New York Philharmonic Launches Parks Concert Series
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A popular summer ritual returned to the city Wednesday after a one-year absence.
The New York Philharmonic kicked off its Concerts in the Parks series Wednesday night in Prospect Park with the first of five free performances.
Concert-goers were encouraged to bring blankets and picnic food to the park.
"It was beautiful and the open sky, I mean as the sun was setting it was so gorgeous, with the backdrop of the music, it was just perfect," said one.
"The music was phenomenal," said another. "It's the New York Philharmonic and they were brilliant."
"The orchestra is great and to be in Prospect Park is great," said a third.
"Perfect night, beautiful sky, fireworks," said a fourth. "Could you ask for more in New York? Could you ask more in Brooklyn? I don't think so."
The New York Philharmonic will play concerts Thursday in Queens, Friday and Monday on Central Park's Great Lawn and Tuesday at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. Each show starts at 8 p.m.