WQXR presents a one-stop guide to the 2015 summer festival season. Check here throughout the summer for concert picksexclusive broadcastsroad trip playlists and more.

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Listen: East Coast Chamber Orchestra at the Naumburg Bandshell

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Listen to the archived broadcast of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra playing works by Tchaikovsky, Biber, Geminiani and Judd Greenstein.

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10 Photos of New Yorkers Soaking Up a Summer Concert in the Park

Friday, July 31, 2015

See 10 snapshots from the Naumburg Bandshell that prove nothing beats a classical music concert in the park.  

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Music Festivals Increasingly Promote Their Value to Tourism and Economy

Friday, July 31, 2015

"Art for art's sake?" Not any more.

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Listen to Tuesday Night's Orpheus Concert in Central Park

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performs works by Haydn, Beethoven and Wagner at the Naumburg Bandshell.

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Orchestra of St. Luke’s with Jennifer Koh at the Caramoor Festival

Monday, July 13, 2015

Nicholas McGegan conducts the Orchestra of St Luke's from the Caramoor Festival in Katonah, NY.

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Listen: Boston Symphony Chamber Players at the Naumburg Bandshell

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Listen to WQXR's archived broadcast, recorded July 14 in Central Park featuring the Boston Symphony Chamber Players.

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Listen: Simone Dinnerstein and Ensemble LPR at the Naumburg Bandshell

Friday, June 26, 2015

Listen to the archived broadcast of Simone Dinnerstein and Ensemble LPR from Central Park, recorded June 30. 

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Five Classical Music Biographies and Memoirs for Your Summer Reading List

Thursday, June 25, 2015

As you plan your summer reading, there are several new biographies and memoirs written about and by musicians to dive into over the next few months.

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Listen: The Knights Open the 2015 Naumburg Concerts

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Despite an ill-timed early summer thunderstorm, the first broadcast of the 2015 the Naumburg Bandshell concerts took place Tuesday. Listen now.

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Listen: Caramoor's Opening Night with Beethoven and Theofanidis

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Listen to the archived broadcast of the opening night of the 70th season of the Caramoor Festival, recorded live on June 20 in Katonah, NY.

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Ticket Giveaway: Escape to Tanglewood this Summer

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Tune in each week this summer for opportunities to win pairs of tickets to concerts at Tanglewood, The package includes one night's accommodation.

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Future of New York's Chautauqua Amphitheater Sparks Divide

Sunday, May 31, 2015

A debate is underway over whether to go ahead with a plan to demolish and rebuild the open-air venue affectionately known as "the Amp."
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Top Five Jet-Setting Classical Musicians This Summer

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

As the weather heats up, so do travel schedules for a number of performers on the summer festival circuit. These five are among the busiest.

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The Weird and Unexpected Delights of Summer Music Festivals

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ambitious festivals are their own destination, homes to category-defying works, provocations and musical rehabilitations, writes David Patrick Stearns.
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Map: 15 New York-Area Summer Music Festivals for 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Summer means concerts in the hills, near beaches and in air-conditioned halls. Consult our guide to 15 of the summer's classical music festivals around the region.
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2015 Summer Preview: Opera and Song Picks

Friday, May 15, 2015

As the big opera houses conclude main seasons, smaller opera companies are rolling out their summer plans. Operavore blogger Fred Plotkin offers a selection of highlights.
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