Concerts: The Right Place for a Party

Every weekday morning for the past three years, New York Philharmonic Managing Director Carlos Moseley, en route to his office, has walked across a vast open tract of Central Park known as the Sheep Meadow. Decided Moseley: "This is the place for an enormous Philharmonic party." A fine idea, orchestra officials agreed, music for the masses and all that. But will the people come? Last week, in the first of a series of 12 evening outdoor concerts, they got their answer. The people started arriving at noon, toting picnic baskets and blankets. By late afternoon, long processionals—young couples arm in...

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