Summer Music Series

David Danzmayr, conductor

Join us for a three-concert festival! Spend a starlit evening on the grounds of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, with three different programs of world-class orchestral performances each night. Pack a picnic and enjoy live music performed against the backdrop of the illuminated John F. Wolfe Palm House. Bring the whole family and join us one hour before each concert for music and garden inspired children’s activities on the Wolfe Terrace (behind the stage). Performances are FREE and all ages are welcome!

No outside alcohol is permitted. Pack a picnic or enjoy food from the Conservatory’s Garden Cafe food truck. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.

Concert Access:
Beginning at 5pm, four gates will be open to access the concerts each night. The gates include: Gate nearest the main Conservatory parking lot; Gate nearest the Broad Street entrance & The Children’s Garden; Gate on the southwest corner of the Grand Mallway, nearest the Adventure Center parking lot; Gate south of the Grand Mallway between the Davis Center and the Conservatory building.

Have questions? Please check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions!


Thursday, August 9
David Danzmayr, conductor
Katherine McLin, violin

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS – 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS – The Lark Ascending
SCHUBERT – Symphony No. 3

Saturday, August 11
David Danzmayr, conductor
Stephanie Blaha, horn

MOZART – Horn Concerto No. 3
MORRICONE – Selected works of film scores
BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 8 

Sunday, August 12
David Danzmayr, conductor

WEBERN – Langsamer Satz
MOZART – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik