The Naumburg Orchestral Concerts is in its 113th season and continues to feature free, outdoor classical concerts at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, New York. Ensemble LPR kicks off the 2018 Naumburg Orchestral Concerts season on Tuesday, June 12, performing repertoire favorites alongside works by some of today's greatest living composers. The concert includes the East Coast premiere of Thea Musgrave's Aurora.
Started in 1905, the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts seeks to build new and broader audiences for classical music. It is the oldest, continuous, free, outdoor, western classical music concert series in the world. The performances occur on Tuesdays throughout June and July, with each one drawing thousands of attendees. All the events are broadcast live on Classical 105.9 WQXR and at www.wqxr.org.
Ankush Bahl, conductor
Tessa Lark, violin
David Handler, (1980): Title TBD, (2108), (World Premiere)
Thea Musgrave, (1928-): Aurora, (1999), (East Coast premiere)
John Corigliano, (1938- ): The Red Violin: Suite for Violin and Orchestra, (1999),
Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky, (1840-93): Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48, (1880)
Claude Debussy, (1862-1918): Clair de Lune (1890), L. 75, (arr. Lipton)