The New York Philharmonic’s Bandwagon rolled into neighborhoods in all five boroughs, and was a big hit! Before ending the season, they asked New Yorkers what they wanted to see next. We don’t know what the consensus was, but we do know that New Yorkers wanted more ~ and more we will get.
Welcome New York Philharmonic Bandwagon 2!
NY Phil Bandwagon 2’s customized, 20-foot shipping container was conceived of and designed and built by Chad Owens. This mobile venue features a foldout stage, LED video wall, and a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound Spacemap Go system, as well as a mural newly created by Groundswell artist Julia Cocuzza.
The New York Philharmonic is deepening its connection with communities across our hometown with NY Phil Bandwagon 2, four weekend-long festivals across New York City, May 7–30, 2021. With a mobile, state-of-the-art shipping container as a stage, the New York Philharmonic will partner with six organizations and more than 100 artists to present 39 performances, which span artistic disciplines from reggae, jazz, and opera, to dance, poetry, theater, film, and visual art.
With countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo returning as Bandwagon’s Creator and Executive Producer, the Philharmonic is collaborating with six New York organizations that use art to inspire their communities. Partners are A Better Jamaica, Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, El Puente, Flushing Town Hall, Groundswell, and National Black Theatre.
NY Phil Bandwagon 2 events, which are free of charge and unticketed, will not be announced in advance due to health and safety guidelines.
Check out NY Phil in Marcus Garvey Park, East Harlem.