Ever wanted to hear one of the world’s greatest orchestras? The Islip Arts Council welcomes the New York Philharmonic for a FREE concert followed by a fireworks display by Gucci. This year’s concert program includes "Le Corsair Overture" by Berlioz, Mendelssohn’s "Violin Concerto" and Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique" by Tchaikovsky. Featured artists are conductor Ludovic Morlot and violinist Stefan Jackiw.
This event will be held at Hecksher State Park’s North Field in East Islip on Saturday, July 14th . The two-hour concert starts at 8 PM, though it is suggested that you arrive at 6 PM. Bring your blanket and chairs along with a picnic dinner and post-concert snack.
The council is also collecting nonperishable food donations for Long Island Cares. The food donations can be placed in the white-and-orange bins, which will be located at the main entrances to the park and next to the program stands. Last year they reported receiving more than 500 pounds of edible donations!
There is no admission charge and no tickets are required. Parking is $7 per car as charged by the State until 5 PM and a $10 donation thereafter. The parking donations are split 50/50 between the New York Philharmonic Free Concert Committee of Long Island and the Natural Heritage Trust.
Contact the Islip Arts Council for more information at 631-224-5420 or email IACouncil@aol.com.