Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
In solidarity with the victims of the war in Ukraine, the Metropolitan Opera and the Polish National Opera have gathered leading Ukrainian musicians into the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra for a European and American tour, culminating with outdoor concerts at Lincoln Center. Under the leadership of Canadian-Ukrainian conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson, the orchestra will perform a program that includes Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov’s Seventh Symphony and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with Ukrainian virtuoso Anna Fedorova. Leading Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska will perform the great aria “Abscheulicher!” from Beethoven’s Fidelio, a paean to humanity and peace in the face of violence and cruelty.
The orchestra includes recent refugees, Ukrainian members of European orchestras, and some of the top musicians of Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Odesa, and elsewhere in Ukraine. The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine is supporting the project by addressing the organizational issues of allowing male musicians to put down weapons and take up their instruments in a remarkable demonstration of the power of art over adversity.
Limited advance reservations availble online at at 12 pm on Monday, August 15. General admission (first-come first-served) also available at showtime.
Take free dance classes with acclaimed local dance troupe Ballet Hispánico in a lush three-acre green space by a new luxury apartment building.
On Saturday mornings, kids ages 3-10 can learn styles ranging from Rumba Flamenca to Afrobeats. On Thursday evenings, adults learn salsa, Afrobeats, hip-hop and more.More info
Five of the city’s most iconic dance companies – Ballet Hispánico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem share the spotlight and an outdoor stage with dancers and pieces from across the companies featured each night.
Daily at 5 pm, join all-ages dance workshops taught…More info
Enjoy free music and dance performances at a lush three-acre green space. On Mondays, classical cellist Luke Krafka perform; a variety of talented artists take to the stage on Wednesdays.
Seating is first-come, first-served; the lawn opens at 5pm. Bring your own blankets and picnic.More info