Minor, Op 110, (1960) I. Largo II. Allegro molto III. Allegretto IV. Largo V. Largo Johann Sebastian ... Read more

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July 2017

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

July 18 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Historic Naumburg Bandshell, Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park
New York, NY United States
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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra : Johann Sebastian Bach, (1685-1750), Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048, (1721) I. Allegro II. Adagio (Cadenza) III. Allegro Christopher Theofanidis, (1967-), Muse, (2007) I. brilliant, fiery II.  with a light touch, ornate III. willful, deliberate  Johann Sebastian Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047, (1721) I. ... Read more

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The Knights

July 11 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Historic Naumburg Bandshell, Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park
New York, NY United States
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The Knights Colin & Eric Jacobsen, Artistic Directors, Eric Jacobsen, conductor Alex Sopp, Flute Henry Purcell, (1659-95), Fantasia Upon One Note, (1680) John Adams, (1947-), Common Tones in Simple Time, (1979) Judd Greenstein, (1979-), New Work for Flute and Orchestra, (World Premiere co-commissioned by Naumburg & The Knights) Alex Sopp, Flute Intermission Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ... Read more

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June 2017

Ensemble LPR

June 27 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Historic Naumburg Bandshell, Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park
New York, NY United States
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Ensemble LPR

Ensemble LPR David Handler, Artistic Director, Lara St John, violin : Jessie Montgomery, (1981-), Starburst (2012) Ralph Vaughan Williams, (1872-1958), The Lark Ascending (1920) arr, Arman Lara St John, violin Matthew Hindson, (1968-), Maralinga (US Premiere) Lara St John, violin INTERMISSION Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), Concerto in E-flat, "Dumbarton Oaks" (1937-38) Benjamin Britten, (1913-76), Variations on ... Read more

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Havana Lyceum Orchestra – Opening Concert 2017

June 13 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Historic Naumburg Bandshell, Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park
New York, NY United States
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José Antonio Méndez Padrón, Founding Music Director, Simone Dinnerstein, piano : Carlos Fariñas, (1934-202), Punto y Tonadas (1980-81) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, (1756-1791), Piano Concerto No.21 in C Major, K. 467 (1765) ‘Elvira Madigan’ I. Allegro maestoso II. Andante III. Allegro vivace assai Simone Dinnerstein, piano Intermission Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, (1756-1791), Piano Concerto No. 23 in ... Read more

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August 2016

ECCO, East Coast Chamber Orchestra

August 2, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Historic Naumburg Bandshell, Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park
New York, NY United States
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Free

The East Coast Chamber Orchestra, ECCO, performs works by Joaquín Turina, Claudio Monteverdi, Pierre Jalbert, Witold Lutoslawski, and Antonín Dvořák. Our 111th year of free concerts at the historic Naumburg Bandshell (directions). No tickets issued-- 1,200 seats provided on a first come first serve basis. Benches around concert ground also available. The concert is weather ... Read more

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July 2016

The Knights

July 19, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Historic Naumburg Bandshell, Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park
New York, NY United States
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Free

The Knights, with artistic directors, Colin Jacobsen and Eric Jacobsen, and conducted by Eric Jacobsen, perform works by Bartók, Busoni, Dvořák, Boccherini, Shawn Conley, Johann Strauss II, and Taraf De Haïdouks. Our 111th year of free concerts at the historic Naumburg Bandshell (directions). No tickets issued– 1,200 seats provided on a first come first serve basis. Benches around concert ground also available. ... Read more

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The Knights

July 12, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Historic Naumburg Bandshell, Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park
New York, NY United States
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Free

The Knights, with artistic directors, Colin Jacobsen and Eric Jacobsen, and conducted by Eric Jacobsen, perform works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Gabriel Kahane, Franz Schubert, Bob Haggart, Ray Bauduc, and Bob Dylan. Our 111th year of free concerts at the historic Naumburg Bandshell (directions). No tickets issued– 1,200 seats provided on a first come first ... Read more

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June 2016

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

June 28, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Historic Naumburg Bandshell, Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park
New York, NY United States
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Free

The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, featuring Nobuyuki Tsujii on piano, performs works by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Our 111th year of free concerts at the historic Naumburg Bandshell (directions). No tickets issued– 1,200 seats provided on a first come first serve basis. Benches around concert ground also available. The concert is weather dependent– no rain dates, no ... Read more

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Ensemble LPR – Opening Concert 2016

June 14, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Historic Naumburg Bandshell, Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park
New York, NY United States
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Free

Ensemble LPR, featuring Vasko Dukovski on clarinet, performs works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Aaron Copland, Julia Wolfe, and Charles Ives. Our 111th year of free concerts at the historic Naumburg Bandshell (directions). No tickets issued-- 1,200 seats provided on a first come first serve basis. Benches around concert ground also available. The concert is weather ... Read more

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