NY Philharmonic free summer concert

April 9, 2008 11:18:37 AM PDT
The New York Philharmonic is planning a free summer concert in a scenic new venue - Governors Island in New York Harbor.

The July 5 concert will mark the first time the celebrated orchestra has played on the former military base, which is about half a mile off Manhattan's southern edge.

The orchestra has long been interested in finding a permanent spot for a summer residency in the metropolitan area. President Zarin Mehta says Governors Island could be considered, but transportation and other questions would need to be resolved.