Mentioned this on Friday, but here’s a reminder:
The New York Philharmonic is performing their 21st annual free Memorial Day concert this evening on the Upper West Side.
The performance takes place at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (1047 Amsterdam, at 112th).
Admission is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be distributed starting at 6:15 pm, and the concert begins at 8:00 pm.
I’m not sure exactly what time to arrive by if you’re looking for a ticket, but Time Out New York says “show up early—really early—or don’t expect to see much.”
If anyone has experience with this from previous years, please let me know.
If you’re unable to get tickets for a seat in the church, music will also be piped out onto the adjacent Pulpit Green, weather permitting.
A New York Times review of last year’s concert mentions there were “1,900 listeners inside the cathedral and about 200 more outside.”
Note: Time Out lists Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 as the piece that will be performed, but both the church’s website and nyphil.com say the program will be Debussy’s La Mer and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.
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