Enjoy summer in the city with more free concerts in NYC’s lovely park spaces.
ICYMI, Bryant Park started their summer concert series back in June, and now Madison Square Park is hosting beautiful weekly outdoor concerts in a new series called “Music on the Green.”
In a collaboration with renowned performance venue Carnegie Hall, the free (and unticketed) series will take place every Wednesday now through August 11 from 6-7 p.m. on the Oval Lawn.
The music selections are inspired by Maya Lin’s Ghost Forest, the exhibit currently on display on the Park’s lawn that brings attention to the climate crisis through haunting, 40-foot-tall Atlantic white cedar trees.
Artists from Carnegie Hall’s “Ensemble Connect” will use the music to reflect on the exhibition’s themes. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis — and will take place rain or shine! Check out the schedule here (click on each date for the specific song selection):
Wednesday, July 21 from 6-7 p.m.:
- Experience a string ensemble performed by an internationally acclaimed cellist, violist, and violinist. Participating musicians include Halam Kim, viola; Gergana Haralampieva, violin; and Arlen Hlusko, cello.
Wednesday, July 28 from 6-7 p.m.:
- Listen to a performance on oboe, clarinet, bassoon, cello, and vibraphone. Participating musicians include Sae Hashimoto, percussion; Suliman Tekalli, violin; and Ari Evan, cello.
Wednesday, August 4 from 6-7 p.m.:
- Enjoy an evening of summer instrumental music performed on marimba and vibraphone. Participating musicians include Ian Sullivan, vibraphone and Sae Hashimoto, marimba.
Wednesday, August 11 from 6-7 p.m.:
- Experience an engaging musical performance on woodwind instruments. Participating musicians include Amir Farsi, flute; Stuart Breczinski, oboe; Yasmina Spiegelberg, clarinet; Nik Hooks, bassoon; and Cort Roberts, horn.
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