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Madison Square Park Conservancy presents a series of free concerts curated and performed by musicians from Carnegie Hall’s “Ensemble Connect.” Performed from within the Conservancy’s current public art installation, “Ghost Forest” by Maya Lin, the “Music on the Green” programs are designed to complement the installation and its themes with nature-inspired works by Claude Debussy, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, Caroline Shaw, and more.

“Music on the Green” takes place in the park’s Oval Lawn every Wednesday at 6 PM from July 7 through August 11, 2021. The first two concerts feature:

July 7: Cort Roberts (horn) and a string quartet, who together conjure the range of emotions surrounding climate change and our fragile relationship with the environment with a rich program of works by Samuel Barber, Béla Bartók, Aaron Copland, Caroline Shaw, and others

.July 14: Leo Sussman (flute) in an ensemble with horn, violin, viola, and cello, performing a program evocative of the natural world and our relationships with it, including Olivier Messiaen’s “Interstellar Call,” Reena Esmail’s Rivers, and additional works by Aaron Copland, Kaija Saariaho, and others.

Additional details on Music on the Green, including the complete list of performance lineups, can be found in the press release, available at this link.