Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is set to perform a free show together with the New York Philharmonic and Westminster Symphonic Choir in New York’s Central Park on September 15. Other stars who will grace the event are yet to be revealed.
The 52-year-old singer says it was his late father’s dream to perform in the said venue.
“I cannot help but smile when thinking about the upcoming concert in Central Park,” he said. “It was my father’s dream, and my father was right, because my artistic path would have been entirely different without the strong and sincere embrace of this extraordinary city where everything is possible, even when it seems impossible,” he added.
The “Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park” special will air on PBS on December 2 at 9 p.m and a CD of the concert along with available DVD’s will arrive sometime in November.
Tickets for the free event were available at various locations around the city on Thursday August 4 and hundreds of people lined up for their chance to grab early seats, most of which had sold out by 3p.m ET.
Following the concert Bocelli will perform in various U.S. cities including Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas.