For the 28th year in a row, the New York Philharmonic will be hosting its free annual Memorial Day concert to kick off its summer season.
This year's show, happening at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine (Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street) tonight, will feature Music Director Jaap van Zweden conducting Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8. This particular symphony is the last one that Anton Bruckner completed in his lifetime, and its ending is especially exultant.
The show is free, with tickets being doled out on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 5 p.m. If you can't get a ticket to the festivities, stick around to the Pulpit Green next door—audio from the the show will be broadcast there, if the weather allows. The concert itself will start at 7 p.m.