New York Philharmonic in Van Cortlandt Park

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The Philharmonic heads to the boogie-down Bronx for the second installment of its summer parks series. 

The program, recorded on July 17 and conducted by Andrey Boreyko, features Wagner's Prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto (featuring the dynamic James Ehnes as soloist) and Brahms's Symphony No. 1.

The broadcast starts at 8 pm. Naomi Lewin and Elliott Forrest host.

The New York Philharmonic at Van Courtlandt Park in the Bronx on July 17, 2012.
The New York Philharmonic at Van Courtlandt Park in the Bronx on July 17, 2012. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
WQXR's Margaret Kelley asks concert-goers, 'What's in your picnic basket?'
WQXR's Margaret Kelley asks concert-goers, 'What's in your picnic basket?' ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
'What's in your picnic basket?'
'What's in your picnic basket?' ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
'What's in your picnic basket?'
'What's in your picnic basket?' ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
After taking a hiatus in 2011, the New York Philharmonic is back with its annual summer tour of New York City's parks.
After taking a hiatus in 2011, the New York Philharmonic is back with its annual summer tour of New York City's parks. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Despite the heat, concert-goers enjoy dinner in the park.
Despite the heat, concert-goers enjoy dinner in the park. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
'What's in your picnic basket?'
'What's in your picnic basket?' ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Andrey Boreyko leads the New York Philharmonic in Wagner's prelude to Act 1 of 'Die Meistersinger.'
Andrey Boreyko leads the New York Philharmonic in Wagner's prelude to Act 1 of 'Die Meistersinger.' ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Andrey Boreyko leads the New York Philharmonic in Wagner's prelude to Act 1 of 'Die Meistersinger.'
Andrey Boreyko leads the New York Philharmonic in Wagner's prelude to Act 1 of 'Die Meistersinger.' ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Conductor Andrey Boreyko.
Conductor Andrey Boreyko. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Conductor Andrey Boreyko.
Conductor Andrey Boreyko. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Violinist James Ehnes joins the orchestra for Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major.
Violinist James Ehnes joins the orchestra for Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Violinist James Ehnes joins the orchestra for Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major.
Violinist James Ehnes joins the orchestra for Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Violinist James Ehnes joins the orchestra for Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major.
Violinist James Ehnes joins the orchestra for Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
WQXR's Naomi Lewin is one of the broadcast's hosts.
WQXR's Naomi Lewin is one of the broadcast's hosts. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
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