FREE Concerts at Bryant Park Fall Festival – Sept 17-20

Experience the best of the 2010–2011 New York City performing arts season at the  FREE Bryant Park Fall Festival. Eight FREE after-work performances featuring artists from NYC’s premiere classical music, jazz, dance, and opera institutions.  The eight-day outdoor performing arts series presents a show from a different institution from 6 to 7:30pm each evening, offering a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience some of New York’s most recognized organizations, from The Metropolitan Opera to the New York City Ballet. On Saturday, pull up a chair or a blanket on the lawn, admire the changing leaves and relax to the sounds of the Brooklyn Philharmonic as they entertain with a selection of classical and contemporary chamber works.

Bryant Park is situated behind the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

Take the F, V, B, or D train to 42nd Street/Bryant Park

Take the 7 to 5th Avenue

Friday, September 17, 2010

Presented by Bank of America

An intimate look at what’s coming up at BAM and why it is a place to see some of the most exciting productions created for the national and international stage.

Presented by Bank of America

About BAM
BAM is a long standing cultural anchor of New York, presenting world-class Cinema, Performance, Art, Literature, Talks, and Events daily in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn to more than 500,000 people annually. It’s the place to see some of the most exciting productions created for the national and international stage.

About the Performance
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Black Rock Coalition brings its Orchestra to the park for a retrospective of the award-winning jazz-funk-rock group WAR.

For more information about BAM, please visit www.bam.org.

Bryant Park Fall Festival, presented by Bank of America, is a free taste of the NYC cultural season.

Performances begin at 6:00pm.

Tables, chairs, and picnics are welcome on the Lawn.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Presented by Bank of America

Interactive percussion workshop and demonstration for kids of all ages. Jam and discover your inner rock star with Brooklyn Philharmonic teaching artist, guitarist Raphael McGregor, and helpers from the Philharmonic’s SmartARTS Academy.

Presented by Bank of America

About the Brooklyn Philharmonic
Brooklyn Philharmonic presents the best new music of our time while shining light on the great repertoire of the past. Hailed as a groundbreaking orchestra and winner of a 2009 ASCAP Award for adventurous programming, its concerts and collaborations introduce many new audiences to traditional and non-traditional orchestral music.

About the Performance
Musicians from Brooklyn Philharmonic perform classical and contemporary mixed chamber works for clarinet and strings.

For more information about the Brooklyn Philharmonic, please visit www.brooklynphilharmonic.org.

Bryant Park Fall Festival, presented by Bank of America, is a free taste of the NYC cultural season.

Performances begin at 6:00pm.

Tables, chairs, and picnics are welcome on the Lawn.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Presented by Bank of America

David Parsons, one of the most successful American dance artists, reveals the vision and philosophy of Parsons Dance, plus previews the upcoming 2011 NYC season at The Joyce Theater.

Presented by Bank of America

About Parsons Dance
Parsons Dance, an internationally renowned contemporary American dance company under the artistic direction of choreographer David Parsons, delivers life-enriching experiences to audiences worldwide through dance/movement, and creates and performs works of extraordinary artistry that engage and motivate diverse audiences.

About the Performance
Parsons Dance returns with last season’s sold-out, rock dance opera, Remember Me, featuring Parsons Dance and the lead vocalists and music of the Grammy-nominated rock opera band, East Village Opera Company. The program will also include the stroboscopic master work, Caught.

For more information about Parsons Dance, please visit www.parsonsdance.org.

Bryant Park Fall Festival, presented by Bank of America, is a free taste of the NYC cultural season.

Performances begin at 6:00pm.

Tables, chairs, and picnics are welcome on the Lawn.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Presented by Bank of America

Katy Clark, Orchestra of St. Luke’s President, talks with WQXR’s Elliott Forrest about why the Orchestra is one of the most sought-after classical music ensembles and what’s coming up this season.

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