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Concert Season Starts With A Bang

Forest Hills Stadium performers included: Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall & John Oates.

PHOTOS STEVE SILBERBERGForest Hills Stadium performers included: Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall & John Oates. PHOTOS STEVE SILBERBERGQueens exploded with music, with four fabulous concerts in one week: The New York Philharmonic, and at Forest Hills Stadium, Hall & Oates and Tears For Fears in a double bill, Jack Johnson and Sigur Ros.

The New York Philharmonic performed on June 15 at Icelandic band Sigur Rós.
Icelandic band Sigur Rós. Cunningham Park as part of the Concerts in the Park series.  Under the direction of Conductor Alan Gilbert, the New York Philharmonic performed selections from Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World, Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story,” and  George Gershwin’s “An American In Paris.”  The performance concluded with a magnificent display of fireworks.

Founders of Tears for Fears, Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith.

Founders of Tears for Fears, Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall & John Oates performed on June 16 before a sell out crowd. The multi-Grammy nominees performed some of their monster Billboard hits, “Out of Touch,” “Maneater,” “Sara Smile,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do),” “Rich Girl,” and “Private Eyes.” The big night opened with Tears for Fears playing a great setlist, including mega-hits “Everybody Wants to Rule The World,” “Change,” “Mad World,” “Sowing The Seeds of Love,” and “Shout.” They also covered Radiohead’s “Creep.”

Icelandic band Sigur Rós, which played the next day, is composed of trio Georg Holm, Orri Jack Johnson performing performing with special guest, Bahamas, Afie Jurvane .Jack Johnson performing performing with special guest, Bahamas, Afie Jurvane .Pall Dyrason and Jonsi Birgisson, who scrapes a violin bow across his guitar strings on many songs. The entire show built up to a crescendo of light patterns and sound.



Jack Johnson brought some Hawaiian Aloha spirit to Forest Hills Stadium on June 14. Johnson grew up on Oahu’s North Shore learning to surf and play guitar. His latest album, From Here To Now To You, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart.

— Steve Silberberg

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