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New York Philharmonic will play a free show in Prospect Park tonight

If you're looking for some free music tonight—and like to play the odds, there is a chance of rain, after all—the New York Philharmonic's Concerts in the Park series has its last show tonight at Prospect Park. It'll also be the last park show for maestro Alan Gilbert as musical director.

Music starts at 8pm at the Long Meadow Ballfields, which are just past the Bandshell on the west side of the park. The orchestra will play the same program it did earlier in the week at Central Park, performing three classics, all written in NYC: Dvořák's Symphony No. 9, From the New World, Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Gershwin's An American in Paris. 


Anyone looking for more free outdoor music can continue with Make Music New York's first offering the next day when Porch Stomp! takes over Governors Island on Saturday.