Classical music fans and NYC Parks lovers are disappointed because the New York Philharmonic has canceled its free 2011 summer performances this year. Calls to the public relations office of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation were deflected before the orchestra made its formal announcement.
The Philharmonic will be offering one free concert, with Andrea Bocelli singing, on September 15.
They also said the program should return next year.
Well, at least the Metropolitan Opera's Summer Recital series is still schedules to continue as follows:
Monday, July 11, 2011 8 p.m., at Central Park Summer Stage;
Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 7 p.m., at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn;
Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 7 p.m., at Crotona Park, Bronx;
Thursday, July 21, 2011, 7 p.m., at Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island;
Tuesday, July 26, 2010, 7 p.m., at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens;
Thursday, July 28, 2011, 7 p.m., at Jackie Robinson Park, Manhattan.