AMERICAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ENSEMBLES LIVE IN MANHATTAN
FREE CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES AT NEW YORK CITY’S BRYANT PARK AND HERALD SQUARE PLAZA, MAY 3 – 19, 2021
Programs Curated and Performed by ASO Musicians will Feature Classical, Jazz, Afro-Cuban Batá Drumming, and 20th-Century Works for Strings, Percussion,Horns, and Woodwinds
New York, NY, April 9, 2021 — The American Symphony Orchestra will offer a free, nine-concert chamber music series to welcome spring at Manhattan’s Bryant Park and 34th St. Herald Square Plaza from May 3–19. The five different programs have been curated by ASO musicians, who will perform music ranging from 20th-century Mexican and all-American jazz composers to Afro-Cuban Batá drumming and classical works for horn quartet and woodwind trio. Featured artists include percussionist and composer Javier Diaz, saxophonist Roxy Coss, and oboist Toyin Spellman-Diaz. All concerts last for one hour and begin at 5:30 pm. Music-lovers will find a limited number of first-come, first-served chairs set up near the Bryant Park Fountain Terrace in front of the stage and at Herald Square to enjoy an after-work respite with live music. Artists and audience members will be required to follow current public health guidelines including wearing masks and social distancing. For more information, please visit americansymphony.org