c. Elizabeth Keegin Colley

Olmsted 200: Lungs of the City—Olmsted’s Parks in Music

Join Prospect Park Alliance, NYC Parks Arts, Culture & Fun Division and the American Wild Ensemble for Lungs of the City: Olmsted’s Parks in Music, a program of new chamber music commemorating the 2022 bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted. In this concert, American Wild Ensemble, a septet of winds, strings, and percussion, will perform eight new works inspired by Olmsted-designed parks including Brooklyn’s Prospect Park and Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park. The program includes newly commissioned works by composers Oliver Caplan, Nell Shaw Cohen, Michael-Thomas Foumai, Libby Meyer, Ayumi Okada, Justin Ralls, Christina Rusnak, and Ryan Suleiman. Lungs of the City: Olmsted’s Parks in Musicis a cross-regional concert series of world premieres co-curated and co-commissioned by American Wild Ensemble, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Landscape Music, and Michigan Technological University Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

Also check out the Lungs of the City: Olmsted’s Park in Music concert happening on May 27 at Fort Tryon Park!