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ProMusica SummerFEST Concert

Thank you to all the guests who came out for a beautiful evening of music and nature on Thursday! Another concert will take place Friday, August 12.

August 12 Concert

Join ProMusica for two free concerts on August 11 & 12! Spend a magical evening in the Grand Mallway of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, with world-class orchestral performances each night. Pack a picnic (no outside alcohol permitted) and enjoy live music performed against the backdrop of the illuminated John F. Wolfe Palm House.

Gates open at 6pm and the concerts begin at 8pm. The duration is approximately 1 hour with no intermission.

Guests are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs and picnic blankets. The Conservatory’s Food Truck and cash bars will be open for refreshments. In the hour before the performance, there will be children’s activities behind the stage on the Wolfe Terrace. Animals (with the exception of Service Animals) are not permitted.

Thursday, August 11

SummerFEST: An Evening of Dances

Ilya Shterenberg, clarinet
David Danzmayr, conductor

Music Director David Danzmayr leads the orchestra through an evening of lively dances featuring American composer Jessie Montgomery’s Strum, and fan favorites by Johann Strauss, Jr. and Brahms. Principal clarinetist Ilya Shterenberg performs Mozart’s expressive and virtuosic Clarinet Concerto.

MOZART – Clarinet Concerto
J. STRAUSS, JR. – Roses from the South
DELIBES – “Pizzicato” from Sylvia Suite
BRAHMS – Hungarian Dances No. 1, 4, & 5


Friday, August 12

SummerFEST: Four Seasons Recomposed

Katherine McLin, violin
David Danzmayr, conductor
The evening opens with Respighi’s intimate and elegant Ancient Airs and Dances – fit to be enjoyed on the beautiful grounds of Franklin Park Conservatory. Concertmaster Katherine McLin takes center stage to present Max Richter’s mesmerizing The Four Seasons Recomposed—Vivaldi’s classic, reimagined.

RESPIGHI – Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3
RICHTER – The Four Seasons Recomposed



The West Carriage Path gate is used as a handicap entrance. Designated parking spaces are available near the Main Entrance but guests can be dropped off at the West Carriage Path gate if necessary.

Wheelchairs and motorized scooters are available for free on a first-come-first-served basis.

Service Animals are the only animals permitted at the Conservatory.

Please contact us with any specific accessibility concerns.

Do I need a ticket?

Entry is free to both concerts and guests do not need a ticket.

Is parking available?

Parking is free at the Conservatory’s parking lots located just off of East Broad Street.


When can I arrive?

Gates open at 6pm.

Is the Conservatory open before or after the concert?

Only the Grand Mallway will be open for the concerts. The indoor experience and the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden will not be open.

Are refreshments available?

The Conservatory’s Food Truck and cash bars will be open during these evenings. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks but no outside alcohol will be permitted.

ProMusica’s VIP seating includes some refreshments. Those reservations must be made through the ProMusica website.

Are there restrooms available?

Indoor restrooms and portable restrooms will be available. Please ask staff members if you need assistance locating a restroom.

What happens if there is severe weather?

Every effort will be made to hold the concert as scheduled. In the event of severe weather, information will be posted on the Conservatory and ProMusica websites.