Mangano Announces Free Long Island Philharmonic Concert And Benefit For Island Harvest

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Long Island Philharmonic will be performing in Nassau County’s “Holiday Spectacular” concert on Friday, December 1st at the Butler Building at Mitchel Athletic Complex in Garden City. The two-hour concert will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Admission will be free, but tickets are required. Free tickets are available at all Bethpage Federal Credit Union branches, as well as at the Administration Building at Eisenhower Park. The concert is co-sponsored by Nassau County Parks, and Bethpage Federal Credit Union. There is no cost to taxpayers. All attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items, which will be collected by Island Harvest and distributed to those affected by superstorm Sandy.

The Long Island Philharmonic was founded in 1979 by folk singer Harry Chapin in collaboration with Maestro Christopher Keene and several area business leaders. Since then, the orchestra has provided cultural and educational benefits of the highest level to the residents of Long Island and the surrounding boroughs. Considered young by American orchestra standards, the Philharmonic, led by its four music directors, has made significant strides in expanding its programs and offering a musical product of the highest caliber.

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