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A Tempo: NY Phil Takes Music on the Road and to the Great Outdoors

When the New York Philharmonic set about re-examining its Fall season in light of restrictions on indoor gatherings and live performances, it included two initiatives to meet New Yorkers outside the concert hall in various neighborhoods and common areas. Over the last eight weeks, musicians have hopped aboard the NY Phil Bandwagon- a pickup truck decorated with the Philharmonic's logo and red and white colors - to perform pop-up concerts in all five boros produced by countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo.

For those who enjoying taking in the peace and atmosphere of Central Park, it commissioned composer Ellen Reid to create a musical soundscape that, through the use of an app, provides a soundtrack of music that responds to the users' position in the park. 

A Tempo this week takes a look at these two initiatives, and the rest of the NY Philharmonic's Fall season, as host Rachel Katz speaks with Costanzo and Reid Saturday (10/10) at 7 pm. 

Rachel Katz is the host of A Tempo which airs Saturdays at 7 pm.