The nation’s oldest symphony orchestra holds a free Memorial Day concert each year. “Now and then something happens that makes you feel proud of institutions and the music-loving public. One such event is the New York Philharmonic’s Annual Free Memorial Day concert,” raved The New York Times. The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, will surround you with the sounds of Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony.
Tickets to the hourlong show are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6 p.m. But don’t worry if you can’t get a seat — you can still hear the concert through an audio broadcast on the nearby Pulpit Green if the weather’s good. Full details are available here.
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave., Manhattan 8 p.m. Monday, May 28th