New York Philharmonic Hosting Three Day Festival Across NYC

The New York Philharmonic’s NY Phil Bandwagon 2 is already underway. The series of four weekend-long festivals across New York City from May 7–30 will be in the Bronx this upcoming weekend. From May 21–23, visitors can head to Father Gigante Plaza in the Bronx at 878 Tiffany Street.

The lineup includes:

  • James Lovell and The Afri-Garifuna Music Ambassadors (JLAMA), presented by the Bronx Music Heritage Center,alongside a string quartet of New York Philharmonic musicians
  • Composer / singer Juana Luna and dancer / choreographer Elisa Toro Franky in collaboration with a Philharmonic string quartet and guitarist Federico Díaz
  • BronX BandA, a nine-piece improvisational ensemble led by Grammy-winning pianist Arturo O’Farrill, with tap dancer Ayodele Casel
  • Kool Element Latin Jazz with UpBeat NYC
  • Bronx Arts Ensemble and Philharmonic musicians performing Angélica Negrón’s Sembrar, with the composer joining on voice and live electronics via MIDI plant
  • A “7 to Smoke” dance battle featuring dancers from It’s Showtime NYC, with DJs Grand Wizzard Theodore and Philharmonic Assistant Principal Timpani / Percussion Kyle Zerna
  • A tribute to the late actor and slam poet Craig “muMs” Grant, with host Kareem Lucas, poetry readings by Jennie West, Michael Carlsen, and Jaime Lincoln Smith, and performances by Philharmonic musicians
  • World Premieres of three works by participants in the New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers Program — Paige Johnson (age 12), Larissa Lakner (age 11), and Alexander Rothschild-Douaihy (age 16)

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