Bryant Park Announces September Picnic Performances

Bryant Park has shared new performers for their Picnic Performances this Sept. The free concerts highlight new and established acts from the classical, jazz, and global pop genres.

The first of the Picnic Performances begin on Sept. 9 with 20-year-old trumpeter Summer Camargo. Camargo currently studies at the Julliard School and is a rising star in the jazz music scene. She will be performing with her Sextet.

Trumpeter Summer Camargo

On Sept. 16, the Accordion Festival returns to Bryant Park after a two-year hiatus. The festival will feature bands and free reed instrumentalists who hail from various different backgrounds and cultures. Attendees can hear from Afghani musician Ahmad Fanoos alongside his sons, Ukrainian music from two ensembles, the experimental Balaklava Blues, and much more. The day will also hold the premiere of Cinco12: The Music of Selena which honors the music of the late artist with performances of some of her best hits.

Directly after the Accordion Festival, the American Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert on Sept. 17 to celebrate its 60 anniversary. The program features established composers showcasing works inspired by NYC. The three newly announced dates will add to the already busy September at Bryant Park. The New York City Opera, and a duet from jazz pianists Aaron Diehl and Orrin Evans, will occur earlier in the month.

Attendees to any of the Bryant Park Picnic Performances can bring food or enjoy a selection of options from local NYC vendors. Picnic chairs and blankets will also be provided at no cost for the performances.

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