The New York Philharmonic, led by Music Director Alan Gilbert, kicked off a local tour — of New York City’s five boroughs — with a rousing Tchaikovsky‘s Fourth in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on July 11, 2012. Join the virtual tour: http://nyphil.org/wp/?cat=193
The Philharmonic sounded lovely, even though the Fourth’s four movements seemed muffled and vague within the tangled up in blue of NYC’s heat and humidity: the andante sostenuto, andantino, scherzo and finale overwhelmed by the heaviness in the evening air.
Then again, it probably appeared that way from where my wife and I were sitting: faraway, beneath the drooping and dribbling branches of a mischievously senile oak tree.
- NY Philharmonic Kicks Off Concerts In The Park Series (manhattan.ny1.com)
- Tchaikovsky in Central Park Causes Outbreak of Mass Movement, Twirling (observer.com)
- New York Philharmonic Launches Parks Concert Series (manhattan.ny1.com)
- New York Philharmonic to Fill Armory with Surround-Sound Music (wqxr.org)