Mission: As the oldest continuous presenter of free outdoor classical music concerts in the United States, the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts is dedicated to providing such concerts for all New Yorkers at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park.
In addition to providing the highest quality music for a broad audience, the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts showcases exciting new musicians, conductors and composers.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 8 to 10,000 audience, plus WQXR radio listeners, as our concerts were broadcast live in 2012
Geographic areas served: New York, New York and greater metropolitan region
Programs: Free classical music concerts on the Concert Ground in Central Park's Naumburg Bandshell, since 1905
Magic transpires on a warm summer night, brilliant classical music flowing over an appeciative audience of a thousand or more, exotic and joyful. Sit among the majestic elms, along the teak benches, snuggle in a blanket, hold someone you love. Being there is believing. Free concerts at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. Over 100 years now, an evening to remember. A gift from a family to all the people of New York and its vistors. Come. enjoy. I do.