1. Audra McDonald and Liz McComb
June 29 at Central Park Summerstage
Carnegie Hall marks 30 years of bringing music out into the city streets, with the Broadway songstress and the gospel and blues vocalist.
June 29, July 6, and July 13 at Cedar Lake Theatre
Photographer Annie Leibovitz’s former studio, now the troupe’s, is transformed into an unusual gallery-like setting for a casual evening of new choreography, music, and video.
July 11 at Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park
The “Naumburg Orchestral Concerts” series has been offering free music in the park for a staggering 101 years. This week it’s Stravinsky, Mozart, and Beethoven.
July 11 and 12 at Prospect and Central Parks
Annual “Concerts in the Parks” series begins with Dvorák and Tchaikovsky, featuring the acclaimed violinist Jennifer Koh, led by the orchestra’s wonderful assistant conductor Xian Zhang.