Members of the New York Philharmonic gave an outdoor concert at Lincoln Center for heath care workers on Wednesday, 13 months after the novel coronavirus pandemic decimated their season. (April 7)
HENRY TIMMS: Today's concert is actually entirely vaccinating health care workers, doctors, nurses, administrative staff, operational staff who have all come here to hear the New York Philharmonic play. And so it'll be the first concert we've had here at scale in a year and there couldn't be a more appropriate audience than health care workers because all of us in the artistic community, all of us as New Yorkers-- we owe such a debt for the health care community.
KYLE BALZER: We're turning a corner.
KRYSTAL BALZER: Exactly.
KYLE BALZER: Vaccinations are getting pumped out and, you know, it feels like there's this hunger for this too now that everybody's been deprived of it for a year now. So I feel like we're going to see a boom of entertainment, and arts, and just happiness and excitement in the city. It feels really good.
KRYSTAL BALZER: Yes.
COLIN WILLIAMS: It's such a beautiful day to come out here and play live again. I mean, it's-- feels like, you know, there's a little bit of a light at the end of the tunnel, that we're going to pull through this thing, and the arts are going to come back, and the life in the city is going to come back, and, you know, I'm just happy to be a part of it.